--by jimbarnard, posted Jul 5, 2020
There are usually at least 4 men or women wearing those neon yellow uniforms giving directions for sorting the recycling and yard debris. It may be one of those jobs that is about as far away from glamorous as you can get.
Anyway my inspiration was to buy a festive basket as a present and return later. I decided on a basket of gourmet chocolates with a Christmas theme and wrote on the card
Thanks for all you do here at the recycling center
My life sure feels a bit lighter every time I pass through!"
It was closing time and no one was around in the little house they use as an office / coffee break space - so I left the basket and note on the table.
One of the workers, a young woman, was headed to their office as I was driving away so I stopped and I rolled down the window and told her what I had left.... she smiled a very surprised smile.
If I had to guess it had been a long time, if ever, that she gets a thank you.