I live in a fairly nice part of Nashville.
One of the parts that when you tell people your zip code, it's not unlikely for someone to be all like, "ahh, good zip code."
So I was a little surprised at what I saw last night.
I had come home from the gym (I had a great 8x400 speed workout!) and decided it was due time to take my trash out. This isn't exactly a difficult thing to do, but when there's a heat advisory going on you don't exactly have the extra energy to walk the trash to where the Dumpset is a few buildings away.
As I got closer to the Dumpster, I could hear a lot of noise. As I rounded the corner, I found that there was a man standing in one of them tossing things out. I tried not to stare, but I couldn't help it. As I walked closer and tossed my bag into one of the other Dumpsters, it became quite clear that he was going through everything and tossing out stuff that he apparently wanted. One of the items I saw on the ground appeared to be a couple of old door knobs.
His pick-up truck nearby? The bed was packed to overflowing with tons of stuff. I guess this guy goes around collecting stuff, and I couldn't help but wonder what he does with it all.
It was certainly the first time I had seen that since moving to the neighborhood. I probably wouldn't have been surprised to see such a thing when I lived in LaVergne, but it definitely seemed out of the ordinary for this part of Nashville. Then again, who am I to say?