Buried Treasure in Santa Cruz

An unemployed technical writer has a brief chance encounter with a homeless person and his dog while taking out the trash.
I walk into the dumpster area of our apartment complex to dump my trash and notice a nice mellow brown and white dog resting alongside the dumpster.

I give him a smile. Before I can put my plastics into the plastic recycle bin on the left, a scraggy wild-looking dude jumps up from inside the dumpster on my right, grins and explains:

"Looking for buried treasures."

I gave him the high sign and moved on.
Have you ever encountered a homeless person digging through trash?
Yes, but wish I had not.
No, but would like to.
Published: 10/23/2013
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