There are things that even an op shop can’t sell. Last week, this dumpster at the side of a Vinnies store was full of unsaleable clothing. Today, it was full of unsaleable books and magazines. I was tempted to ask the staff if I could go through the dumpster’s contents. After all, there are things I won’t pay for but will happily take home for free. But I couldn’t quite bring myself to ask - turns out there’s a limit to how cheap I’m prepared to look in front of a complete stranger. Who knew! And as I walked away a recycling truck arrived, backed up to the dumpster and emptied it.