Thursday, April 12, 2007

Trash Talk


I had a nice a workday on Monday. We had a visiting scientist who does research in the same area as one of our lab's projects. So rather than doing "real" work on Monday I got to spend time meeting with my boss and this scientist, got taken to lunch, attended a seminar and was trained to do new analysis techniques. My boss was even nice enough to invite me to dinner with his wife and our guest. Prior to going out to dinner my boss invited us up to his house to take in the view (he has a nice house with am amazing view) and enjoy a glass of wine. It must have been trash day in my bosses neighborhood; everyone's trash cans were out at the curb. As we drove up to his house Lorna, the visiting scientist, who happens to be from England, asked what we called our big wheeled cans. "Trash cans, garbage cans" I responded. "What do you call them in England?" Her answer was "Wheelie bins"! You know, I love that name. It is much more fun than trash can or garbage can. So from now on my refuse is going out in the "Wheelie bin" and I intend to convince my friends and neighbors to do the same! So if you have a big wheeled dumpster at you house, you need to start calling it a "wheelie bin"!

4 comments:

ellen said...

Linda - my son lives in London and when we visited him, we spent our last evening in the pub (he lives up on the 3rd floor)making a list of American words and their English counterparts. Very fun.

Linda Carol said...

That sounds like fun!
You should share your list!

Jim Noll said...

Hey my trash can don't have wheels would that just make them bins??

Linda Carol said...

It's loony bin for you bro!