So last week somebody stole our garbage can. It’s not just any garbage can, it’s provided by our trash pick up company, Rumke, and you can only use that trash can to take trash to the curb.
I called Rumke to tell them somebody stole our trash can and they told us we would have to file a police report and they would replace it. First, though, they said we had to look for the stolen can. They gave us the serial number for our can (yeah, I know). It’s nowhere to be found.
So yesterday I called the police department to file the report and they sent an officer to the house. He starts taking my information and then asks me for my ID. I start to get it out then I remembered….I haven’t updated my license for the last two moves. It still has the address from the apartments I lived in last year.
Thinking quickly, I said, “The trash in my wife’s name. Do you need hers instead?” The officer said that he did and took her information instead.
And THAT is how I saved myself from my own stupidity.