By AndyAnonymous - United States
Today, I brought several bags of soda cans to the store to cash in. I hadn't shaved, and my coat had fur all over from my cat rubbing on it. The lady in front of me turned around, looked at my bags and me and said, "It's a lot of money people throw away, isn't it?" Apparently, I look homeless. FML
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  yanksby7  |  6

Have you considered that she meant "by not recycling, people are not getting the potential money they otherwise would"? Think about're both there, making money off of cans other people just throw out.

OP, I think the only person who thought you looked homeless here is you...

  shanemaximo  |  7

Watch the Penn & Teller: Bullshit episode on recycling. It's pretty interesting. Turns out its actually worse for the environment to recycle plastic materials and glass because it takes so much fuel and electricity to revert them back into a reusable form. The only thing that's actually easier to recycle than remake is aluminum cans! :)

  redwednesday  |  11

44- people at recycling depots make a shit load of money. at least the places I've lived, they make like 20$-25$ an hour. it's a job no one wants to do because of the smell but it's fantastic money. plus you get tips.

  gc327072  |  29

69- maybe plastic, but glass? Really? All ya gotta do is melt it down and reform it. In the ground, plastic takes up to 5000 years to break down, and glass up to 1 million years. Think of all the energy THE EARTH/SUN has to put out. You just went full retard. Never go full retard.

  OhDearBetrayal  |  25

No matter how true it is that people shouldn't make assumptions based on another persons appearance the fact still remains that everyone does it. Yes, even the people who are declaring the indecency of it.

  OhDearBetrayal  |  25

21- I realize that that's what you said, but you stated it in a way that would suggest that it's some horrible thing to be frowned upon. While I admit it's not an ideal action, it's the way everyone is programmed.

  BunBunBabe  |  8

Every one judges everyone whether you admit it on this website or not. In my opinion the woman wasn't rude at all just severely wrong about her assumption, at least she tried to make small-talk, some people don't even treat the homeless like people and she cared more than most

  AngiLaLa1  |  0

It's so funny tho... The lady could have just been pointing out that SO many people just throw these things away instead of getting money back for them with recycling. I think OP was just being self conscious about his appearance. So she wasn't necessarily judging anyone.. Could have just been making a simple statement!

  mystashisgone  |  6

Hey u should be proud! U can go that long without shaving, look like a hobo, and still keep a job to afford a place to live.... Otherwise if u don't have a job and u look homeless, it may not belong until that becomes true. you kind of brought that on yourself.

  calivianya  |  29

I'm going to have to disagree. Judging on appearance of physical features, which a person can't easily change, is obviously inappropriate. Judging on how disheveled that person chose to look that day is totally different.

  kikiwi_fml  |  9

If she said that when he was cleanly shaved and in nice clothes, that sentence would sound completely innocent. It sounds like she was just making small talk honestly, I think it was OP jumping to conclusions.

  Llama_Face89  |  33

Ha my dad was at a BMW dealer and told he couldn't afford the car he was looking at when he asked about it because he was wearing a worn-out suede jacket. He's a doctor who made $300,000 a year at that time and the owner of the dealership was a patient of his. Don't judge people by their may lose your job. :P

  ladyLALAA  |  28

No, I don't want no scrub
A scrub is a guy who can't get no love from me
Hanging from the passenger side
Of your best friends drive
Trying to holla at me

By  stepht91  |  0

Or maybe she was really just commenting on the fact that people waste so much money on things like not recycling cans, and was not implying you looked like a homeless person.