As is often the case, I'm confused.
|One man's trash...|
The other day while driving home, I noticed someone had replaced part of their fence. The old, slightly "experienced" fence boards were stacked by the curb awaiting heavy-trash day.
Sensing an opportunity and acutely aware of the limited cargo capacity of my Volvo, I rushed home to change clothes and retrieve the truck. My kids were somewhat shocked that I was going to drive up to a stranger's house, knock on their door and essentially ask if I could have their trash. I've done some brazen things in the past (like sending a press release to the CEO of a company I want to work for announcing them hiring me with the CEO quoting how awesome a hire I was) but THIS surprised them a great deal. I was peppered with questions about what I would say, how they might react, what if they got mad, etc.
After an uneventful exchange with the owner of the garbage and a polite warning to be careful since there were lots of nails in the lumber, I loaded up the truck and drove home.
|is another Man's Deer Stand|
The 8 year old, not having experience in the avoidance of such matters, announced to mom "Dad went up to a stranger's house and took their garbage!"
Now, do I get credit for being an urban recycler and friend of the environment? No. Do I get kudos for saving a buck by not having to buy supplies for a deer stand I plan on building in the next month? No. I get a bunch of guff about "digging in other people's garbage" and painting a Sanford and Son sign on the door of the red truck.
A Man in the Woods (doing my part to save the planet, one deer stand at a time)