Thank you to the dog walker who thoughtfully picked up after his pooch in my Crown Hill neighborhood. I appreciate that you took the time to encase your dog's poop in a little green plastic bag, loosely tie it, and deposit it in a trash can this past Tuesday afternoon.
However, dog walker, that trash can had already been emptied. So, when I got home, I discovered your--and your pet's--deposit at the bottom of my can. The can which I then had to take into my garage, and store for the next seven days.
I was powerfully reminded of your deposit this evening, when I took out my kitchen trash. Upon lifting the lid of my can I was greeted with the ripe stench of your dog's decaying former meal. Alas, apparently the loose tie was loose indeed. The unpleasant aroma filled the garage, and wafted into the attached basement--my laundry room and den.
Look. I really do appreciate that you pick up after your pooch. I do. But please, if after wrapping up your dog's waste: DON'T PLACE IT IN AN EMPTY TRASH CAN. Wait until you come upon a full can, so it can be dumped into a garbage truck and whisked away. Or take it home with you. That bag and its contents are your responsibility, after all, and it is unkind to subject a random neighbor to a week's worth of your dog's poop's stench.
Again: thanks for picking up, but please be more considerate when putting down.