4/6/20 Cello in dumpster

Our assistant sports editor found part of a cello in a dumpster near his apartment.

I recently wrote about finding a large Purdue basketball sign near a dumpster behind Sylvia Street. That sign has been resting comfortably in my room ever since, and on Sunday, it got a buddy.

While taking out the trash behind my Purdue Village apartment building, I came across a beautiful sight: the body of a cello.

I have never played the cello, nor do I know how to, but after this find, I feel as if God is telling me to learn. It’s missing a head, strings and probably more, but I’ll be darned if I let that stop me.

I have never been one for dumpster diving. It’s not that I’m scared of getting dirty, but there’s a certain level or pride that keeps a man from taking things out of a dumpster that I usually don’t like to dip below. Luckily The Exponent pays me enough that I don’t have to rely on dumpsters for food just yet — although that might change if this pandemic worsens.

I am, however, becoming more interested in all of the things I could find. My luck so far has been great, so who’s to say there won’t be more interesting finds in the near future?

Guess we’ll have to find out.

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