A few weeks ago, new trash cans arrived in my yard. They proclaim, DPW: "The Preferred Choice." (Quotations on the Can). The preferred choice? I have no qualms with Department of Public Works, but it is an interesting choice of slogan. What other choice do I have as to who is going to pick up my trash? Is that the reason for the quotation marks?
"The Preferred Choice" sounds more like a motto for an auto parts shop, a handyman, or an insurance company.
The previous slogan, "It's Everyone's Job," at least makes some sense.
Also of note, apparently Mayor Adrian Fenty does not want his name associated with trash.