When I was young and poor and couldn’t afford to buy furniture, I always kept an eye open for curbside upgrades to my existing furniture. I’d drag home a better couch and then wrestle my old couch out to the curb. A few hours later I might see someone else dragging my old couch away because it was better than their old couch. There’s this whole garbage-day scavenger economy going on out there, and without it, a lot of people wouldn’t have any furniture at all.
But I don’t think I’d participate in the scavenger economy anymore – at least not with upholstered furniture. This couch was sitting on the curb on Nepean Street a couple of days ago. I think it was awfully good of the people who discarded it to leave a note for would-be scavengers.
City of Ottawa Bedbugs Page
As I lay me down to EEK
Bedbugs Spread in Ottawa
Bedbugs Infest Woman’s Apartment (CTV)
Bedbugs coming soon to a single-family home near you (Globe and Mail)
Bed bug resurgence crawls into urban centres (National Review of Medicine)