the challenge: day 32 [dumpster diving]

I have taken dumpster diving to a whole new level.  I was leaving church after work and happened to glance over at the dumpster.  Sitting right on top were 6 really nice sofa/chair cushions!  I’m not talking about those cheap crappy ones either, I’m talking nice ones, the kind that sell for $80 a piece!  I’m pretty sure I ran to the dumpster, you know, just in case anyone else was eyeing my treasure.  I dove in and started unloading my cushions, and when I looked up to get out, I had an audience.  “Look, Jody’s in the dumpster!”  Yes.  Jody can be found in any dumpster that has useable stuff in it.

Now some of you might be wondering if I was embarrassed.  The answer is yes, but probably not for the reason you’re thinking.  I’m not at all ashamed to be caught in a dumpster, I’m ashamed that there was useable stuff that was carelessly discarded.  All it takes is a phone call to a local thrift store.  They will gladly come pick things up from businesses or residences FREE of charge.  The donations sometimes go directly to people in need or sold to financially help impoverished people.

Lori was leaving work today and also found a treasure, two nice indoor/outdoor rugs.  If the rain holds off, I’ll go dig out the other good stuff and take it to the thrift store.

About jody wissing

I'm a person just trying to matter in a crazy world.
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6 Responses to the challenge: day 32 [dumpster diving]

  1. Amy Tuggey says:

    The rugs were in the dumpster too?

  2. Raquel says:

    How much for the rug? Donate the funds to CHE

    • embracechaos says:

      I’m pretty sure Lori is keeping them, but just think… If we went dumpster diving and brought everything to the resale shop, we are not only being green, but also helping people in need.

  3. embracechaos says:

    Now if it will quit raining long enough for me to unload them from the car…

  4. Pingback: I’ve saved a lot of money, but that wasn’t why I did it [day 201] | trashsociety.com

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