Perfectly good food does go to waste every day ... by some estimates, 40% of produce. Isn't that a crime? Even more criminal is that stores are now putting locks on their bins so that people can't get to the tossed-out food. Now, I've never dumpster-dived (nor do I have plans to ever do so), but I have to admit - I get it. If you youtube "freegans", you'll see loads of videos of people salvaging the waste and eating better than they ever could if they had to pay for it. Plus, there's a certain romance and thrill about sneaking around at night with flashlights, scoring free stuff.
I think, though, like hoarding or other extreme behaviour, that level of cheapskateness can become somewhat addictive, and gets entrenched the longer you live that lifestyle.
Edited by deedee2, Oct 24, 2012 @ 7:32 PM.