Used Dishes

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I found some Japanese dishes inside the dumpster while I was taking out the garbage. About 5 of them were in a box and two on top of it, as if someone had been looking at them before me. They looked unused and were completely clean with no chips or cracks. I noticed these were very fine, heavy duty porcelain dishes that were oven proof and what not. Only three of them matched and the remaining 4 had different patterns. But they were all the same size and were perfectly suitable as dinner plates. I took them out of the dumpster and brought them inside our apartment. When my now ex-wife came home I told her a friend had given them to me and had never used them. Had I told her I found them in a dumpster she would have refused to keep them. She was not one to like anything that was used and often had expressed disgust at buying second hand stuff or at thrift stores..

We used the plates for many years until the last one broke.

Copyright © 2020 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

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