Today's Text Question of the Day is for all of the dumpster divers in the world.  We didn't think we would get such a huge response with today's question, but turns out you all like to dig through the trash.

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Tell us about the time you had to dig through the trash.

  • I accidentally threw away our marriage certificate the day after we were married. I was cleaning the car out and it was in with a mess of papers I threw out. Ooops! Ps. No longer married, but not for that reason lol.
  • Marriage License yes it was an accident
  • When my mom wrapped her dentures in a napkin at the Pizza Hut!
  • My husband said he had to for a paycheck one time.....
  • Was working for a major pizza chain in the 80’s. Closed the restaurant, locking the door behind me. I was carrying a small bag of trash in both hands and my keys in one hand. Threw the bag of trash into the dumpster...along with the keys...smh. LUCKILY, the dumpster had been emptied the day before...still not the most pleasant task I’ve had...BTW, no cellphone flashlights then...had to sift through the garbage in the dark...
  • 13 extra large Elementary school lunch trash bags to get my kids retainers and save the $250 replacement fee. Super gross chicken nugget day and all saturated with chocolate milk...got her out of class to help me for sure 😩
  • Two weeks ago...looking for my car keys. 😜
  • Looking for an emerald that fell out of its setting on college campus. Found it 4 hrs later.
  • I was picking up some papers to throw out and happen to have my phone in my hands. Later my husband took the trash out and I couldn't find my phone. He said, could you have thrown it away? I said why would I throw my phone away. So he told me to call my phone from his and he went outside and felt the garbage bag vibrate. Sure enough, my dumbass throw it away so my sweet husband dug it out for me
  • Threw my keys away at McDonalds. Although, it wasn’t me who had to dig, but the poor employee. Liability reasons.
  • I lost part of my $1000 crown and just threw it away. My co-workers were telling me the dentist could repair the crown. I called my daughter who ran to the curb while the trash collector was two houses down. She grabbed the top bag and ran it to our garage. I looked thru the trash when I got home. No luck...it was in too many pieces.
  • Dropped my retainer and my parents told me they wouldn’t by another one. The school custodian stood there and watched me
  • Dumpster driving for my retainer...ugh, as if middle school wasn’t hard enough already!
  • I threw away my retainer at a ski resort. My mom said “find it or pay for a new one “. I found it.
  • The time when my wedding ring fell off my hand and I couldn't find it. My husband dug through the trash for me just to check and yep, it was in there.
  • Retainers....mine in grade school, my kids janitors did it for them in jr high and high school.....
  • Threw my retainer away in a napkin at school in 7th grade. Dug through the dumpster and all the brown paper bags.
  • I went dumpster diving with my young grandsons as witnesses because I thought I threw out my debit card.
  • When my wife accidentally through out her new insulin bottle instead of the empty one. Fortunately it was in a bag with mostly papers.
  • I have helped dig through bags and bags of dirty hospital linens before looking for someone else’s diamond wedding ring.
  • Digging through trash in a restaurant kitchen to find the signed copy of a customers receipt I threw away about 1/2 hour prior. Talk about gagging
  • Retired 3 years ago after being a Lunch Lady for 18 years. I spent countless hours sifting thru soggy garbage bags. Retainers, lost teeth, jewelry, toys, tupperware containers...if a kiddo brought it to school..I've probably gone elbow deep into a dumpster looking for it. Completely gross...but when we would find the missing treasure...pure joy!! Best, and occasionally most disgusting job, EVER
  • I thought i didn't l like a dress i had bought. I then proceeded to put it in the original bag with the receipt. I also had cleaned that day. I took out all the trash and went back inside. 30 minutes later I decided to call my mom and tell her about the dress. We were talking about how weird it was so I decided to try it on again. I panicked a bit when I realized the dress was no where to be seen. Then quickly remembered I may have thrown it away. So I went outside moved a few bags and there it was $30 sitting in the trash. I ended up keeping it after all that. It did get washed right after I dug it out
  • I work in childcare and one of the children in my class must have threw out another child’s stuffed bunny. We didn’t notice until the end of the day after I had thrown the trash into the dumpster. The poor kiddo was so upset when we couldn’t find her stuffed bunny my last resort was so dumpster dive and tear threw a few garbage bags before I found it! I threw it in the wash at work and delivered it to her house that night. Not all childcare workers are horrible
  • Like everyone else it was for a retainer in Elementary school. My mom lifted me up INTO the dumpster! We did end up finding it among all the BAGS of chocolate milk (anyone remember that stellar idea?) Mom threatened to make me put it right in my mouth (she didn’t, we brought it home and disinfected it)
  • Had to find a bottle of insulin for my bf that got thrown away accidentally.
  • For my retainer .. and that’s like a bazillion times
  • When I dropped my car keys in the outside garbage can at the gas station
  • Lost my retainer at our local mexican restaurant ....had everyone searching for it. For a 14 year old it was pretty traumatizing.
  • A student in my cooking class misplaced her Invisalign after our chicken fried rice lab. I picked through the garbage can twice, only to find them on the floor after all the students had left.
  • Looking for the remote for the Blu-ray Dvd player
  • When I was a kid, I just got my retainers. We went out to eat at burger King. I took them out wrapped them in a napkin. Then forgot I did that...threw them away...mom was not happy..so we spent an hr going thru the trash. Never did find them.
  • A nurse i work with lost her glasses. The only place we could think was the garbage. So a few of us dug through the dumpster at the end of our shift. Never did find them.
  • Definitely threw away my keys with the junk mail once. Not happy the next morning when I went to start my car! Thank goodness I had a tile on them or I never would have found them!
  • Thought maybe my fiancé’s wedding ring fell off the shelf and into the trash. The night BEFORE our wedding 22 years ago! There have been other times since then but that’s the most memorable!!
  • Had to dig threw school trash dumpster in 5rh grade on nacho day because i thre away my retainers... lol
  • My retainer in middle school. Several times.
  • Find a retainer for a student
  • Hey my name is Nolan VanEk. One time I had to dig through the garbage was when I was really young my brother and I as well as my younger sister would dig through trash cans in order to find pop cans when we camped so that we could get candy from the general store which is the candy store here in Holland. But eventually that all ended for me when my mom found out and told us I couldn't do it anymore because my doctor said it was unhealthy for me.
  • My husbands wedding ring!
  • TQOTD: My daughter lost her first tooth while in art class in elementary. She was so excited, she left it in the room and it got thrown away. She was so distraught when she got home that I went to school and went through all the trash cans in the art room until I found the tooth.
  • Had to dig through trash for upper dentures drank too much the night before
  • I once dug through the trash to get a stuffed animal from it that my little brother threw in there.
  • I feel like dating in your 30’s can be compared to digging in the trash. That being said, I’ve opted to stay away from the dumpster.
  • I didn’t, but my ex did. Had to find a new woman somewhere, ya know?
  • dad told me he threw bills away by accident and had to dig through trash with the past nights salmon dinner remains only dad!!!

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