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Dear PoP – People Shouldn’t Do This

by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm 56 Comments

“Dear PoP,

This chair started the weekend at the top of the block and, got moved over two days. I presume it was put there by someone moving in or out who wanted to get rid of it.

Today it’s in front of my house. The chair looks ok in this picture but, up close, you can see why nobody’s taken it. Its old, very dirty and three days on the street hasn’t made it any cleaner.

It’s one thing to put something on the street that someone wants but if it’s not taken then it’s called dumping. I think it’s great when folks leave decent things on the street for folks to take, but if it’s there more than 12 hours, you gotta take it back and do something else with it.

I called 311 this morning and now, because of the owner’s irresponsibility, the city’s going to have to send a truck out and cart it to the dump.”

Where do you guys fall on the “free” items debate – a nice gesture or a just a lazy way to get rid of your things?

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