Or at least thats what I call this time of the year
Twice a year most shires and councils
 have what we call ‘Hard Rubbish Collections’
Its a service for ratepayers whereby you can leave all those enormous ‘things’
broken or otherwise
that you want to get rid of
that you are too lazy or too cheap to take to the tip
out at the front of your house and a big truck comes along
and  does the deed for you
For Free
Thats it in theory
In practice its slightly different
As I said I call it Window Shopping
Looking for bargains from the windows of your car
You get to see inside of others’ homes for free
from the stuff they leave outside lol
Its when that old saying
‘One Man’s Junk is another Man’s Treasure’
comes into play
and the Hunters and Gatherers come out
Little cars and big utes will suddenly stop and drivers pick through the piles
Most of the ‘white goods’ have gone
Last week there were dryers and washing machines
bikes as well as various other metal odds and ends
along this road
and just about every other one locally
Scrap metal trucks cruise up and down at all hours of the day
doing their own window shopping
So judging from my nosiness while out walking
(yes, I’ve had a little squizzy at a few piles here and there)
I think the sales of TVs,and computor equipment
Furniture, beds, garden furniture and just about anything else 
must have skyrocketed 
I did notice that once upon a time you could pick up a bargain
from the road side – not this year
so much of what I’ve seen is in terrible condition
wrecked – or just junk
You wonder how they could have some of the stuff
 in their garages, never mind their homes
Must be a sign of the times