This picture looks really pretty, but it's not really very pretty over here. Matter of fact, it is downright ugly. Wasn't really planning on ranting this early in the year, but, when I heard on the news that they demoted the EMS chief because of the blizzard bungle, I was left shaking my head in disbelief. How is it HIS fault that the streets were not plowed and the ambulances could not get through. Granted, he did have other problems and probably would have been canned anyway, but now? Seems to me that someone is looking for a scapegoat.
I've heard of several deaths due to the inability of healthcare workers to make it through the snow. One was the death of a 3 month old child who
He also stated that all this garbage pileup is NOT a health hazard. Is he for real? Rotting garbage and rats are not a health hazard? Seriously, does he really believe that we are that stupid? I've not seen a rat in my neighborhood, but who really knows what goes on at night! I've had no garbage pickup since December 21st. That is 17 days today. You can just imagine what it looks like with all these trash bags piled sky high. (I wanted to take a picture this morning, but hubby borrowed my camera).
Yesterday as I was climbing the subway stairs I looked down and saw about four sanitation trucks parked along the side of the road. The workers were drinking coffee and eating and having a good old time. Now, this is just around the corner from my house, yet, when I got home last night, the garbage was still there. Yes, they do deserve breaks and a lunch hour, but come on now, you were RIGHT there, and nothing has been done. And, the news has shown pictures of workers during the storm drinking beer and sleeping.
And now they say more snow is on the way. The garbage was still piled up when I left this morning. If they don't collect it today, who knows when it will be picked up...and do you know what else? It will be MY responsibility to dig it out of the snow so they can collect it...if and when. Will this nightmare ever end?