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    Why Dumpster Divers are justified

    Get out that bin!
    The voice echoed it was the thrift shop woman again.
    Leave that trash can alone or I will get the cops!
    Peeking under the lid the brass silver and copper jugs glimmered enticingly.
    This 'Charity'so in need of money had just condemed the whole lot to everlasting
    destruction in landfill.Straight to landfill no filtering.
    Is she 'thick'?
    Someone had donated those probably treasured family heirlooms and this moron had
    thrown them in the trash.Some third world worker broke his back digging that valuable metal out the ground
    and she is trashing his efforts unknowingly.
    She has a large SUV no doubt paid for by the Charity costing about $40,000
    $30-40 of valubles obviously mean little to her.
    Here she is screaming blue murder to ensure these heirlooms are destroyed good and proper
    and by golly no lazy good for nothing starving bum is going to dine off those.Nor Anyone!
    The Charity has no system in place as far as I can see to reccyle metals.
    Its the same with many other categories of item.
    Next day big viscious brass padlocks and chains appear drilled into the dumpster lids.
    Like the stone in front of the tomb.
    A fellow diver relates she threw hot scalding coffee over him in a tussle about a pair of holed socks
    one afternoon.
    Later a high wire security fence and jail like CCTV was added to the store.
    What is going on in there?
    What are they so scared of?
    When folks hand in gold coins where do they end up?
    Paying for gas for the SUV I wonder?


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    You would think they were protecting the nations treasures.

    The chains and locks end up being a PITA with underlings always in search of keys that are often misplaced or lost. Then they also have to deal with a pissed truck driver who now has to search out someone with a key to unlock and remove the chains before he is able to get on with his job.

    My significant other and I could write a few books on dumpster diving.

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    Contact the thrift store owner, ask them if you can place a trash can or bin for recycling in the back of there shop, tell her it will lower her amount of garbage maybe she could cut back on a pick up and save some money for the charity. Set up a schedule for pock up with her and make a few dollars.
    Better than the dump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    Contact the thrift store owner, ask them if you can place a trash can or bin for recycling in the back of there shop, tell her it will lower her amount of garbage maybe she could cut back on a pick up and save some money for the charity. Set up a schedule for pock up with her and make a few dollars.
    Did that. A couple months later they realized the "gold mine" they were giving me and decided to do it themselves.

    They even had the audacity to think I would show them the ropes! LOLOL

    I was like: Good luck with that!

    Couple weeks later I heard some guy was paying them by the pound for all scrap. That was right about the peak. I hope he got an adjustable rate clause!
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazen View Post
    Get out that bin!
    The voice echoed it was the thrift shop woman again.
    Leave that trash can alone or I will get the cops!

    Is she 'thick'?

    Here she is screaming blue murder to ensure these heirlooms are destroyed good and proper
    and by golly no lazy good for nothing starving bum is going to dine off those.Nor Anyone!

    A fellow diver relates she threw hot scalding coffee over him in a tussle about a pair of holed socks
    one afternoon.

    What are they so scared of?
    Small minded Beyotch with a stick up her arse. Everything right and proper in her narrow little world. Scared $hitless of everything and everyone though she puts up a good front. Got to keep up appearances ya know ?

    Of course she shows disdain for the poor. It makes her feel superior. ( Again ... the deep seeded fear & insecurity. )

    LOL ... no amount of security fences, padlocks, chains, barbed wire, and CCTV's will ever make her feel safe.

    < Shrugs > Just walk away and be happy in your life Bro. People are who they are ... ya know ?

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    Look elsewhere. Don't dwell on what you cannot change.

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    The lady is a b**ch so you are justified in taking her scrap. Nice.

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    Max Ehrmann


    Desiderata

    Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible without surrender
    be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
    and listen to others,
    even the dull and the ignorant;
    they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
    they are vexations to the spirit.
    If you compare yourself with others,
    you may become vain and bitter;
    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

    Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
    it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

    Exercise caution in your business affairs;
    for the world is full of trickery.
    But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
    many persons strive for high ideals;
    and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself.
    Especially, do not feign affection.
    Neither be cynical about love;
    for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
    it is as perennial as the grass.

    Take kindly the counsel of the years,
    gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
    Beyond a wholesome discipline,
    be gentle with yourself.

    You are a child of the universe,
    no less than the trees and the stars;
    you have a right to be here.
    And whether or not it is clear to you,
    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.


    Therefore be at peace with God,
    whatever you conceive Him to be,
    and whatever your labors and aspirations,
    in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
    it is still a beautiful world.
    Be cheerful.
    Strive to be happy.

    Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.
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    I would not worry about this place at all. They are idiots! As someone else stated move to the next place. If you have to hit dumpster, do it after hours.
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    I always leave the place tidy or tidyer that when i got there.
    And with more space in the dumpster than there was when i started.

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    I suspect that lazen is of the opinion that the contents of the dumpster are " collective " property. Therefore ... he's well within his rights and fully justified to dumpster dive wherever he chooses.

    He is from the U.K. I believe they have a socialist economic model there ?

    It seems that it could be in keeping with the socialist / communist worldview.

    It pi$$es him off when somebody says MINE !


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