Monday, February 11, 2008

Free Stuff!

I've noticed a trend in my neighborhood. People leave their old furniture and matresses on the side of the road with sign that reads "free." When did this become an acceptable way to get rid of your trash? Do people actually take the junk they put out? The couches with no cushions, the ratty, saggy old matresses, the bookcases with missing shelves? I find it difficult to believe that people are that hard up for furniture. Our neighborhood is trendy with the young people. Real estate is kind of pricey, so you've got the wait-staff of the world living beyond its means in expensive housing. You also have lots of people crammed into apartments and houses. So I'm not saying it's unrealistic that people would not have much money for furniture. But I really hate seeing my neighborhood like this. It's so trashy. I'd rather people donate that stuff to a thrift store or something. Their motivation is pure laziness, not benevolence. They justify it to themselves by saying they're trying to help somebody out, but let's face it, they're just grasping for an excuse to not take care of their garbage. Do other people see this kind of behavior where they live?

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