Incredible deals

I’m beginning to think that no one in my neighborhood has heard of Salvation Army. In case it’s a new concept to anyone reading, Salvation Army is a place where you take clothes or housewares when you don’t want or need them any more. It’s also the place you take your skinny pants when you realize you’ll never fit into them again.

Instead of dropping off clothes at the good ol’ Salvation Army, I’ve noticed that people often abandon them on the street or in alleys. True story. I saw these things happen within a 24-hour period.

Strolling across Damen and Division, I noticed bleach-stained flair pants and cut-off white jeans with a few of their other friends. If only there would have been a shirt on this bench, you could have had a complete outfit.

Strolling across Damen and Division, I noticed bleach-stained flair pants and cut-off white jeans with a few other friends. If only a shirt had been on this bench, you would have had a complete outfit.

The next morning, there was this treasure chest in the alley behind my apartment building. Shop for your choice of jeans and fall jackets!

The next morning, there was this treasure chest in the alley behind my apartment building. It looks like someone had already gone shopping by the time I arrived.

I’ve definitely also seen random t-shirts here and there, hanging out on the sidewalk. You’d be surprised. At any rate,  I don’t understand, if not Salvation Army, why not have a yard sale instead? Who couldn’t benefit from a few extra bucks?

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1 Comment

Filed under Chicago, city life, neighborhoods, Weird

One response to “Incredible deals

  1. They are three possible explanations.
    1. They are lazy.
    2. They are stupid.
    3. They are aliens. Never heard of this earth custom of clothing donation.

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