Setting: March, in Central NY State, a balmy 30°, no wind, and even a bit of that 'bright thing in the sky'...
It's Monday, no saleing in sight.
Ahhh, but PERFECT for Diving!
Lo and Behold, I even came home with TWO (2!) Mystery/Goody Bags/Boxes (from here on out refered to as 'MGB')!!
For those of you not 'up' on your Diving Lingo...
MGB (aka 'Blind', 'Mystery', 'Goody'). (N): a contained bag / box that is full of shelf pulls or product. No debris or 'trash'. Generally rescued by a diver intact, and the contents are not examined/sorted until a later time.
and what did my MGB contain, you ask?!
and the MGB bag:
Shelf pulls (at 'Sell By' date, or slightly damaged)!
(5) bags pretzel sticks
(24) Cheesecake / dip mix boxes
(2) boxes ccrackers
canned olives, stew, spaghettios, a candle and a sealed spice with a cracked lid.
That's all 'fine' you say, but what do I do with it??
First, I take what we can use,
Then I invite our sweet neighbors to go shopping!!
The remainder is then divided up between family , local soup kitchen, Church surplus food pantry, and a friend who makes gift baskets for nursing homes / shut-ins! There are so many people out there that TRULY appreciate all this 'waste'.
...only a small amount diverted from the landfill, but this is where it begins - right?