June 10, 2009

Am I the only one who thinks this way?

So, I'm out walking the dog. She's pretty much done what she needs to do but being a dog she likes to sniff and get a sense of what's happening in the neighbourhood. And back alleys are her favorite. Lucky for her Vancouver is a city of back alleys. More often than not she finds something so irresistible that she has to throw her little body onto the hard asphalt, roll onto her back and waggle her legs up in the air (I can never tell what she finds so appealing). It never fails to make me laugh. Anyway, we are in the back alley and she's dawdling. I'm enjoying the time too; just looking around at the buildings and the things people have put out to the garbage; when a vehicle approaches, really slow. I look at the driver, wondering if I know him, but he passes me by. Then pulls over. Now is when I get suspicious. Generally I recognize most vehicles that drive through our back alley. I don't recognize this one. I pretend to look everywhere but at him and what he's doing, but he gets out of his vehicle and removes a huge green garbage bag from the back seat. He tosses it the nearest dumpster, gets back in his vehicle and drives away.

My first and only thought is, "Oh My God, he's murdered someone and the bag is full of body parts."

I will be going back out tonight, under the cover of darkness and checking out that green garbage bag -- you can be sure of it. And if you know someone who drives a white panel Jeep Cherokee, license BKU 292, please don't tell him I'm on to him.

6 comments:

dogimo said...

That's so funny. The first thing on my mind as you told your tale was, "DID YOU GET THE PLATES???"

'course!

Gary Heller said...

I'm with you on this one, although I doubt it would be anything as serious as body parts or he would not have done that in front of you (unless he's very dumb)I do think it is very suspicious that someone would haul a bag out to a dumpster in an alley to dispose of it rather than just their own trash can.
Of course you know you have us all hooked waiting to see if you uncover anything. . .
Waitng. . . .

Dan W Johnson said...

Ha! My building manager has made it his life's work to keep people that don't live in the building from putting their garbage in our dumpster...probably not body parts, just won't fit in their trash. Builders I work for have the same problem when they put those big bins out front of the house. People just think they can put whatever they want in there--old mattresses, couches, garden trimmings, dead bodies, etc.

Lianne said...

The guy did look kind of dumb. Actually did get some plates from the garbage once (still have them -- bet you all want to come over for dinner now, don't you - haha).

drollgirl said...

THIS IS SO NANCY DREW!!! you are killing me! and i would probably do the same!

Lianne said...

Thanks Drollgirl -- I think we'd make a great team!