On our trip home we decided to stop by a large shopping mall. Retrieved 7 boxes of 400 watt industrial lights (brand new), one Keurig high end coffee maker (which had been sprayed with orange spray paint) and one food storage container (also sprayed with orange spray paint). I’m almost positive the store did that so that someone wouldn’t retrieve it from the trash and try to return it, OR they’re just mean spirited and purposely destroying the item rather than giving it to a local needy family. I guess I’m just very weary of the cynical and mean spirited behaviors of these corporate megastores who have no soul.
There was a large queen sized sleep foam mattress perfectly good in the trash. It was too heavy to take out plus it was heavily sprayed with orange spray paint. It just made my husband’s heart sick to see that. He had planned on taking that bed to some local tent city or giving it some homeless man or woman living in their van. We were going to sanitize it in the sun and then spray it with some sort of delousing spray to make it cleaner.
The coffeemaker picture is attached. It works. We got some graffiti remover and it took care of the stain, HOWEVER, that particular graffiti sprayer can scratch and mar plastic. The coffee maker is free of orange paint but the plastic canister has a distorted portion now.
On our way home we delivered a box of chips, snacks and real food to a local family my husband knows in the area. They’re raising their 13 year old granddaughter. They can use the food. I plan on coming by there again in a few months. I’m going to see what I can find for that young lady as far as clothes or personal grooming products. We all know how important it is for our teenagers to fit in. If our youngsters (especially girls) don’t have the right clothes, they are teased and made fun of. So if I cannot find enough stuff for her, I plan on buying her at least a few cute shirts and jeans to tide her over.