The Sheriff around these here parts

So, the old couch is still sitting outside near the street because the Butcher felt it was only his responsibility to get it out of the house and not out of our lives. So, today, in the midst of doing actual work, I also called around to see who will pick up a couch and take it away.

Here’s the funny thing: it’s the Sheriff’s department. Apparently, since the Davidson County Sheriff has no real law enforcement role now that metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County are the same thing, the role of the Sheriff’s department is primarily to find something to do with Davidson County’s inmates–things like bulk trash pick-up.

Isn’t that weird? I wonder if folks from the Sheriff’s department drive around town gazing enviously upon the Metro Police, missing the days when they also had the power to carry a gun?