So write a thank you note, have your kid draw a picture, or just go outside and say thank you next time your garbageman or woman comes to haul away your trash....
When I was little I remember waiting in anticipation every Wednesday morning. I knew as soon as I heard the rumble of that truck the Trashman was coming. His name was John. John always had a big smile on his face and a huge wave when he saw me. For the brief time he was at my house I would admire both him and his truck.
I didn't realize until much later in life how important a civil service John was performing every day. How by his willingness to have a job that requires physical exertion, stamina, customer service, and driving acumen, he was just as important to my hometown as a firefighter or police officer. If not for John and all those like him, back then and since, across the country our way of life would be completely different.
Those that work in the waste management industry deserve our thanks, just as those in the military, police and firefighting business get all the time.