Thomas WoodsMr. NeuburgerEng 102-1026 June 2012Response EssayAmerica the Wasteful
“On Dumpster Diving”
by Lars Eighner describes about how Americans can be some of the most wasteful people around and on how one man lived on that waste being homeless. LarsEighner expresses through this writing that because Americans are wasteful, a homeless personcan live through a life of dumpster diving with relative ease. Eighner states
, “Canned goods, for
example, turn up fairly often in the Dumpsters I frequent
(par. 10) People are getting rid of canned foods because they think food is spoiled or not good anymore, which it turns out to stillbe good after all.
Eighner makes the point, “The diver, after all,
has the last laugh. He is findingall manner of good things that are his for the taking
(par. 35) Eighner is mentioning that peoplewho believe dumpster divers are not grabbing anything good when they do this are wrong;dumpster divers are grabbing a wasteful gold mine of stuff. People in America are allowinghomeless people to have an easy life with dumpster divers because Americans just will not everstop being wasteful. (181 words)Works CitedEighner, Lars. "On Dumpster Diving."
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