It was Garbage In, Garbage Out this morning at 7th and Montana as a City Sanitation Worker made the scene, intent on cleaning out the gutter in front of Our Favorite Starbucks. The crowd cheered the man on every step of the way: First, when he opened the manhole cover and then when he pulled out scoop after scoop of Steaming, Putrid Gunk. Screenwriter Mark and I provided color commentary.
Me: Now that has to be one of the world's worst jobs ... God only knows what's buried around here.
Mark: Yeah, definitely not a good job. I'll bet on his first day he finds something amazing like a Rolex Watch, then spends the rest of his career hoping for another treasure. Look, is that a Raccoon?!?
Me: Maybe it's Jimmy Hoffa.
Mark: I think I see a hand sticking out of there ...
Me: Look ... he's heading back to his truck to make a phone call. Maybe he's calling for reinforcements.
Mark: No, I think he just called his boss to resign ...!