Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The treasures you can find (part 1 & 2)

It's amazing the kind of things you find in a walk in an urban park. The other day, this brand-new Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner was sitting just off the path. Somehow, I don't think that it was left there by the owner. It might have been someone who wanted to clean up the dead leaves but was put off by the lack of an electrical outlet. But I suspect the more likely story is that somebody stole it. Why they decided to leave it in a thicket of trees is anybody's guess.

The treasures you can find (part 2)
Here's the funniest part about the tale of the lost vacuum cleaner (see part 1). Just after I stopped to take the first picture, this guy showed up wondering what was going on. He had a truck and we decided that someone really ought to take away the thing before it rained again and ruined it. So he decided he'd load it up in his truck and call the police. If no one claimed it, he'd give it to Value Village or some other charity. It was a nice ending to a strange story. Of course, he might have just put it in his garage too...

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