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Donger
11-03-2005, 05:15 PM
So, is there a preferred method? One of the top 1,000 things that I hate in the world is a trash can bag that falls into the trash can as it fills up with trash. I've noticed the professional custodial engineers somehow tie the trash bag in order to reduce its diameter around the lip of the can, thereby decreasing the chance of it falling into the can. My office trash bag invariably falls into the can after reaching about 60% capacity. That's unacceptable.

tyton75
11-03-2005, 05:16 PM
sounds like a plot line for the Office.. get Dwight right on it

Saggysack
11-03-2005, 05:17 PM
You've got to be kidding me. You don't know how to tie a garbage bag to the garbage can? You still wear velcro shoes?

Donger
11-03-2005, 05:19 PM
You've got to be kidding me. You don't know how to tie a garbage bag to the garbage can?

Actually, I've never tried.

Saggysack
11-03-2005, 05:19 PM
Actually, I've never tried.

Ever heard of a granny knot?

Donger
11-03-2005, 05:20 PM
Ever heard of a granny knot?

Yes, I've heard of it.

Saggysack
11-03-2005, 05:21 PM
Yes, I've heard of it.

Well don't do it. It won't work.

tk13
11-03-2005, 05:24 PM
sounds like a plot line for the Office.. get Dwight right on it
"I'm Assistant Trash Collector in my neighborhood"


"Assistant to the Trash Collector."

Donger
11-03-2005, 05:26 PM
Where the hell is chiefs4me? I'll bet she knows how to do this.

Simplex3
11-03-2005, 05:27 PM
It's easy. You call the nearest Hispanic person. They're probably the custodian.



:p

Hydrae
11-03-2005, 05:30 PM
If you are filling your trash can more than 60% of the way each day you are throwing too much stuff out!

Rain Man
11-03-2005, 05:31 PM
When I was in high school, one of our special ed kids had a job helping out the school janitor. One time I was sitting in the library, and this kid came in and marched over to a trash can. The janitor was standing outside the doorway.

As we all watched with interest, he pulled the lid off the can, bent over, and stuck his head inside the trash can. Then he pulled out and yelled (in the library, remember), "Yep! It still stinks!"

On the Donger issue, I would go with just a regular bow knot. Simple, but effective.

CosmicPal
11-03-2005, 05:31 PM
It's easy. You call the nearest Hispanic person. They're probably the custodian.



:p

Whitlock, is that you?

Donger
11-03-2005, 05:34 PM
When I was in high school, one of our special ed kids had a job helping out the school janitor. One time I was sitting in the library, and this kid came in and marched over to a trash can. The janitor was standing outside the doorway.

As we all watched with interest, he pulled the lid off the can, bent over, and stuck his head inside the trash can. Then he pulled out and yelled (in the library, remember), "Yep! It still stinks!"

On the Donger issue, I would go with just a regular bow knot. Simple, but effective.

Good. Rain Man arrives.

Check your trash can, and advise soonest the method with which your office trash can bag is tied.

* Edit - I have commercial trash bags in my trash can (home office) and there is not enough loose bag to form a motherf*cking bow knot.

Mecca
11-03-2005, 05:34 PM
So, is there a preferred method? One of the top 1,000 things that I hate in the world is a trash can bag that falls into the trash can as it fills up with trash. I've noticed the professional custodial engineers somehow tie the trash bag in order to reduce its diameter around the lip of the can, thereby decreasing the chance of it falling into the can. My office trash bag invariably falls into the can after reaching about 60% capacity. That's unacceptable.

I don't know but I think you have my stapler.

Simplex3
11-03-2005, 05:35 PM
Whitlock, is that you?
Did I say he fired the Hispanic guy and hired his white buddy at five times the price?

Rain Man
11-03-2005, 05:37 PM
Good. Rain Man arrives.

Check your trash can, and advise soonest the method with which your office trsah can bag is tied.


