There are many one way streets in New York; and there is only room for one moving car as cars are parked on both sides of the street. That being said, it's important to know the garbage pick-up days in the various neighborhoods.
We were on our way to "open" an apartment in Brooklyn. "Open" means to set up and furnish an apartment. Of course, the apartment was located half way up the street in front of the garbage truck. So we waited....and the office elders, who were assisting with the move, waited. I have to give credit to the sanitation workers of New York. Sometimes we hear them out our window at 11:00pm. I guess at that time they don't have to deal with the traffic. They really do work very hard and it's not the perfect job, although we have been told it's a very desirable job due to the steady work and pay. Let's face it...garbage happens.
So, as we waited, we thought of the Christ-like attribute of Patience.