Taking out the trash

So, I was dragging the trash cans to the curb last night, and I started thinking about “taking out the trash” as a euphemism in film noir detective stories and the like. It’s kind of a cliché at this point.

To satisfy this challenge, write a story that invents a new implied meaning for or novel situation involving “taking out the trash” that doesn’t directly involve death or violence.

Bonus points for metaphoric fedoras.

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