I think I might be a thief. Last night I found this sitting outside a Goodwill drop off.
There was a ton of stuff outside, but these two tables caught my eye.
Love the little feet.
They're both in relatively good condition, and will look great after a little TLC. It didn't occur to me until I got home that picking this stuff up could actually classify me a a thief. I figured it was okay to take for 2 reasons--
1-when I donate things, I do so because I have no longer have use for them and would rather someone else use them then throw the item(s) away. I will generally try to give things to my neighbors before I donate as well. The only time I'm really specific is if I'm taking things to a women's shelter or a children's group home. I figured the tables were just things people wanted to get rid of, but not throw away.
2-you're not supposed to leave the things outside if the truck isn't open (this was not in front of the store, it was a stand alone donation truck), so I figured the person (or persons) just wanted to get rid of the things "right now", instead of waiting until they were accepting donations and get a receipt. This means it's okay, right?
I think the tables are great, especially the small one, but now I'm wondering . . . am I really a thief??? If you saw great things outside of a closed donation spot (not a retail location), would you take an item if it met your fancy???