What We Choose to Leave Behind

1 Aug

There are stories all around you; I found this one in the trash. Well, it would be trash if anyone ever bothered to throw it away. When you walk around my neighborhood, you find the funniest things on the side of the road, so I took pics of what I found along my route. But there are some that I simply don’t get.

This one is pretty straightforward – the pic above is a luggage handle. Okay, you’re dragging your luggage and all of a sudden – SNAP! – it breaks off. Darn. Now you have to push your luggage on wheels. My guess is that it’s one of our homeless folks who haul all their goods with them. The only problem is that luggage was not designed to be a trailer, so really… this is inevitable.

Hubcaps make sense – you’d think you’d hear the DING! as it falls off. But since this is right next to an industrial park, I’m guessing when you’ve got 18 wheels, you’re probably not noticing a small sound.

This is the one I don’t get – clothes. You’re hot, I get it, but… don’t you think you’re gonna need this later? Kids’ shoes I understand – my kids take off their #*$&#*$ shoes all the time and can easily forget where they put them. But adult shoes? What are you walking around on?!

This is left behind on purpose – it’s just decoration. Not a decoration I understand, but hey! It’s their place!

What have you seen on the side of the road that defied explanation? Tell me about it in the comments below!

3 Responses to “What We Choose to Leave Behind”

  1. nickreeves August 1, 2020 at 1:34 pm #

    I once found a carrier bag filled with wooden feet. Each foot was paired with another by a length of twine threaded through a hole in the ‘ankle’. I suppose that they were something a cobbler might use? They made, I think, great doorstop presents that Christmas.

  2. Loveforlore August 1, 2020 at 10:29 pm #

    Haha was fun reading ! 😂

  3. sherazade August 3, 2020 at 2:14 am #

    Molto interessante questa tua attenzione cercherò di fare una cosa simile Perché le strade di Roma sono ricche di tante cose abbandonate o perdute!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog i deeply appreciate it.
    CIAO da Roma Italy

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