Yesterday I walked to a trashcan in a small parking lot next to a building that I pass by every day. I had 2 poop bags with me and a ride that came to pick me up right then. I am walking towards the trashcan and a woman waiting at the door says, "Do you mind if i ask you what you are doing?" I replied, " I'm going to the trashcan to throw this away." She then proceeds to tell me that she'd rather I not throw away my trash in their trashcan. That it is a "private" trashcan and the city doesn't deal with it. They have to empty it. She was being calm and asking nicely, so I said, "Ok, I understand that, but I have a ride waiting for me right over there and I am right here (holding poop) - can I just throw this away right now?" She says, "I'd really rather you not..." Again, my reply was to walk away in a huff and take 2 poop bags with me in the car.
I later find out that this private trash can is for the Women of Hope building. Um.... you are helping women all over the city but I can't use your trashcan in your parking lot? ?
I am a woman, and I HOPE this doesn't happen again. I hope to throw away my TRASH in their TRASHCAN.