My janitorial staff simply went with the wasteful American approach of putting in a trash bag that's twice the size of the trash can. In fact, you can't even really see the trash can. It just looks like a trash bag sitting on the floor.

Donger
11-03-2005, 05:39 PM
My janitorial staff simply went with the wasteful American approach of putting in a trash bag that's twice the size of the trash can. In fact, you can't even really see the trash can. It just looks like a trash bag sitting on the floor.

Peh.

I've also noted that the professionals actually place additional trash bags UNDER the one presently being used in the trash can. Quite efficient, those folks. I've never counted to see how many, however.

Donger
11-03-2005, 05:40 PM
Okay. I need an answer. Not even Google knows.

Simplex3
11-03-2005, 05:46 PM
Peh.

I've also noted that the professionals actually place additional trash bags UNDER the one presently being used in the trash can. Quite efficient, those folks. I've never counted to see how many, however.
Usually one. It's there so that if you fill yours before they come back you'll have another one. Of course they expect that you won't tie it right.

Simplex3
11-03-2005, 05:47 PM
Okay. I need an answer. Not even Google knows.
Use a big ass rubber band around the lip of the can. You can't tie it right. That secret is not for mere mortals.

Biohazard
11-03-2005, 05:49 PM
Okay. I need an answer. Not even Google knows.
Its the best i got!

Mecca
11-03-2005, 05:49 PM
Use the belt from your pants, you can be like Macgyver and rig it up.

Donger
11-03-2005, 05:52 PM
You people are not helping.

Simplex3
11-03-2005, 05:53 PM
You people are not helping.
I don't know why you don't call Scanlon.

CosmicPal
11-03-2005, 05:53 PM
You people are not helping.

Sorry, but I didn't get a college degree to learn how to tie trash bags.

Donger
11-03-2005, 05:56 PM
Sorry, but I didn't get a college degree to learn how to tie trash bags.

Nor did I, damnit. Therein lies the problem.

tk13
11-03-2005, 05:56 PM
I'd use rubber cement. That sucker won't move an inch then.

Biohazard
11-03-2005, 05:57 PM
You people are not helping.
Well heres a tip dont try it with your feet.

chiefs4me
11-03-2005, 05:59 PM
Where the hell is chiefs4me? I'll bet she knows how to do this.




climb inside that trash bag and let me show you...:p

tk13
11-03-2005, 06:00 PM
Maybe we should invent trash bags that are like stamps. Lick the edges, stick it together. Magic.

Donger
11-03-2005, 06:01 PM
climb inside that trash bag and let me show you...:p

Ah, so I was correct.

Biohazard
11-03-2005, 06:03 PM
climb inside that trash bag and let me show you...:p
Wow you two have one of those special connections dont you?:D

chiefs4me
11-03-2005, 06:03 PM
Ah, so I was correct.


Of course I know how to tie a trash bag you loon...Are you saying you have never in your life tied a trash bag?:rolleyes:

jspchief
11-03-2005, 06:03 PM
Office supply stores sell giant rubber bands that are made just for this purpose.

Donger
11-03-2005, 06:04 PM
Of course I know how to tie a trash bag you loon...Are you saying you have never in your life tied a trash bag?:rolleyes:

Did you read my first post? If so, did you understand it?

chiefs4me
11-03-2005, 06:04 PM
Wow you two have one of those special connections dont you?:D



Did you ever get a thorn in your foot, or a fly that just won't go away? ROFL

Donger
11-03-2005, 06:05 PM
Office supply stores sell giant rubber bands that are made just for this purpose.

No. That's cheating. They stay up just fine with the secret knot method.

That's what I'm after.

Biohazard
11-03-2005, 06:05 PM
Office supply stores sell giant rubber bands that are made just for this purpose.
That would be just too easy.

