In New York City, 3 types of waste are collected.
Compost is organic material used to fertilize soil. I went out to talk with sanitation worker. I told him in some of our waste bins was compost. Apparently my compost bin was a bit heavy. He said pointing to te compost bin “Come here! Can you lift this?”
I tried. It was on the heavy side. I replied with a negative. “So how do you expect me to lift it?”
I learned several things from that short conversation. If you can’t lift something yourself – don’t expect others to. Meaning if you can’t lift a bag of waste don’t expect others to do it. Make your waste bags light enough that a normal person can lift.
Meaning – if you can’t run a marathon – don’t expect other average people to do so. If they are highly trained that’s another thing.
So really a person should not speak badly of others. “This guy steals pencils from his workplace.” But if you can’t refrain from doing the same don’t speak badly about him or her.
Or if you can’t do a difficult task don’t expect others to do it for you (unless you pay them).
Another Lesson – Get Help from others
It’s annoying when only after the situation has passed that you think of the perfect answer. I should have said “you could lift it with two people.” At times a person has a difficulty, problem or concern – if you can’t lift it by yourself – so ask another person to help you. Don’t try to lift your problem by yourself – turn to someone else who can help you lift your problem off your shoulders.