This morning I really have to tell you just how kind folk are. We hear such a lot about the other side of the coin but I really am very lucky to be on the receiving end of kindness like the following. Yesterday, as I told you in my post, I really quite overdid it and was exhausted when I got home. I had a good night's sleep but awoke this morning still feeling pretty shattered. I am going out to lunch with friend D so needed to get going and go and do a bit of shopping and go to the bank - jobs I usually do on a Tuesday. I forgot to put out my dustbin and it is bin day.
When I came back from town the bin men were having their break right outside my bungalow. They had finished our estate completely I got out of my car and staggered across the road (with my stick as I am really going badly today) and told them I had forgotten to put out my bin - could they possibly take it late. Not only did they do that - they collected it from round the back of my bungalow, they returned it there after emptying it and they rang the depot and asked them to add me to the list of householders whose bins were to be collected rather than put out for them - in other words they will take my bin down the drive, empty it and bring it back up to my back gate. My drive is quite steep and if it is slippery then it is quite dangerous. The chap who did it also insisted on carrying my two shopping bags from my car and putting them into my hall. We do hear so much about unpleasant behaviour - isn't it good to hear about something like this. We know there are far more good people than bad around but it is nice to be reminded of it now and again. So many thanks to these bin men this morning - they have made my day.