Monday, June 05, 2006

This City Stinks!!

Is it only in Jerusalem, or did they decide not to collect garbage in the whole country? As we took a walk today, I was reminded of the days of Amir Peretz's Histadrut and the garbage collectors strikes. Everywhere you look is garbage, all you smell is burnt garbage. I understand the first time garbage wasnt collected, people didnt know what to do, so they burnt it. But after that, didn't they realize it smells worse to burn then to let it sit there the extra day?? Even when they eventually realize garbage hasn't been collected and collect it, the small of burnt garbage will linger in the air. Not to mention that a lot of the covers of the garbages are plastic, and when they burn them off they're allowing the cats free access to hide in the garbage and wait for you to throw a bag in so they can jump at you. Did anyone see on the news that garbage wont be collected today?
We have a serious dilemna. We are going through a serious heat wave (although I hear its supposed to start breaking tomorrow), but we dont have screens for our porch doors. If we keep them closed, our apartment is a sauna, but if we open them we get inflicted with mosquitoes. I bought Raid, against the advice of my sis-in-law, and she was right; the mosquitoes clearly don't care. Other than sleeping with mosquito repellent on, there's got to be something else to do. Any advice??


Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

I'm smelling the burnt garbage now. It's god aweful. As for the mosquitoes, we bought an indoor bug zapper. It works pretty well. Raid does nothing. It's Israel, man. These things are like genetically mutated to be evil.

11:18 PM  
Blogger menachem said...

all you have to do is kill one cat, and post his head on a stake as a warning to all the others.

as for the garbagemen, i guess you can just do the same

11:35 PM  
Blogger ifyouwillit said...

Every so often there is a wiff of drains, rubbish or some other putrid smell, one of the beauties of this city! At least they empty the bins a few time a week here.

3:25 PM  
Blogger tinablue87 said...

My friend in Israel solves her mosquito problem with this net-like thing over her bed at night . While it sounds kind of strange, she is much happier not being bitten.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

tina, are you sure your friend doesn't live in like Africa or something?

7:58 PM  
Blogger 2R said...

i hear burning lavendar smelling candles helps

9:30 PM  
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