Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Clothing Bin Ettiquette

So tell me.

I come across a clothing bin thingo, and there are two cardboard boxes of books sitting beside it.

Is it wrong for me to have a look through the boxes for treasure?

9 comments:

RodeoClown said...

Not a problem at all, because anything not in the bin is considered rubbish, and is not collected.

Seriously, there are signs all over them at our local shops and people STILL dump all their crap there.

Jessica said...

Yeah, but don't let Today Tonight get footage of you.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Rc- wow, really? rats, I could have gotten that big Samuel Colleridge hard cover then?

Jess- I was wondering who that smarmy dude with the suit was.

Karen said...

I would probably have a look. But I don't know if I would do it if there were lots of people around...

simone r said...

fair game, I say.

Rhonda Watson said...

Not wrong, a good idea, but it might look a bit dodgy to onlookers. Usually best to sneak back in the dead of night.

Laetitia :-) said...

Aparrently, it is classed as stealing and you can be prosecuted for it.

RodeoClown said...

It's only stealing if you take it from the bin.

The stuff left lying around the bin is fair game.

I probably wouldn't do it with a bunch of people milling around though.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Hmmm. Thanks for your thoughts.

Sadly there has been a lot of rain since my box encounter. I expect ol' Samuel Colleridge is knee deep in water now. Which makes me realise that some rules are there to be broken. Had I swiped Samuel Colleridge yesterday morning, tut tutting onlookers or not, at least the book would have been appreciated rather than drowned.