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???

2 comments:

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...