“What would people find in your garbage bin”?
Interesting question. Before answering this, I need to define which garbage bin we are actually talking about? Is it the waste paper basket that sits beside me here at the computer or is it the green wheelie bin outside? Is it the kitchen bin near the counter or the one under my desk at work? Each of these would have different articles hidden in their depths. So let’s start with the one beside me.
If I emptied the contents of this on the floor, the Garden Gnome (keeper of the vacuum cleaner) would swear because tumbling out would be fabric off-cuts and threads trimmed from my quilt as I’ve been working on it. You may also find empty printer cartridges and empty lolly (candy) packets (shhh don’t tell anyone). There may even be some screwed up paper but overall, not much in this bin to tell much about my life.
Putting on my CSI cap and channelling Gil Grissom (yes I loved the original CSI. Ted Danson just doesn’t do it for me), what would I find in my outside bin? Certainly nothing worth being paid all that money to be a CSI that’s for sure. You might find the cat litter, the bags from the inside bin and any bits and pieces the Garden Gnome has picked up from the front garden. The recycling bin might tell some stories though with newspapers, magazines, packaging and bottles. You’d find out where I lived because the local paper finds its way here . Really? There’s how many empty beer bottles? Does someone in this house really drink almond milk?? And who ate all that cheese?? Who loves Milo? My gosh, this house is insane!!! Let’s try the other bin again Gil.
Shine your flashlight over here Katherine. What is that? It looks like someone has chewed on the corner of whatever it is. Swab it and we’ll test it later. Move those banana peels out of the way and pull out that piece of paper. What’s written on it? Looks like a school note about end of year celebrations and a Christmas concert. What’s on that other piece of paper? Not sure, it’s a bit damp from the old tea bag (Tetley Green). It looks like a shopping list. They must have a pest problem because there is insect spray on the list. Looks like someone is going to do some baking as well. Lots of baking goods listed. Bag it Katherine, it could be useful. Move those watermelon rinds and the apple core. Can you see anything else that might be useful? Just some receipts from Target and K-Mart. Lots of toys. I guess that figures with Christmas coming. Hmmm they use Pantene for their hair. I’ve heard it’s good stuff. The weather has been hot lately. This bin is beginning to smell.
Well I think we’re done here Katherine. Not much of interest in this bin that would link the occupants to any crime. Let’s call it a night! 🙂