So on Saturday the husband and I were at the local dump getting rid of some garden cuttings. For months I had been meaning to have a snoop around the 'household waste' section to see what people had thrown away, ever since I spotted some beautiful plywood school chairs a while back. You know what I found? A Minolta SLR camera in its case, plus a tube of pristine matching lenses. I nearly died, they were so good.
I picked them up to sneak them back to the car... But NO! Some bloke in an orange jacket apprehended me as I sniggered gleefully over my armful of treasure and wagged a prohibiting finger. Get this - the managing company's policy does not allow people to take things away from the dump for various stupid reasons. After some wrangling with the first guy's supervisor I still left empty handed. Mortifying.
What I want to know the most, though, is WHY on earth someone decided to throw those things away instead of eBaying them or at least donating them to a charity shop where they could have done some good! So wasteful.
Ah, health and safety, eh? Nonsense.