You decide to get rid of the carpet in the living room. So old already. The shag isn’t even shaggy anymore. The color was all the rage in 1968 but now looks like 14-faded shades of spilled guacamole. So you rip it up. The underside padding, too. You pile all that up on the curb outside your house so that the city’s handy bulky-item disposal service will come by and pick it up. You don’t pile it on the side walk. Oh no. You know the rules. Only on the grassy strip between the sidewalk and the street. That way, you don’t block your grumpy neighbor who takes her walk up and down the street at 5:30 in the morning. God forbid you make her mad. She has that nice avocado tree and when she’s in a not-grumpy mood, she shares. Those avocados make the best...
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Lee Cataluna: Sidewalk laws should be fair to all