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A Li'l confrontation...

So...we're raising some puppies this summer (8!), and we go thru a lot of newspapers, for obvious reasons. I need more newspapers, so I swing by a recycle station, going to take some out of a recycle bin. The bin is a pretty large dumpster, and I can't reach the papers. I'm plenty athletic enough, have gloves, middle of the day, not too thrilled by the idea, but I'll make it quick and hop in. Ughh.
In there 2 minutes, a woman & man pull up, look to be other recyclers I guess, and she bit#/es at me, says it's "county property". I say I need papers for puppies. The man, Steve Austin bully look alike, says " don't get smart". I was not happy. I said " you think I like this!? Can't do anything without some Nazi Communist like you bit#@ing. ", all in an unhappy tone. But screw them, big tough guy compelled to jerk a skinny guy around. B/S! Gimme a break, dummies! I drove off.
What happened today.
Any opinions?

created by decent28 on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:09:42 am
updated by decent28 on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:23:55 am
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The county recycle bins clearly state that it's against the law to remove recyclables.

Would I confront someone removing newspapers? Unlikely.

However, I also wouldn't head to the recycle bins if I needed newspapers. I'd ask friends and family to save them for me. In a real pinch I might grab some free newspapers off a rack (City paper or other papers distributed for free).

posted by mom2 on Jul 26, 2014 at 02:58:57 am     #   1 person liked this

Since this post and the one response so far was made in the wee hours of the morning at least no one replied to tear out pages of the Good Book and use them. Maybe if peeps stopped and read a few passages some of the nasty would melt away. We do need to wake up to the world around us, stop tearing down each other. There are more pressing problems to solve than puppies, paper for puppies and surgery for puppies.

posted by Mariner on Jul 26, 2014 at 05:25:32 am     #   1 person liked this

I've noticed that people are very territorial about their recyclables. In my area if someone takes any of their recyclables that are at the curb, police are often called.

posted by Spaceace on Jul 26, 2014 at 07:17:41 am     #   1 person liked this

If it is not county property until it is in the bin, maybe go there on a busy Saturday morning and ask folks to give you their paper before they dump it in the bin.

posted by JohnnyMac on Jul 26, 2014 at 08:24:42 am     #   1 person liked this

Mariner posted at 05:25:32 AM on Jul 26, 2014:

Since this post and the one response so far was made in the wee hours of the morning at least no one replied to tear out pages of the Good Book and use them. Maybe if peeps stopped and read a few passages some of the nasty would melt away. We do need to wake up to the world around us, stop tearing down each other. There are more pressing problems to solve than puppies, paper for puppies and surgery for puppies.

Your post makes no sense. Someone is awake late at night, so they'd rip pages out of the bible for a puppy to pee on? Or suggest that someone else do so?

I don't know what the other poster was doing awake late at night, but I was woken up by a kid who had a bad dream. I couldn't fall back asleep, so I surfed the net for a few minutes until I was ready to sleep again.

Does that absolve me from your judgement? Am I a less likely candidate to deface the bible than someone who went out for the night instead?

Funny that you're complaining about the absurdity of the topic by adding a nearly equally absurd comment to the discussion.

posted by mom2 on Jul 26, 2014 at 08:45:45 am     #   1 person liked this

Perhaps that was the entire point. Or maybe a gentle nudge for people to be nicer to each other with the ridiculous mention of tearing the pages from a book. (might just as well said yellow pages) Matters not to anyone what time a post is made...they are all 24 which should be spent in freedom. The "Steve Austin bully look alike" sounds like somebody I'd like to meet for about 30 seconds. That's about all it would take to straighten his ass out.

posted by Mariner on Jul 26, 2014 at 09:39:36 am     #  

Quick add on: the puppy reference was a shot at the local daily publication.

