• Norgur
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    915 months ago

    As a kid, I used to wait for the garbage truck at the window and excitedly wave at the workers when they did their job. I was a huge fan.

    Here in Germany, we celebrate the OG version of Santa, St. Nicholas who will tally up if you’ve been a good kid and give you sweets (usually someone from the local church will dress up as St. Nicholas and visit the houses of those who requested it and do a little show with poems and all that) on Dec 6th. Kids usually get chocolate figures of St. Nicholas for that day.

    So one Dec 6th, the (mostly Muslim mind you) garbage workers rang at our door and gave me this chocolate Nicholas and a bunch of sweets and all because every time they went by our house, I’d make their day with my excitement about their usually looked down upon job.

    Message is: thank the trash collectors every once in a while. You’d drown in filth without them.

  • Why would anyone think it’s strange for anyone to feel fascinated by a garbage truck, or any number of mundane things we take for granted? Do you all know the centuries of progress it took to get us to the point where we can even have garbage men? Do any of you have any sense of gratitude at all?

    • u/lukmly013 (lemmy.sdf.org)
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      205 months ago

      Also, to show how much we rely on them, look at those garbage collector strikes in France.

      Yeah, it would be like that without them, but much worse long term.

        • @azertyfun@sh.itjust.works
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          85 months ago

          Like this! (at least in urban areas).

          Honestly the way we do things now pisses me off ever since I watched that video. I’ve got 4 different trash containers to take care of (cardboard, organic, small plastics/metal, “other”), so when they’re full the least I should expect is that I could get rid of them down the street instead of waiting a week or two for a truck to come around!

  • @givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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    395 months ago

    Disney was never for the kids, it’s for the parents to brag that they took their kids there.

    The vast majority of kids need very little to be entertained.

    Use that money to take time off work and hang out with them more

    • @webhead@lemmy.world
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      265 months ago

      I definitely remember those trips and cherish them. I didn’t get to go until I was a bit older and those first few times were absolutely incredible. That’s an incredibly cynical take tbh. Some people just want to share the things they loved with their kids. Reducing it down to “they just want to brag” just sounds very bitter.

  • @jtk@lemmy.sdf.org
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    5 months ago

    My kid still wears the tracking bracelet Disney strapped on him 2 years ago. Hope they can tell me where he is soon.

  • theodewere
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    125 months ago

    i dig the kid’s energy, but maybe Valerie needs to let the lad out of the house a bit

    • @givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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      265 months ago

      Nah, kids are just into that shit.

      I got my driveway paved a while ago, and there’s a preschool across the street. They basically had to cancel everything on their schedule that day because nothing could keep the kids away from the window.

  • @PhlubbaDubba@lemm.ee
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    105 months ago

    What is it with kid’s and garbage trucks?

    Like it’s right up there with “HORSEY!” amd Firetrucks in terms of “kid wamt ride”

    • @Pipoca@lemmy.world
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      245 months ago

      Suppose you’re going to disney for a week as a family of 4.

      6 days of tickets for 4 people is $2,400. Cheap jetblue tickets on sale might be $1000; honestly, they’re probably more. If you’re staying at a $350/night hotel room, you’re already up to $5,500.

      Then, figure at least $50 in food per person per day, or $100 for the adults if you get alcohol. That’s another $1,200-1,800. And if you go to any of their fancier restaurants it’ll be a lot more. Add in a couple hundred in souvenirs and you’re there.

      Of course, if you’re within road trip distance and just go to the park for two days, you could do it way cheaper.

        • @Pipoca@lemmy.world
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          25 months ago

          You’d have to be budget conscious, but it’s doable if you’re not eating anywhere sit-down, don’t drink soda, and don’t get snacks. But yeah, the average person is probably spending $100+.

          For example, at Hollywood studios, the oats at the star wars location are $7. A chicken club and fries for lunch at ABC commissary are $18. A pizza for dinner is $12. That’s $37; not sure what it would come to with tax.

        • @Trainguyrom@reddthat.com
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          15 months ago

          They allow carry in food, so pack sandwiches and snacks and you can skip lot of the food upcharges. That’s what I did for our recent big trip with family who grew up going to Disneyland regularly

    • TheLowestStone
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      215 months ago

      Most people don’t live close enough to Disney for a day trip. A significant portion of that 8k is probably the other costs of the trip like airfare and hotel rooms.

    • @JCreazy@midwest.social
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      45 months ago

      That’s like a couple parents and a few kids. I don’t get the appeal of spending thousands of dollars just to wait in line and be surrounded by a bunch of annoying people.

      • @Trainguyrom@reddthat.com
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        25 months ago

        It is genuinely an experience to remember for a lifetime, because every tiny forgettable detail is meticulously designed. The staff are painstakingly always watching for anything that might ruin someone’s day and anything that can make someone’s day.

        Basically, don’t judge what other people choose to spend their money on

        • @JCreazy@midwest.social
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          15 months ago

          I can and will judge people for what they spend their money on and I expect people to do the same to me. I don’t care what people do with their own money but doesn’t mean they’re immune to judgment.