"A normal brain irrationally puts more weight on a small loss than on a huge opportunity." -because for many years we have told "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." It is easy to not miss what you have never had, but missing something you have relied on is a dfferent matter entirely.
The garbage man is holding a gold trimmed shield in the first panel.... Or maybe the colour guy messed up, which never happens.
Wally isn't that plump. This is the most that I've seen of the garbage man's eyes, unless those are glasses.