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    Some people will steal anything!!!

    Today my dh went to one of the big box stores. Since he was out, he took a large garbage bag with our recycle "trash" and threw it into the back of his truck. When he came out of the store, it was gone!!!I always make sure nothing with our name or address is in the recycle stuff so I am not worried in that regard. My husband called the sheriffs' office when he got home, just in case they dump it somewhere. I swear, we have had a lot of laughs about it. I hope they enjoy going through our trash!!!!
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    ​Ain't that the truth! Maybe they thought it had aluminum cans inside?

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    Good grief!! lol

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    Yes, it's just a matter of grab what you can and dump if it's not valuable. Good idea to notify the police. My friend how owned a printing company had a truck stolen. The thieves dumped all the promotional items with the company's info and my friend was cited for it.

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    Years ago my parents rented a farm and kept finding garbage dumped in the ditches. They cleaned it up every time because it's the right thing to do, then they discovered a newspaper with a name label on it. It was the farm owner.

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    My dh just discovered that someone stole the rubber caps off of our metal fence posts. They have sharp tops and I have horses, and we have them there so they don't hurt themselves. They left the last three closest to the house. Why???

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    Are you familiar with the story about the New York City garbage strike? It seems one clever fellow would put his garbage in a box, gift wrap it, and leave it in his car with the window down. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tate_elliott View Post
    Are you familiar with the story about the New York City garbage strike? It seems one clever fellow would put his garbage in a box, gift wrap it, and leave it in his car with the window down. Problem solved.

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    Except the thief probably dumped it for someone else to clean up.

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    like they say, it takes all kinds.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Funniest story I ever heard about stolen trash. Someone had accidentally ran over a cat and they didn't want to leave it there on the road so somehow the put it in a box marked wedding dress and that was stolen.

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    I don't put anything with even my name and address without shredding it first. You never know what others are looking for in the garbage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
    My dh just discovered that someone stole the rubber caps off of our metal fence posts. They have sharp tops and I have horses, and we have them there so they don't hurt themselves. They left the last three closest to the house. Why???
    Why? Because they could. And further from the house they probably won't be caught.
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    We also shred anything with our name on it. I have used it for packing and made fire starter bricks out of it. My friends have a chiminea (not sure of the spelling) and use the bricks. I have also set small boxes for the birds to build their nests.

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    Then there's the story of the woman who put her dog's refuse in a lovely ribboned box and set it in the back seat of her car. Three thieves got into her car and stole the package and had the nerve to thank her for the "gift". She merrily said thank you and proceeded to drive off. Wonder what they thought when they opened the "gift"?

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    I owned a small business between a convenience store and a bar. The bar patrons were always hoping the fence to get hot dogs and other snacks and throwing their trash in front of my shop before going back to the bar. I CHAINED a BEAT-UP metal trash can to a pipe next to the wall in the hope their messy food trash might make it into the can - someone stole the trash can!

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    You know what they say about "One mans trash" LOL

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    we had a german shepard growing up. my dad would do patrol of what was left in the yard by smokie each day. one day he put the poop in a small cardboard box. taped it up. put it out for garbage. sure as heck.....someone stole the nicely wrapped poop.

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    Those stories tickled me (aside from the fact of the sadness that people will steal anything).

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    Several years ago a friend of mine and her family went to eat lunch out after church. When they came out the car had been broken into and they had stolen her Bible. She was very upset as she had it a long time and it had been a gift from her parents. Later she told me that she felt like it may be a good thing as they sure needed it more than she did.

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    It is amazing how people like their 5 finger discounts.

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    "he who will steal an egg will steal an ox"

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    Whew--I checked the garbage bags

    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43 View Post
    Today my dh went to one of the big box stores. Since he was out, he took a large garbage bag with our recycle "trash" and threw it into the back of his truck. When he came out of the store, it was gone!!!I always make sure nothing with our name or address is in the recycle stuff so I am not worried in that regard. My husband called the sheriffs' office when he got home, just in case they dump it somewhere. I swear, we have had a lot of laughs about it. I hope they enjoy going through our trash!!!!
    Several years ago my dh and I moved to a retirement home. Most of the family helped us discard what we didn't want to take with us. However, once when I looked outside I spotted 3 filled black garbage bags near the garbage can. After a while I decided that maybe I should check on what was inside the bags. Thank goodness I did; inside were most of my sewing supplies. (Nobody ever confessed to putting the supplies in the bags, but I have my suspicions!)
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    So sad, but a good laugh!

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    My laugh for the day, thank you!

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    My dad once knew a guy who had a Drs. appt. and couldn't find a suitable bottle to put his urine sample in, so grabbed a Scotch bottle out of the recycling bin. Sure enough, it was gone after he returned to his car. Wonder if the person joined AA after that?!

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