Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | r/trashy – Someone stole this old lady’s chair

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | r/trashy – Someone stole this old lady’s chair

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level 1

“IT WAS NOT A GIVE AWAY ITEM” makes me think he may have left it near the curb. That sort of thing happens a lot when caring for a disabled person, getting them in and out of cars, etc. So this might not actually be an r/trashy situation. The wheelchair may have accidentally been left somewhere that someone else thought it was a “curb freebie”. (On craigslist, people post “curb alerts”, where they just put some unwanted item out at the curb, then post it on craigslist, so the owner doesn’t have to deal with the people coming to pick it up.)

level 2

Yeah that was my thought too. It’s not uncommon here to put free stuff out by the curb. There’s even an unofficial junk day here where some local guy advertises he’ll pick up junk that’s mostly metal on certain days. Just put out your old broken oven you had to replace on one of his days and he’ll stop and throw it on his trailer to sell for scrap.

level 2

When I was a kid I had a Little Mermaid tent/fort thing made out of cloth and plastic. My brother and I left it in the front yard the same I got it and the garbage men took it away. I remember crying my eyes out, which is kind of funny now. But how tf did that look like garbage to them, just sitting in the yard? So yeah, maybe this kind of thing happens a lot

level 2

So you’re telling me that the disabled old lady I have in my basement may not have been part of a free giveaway?

level 2

I call that the “free zone”. If something is super close to the road, I assume they are giving it away. I wouldn’t take a wheelchair unless it was there for a while but most anything else I’ll take to keep, sell, or donate.

level 2

I know someone who accidentally stole a table because it was left by the curb while people were moving in. They took it back as soon as they realised, so it could just be an honest mistake!

level 2

Not a trashy situation. Just a mix up

level 2

My dad did that one time. Someone had a trailer with a sign “Free” taped to it, and some misc items on it. He thought the entire trailer was free so he hooked it up and drove off with it 😂 He brought it back a couple days later when he realized his mistake

level 2

Got rid of a non-working lawnmower this way, took less than an hour.

level 2

But how long must something be curbside before it’s a “give away”?

level 2

I thought similarly. I also thought that he might have left it by the curb just a few minutes to get the lady settled into the house and someone came by and thought, “Oooo, wheelchair being thrown away!” and took it.

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