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Trash day and pajama pants

by Emma on December 15, 2011

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Yesterday, I slept in longer than I was planning. I woke up to the sound of the garbage truck driving away, and realized immediately that I had forgotten to put my dumpster by the curb.

This is not a pleasant realization to wake up to.

I, gracefully (I’m sure) jump out of bed, threw on some boots and my coat and raced outside hoping that I might catch them.

I did not catch them, they were gone. But for some reason I decided to push my dumpster to the curb anyway. Maybe it wasn’t the garbage man, maybe I hadn’t missed them.

This is the part where I got pretty lucky. They had circled around the block and stopped at a stop sign a few houses up from mine. They saw me pushing my dumpster out and they, very kindly, took pity on me and came back.

I thanked him as he jumped out of his truck to load the dumpster. He just laughed.

Maybe he laughed because I had on huge glasses and my hair was sticking up. Maybe it was because I very obviously still had on my pajama pants tucked into my boots.

My pajama pants are purple with tea pots on them.

Yeah, I’m 25.

Anyway, it was a very nice thing to do. They could have just pretended they didn’t see me and I would have been left with an overflowing trash bin for the week.

But they didn’t. They came back. Nice.

I’m wearing: skirt from Red Velvet, blouse from Wal-mart (don’t judge!), boots are really old but I believe they were originally from UO, purse from Macy’s.

Random acts of kindness, do them. Notice them. Be thankful.

And know that one day you will be exposed in your silliest pajama pants. It happens.

Have a  great day! xo. Emma


Chandra December 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I took my dogs out this morning in my PJ’s. They are white with Christmas holly and too short for my long legs. I’m 38. It wasn’t awkward till my trash man honed and waved…

robyn December 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm

nice.i just read a blog and someone was given a free cup of coffee from the previous customer.

Bekuh December 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Emmoa, you’re too cute and you make even a trash can story amazing. Love the skirt!

terry December 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Emma, you are the bomb! I can just imagine you doing this, and I am amazed at the kindness of people, too! Love the look – totally – your hair, makeup, but especially the boots. I guess I am getting a boot fetish these days. Totally great story, makes my day!

Pirita December 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

My pajama-pants have cute owls and little pink hearts. I’m 29.

rachel e December 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

It is so funny to hear your trash man story. My husband did the same thing. Excect he jumped in the mustang and burned rubber chasing after them and convinced them to turn around and come back which was impressive to me. I guess he worked up whatever kind of charm he could that morning. What we do for trash pick up, sheesh.

terrell December 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

That’s awesome! How nice of them. Don’t forget to tip them for Christmas. :) Also, I don’t think you will ever outgrow silly pj pants. I’m in my mid-30s and I still wear them.

Jennifer December 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Ummmm teapot pajama pants?!?! Where from! I need these immediately! I have pajama pants in whale, owl, and french bulldog print. Teapots would be divine!!

debbie December 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm

sometimes when I’m lazy I leave my apartment in red pajama pants tucked into Ugg boots and I totally look like Santa Clause.

Shannon December 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm

hahahahaha! Your post really made me giggle. Your pajama pants sound very cute (love tea pots!). :)

Laura December 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Oh this made me laugh! I got caught taking my rubbish out to the communal bins with bed hair, ink pyjama pants, purple work hoody and the young man’s slippers. It is so embarrassing! But that little act of kindness from them is sweet- a nice way for your day to have begun!

Orchid Grey December 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Recently my husband and I went to a concert at a local music hall, the parking booth didn’t take cards and I had a car blocking me so I couldn’t pull out, I asked the man in the booth if I could at least turn around in the lot and he said conspiratorially: “I’ll tell you what, you can pull in, and you can turn around if you want, but I won’t be looking too closely to see if you do”. It was really nice of him, random acts of kindness really do make a huge difference and I loved your garbage story!

Emma December 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Awe! What a guy. :)

Mallory December 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

The first thing I was thinking when I saw this post was that I love your shirt. I can’t believe it’s from wal-mart, that’s awesome! Gotta love getting great clothes for a great price.

Jo - Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog December 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Your PJ pants actually sound the best! <3 I have birds on mine! My absolute favourite though, is the Peter Alexander onesie I own; it is designed to look like an Egyptian mummy! So much fun – though I wouldn't brave venturing out in it!

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Carrie December 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm

There’s no shame in awesome pajama pants. My favorite pair has sock monkeys in Santa hats.

hannah alehandra December 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Love your skirt, it looks soo warm!!!

Miss Alesund December 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Hey, I wear purple pajamas too! With colour quotes like “color outside the lines” or “let yourself daydream”. Very inspiring…

Andrea Lynne Rose December 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm
Violets and Cardamom December 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Absolutely love your skirt! Oh, and I have totally taken the trash out in a rush wearing my pajamas before too. :)

Holly December 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm

That’s totally has happened to me too but they didn’t pick up the trash for me! :(

Em December 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I love reading your blog, cause the way you say things makes my day. In Aus we wouldn’t say “I had forgotten to put my dumpster by the curb”, but “I had forgotten to leave my wheelie bin on the footpath.” Now you can have a chuckle at our word for a dumpster!

mrsraushel December 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I agree with terrell–maybe you should leave them some of your delicious baking on your dumpster next week. :) I just left cookies for my mailman today. It’s the little things.

Bethany December 15, 2011 at 11:46 pm

That made me smile :)

jen December 16, 2011 at 1:02 am

My PJs are red with reindeers. I’m wearing them a lot this month. Like all day long on my days off. Ah well, if December isn’t the time for snuggling up at home in PJs with a steaming mug of something yummy I don’t know when is!

Michelle Sexton December 16, 2011 at 1:25 am

I hate it when I hear the garbage truck after they have come by. that’s the worst. I’ve run out in my pajamas to take the trash can to the curb several times. you aren’t the only one. but none of them have ever stopped and turned around. ha ha.

Kim December 16, 2011 at 2:14 am

LOVE the skirt! Great story. It is always nice when things go your way…even garbage. :)

emily keen December 16, 2011 at 2:17 am

hehehe…this put a smile on my face :) I’m so glad the garbage men came back for you! They must’ve been swept up in the christmas spirit.

Arielle December 16, 2011 at 4:32 am

That was super nice of them! Glad you took notice :) I like nice people.

Jennifer December 16, 2011 at 5:11 am

You look super cute! Awesome color for boots!


teddi December 16, 2011 at 6:57 am

been there done that. i’m pretty sure i didn’t have a bra on either, totally embarrassing. i think the trash collectors are used to it. i need to find some boots in that color.

Amy jo December 16, 2011 at 7:17 am

I forgot to put my trash out yesterday too. I never do that. I some how lost track of what day it was and when I jumped out of bed and peaked out the window, they were already halfway down the block. I gave up and just hope we don’t have another 3 bags full of diapers before next wednesday!

fafuna December 16, 2011 at 11:05 am

awwwww…… I love this post!!! It’s always so nice to hear about acts of kindness…. Also, I just ADORE your writing style. Totally precious. :)
& I love this outfit! Super cute. I always enjoy visiting your blog!! :)

Katherine December 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

This post made me smile. I have done that before with exactly the same result. I love the kindness of strangers.

Ruth December 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Funny story!

I love love your smile. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of mine, but the fact is that your smile makes me feel happy.

Have a relaxing weekend.

Chloe December 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm

What a great story! How nice of them to come back for your dumpster! As for your pajama pants they sound adorable! Your blouse is pretty too! No judgement here! Love your outfit! =)

jen December 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

love ur style :)

Katia December 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Wonderful life lessons at the end there! Lovely :)