Say you lived in a downtown area with a lot of people walking around, and a lot of drugs and other unsavory activities. Often these people throw trash in your yard and all over the ground outside while they are walking past. On this particular day you go out to your trash can outside and find the lid open. Often you rant to your husband that you wish these trash-throwing people would just put the trash in your garbage can, so you always leave it by the curb incase they ever decide to use it. Finding the lid open means someone chose to throw trash in there, right! Instead you peer in to find someone has set a plate carefully on top of your trash bags, along with a fork. A Corel brand plate and a metal fork, not disposable.
Even more curious, someone has carefully folded napkins up and used them to wipe off the plate, only a few bits of kidney bean and cheese remain. It appears someone had chili and set their plate on your trash bags.
After pondering this for a good minute, what do you do? Toss in your trash, ignoring the plate, and never wonder about it again? Or grab the plate and throw it in the dishwasher because it’s a perfectly good plate that nearly matches your own set of dishes?
And why do you guess someone may have wiped off a plate and fork then placed them on top of trash bags in the trash can? THE IRONY! These people cannot throw trash in a trash can, but dang it they can throw away their dishes! Furthermore, who walks down the street eating chili on a ceramic plate?!?