Brought tears to my eyes. I know your hubby.
The bubble. Have you read the piece about the Bubble? By the guy who has been rioted off college campuses for speaking about un-PC data.
Here in the Bay Area we live in the bubble, except that we utterly depend on these folks who live outside it. And many of these looked-down-upon folks make more money, and have more secure jobs, than the highfalutin folks who look past them every day.
Honor your sanitation engineer!