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[-] [email protected] 91 points 2 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.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

That is the sweetest story, thanks for sharing

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

The trend of garbage guys being mini superheros for kids always cracks me up

"Mom! Look! Its the guy who pilots the dragon truck!" Yall might as well be a power ranger, driving down your street once a week

[-] [email protected] 65 points 2 months ago

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?

[-] [email protected] 20 points 2 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.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Not to mention they helped save all of humanity while dealing with the crack fox

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Everything is amazing and nobody is happy!

[-] [email protected] 39 points 2 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

[-] [email protected] 26 points 2 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.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I still remember stuff from my visit 30 years later so I guess I enjoyed it as a kid

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[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Unconstructive low-effort response?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

And for the kids it's usually an awful experience too. I don't know many if any kids who had positive experience with Disney

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago

This place is way more fun than you might think.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago

I find that hard to believe (because I think it would be amazing!)

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

I've never been this jealous of kids.

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago

So I can gamble, drive an exotic car on a track, operate heavy machinery, and fire automatic weapons all in one weekend? I think it's time for a trip.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Pretty sure they also have a place where you can drive a tank over the car you drove into Vegas in

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

I'm sure you could pay some construction workers to throw you around in a bucket.

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[-] [email protected] 24 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 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.

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 26 points 2 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.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 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"

[-] [email protected] 21 points 2 months ago

As an adult man, I can say that whenever i have the chance, i watch the garbage truck pick up dumpsters, empty bins, operate the hydraulics etc.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago

As an engineering student, I do the same...

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[-] [email protected] 24 points 2 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.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

You aren't eating on Disney property for $50/person/day. It's much closer to $100 even for kids.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 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.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 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

[-] [email protected] 21 points 2 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.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago

Forgive me. I guess you can tell what state I'm from.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

Granted, day trips to Disney are expensive as fucking hell too, now, so don't feel bad

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 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.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 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

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 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.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

The hotel can run you 300-1000 a night, depending on which one you choose.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

You can get a suite in the area for less than $200 a night.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

I can’t explain why but people using “Disney” as a place really bothers me. Disneyland or Disney World, please!

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