Driving along yesterday on a beautiful sunny fall day, I saw no less than four extremely crappy pieces of furniture on the side of the road, all with a “FREE!!!” sign. I mean, extremely crappy. I am all about passing along things that I no longer use. You know what “they” say…one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I really do believe this and have often put things on the side of the road with a “FREE!!!” sign. But those things I put on the side of the road are not a. falling apart b. disgusting c. dirty d. broken and e. useless.
One of these fine pieces I saw yesterday was a blue recliner. The leg-rest portion was up. I am guessing it does not go down. It was navy blue, and possibly leather. Either leather or extremely greasy. I could only sort of tell it was navy blue because 95% of it was permanently brown with dirt. I would say something like “I think there was a family of possums living in it”, except if a family of possums walked by this chair, they would say “ewwww”.
I remember this past spring there was a couch on the side of a road that I travel twice a day, to and from work. That couch stayed there for weeks. Literally, weeks. It was like the Post Office, there through rain, snow, heat, and gloom of night. It was such a lovely site to see on my commute, like a good friend saying “good morning!” and “have a great night!” each time I’d pass by. Who doesn’t want to see old crappy furniture on the side of a scenic NH back road?
At what point do you finally call it quits and say “I guess no one wants my piece of shit couch/chair/table/whatever. I’d better find another way to get rid of it”? Here’s the thing people, just because it’s FREE!!!, doesn’t mean anyone wants it!! I mean, herpes is free but you don’t see anyone loading that into a truck do you?
Keep your junk to yourself people. That’s my PSA for the week.
I’ll get off my soapbox now.