MLK Jr. Day - The Forgotten Holiday

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    In my neighborhood as I imagine in most others, whenever there is a holiday, trash pick-up gets pushed back a day that week. The trash guys get literally EVERY holiday off, including Veterans Day & Columbus Day. I've been living here for almost a decade and I've consistently observed that for some reason, waaaaay more people forget about MLK Jr. Day than any other holiday and put their trash out a day early. I don't really have anything more to say about it, I just wanted to share my observation. But I do wonder about it every year when I drive down my street and see that roughly half the houses have forget about the holiday.

    Do you frequently forget about MLK Jr. Day?
     
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    Of all of the "who could possibly give a shit" holidays, that is certainly one. I bet you take off for kwanza too, that's a "special" holiday for blacks too.

    Where I live, I figured of all people, it would be the trash people that took off that day........ they didn't. Of course they're all Mexicans now so why should they give a shit about some two bit hustler's birthday. The trash was picked up on the regular day and because I thought it WAS a holiday, I didn't put mine out.
     
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    MLK day forgotten...

    Yeah...

    That's like saying, "How come nobody's ever made a movie about the Holocaust?"
     
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    Are you saying that MLK day is trash pick-up day?
    Quit being racist.
     
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    The whole business of trash removal is racist. I mean, people are just free to discriminate about what's "trash" and what's not! Who gave them the right? All things are equal, right? We can't make judgments about this based on simple appearance. And then just cruelly throw it out! That is totally oppressive. Obama should stop this. We need to be accepting of difference, and not so close-minded.
     
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    were i work we get it off,ill take any day they wanna give me off with pay.....
     
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    People in my neighborhood tend to put it out, regardless the holiday. They don't bother to check the schedule. My observation is it has more to do with intellectual laziness than any slight against MLK, Jr.
     
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    I don't think it's a slight in my neighborhood either, at least not intentional. But on other holidays, you only see one or two that put it out early...even on Columbus Day. But for some reason on MLK Day, it's just about half.
     

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