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.
What weird things have you seen around campus since Purdue went online? Let us know and send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org