Jul 21 2007
Vancouver’s rat population is about to explode.
The garbage men are on strike and the vermin are having a feast. About 1,800 outdoor workers walked off the job today, accounting for the third civic work stoppage in a decade.
One wonders how this will affect the legions of dumpster divers who earn their crack and meth budget from selling recyclables fished out of public waste bins. As if they didn’t have enough to be miserable about already, they now have bubonic plague to add to their worries.
As for those of us who live in tiny condos overlooking back lanes with open garbage bins, it’s just a matter of time before the aroma wafting up turns our homes into olfactory torture chambers.
Looking forward to that, let me tell you.