After I complete a year of Naked Thanks (365 days this November 13th!!), I very well might start another blog called, “Old Dudes of Delaware.” It’d be simple — I’d just take snapshots of the eccentric old men I see, because there are quite a few. Actually, the elderly fellas of my new state are one of my favorite parts of moving here. I feel like living on the movie set of Grumpy Old Men whenever I leave my house. It’s constant entertainment!
Take today for instance, here is what I encountered when Grey and I dropped off some boxes at the recycling center:
It’s an old man with his head completely inside the dumpster, looking for glass bottles and other treasures. In DC, this wouldn’t be a strange sight because homeless people do this all the time. The difference is that this guy, well, he’s dumpster diving purely for fun. In fact, he’s drives a mini van (behind him) and I think he lives a few streets over from us. Apparently, some people golf when they retire, some fish — and some dig through recycling with a custom dumpster hook made especially for reaching the good stuff at the bottom of the barrel.
Then, the other day, I spotted this guy at Lowes:
In case you thought shorty overalls were just for toddlers: they’re not! How amazing is this ensemble? Of course, after taking this pic I immediately posted it on Facebook so the world could enjoy.
I love these guys. They are unknowingly hilarious and they bring a smile to my face. Sometimes they make me nutty by driving 10 mph down the highway or cutting me in line at the deli, but no matter. I’m grateful for the laughs!