I was awakened this morning by the sound of something falling nearby with loud plops. A look out the window revealed a large yellow tube leading from a fifth floor in a nearby building to a large red dumpster. What was falling through it was a mix of drywall and now unnecessary debris from the building’s former fifth floor executive suite. The commercial building had been recently sold and rumour has it that it is to be converted to a condo.
The noise wasn’t so oppressive – but watching the lone worker on the ground moving waste matter around was a contrast to my ieisurely start and enjoyment of my morning coffee. We seldom get up close and personal to the variety of work that is part of the modern world. Sitting in front of screens and reading about CEO annual increases of millions doesn’t quite jibe with this man’s day – living among modern waste in more ways than one.