posted by Mariner on Jul 26, 2014 at 09:42:49 am     #  

Columbo one more thing. yeah yeah do know the diff between fortitude on a keyboard and in a dark back alley. (Rooster them's brave words from a one-eyed fat man said Ned Pepper)

posted by Mariner on Jul 26, 2014 at 10:01:43 am     #   1 person liked this

I can understand why someone might be upset if they took the time to separate their recyclables and make a trip to a recycle station only to see someone stealing recyclables so their dogs can crap on them and then have them end up in the dump - it defeats the whole purpose of recycling. And anyone who says they need about 30 seconds to straighten the complainer's ass out might benefit from reading a few passages from the Good Book to learn how to be nicer to others.

posted by Mike21 on Jul 26, 2014 at 10:12:11 am     #  

Feel free to subscribe, too. Satisfied customers constantly tell me the paper works great with puppies.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:00:34 am     #   1 person liked this

sniff now i am bruised up. Your just being mean Mike. That or your a fan of bullies. What kind of a tough guy raises 8 pups and calls himself decent28 and doesn't spell out the swear words? Hey that's ok will use a full box of kleenix and get over it. @Nolan makes a dandy fish wrap as well.

posted by Mariner on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:08:15 am     #   1 person liked this

Mariner posted at 10:01:43 AM on Jul 26, 2014:

Columbo one more thing. yeah yeah do know the diff between fortitude on a keyboard and in a dark back alley. (Rooster them's brave words from a one-eyed fat man said Ned Pepper)

Right before Rooster shot him?

posted by MIJeff on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:09:18 am     #  

I'm confused by about 95% of this thread.

posted by dell_diva on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:12:05 am     #   10 people liked this

am in for 98 dd and am contributing. Gonna call J Noble Daget to straightened it all out.

posted by Mariner on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:16:27 am     #  

It's too bad you weren't climbing into a bin full of history books...you could have read one of them, and found out that Nazis and Communists are not synonymous.

posted by Sohio on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:33:48 am     #   3 people liked this

Hey while your in there, could you grab me all the Sunday coupons you find? Please?

posted by ToledoLatina on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:03:46 pm     #   1 person liked this

Thanks for the opines, interesting. The court of public opinion is seldom dull. @Mariner, working 12 hr. all night shifts now, if you must know....and to curse in public, I try not to be too rude in public, where women read. And was tough enough to back down "Steve Austin", who had 50 lbs. on me, he shut up, since you asked. Heart and guts are glad to take on a bloated loud mouth everytime, I'm confident. I was just surprised at the 2 of them policing me, while I, you know, was in a frikkin dumpster. The Commie/Nazi notion was making the "it's a free country, last time I checked " point, but yea, funny, @Sohio. I felt these folks were being too vigilant. My handle and raising some puppies not hard enough for you, Mariner? They're Pit Bull- Mastiff mixes, that impress you, Rambo? :D

posted by decent28 on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:37:41 pm     #  

Hahaha! Duly noted. Good to hear the encounter didn't leave you sour. Lately seems a whole bunch of pettiness flyin' around with too much minding the other guys' business. Think we all had a few chuckles on this one and not at all at your expense 28. Good luck with your eight charges. Gotta go. I hear Colonel Trautman calling me.

posted by Mariner on Jul 26, 2014 at 01:32:42 pm     #   1 person liked this

If someone wanted my paper all they have to do is ask. Of course not gonna say anything about taking the paper what info have a problem with is someone taking my cans and going up to Michigan to get money back...I did confront a few people when I lived in the city. Started crushing them then...

posted by avinsurer on Jul 26, 2014 at 02:19:54 pm     #   1 person liked this

Question: which Steve Austin did this man resemble? Father of Texas, $6-Million, or Stone Cold?

posted by Sohio on Jul 26, 2014 at 04:04:38 pm     #  

Ha...which one is bald, a little grey hair and grey goatee, about 240 lbs.? Oh, and a pretty quick confrontational attitude.

posted by decent28 on Jul 26, 2014 at 05:16:41 pm     #  

decent28 posted at 05:16:41 PM on Jul 26, 2014:

Ha...which one is bald, a little grey hair and grey goatee, about 240 lbs.? Oh, and a pretty quick confrontational attitude.

Okay, lol, def Stone Cold. No Lee Majors similarity.

posted by decent28 on Jul 26, 2014 at 05:19:13 pm     #