I would like to acknowledge the friendly and thoughtful gentlemen who handle the curbside removal of our recycling, trash and green waste in the city of San Luis Obispo. They are heroes to many local youngsters (including my 3-year-old son and others in our neighborhood) who stand outside and watch with excitement as the bins get tipped into the big trucks.
These gentlemen are gracious in their work, always waving, smiling and honking at their eager fans. Beyond their care for the kids, they are also equally patient with pedestrians and obnoxious drivers in a rush. Thank you, waste-management truck drivers and helpers, for giving us great service with a smile and for teaching the next generation how to be respectful.