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Old 21st-September-2008   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering, if it was just me, or did anyone notice that when you hang out around town (espescially in a park), people will always come and bug you about empty cans/bottles. at some point it was annoying to be always disturbed by them... if I said no a minute ago and I am still holding my can of beer, it means it's not finished, and I am still drinking.
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That's because they want to return your can or bottle to the store to get the deposit on it. You make money on them. It may be annoying, but at least they are recycling, unlike people in the US, for example, although some states do recycle and have deposits on bottles/cans. Such waste of plastic here...
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yeah, well we get deposit from them too, in Canada. I just never saw people asking 19765298 times per minute if the can you are holding in your hand is empty :P
they usually just wait for the people to walk away to go grab them (yep, some lame people just leave their stuff like that on the ground, it pisses me off really bad). or they walk around every garbage can (yes, others might just dump them in garbage can instead of recycling bins)/ recycling bins, and empty them to make money out of it. here we only get about 0.05$ or 0.10$ per can/bottle.

but yeah, it's a good thing that they recycle a lot. It was just annoying at one point to be always bothered.
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I guess you look too friendly. They have never bothered me and i have a lot of experience about boozing in parks. Haha.
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haha maybe. people often take advantage of me because I am too nice. -_-
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o.O sounds strange...

emmm thats bad dont let people take advantages on u!
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Hmmm
I have never been asked before...but if I was to be asked...I would tell them to shove it I WANT MY 20 CENTS!!
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Haha lol

Iv never had a problem myself, but i think that is cos everyone where i love knows me.
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