Donger
11-03-2005, 06:06 PM
Did you ever get a thorn in your foot, or a fly that just won't go away? ROFL

How's your mother doing, by the way?

jspchief
11-03-2005, 06:06 PM
http://www.bizrate.com/buy/noncat_prod_details__oid--261805181.html


http://www.uline.com/Browse_Listing_3755.asp

http://www.mileskimball.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=7789&itemType=PRODUCT

Google produced a shitload.

jspchief
11-03-2005, 06:07 PM
No. That's cheating. They stay up just fine with the secret knot method.

That's what I'm after.You have to have nimble fingers. It's just a knot.

chiefs4me
11-03-2005, 06:08 PM
Did you read my first post? If so, did you understand it?

yes I read it, and I see nothing in your post indicating that you have tied a trash bag....so if you haven't ever tied a trash bag, then I am certainly done with this, but if you have and these trash bags are to small, buy bigger ones....:harumph:

chiefs4me
11-03-2005, 06:11 PM
How's your mother doing, by the way?



Now I thought we already ready had this conservation...so let's not go there..:harumph:

CosmicPal
11-03-2005, 06:15 PM
Never mind her, I know what you're talking about Donger.

The funny thing is, my sister-in-law does what you're talking about. She has one of those stainless-steel cans with the foot release lids in her kitchen. She pulls the bag over the edge of can and then ties a knot at one end. She stretches the bag, so that it's tight and then does a knot at the end and somehow this works. The bag never falls in.

I've tried to duplicate it without her showing me how to do it, but I can never get it right. It's funny 'cause every holiday, birthday, or for whatever reason I'm over at my brother's for dinner/entertaining- I end up being the nice guy and doing the trash. I'll put the bag back in and moments later, she will have mysteriously fixed it. I don't know how she does it, but I can always ask. You might have to wait until Thanksgiving though...

Donger
11-03-2005, 06:15 PM
yes I read it, and I see nothing in your post indicating that you have tied a trash bag....so if you haven't ever tied a trash bag, then I am certainly done with this, but if you have and these trash bags are to small, buy bigger ones....:harumph:

Then be done with it. Sorry for giving you too much credit.

Donger
11-03-2005, 06:17 PM
Now I thought we already ready had this conservation...so let's not go there..:harumph:

I don't recall that you answered my questions.

Donger
11-03-2005, 06:18 PM
Never mind her, I know what you're talking about Donger.

The funny thing is, my sister-in-law does what you're talking about. She has one of those stainless-steel cans with the foot release lids in her kitchen. She pulls the bag over the edge of can and then ties a knot at one end. She stretches the bag, so that it's tight and then does a knot at the end and somehow this works. The bag never falls in.

I've tried to duplicate it without her showing me how to do it, but I can never get it right. It's funny 'cause every holiday, birthday, or for whatever reason I'm over at my brother's for dinner/entertaining- I end up being the nice guy and doing the trash. I'll put the bag back in and moments later, she will have mysteriously fixed it. I don't know how she does it, but I can always ask. You might have to wait until Thanksgiving though...

Yes! Yes! Yes!

I will be here, awaiting the answer.

chiefs4me
11-03-2005, 06:21 PM
I don't recall that you answered my questions.







:banghead:

Rain Man
11-03-2005, 06:39 PM
Office supply stores sell giant rubber bands that are made just for this purpose.


My cats love giant rubber bands. I used to have a couple from some long-ago appliance purchase, and they loved to mess around with them. Pick them up, put them down. Pick them up, put them around. Slap them around. Pick them up, carry them over and put them in the food dish.

Hydrae
11-03-2005, 07:51 PM
My cats love giant rubber bands. I used to have a couple from some long-ago appliance purchase, and they loved to mess around with them. Pick them up, put them down. Pick them up, put them around. Slap them around. Pick them up, carry them over and put them in the food dish.


