Throwing Away Something You Were Saving

@NailTech (6890)
United States
February 9, 2012 4:56pm CST
Argh. I have just found out something I was saving was thrown out by accident again, I left it on the side where the plastics recycling garbage bag is and not in the bag, so I figured it would be "safe" there. I even told family members I wanted it. Low and behold it still gets thrown into the garbage anyways! It was just a small plastic thing that I was gonna use for a plant, to catch the water underneath...I might be able to get more but have to buy some things again that it came with. What last got thrown away of yours that you wanted to keep and who threw it out?
5 responses
@chiyosan (29439)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
i think mine was that i was not saving it.. but then when i was cleaning up my cabinet i accidentally spilled the one where i was putting my stud earrings. and then when i put it back to the container, i forgot to pair the items. then come the next day i checked and was supposed to wear them, i remember i might have dropped it. i figured mom kept it since it has got a garnet in it... then my mom said that she thought it was some plastic and broomed it and has thrown it away. which is really sad because i lost the partner of the stud earrings i was hoping to always wear already (it is my birthstone).
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
13 Feb 12
oh no, that is so sad. i could see that happening but by accident. that is much more precious than what i lost. being your birthstone i bet it had some personal value other than just a plastic cup thing like i lost. i'm so sorry, could it be replaced somehow?
• Canada
10 Feb 12
You should have kept it in a place where it would have been safe nd there would have been no confusion whether it was intended for throwing away or not. I haven't had anything thrown away recently that I wanted to save as I keep them in a place where I know no one will get them from accidently and think it is not needed
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
10 Feb 12
So I am told, that would have been a better idea. I just thought when i told people and also showed them what it was they would listen. No one listens to me it seems, I find it frustrating but yes I will put it in a better place next time. No more "trusting" others with things like that.
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
Maybe you should put it in a separate place and put a label on it or something like "do not touch. Nailtech's stuff" on it. That way it will be clear to whoever sees it that it's yours and not garbage. Hope I helped. :)
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
10 Feb 12
Next time I plan to keep it in a safer place and possibly next to my computer here where no one touches anything. The problem with that is that I already have to much stuff right here but will think of something, thanks for the suggestion.
@megamatt (14330)
• United States
10 Feb 12
Yeah one or two times in the past, I am accident. That's why I carefully look at pretty much everything, thinking about what it is and anything that I wanted to do with it, before I really do throw it out. Granted, it is rather going to really take much longer when I have to throw things out to make sure I don't throw anything out by accident. Still it is better safe than sorry. Most certainly it is better safe than story. While what I threw away wasn't something that I would suffer without, it could have been. It could have easily been away. There are just going to be many times where we just live and learn a lot of the time. That is really what it is going to be a lot about it.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
10 Feb 12
Its good you are careful in ways, megamatt! Safe than sorry makes alot of sense, one can never be too careful. It might be an important paper one day that you regret throwing away!
• United States
10 Feb 12
You should have placed that item in a place where no one would have access to it. A safe place or a drawer or basket for gardening items. Can't recall this happening to me. I have everyone trained around here. If they don't know what something is or if it is needed they all come to me first. I didn't actually train them just mentioned that if they don't know if something should be saved or tossed to ask first and they do. If they don't know where something goes they ask me too. It works out really good. I am the one who usually throws things out that are no longer needed, worn or just junk in the house. Hope you find a replacement for the lost item!
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
10 Feb 12
Yea, definetly! But, I thought I had told someone about it but I guess they didn't hear me or neglected to acknowledge to ask me again before throwing it out. :( It seems you are really a good trainer, I wish I had those training skills for where I live, ha!