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Old 02-26-2013, 12:49 PM   #91
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Turns out the old man knew who was taking his bottles all along. Since I made the gesture, he decided to give them to me instead of letting me fish them out of the bin. This morning I opened the front door to see my daughter off to the bus stop and by chance he was standing there on my porch holding a six-pack of wine bottles. He was in the middle of dropping them there ninja-style, and I caught him. We shook hands, said good morning, and I said thanks. Made some small talk, and he went on his way. So, crisis averted, and I now receive the bottles in an indisputably legal and consensual way.


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Old 02-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #92
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The recyclers are still getting screwed (according to some here...)


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Old 02-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #93
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Strantor,

Good on ya!
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:18 PM   #94
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Now you need to have him arrested for leaving his garbage on your porch
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The recyclers are still getting screwed (according to some here...)
Not if it is like my trash/recycling company. I pay extra to have a recycle bin and have them pick it up. They make money whether I choose to put anything in there or not. Besides, it is not like we have a contractual agreement that I must give all recyclables to them or that I have to give them a certain amount.
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Turns out the old man knew who was taking his bottles all along. Since I made the gesture, he decided to give them to me instead of letting me fish them out of the bin. This morning I opened the front door to see my daughter off to the bus stop and by chance he was standing there on my porch holding a six-pack of wine bottles. He was in the middle of dropping them there ninja-style, and I caught him. We shook hands, said good morning, and I said thanks. Made some small talk, and he went on his way. So, crisis averted, and I now receive the bottles in an indisputably legal and consensual way.
Great story, glad this thread has a happy ending all around
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:45 PM   #97
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Awesome thread, bottle goblin! ha ha
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Yep I'd ask them first, theyd probably even rinse them out for you then.
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Glad things ended well.

As far as grabbing things goes...it's par for the course in WI. EVERY trash day, people drive around and pick up stuff... EVERY TIME. Normally they are looking for scrap metal or mechanical things they intend to fix up and sell. Once it hits the curb, I fully expect people will pick it up. Actually, I remember recently throwing out some old lamps (metal) and they were gone within the hour. Obviously it was the neighbors across the way who picked it up. They weren't hiding, I didn't care.

You all don't have those old guys driving around old trucks picking stuff up in your neighborhoods?


PS as a noob, I've been tempted...but apparently all my neighbors are miller/coors/bud can drinkers :-(
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I found, that once my neighbors knew I brewed they started saving me bottles. Especially after I shared my beers with them. In fact it was funny in the loft I used to live in, I'd come home from work and have a bunch of bottles (usually really cool ones like Grolsh Bottles or bombers) from out building super. He'd let himself in and leave them for me. It got so that I told him whenever he did that, to go ahead and take a couple of my beers out of the fridge for his trouble. I did tell him to only take from the front of the beer shelf, never the back or the sides, or any other part of the fridge, because they may not have been ready yet or something I was saving. But if it was at the front of the mid shelf to help himself.

He was never greedy, never took more than a couple, but would always leave me bottles of his.
Neighbors helping neighbors. This is what I'm talking about.


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