Monday, February 11, 2008

Les bouchons

This is something I haven't been able to come to understand, so y'all need to help me out and explain this to me.

I see a lot of elderly people poking through the trash here. Nice, well-dressed people. Judging by appearances, they're pretty well-off. And they're not crazy. Which is why I'm having a little bit of a hard time understanding this phenomenon.

Today's elderly person was digging through the recycling bin for plastics. As I stopped to put some bottles in, he said, "I'm collecting the caps." So I took off all my bottlecaps and gave them to him, and then we bid each other good afternoon, and I left.

Somebody help me out here. Why do people do this???


Samantha said...

Probably because they can get money back for them, and old habits (left over from harder times) die hard?

Princess Cat's Pajamas said...

I hope it's something nice and logical like that! I can't get the mental picture of older adults with plastic fetishes out of my head...