Couple of weeks back we got a communication from our local council saying that the rubbish collection for our street would be made on Thursdays instead of Fridays. This change is due to staffing issues and hence would be a temporary one for about 3 weeks or so after which the normal schedule would resume. That communication also asked us to raise our objections, if any on the same. I wonder what kind of objection one may possibly have for this and why should the council waste money & paper for frivulous matter of this kind.
But then, you would never know what is important to whom. Few years back, when I first came into UK, I got a letter from the council asking whether it is fine with me if they change the bulb in the street lamps in our road at a particular time & day. The reason for such a letter was that one of the street lamps was right in front of our house and the person climbing up the lamp post for changing the bulb would have a good view of the first floor of the house if the curtains were not drawn. The council wanted to make sure that we are aware of the above and should it be inconvenient for the occupants of the house, they were happy to change the bulb at a different date. Doesn’t that sound cool?