Trash Day with Rod

 
Well, trash day came and went semi-normally.  Yesterday I saw Rod crossing the street, heading for my back gate.  It was 8AM the day BEFORE T-Day!  I intercepted him and told him thanks but no thanks.  I tried to explain to him why but with him having only 80% of his hearing and eyesight and me with no vocal cords, we don’t communicate all that well… OK, not at all!  So I explained things to Mary, his wife, and now he gets it.  I think he considers trash day his hobby since he handles the trash hauling for 5 other neighbors.
 
I did snap a few photos of him a few months ago when he had his own problems.
 
But today, everything was calm with all bins in place.  Well, except one small glitch!
 
 
A the bin men came right on schedule.
 
 
One other strange event has been taking place at Rod’s house.  His well-to-do son bought one of these…
 
 
 
And under these tarps are about half a dozen ATVs and dirt bikes.  I figure that he is planning a trip to the desert but six months is a long time to plan.  Every day I watch them load that motor home only to see them unload it the next day.  I’m planning on asking what the story is and go inside for some pics.  Maybe tomorrow!
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New York, New York….. A Wonderful Town
 
 
NEW YORK

— The homeless man lay face down, unmoving, on the sidewalk outside an apartment building, blood from knife wounds pooling underneath his body.

One person passed by in the early morning. Then another, and another. Video footage from a surveillance camera shows at least seven people going by, some turning their heads to look, others stopping to gawk. One even lifted the man’s body, exposing what appeared to be blood on the sidewalk underneath him, before walking away.

One person passed by in the early morning. Then another, and another. Video footage from a surveillance camera shows at least seven people going by, some turning their heads to look, others stopping to gawk. One even lifted the man’s body, exposing what appeared to be blood on the sidewalk underneath him, before walking away.

It wasn’t until after the man had been lying there for nearly an hour that emergency workers arrived, and by then it was too late. Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax — who police said was stabbed while intervening to help a woman being attacked — had died.

"I think it’s horrific," said Marla Cohan, who teaches at P.S. 82, a school across the street from where Tale-Yax died. "I think people are just afraid to step in; they don’t want to get involved. Who knows what their reasons are?"

Tale-Yax, 31, was walking behind a man and a woman in Queens about 6 a.m. on April 18 when the two got into a fight that became physical, according to police, who pieced together what happened from surveillance footage and interviews with residents.

Tale-Yax was stabbed several times when he intervened to help the woman, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. The woman and the man fled in different directions, and Tale-Yax pursued the man before collapsing. Authorities are searching for the man and woman.

A 911 call of a woman screaming came in about 6 a.m., but when officers responded to the address that was given, no one was there, police said. Another call came in about 7 a.m., saying a man was lying on the street, but with the wrong address. Finally, about 7:20 a.m., someone called 911 to report a man had possibly been stabbed and gave the correct address.

Police and firefighters arrived a few minutes later to find Tale-Yax dead. Officials say they’re not sure whether Tale-Yax, a Guatemalan immigrant, was still alive when passersby opted not to help him.

I was going to say ‘only in New York’ but in these times… ?

Have a Great tomorrow!

 

 
 
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6 Responses to Trash Day with Rod

  1. maillady says:

    Wow, thats a little stunning. Glad I live in a small town. Also, because we can have as many "toys" in our back yard as we want. ; ) Good to know you are feeling better. Take care!

  2. Sue says:

    How sad. Unfortunately this happens in the SF area too often too. Nobody wants to get involved. I think they are afraid of either being a suspect or of gang activity and retribution if they help. This is one of the reasons I never want to live IN a big city. If it happens in a small town, people are more likely to help because everyone knows everyone else. Boy, that’s quite a motorhome Rod’s son has! Glad you got the trash bin situation under control! Hope his nose isn’t out of joint, though. Nasty neighbors can be quite a pain. Have a good week and take some of our rain that’s probably headed your way anyway, please.

  3. Joe says:

    Quite the neighborhood chronicle you’ve got going on Bob I only wish I you had video of that conversation with Rod LOL! The other story is just plain horrific. God forbid anyone would inconvenience their day to help that homeless guy. That shames the whole city.

  4. Jade says:

    Happy to see you back to neighborhood gossip kinda means your feeling better to me 🙂

  5. Babblelot says:

    Glad the trash problem is cleared up for you. Say the motorhome is nice to look at eh? It blocks yer view though. It’s sad when someone is fatally hurt and nobody helps or calls in the correct address.

  6. Nancy says:

    Hi Bob, you made me laugh and then sad……..

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