Earliest example of porch thieves I have seen.
I used to leave the used oil from my car when I changed the oil. I’d tip it into a container, fill up with the new oil and then pour the old oil into the now empty bottle. Then I’d leave the bottle by the car. As sure as eggs is eggs the bottle of used oil would have disappeared soon afterwards.
Medieval porch pirates.
It’s a sad indictment of human nature…..
Ancestors of the “glitter bomb” guy…
This happened during the ‘garbage union strike’ somewhere. Guy took to putting his garbage in a box wrapped in gift paper and leaving it in his car. Usually disappeared by lunch time. But not always, so, after a day in a locked car in the sun, his evening commute was somewhat fragrant.
They will get what they deserve when they open the box.
If I set an old piece of furniture like a couch at the curb, hoping someone will take it, I put a $10 sign on it.
Happy Fathers’ Day to all.
These days I just put my trash in a large Amazon box and leave it out by my front door. It’s usually gone by the time I get home.
When we got a new fridge long ago, dad put the old one on the curb with a sign; Free, works well. It stayed there for two day and dad changed the sign to; $10.00 Or best offer. It was gone the next morning.
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
No the sharpest tacks in the drawer
Read a similar story about a guy who had bottle in the car sloshing about with a “specimen” for the doctor. He stopped somewhere on the way, foolishly leaving the window open, and so he had to tell the doctor the specimen had been stolen. Said he probably shouldn’t have used an empty “Old Grand-Dad” bottle . . .
I read where someone left a wrapped package of dog poop for the porch pirates.
That was the joke some comic had during an NYC garbage strike. Just put your garbage out in gift wrapping.
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