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is it recycle bin day?
Thalia caws in response to a crow while climbing the hill toward home.
Not trusting her memory, Nia ponders evidence like Sherlock. “The neighborhood is split — about one-third has pulled their recycle bin to the curb — and two-thirds have not.”
“Muuuuuh-st — dig — deeeee-per!” Tal warbles.
“Indeed…” Calliope joins in the play, “… Which neighbors have done what? My money is on the retired… the empty nesters… those with weeded flowerbeds.”
“I sp-eyeee where you’re going with this birds-eye view!” Thalia taps her chin with an index. “The harried young families — and adventurous life chaaaaa-sers —”
Nią peers through her glasses, “— likely have a memory like ours — about such matters.”
You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.