Recently spotted in a neighborhood whose identity shall not be revealed:
Possible reasons for locking up your garbage:
A. You’ve either experienced- or had neighbors experience- someone rifling through your trash.
B. You’re tired of your next door neighbor leaving her labradoodle’s landmines in your garbage can.
C. Extreme paranoia.
D. All of the above.
I’m not suggesting that a locked garbage indicates an unsafe neighborhood. I do, however, encourage buyer clients with any safety concerns to be on the lookout for visual cues like the locked garbage can. As they say, The More You Know…