- March 10, 2008 at 7:42 pm #256515
I agree!! My mom is a dorm mother at a
local community college and they will throw everything away! She has them
bring anything they don’t want to the office and she donates it to a
local thrift store that returns all profits to the community. There is a
larger university not far away that allows the students to leave what they don’t
want at the curb and people can come in and get what they want.
Let’s take it a step further –
what exactly are we teaching our kids that they don’t value what has been
bought for them; they just know that if they don’t have an immediate need
they will throw it out. When they need it again, they’ll buy another of
the same item. I totally don’t understand this concept!!
I rather like the fact that if I don’t
find something useful that someone else may need/want it. Once I give it away
(or put it in the trash) I don’t care what someone does with it. If they
want to take the time to fix it up or clean it up and sell it, more power to
them. At least they aren’t sitting home waiting on their monthly
government handout. Since when is initiative and ingenuity a crime? There are
many upscale neighborhoods close to me that will put perfectly good items
outside the trash cart on garbage day so you can take them without having to
dig through carts.
And to make this personal – I have been
“roadside shopping” and have dumpster dived a time or two when I was
younger; I have never climbed fences or broken locks to do so either. I believe
if you had any ties to the item, you wouldn’t have thrown it out.
Question: if you don’t want it, why
do you care if someone else does?
And yes, I understand the frivolous lawsuits
that some people win but that again is a testament to our society’s
attitude that no one is responsible for their own actions.
**How about a new thread –
when you have something you don’t want or need anymore, what do you do
with it? Sell it, donate it, freecycle it, or toss it in the trash?
was in college, I was appalled every May to see
what kids threw out when they left campus. Furniture,
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