One man's trash....

  • kittar

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    May 07, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    This is just for fun to see what y'all think.


    This week is finals/move-out week in my residence hall at the university, and I'm gonna be one of the last ones to leave. Being as how college students seem to be generally wasteful, a lot of stuff gets thrown away in the trash closets and other places.. a lot of useful stuff.

    In my dorm lobby, there is a box set up where people can donate things that they don't want or aren't going to use to the Salvation Army. "One man's trash is another man's treasure," says the box's side. As I was cleaning my room today and getting things ready to move out, I noticed that people put some things in the box that could be useful to me... Namely, approximately 45 rolls of toilet paper, a couple bottles of dish soap, a couple unused trash bags, and three boxes that will be useful in moving different items out of my room. I took them all... icon_twisted.gif


    Is that bad of me? What would you have done?
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    May 07, 2010 3:03 AM GMT
    No if you need it go for it. I'm sure it had hit the streets there would be plenty of ppl doing the same
  • Webster666

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    May 07, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    There's a big difference between a box, clearly marked for donations to a charity, and a box of items marked, "Free."

    No matter how bad off we are, there are always other people who are more in need.
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    May 07, 2010 3:25 AM GMT

    ^^BINGO

    So basically you stole frm someone less fortunate. SHAME
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    May 07, 2010 3:30 AM GMT

    kittar said, "This is just for fun to see what y'all think."

    Whew!

    Others are very, very desperate. Everything in the box belonged to the Salvation Army.
  • kittar

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    May 24, 2010 4:59 AM GMT
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  • lozano86

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    May 24, 2010 5:07 AM GMT
    Its a college dorm dude. Dont worry about it. The RA's arent going to give it to a charity their lazy. So you came up on things before other college students took them. No worries. No shame.
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    May 24, 2010 5:13 AM GMT
    lozano86 saidIts a college dorm dude. Dont worry about it. The RA's arent going to give it to a charity their lazy. So you came up on things before other college students took them. No worries. No shame.


    Took the words right outta my mouth. If it was a goodwill donation station, or a specifically set up charity bin by the Salvation Army, then yeah a pox upon you. But as lozano said, the RA's would've taken the items themselves, had another student not gotten to them.

    And honestly, who says the kid isn't in as desperate or near-desperate state as someone who goes to the SA? Don't assume b/c he's in college that everything is all honky-dory...
  • THEREALFH

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    May 24, 2010 8:56 AM GMT
    Oh wow, I think it would be a good thing to have left some for the salvation army and maybe taken just what you needed rather than everything. Like just take a few rolls of tissue ya know. In the future just remember to give back to the salvation army! lol. You'll be good then.icon_wink.gif
  • cbrett

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    May 24, 2010 9:42 AM GMT
    just remenber if you take you must give back icon_smile.gif
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 24, 2010 10:02 AM GMT
    Who throws away soap? It doesn't go bad, of course it will get used at some point.
  • SwimmingDoc

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    May 24, 2010 10:06 AM GMT
    The items were going to the salvation army, which is a for profit store so no shame... now if the box was like said set up by a homeless shelter, or a HELP home then yes it would of been bad. No worries!!! More so the school prob would of used the items to cut back on their spending haha 45 rolls of TP can be expensive.
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    May 24, 2010 10:15 AM GMT
    Just make sure you do something to balance it out. If, as a student, you can't afford to give away items, donate some of your time- it goes a long long way and you gain invaluable experiences icon_smile.gif