[Chat] trash picking

jdy jberlin at bcpl.net
Fri Jun 3 00:26:28 EDT 2005


take the high road and do what? there was no name &/or address on anything.
so what road do i take and where do i take it.
judy
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dale Ghent" <daleg at elemental.org>
To: "The Charles Village Chat List" <Chat at charlesvillage.info>
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 2:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Chat] trash picking


>
> I'm not so sure you would be saying this if you had accidentally
> thrown $120 out with the trash and someone took it before you
> realized what had happened and could retrieve it.
>
> Way to take the moral high-ground there.
>
> /dale
>
> On Jun 2, 2005, at 2:22 AM, jdy wrote:
>
> > sorry i see it differently.  cars and trash are like refried beans
> > and sour grapes. no comparison.
> > judy
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Dale Ghent
> > To: The Charles Village Chat List
> > Cc: echalmers at mindspring.com
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:24 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] trash picking
> >
> >
> > Generally, garbage or refuse that someone leaves out for pickup is
> > still their property. Rifling through someone else's garbage,
> > before it's picked up by the trash hauler, is considered trespass.
> >
> > Taking someone's "garbage" if you're not the authorized trash
> > hauler is, basically, theft. Ownership of trash ends when the
> > hauler receives it.
> >
> > So, I would think that Judy is in the wrong twice... once for going
> > through trash, and second for taking something from it.
> >
> > Think of it as screwing with someone's car parked on the street.
> > Would you do that?
> >
> > /dale
> >
> > On Jun 1, 2005, at 2:34 PM, echalmers at mindspring.com wrote:
> >
> >> Judy--
> >>
> >> I would hope that you would try to find out whose garbage you were
> >> rifling and return the money to that person.
> >>
> >> I personally have no problem with people picking up visible items
> >> left outside as trash--if no one wants that banged-up table and I
> >> can use it in my yard, so be it. But I have a BIG problem with
> >> people who "pick" through small trash, since what you call trash
> >> picking is one way people steal identities. Not everyone is
> >> careful enough about what goes into the trash, and people intent
> >> on stealing identies will rifle trash looking for credit card
> >> bills, bank     statements, and other identifying numbers.
> >>
> >> Thus, if I saw you or anyone else picking through my trash, I
> >> would be very angry, would chase you off, and might in some
> >> circumstances call the cops. I have certainly called neighbors
> >> when I have seen people going through their trash.
> >>
> >> Again, I hope you will try to return the money.
> >>
> >> Emily
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: jdy
> >> Sent: Jun 1, 2005 1:22 PM
> >> To: Charles Village Discussion List
> >> Cc: The Charles Village Chat List
> >> Subject: [Chat] trash picking
> >>
> >> to all you folks who look down on us alley shoppers,
> >> i got a real bargain yesterday. $125.00 stuffed in a pencil box.
> >> in the same aisle was a small Tupperware container overflowing
> >> with pennies and some foreign coins.
> >> sorry-- sale is over.
> >>
> >> :~) judy
> >>
> >>
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