What is with cats and putting their playthings in the food dish? I have one in particular that likes to put hair ties, milk carton rings and bread ties in there. I don't get it. :shrug:

As to the garbage bags, you have to tie the knot BEFORE you put the bag in the can. Or at least before you put it all the way on. Put the bag in the basket, tie off one corner and then stretch it over the lip. A little practice will tell you how much to tie off for the size bag and trash can you are dealing with. Or you can always go to your local fast food restaurant and ask the person taking out trash there, they have to do it many, many times a day.

mike_b_284
11-03-2005, 08:46 PM
I worked at quiktrip for 4 years through high school and part of college. Pull the slack out to make a ... tail? Tie a regular knot in the tail as close to the can as you can. It might take a little practice but that is the best way.

chiefs4me
11-03-2005, 08:50 PM
I worked at quiktrip for 4 years through high school and part of college. Pull the slack out to make a ... tail? Tie a regular knot in the tail as close to the can as you can. It might take a little practice but that is the best way.





ROFL No, that wouldn't work..it would be to easy... it has to be complicated..:D

Sully
11-03-2005, 08:53 PM
Cmon Nancy. You obviously throw away the trash bag and throw your crap in the completely naked trash can. Let the custodian worry about getting the cold coffee off his hands.

Or the rubber band idea... I dunno...

Dayze
11-03-2005, 10:13 PM
So, is there a preferred method? One of the top 1,000 things that I hate in the world is a trash can bag that falls into the trash can as it fills up with trash. I've noticed the professional custodial engineers somehow tie the trash bag in order to reduce its diameter around the lip of the can, thereby decreasing the chance of it falling into the can. My office trash bag invariably falls into the can after reaching about 60% capacity. That's unacceptable.

Your negativity leads me to believe you need to begin to exhibit much more flare.

Phobia
11-03-2005, 11:40 PM
Have you tried putting out a bowl of antifreeze?

morphius
11-03-2005, 11:56 PM
tear a small rip in the top of the bag so that you can tie it into a regular old knot...

alanm
11-04-2005, 12:21 AM
Geez... Just tie a knot in one corner of the bag and stretch it over the lip of the trash can. Either that or find a rubber band that's big enough to fit around the lid of the can.
Case solved. :thumb: :D

alanm
11-04-2005, 12:23 AM
Office supply stores sell giant rubber bands that are made just for this purpose.
See jspchief is on it. :) It just amazes me how some of you people manage to get to work at all in the morning. :rolleyes: :)

Saggysack
11-04-2005, 12:25 AM
Donger's problem solving skills are obviously lacking.

Even a 3rd grader can tell you that you take a corner of the open end of the bag and tie it like you would a balloon. Yeah, that means over the fingers and thru the loop. Repeat it with me again, over the fingers and thru the loop, over the fingers and thru the loop, over the fingers and thru the loop...

alanm
11-04-2005, 12:28 AM
What is with cats and putting their playthings in the food dish? I have one in particular that likes to put hair ties, milk carton rings and bread ties in there. I don't get it. :shrug:

As to the garbage bags, you have to tie the knot BEFORE you put the bag in the can. Or at least before you put it all the way on. Put the bag in the basket, tie off one corner and then stretch it over the lip. A little practice will tell you how much to tie off for the size bag and trash can you are dealing with. Or you can always go to your local fast food restaurant and ask the person taking out trash there, they have to do it many, many times a day.
The kid working at Burger King would be likely to call the cops if you asked to watch him taking out the trash.

alanm
11-04-2005, 12:31 AM
Donger's problem solving skills are obviously lacking.

Even a 3rd grader can tell you that you take a corner of the open end of the bag and tie it like you would a balloon. Yeah, that means over the fingers and thru the loop. Repeat it with me again, over the fingers and thru the loop, over the fingers and thru the loop, over the fingers and thru the loop...
It might be easier if you did the Bunny going around the tree and in the hole thing.

ExtremeChief
11-04-2005, 05:46 AM
My cats love giant rubber bands. I used to have a couple from some long-ago appliance purchase, and they loved to mess around with them. Pick them up, put them down. Pick them up, put them around. Slap them around. Pick them up, carry them over and put them in the food dish.


If those bands are strong enough you could use them to make a catapult. You already have the ammo.