Generous supply of bottles dwindled

 

“A daily portion is really all we need. We do not need tomorrow’s supply, for that day has not yet dawned, and its needs are still unborn.”–  Charles Spurgeon

Street construction has wreaked havoc and heartache not only for pedestrians and automobile drivers but also for those folks who need paved roads and sidewalks to conduct their own brand of business.

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Bottle collectors were scarce the past few months. They literally had no way to push their shopping carts to and fro.

Neighborhood sidewalks had been decimated by jack hammers and the paved streets torn apart by front end loaders and other heavy construction equipment.

This one man takes an accounting of his take for the day. His usually overflowing cache of bottles and cans visibly reduced.

The absence of sidewalks and paved streets prevented him from reaching nearby garbage containers which are usually ripe with the things he and his fellow collectors need to earn a living.

After a few moments of taking stock of his situation  he continued on his way optimistically pushing his steel buggy ahead of him .

It was going to be another long day for him.  —  GC.

 

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2 Comments on Generous supply of bottles dwindled

  1. That’s a shame. I guess the workers aren’t able to accommodate everyone, but still…..

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    • The workers tended to leave one area of the site and work on another tearing up both the street and the sidewalk. Not that well co ordinated. The work was scheduled to be cpmpleted the job by September 1. Now it is anyone’s guess. Thanks for writing Lois. Take care. 🙂

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