The other day on the way back from the grocery we passed a dumpster in an alley behind a discount store. This particular dumpster is always overflowing; boxes and broken wares tend to be scattered around regardless of when you pass by.
As we approached a flapping bit of purple caught my eye. “What’s that?” I asked my daughter.
“It looks like a shirt,” Katie responded. Curious, we walked up to see what it was. The purple piece was the hood of a purple and gray striped long sleeve shirt; it isn’t made of fleece like a regular hoodie and is apparently designed to be somewhat form fitting. It didn’t have any obvious damage so rather than be seen debating by the dumpster we stuffed it in our bag and took it home.
After a good wash I examined it again. Not a single rip, tear or stain marred the surface. The only thing I can figure is that it was a return or an item that became unsaleable when the tag was ripped off. Fortunately for us, it was a perfect fit:
Katie decided to try it on tonight and wear it around the house. I sweet-talked her into posing for a quick shot.
Have you ever scored something from a dumpster? Please share your stories in the comments below.