Urbandumpsterdiver's Blog

October 20, 2009

My Fellow Surfers

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 9:57 pm

Found last night. Cookies and crackers, water, crayons, Tylenol arthritis pain pills, lipstick, eye shadow, cane sugar, gift bags, masking tape, trash bags (oxymoron), hair accessories, cell phone car charger.

Found about 100 ear plugs in packages with container. IN THE TRASH – NEW! I dug every single one out and decided to give them away. What am I going to do with those?

Went down to the beach tonight and gave every one of them away. Some people were all like hell yeah, thank you, some were suspicious (like why the hell this person is giving these away). You’d thought I was giving away money!

That is one of the BIGGEST reasons I dive. To give stuff to someone who really needs it. With so many Americans out of work one would think these stores would either donate it or give to their customers. The SAME customers who spent money in these stores when times were good. Now it’s time for these stores to give back.

Wants to know how to help poor people?

Sort your cans and bottles, set them outside with a sign that says something like free cans and bottles and let someone have them. Who cares who takes them into the recycling center? Either a street person will pick them up or someone like me who isn’t homeless who will pick them up to redeem them for money. Either way the money is recycled back into the economy – creating jobs and keeping the flow of money.

Throwing stuff in the trash that can be used stifles the flow of money.



  1. Oh man, I would have bought the ear plugs from you.

    Comment by Henry — October 21, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

  2. Hey Henry – Had I known I would have sent them to you!

    People were really excited about getting free stuff. Most of them looked like they could use a break. Appearance isn’t everything. Just because someone has a new car doesn’t mean he/she is financially well off.

    I had a chance to talk to some of these people last night. Most of them were either just laid off, had been laid off for a while and collecting unemployment OR due to lose their job. It’s a scary world and if I can bring a little joy to someone, so be it.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — October 21, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

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