Monday, February 05, 2007

In Dutch, the word for "clean" and "beautiful" are the same

On garbage day, I noticed a truck parked by the garbage cans we and our neighbors had put out. "That's a mighty small garbage truck," I thought to myself. Then I realized it was no garbage truck at all but a small van with some kind of water tank attached. A city maintenance worker was cleaning out an empty garbage can with a spray of water.

Reminded me of the time, when we lived here before, that I passed a city worker perched on a stepladder at the corner of the street next to the sign that said the name of the street. He was scrubbing the sign with Windex and a squeegee.

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