In a message dated 2/26/05 6:55:33 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Sure many people bring you junk, but don't say No.
Just say, Thank You and sort through it. Anything you don't want
your students will gladly (and discretely) take to the dumpster tomorrow. >>
This is what I used to do...but unfortunately...it just became overwhelming
to deal with everyone elses "trash treasures". I take what I can use, if I
have to dispose of what I can't, I do..discretely. But, if someone asks and I
really can't use it, then I say so. Then again, there are the people who just
leave boxes of stuff...and then one has to deal w/that too.
I just can't be in a position of having too much extra stuff. The parents
in my school complain if the art room is messy(I know..hard to believe!).
Everyone has their own set of circumstances to deal with. I feel if parents are
going to complain if the room is messy, then it isn't fair for them to use it
as a dumping ground for stuff they don't want.
However, if someone had brought me an artificial leg, or a dress form....that
sounds like very interesting "trash treasure" to me! Unfortunately, haven't
had anything so interesting come through my door. If I hang in there long