From: Hans Anderson
This is a Mockumentary. For more information and conversation, visit this feature on Transom.org.
"My Neighbor's Garbage" by Hans Anderson
For 14 months, starting in Jan of 2002, I went through my neighbors garbage twice a week, each night that the garbage was put out to await the garbage service.
My midnight visits to John's trash cans became interesting for the first time tonight. My prize tonight was a little piece of paper, a scrap, that has a recipe printed on one side and on the other the question someone wrote: "Are there any ugly identical twins?" (laugh) It's like he's trying to remind himself to ask the librarian tomorrow.
While I was rustling through the garbage tonight I heard a sound, so I stopped and crouched behind the old Ford near the corner. I couldn't breath and sat still until I thought it must have been the stray cat or something. My legs were tired from crouching, so I couldn't stand up quickly, which was lucky
because Marianne, second from the corner, cam...
Read the full transcript