9.14.2011

A Class Act

Hoarder stealing the goods
Once a month we have big trash pick up day. Anything you're looking to get rid of can be placed on your curb and will be picked up and disposed of...that is, unless the hoarders get to it first.

Tonight our neighbors set out, an old door, metal shoe racks, a non-working water heater, an old lawn mower, plastic chairs, and a few other randoms, on the curb to be disposed of. Not 20 minutes later, the hoarder had already picked it up, thrown it in the back of his truck, and was on his merry little way to go find more prized possessions.

I had to snap a picture on my phone while I was sitting on our porch reading. Things like this need to be documented, you know?

And what do they do with all of this trash they collect? Why sell it of course, out of the junkiest stores you will ever see. It's like a junk yard turned retail store, and it's the most bizarre thing I have ever seen. 

We keep it classy here in Oklahoma, real classy...

Update: I don't dis the "hoarding" when people are taking things they actually want, only when people take whatever is sitting on the side of the road, to then go sell in their trash shops, that's when I dis! 

6 comments:

Jana said...

don't diss the hoarder :) i find some of the best treasures on the side of the road... although i'm a bit picky about what i actually grab. so far i've found... a gorgeous dollhouse, a chandelier for lily's room, a radio flyer rocket, a little tyke tricycle for lily, a handy manny toy truck complete with a play tool set, hmmm... my list could go on and on :)

Joy said...

Think of it as a truely GREEN recycling person...they probably sell the metal. A good way to make money off of other peoples junk.

Lovell Family said...

we have trash picks ups like that twice a year here...guys come around with trucks and pick up junk here too...they are probably the smart ones...I hear they strip the stuff of metal that they sell for money!

I got a great ironing board on my mission by going through the rich neighborhoods trash before it got picked u!

JazznJenna said...

thank goodness you weren't dissing me for finding an awesome free stroller that I really needed last week. 'cause I'm still doing the happy dance for finding it. (Oh, and I promise I didn't take someone's currently used stroller, it was out with someone's trash, and I even knocked on their door to see if I could have it.) It's in perfect condition, and I feel super lucky! Thanks for qualifying your dis :).

Cynthia Lovell said...

I'm with your mom. I HOPE they don't take stuff like that Home!

Colie said...

I have a co-worker who told me that he & his wife enjoy the following: rock climbing, camping, and dumpster diving.
To each their own...