Reader Mail: Street Cleaning
Here’s another reader mail. This time, Chris expresses his dissatisfaction with the quality of our street sweepers (both vehicular and manual).
I’ve noticed on several occasions the street sweepers going buy and one time I was with a friend who coincidentally use to operate a street sweeper. I said to him, how does that machine work, it seems like it just scrapes the ground and zips away not doing anything. He told me that at the rate of speed the machine was going it wasn’t doing anything at all. He said that the machine is designed in such a way that you can not go fast. This got me all fired up because I always see these machines going at a pretty quick rate of speed each time they go buy so in essence this guy isn’t actually doing his job at all and the streets aren’t any cleaner. I essentially just saw wasted tax dollars zipping by.
Also, you ever see the street cleaners that walk around with those metal tin can garbage cans that look like they are from 1982 and the rickety carts that they wheel the cans around in? Can someone please buy these guys some new gear?? I see tons of brand new Ford Escape parking utility cars driving around that I’m sure aren’t cheap. I’m sure the city can find a couple of bucks to buy the proper equipment for these guys to do their jobs. The streets in this town are disgusting.”
Up by where I live, I don’t think they do such a bad job, but I certainly agree with those rickety metal garbage cans on wheels. Something out of the Flinstones! Look at this pimped out rig that this guy in the UK has. Man, I’m jealous!
Hey, at least we don’t have Boy George cleaning our streets!