As a little kid, there's nothing more exciting than the noise of the rubbish bin truck approaching your home. You rush to the front door, and go outside to watch a huge machine with its claw arm grab your wheelie bin and pour out the contents. It then lowers the bin, and you look at the driver thinking he must be the happiest person in the world.
Then that driver smiles at you, and waves. This makes the moment even more special, and you look forward to repeating the ritual next week.
This was my routine as a child, and it became all three of my sons' routine each week. And we were super fortunate to have one of the best drivers ever service our homes in Geraldton.
You've probably seen him around too.
Perhaps you remember a very popular post on Everything Geraldton a year or so ago, thanking him for going the extra mile.
Zatie's employers spotted all the comments, and made sure he had a small thank you.
Everything Geraldton has just been informed that Zatie is retiring this week from ToxFree, who currently handle the waste management in Geraldton.
On behalf of myself and my sons, and the Geraldton community, thank you for your years of service and being a great ambassador for our community.