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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-8 8:46 AM 
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Dan Alessio, a 78-year-old hairdresser, left a box and two shopping bags of books outside a Melbourne Salvos store, only to be handed a $322.38 fine by the council for littering.

https://10daily.com.au/news/a190708jtnbu/elderly-man-who-tried-to-donate-books-to-salvos-fined-for-littering-20190708

 
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From: heim618Jul-8 10:28 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 9) 
 4984.2 in reply to 4984.1 

I suppose it might depend on the quality of the books left outside the store....

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-8 10:51 AM 
To: heim618  (3 of 9) 
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I could probably understand if all the books had not been in boxes or bags.. just thrown out there. But I don't consider leaving donation items to be a form of littering.

 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconJul-8 1:49 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 9) 
 4984.4 in reply to 4984.1 

We are seeing far fewer donation bins around here as they used to only be magnets for dumping beds, mattresses, cribs, rotten clothing and the like.  Many of the Salvation army or SVDP and Goodwill are more and more insisting on only in person or direct to store donations, no unattended collections for the most part, much neater store properties with no junque piles nearby.

One should note that many to most collection bins remaining are in fact for profit rag collections, sometimes immediately baled and shipped to Haiti or other really 3rd world operation for sorting or processing for bulk scrap and materials.

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-8 8:07 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 9) 
 4984.5 in reply to 4984.4 

That makes sense ..... There are several thrift stores in my area.  They don't seem to have a problem asking for donations to be left at their door if they are closed.

 

 
From: gjones2twoJul-22 8:22 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 9) 
 4984.6 in reply to 4984.1 

When I lived in an apartment, I had a couple of hundred books that I didn't use much stored at my mother's house. When I moved to my own house, I went through those books and put about fifty or sixty by the side of the road, with a sign hanging on a nearby shrub saying, "Free Books".

It happened that the house next door had been sold, and the old and new owners were in the process of transferring control. Apparently what happened was that the purchaser, seeing the free books, took about ten of them that he liked and temporarily stacked them on the front porch. The old owner (a hot-tempered and somewhat flaky person) came along later, saw the books, and thought they were an unwanted gift from me. She was angry at their presence, and threw them into the front yard. :-)

I later heard about this from the new owner, who was perplexed that she'd respond that way (after that incident I was glad to see the old one go). So, apparently, not everyone appreciates the presence of books.

 

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-23 6:16 AM 
To: gjones2two  (7 of 9) 
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There's just no telling about some people!  :-) 

 

 
From: gjones2twoJul-23 8:35 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 9) 
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Yes, some persons are weird. I'm not extremely weird myself, just slightly.

[What I wrote in a groggy state was too weird for me to stand, so I came back later and deleted it.]

Come to think of it, this is a weird post. Still, it's not that far from the truth, so I'll leave it [no, I won't].

(Wow, what silly stuff we write at 8:something in the morning after being awake since yesterday.)

 

  • Edited July 27, 2019 8:29 pm  by  gjones2two
 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-24 6:42 PM 
To: gjones2two  (9 of 9) 
 4984.9 in reply to 4984.8 

I find weird people extremely interesting  :-)

 

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