What do you love most about city/ town place where you live? What do you like the least about it? If you were mayor, what would be the most important problem you’d tackle? How would you tackle it?
I love my city, it’s not too large, we have everything we need right in the city. we have a good transportation system, it’s the Metro bus, the drivers are extremely helpful and always smile when you get on and off the bus, unlike in the city of Montreal, they are very unfriendly, once I wanted to know something, the driver showed his disgust by just pointing out.
I’m appalled at the bus drivers in Montreal, may be because our city bus drivers are always ready to help and they are never rude. Once a passenger missed his bus, he asked our driver what he’d do, the driver called that driver and asked him to wait at a certain stop. Where can you get this service, isn’t it unbelievable?
I’m pleased with almost everything the city provides, there is one problem of littering, the amount of empty coffee cups, McDonald’s wrappers, and other fast food cups found on city streets , people’s homes is unbelievable. My house faces the main street, unfortunately there is a bus stop in front of my house there is an unbelievable number of trash in my front garden.
If I was the mayor I’d try to make sure people stop littering the streets, homes and parking lots. I’d have to get help from volunteers on a rotating basis to enable them to spot the abusers, if the same people are caught too many times they’d be charged a hefty fine.
Is there “junk” in your life? How do you get rid of it?
When I look at the stuff we collected over the years I wonder, how will I get rid of it. It is not easy,but it has to be done. I have taken care of some, but there is much more left that needs to leave the cozy comfort of my house to somewhere which might be appreciated.
I had a burgundy velvet sofa set, I liked it a lot but thought it was in my house long enough, it was time for it to find a new home.I called the city, paid for the service and had it out in my lawn, the passers by, questioned whether I was really throwing it out, one motorist said, “Why it’s in such a good shape?”
I ignored what he had to say, left it out in the yard, one guy in a pick up truck showed up thirty minutes later, loaded his truck and drove away.
This is how the furniture was taken care of, there are other things that I need to say good-bye to, with the weather getting cooler the frequent rainfall keeps me from putting it out on the curb, the question in my mind is, what if no one picks it up the thought of dragging it all back in is not an option,so I’d have to wait for a better season to clean my house.
Rabindranath Tagore (Photo credit: Cea.)
Favour by Rabindranath Tagore
‘Alas sky how could we do without you!
Oh dear sun ,I dream about you ,I cannot be of service to you.’
Dew cried and said___
‘I am unable to tie you down,
oh sun ,I do not have the strength to do so.
Without you my short life is only full of tears.’
‘I give light to this vast earth,
I can still catch the dew drops, and love them.’
the sun came on the dew drops
‘I’ll stay small and fill you up,
I’ll shape your short life with laughter.’