Yes – my mechanics know of my insane trash picking skills – as does pretty much anyone who I have a conversation with longer than five minutes. I found a weed wacker for my mechanic today. He put in the request about a week ago – I came across a couple of others but they were pretty much just good for scrap. I’m still keeping an eye out for a leaf blower for him though.
My mechanics are AWESOME – a father & two sons that are just good, honest, hard working people. A while ago, I needed some part replaced (for some reason, I can’t remember what…), and they called to tell me if I could get to the parts store & pick it up myself, it would save me close to $200 – which for some reason their parts delivery supplier was tacking on! Even though I’m pretty inquisitive, how would I have known that if they hadn’t told me? What I also like about them is that, whether you like it or not, they’re going to explain what’s wrong with your car & if possible, show you how they are going to fix it or what they did to fix it – they like to teach! While I know it’s not much, I try to thank them when I can by stopping by with some coffee, doughnuts, beer……..and of course, trash finds as requested.
How about you? Do you have any service professionals in your life that you’ve been able to give items to from your trash picking or dumpster diving excursions?