This was a really solid use of North’s bankroll. “Home improvement” was definitely what took place upon completing this transaction. What you need to realize is my old trash can was a total piece of shit. It was sort of mostly shattered, and barely holding together as a solid object. Recently raccoons and skunks had been rifling through it, and the pathetic receptacle was offering these scurrilous marauders no resistance whatsoever.
I went to Home Depot first before Lowe’s. Sort of “shopping around”, you know? Huge home improvement stores have a weirdly bad selection of trash cans though. I was just looking for something that 1) had wheels (That’s a no brainer for trash cans right? Think again, very few have wheels. I guess people think dragging heavy things on concrete is awesome.) and 2) had a lid that locked on pretty tight so that prying critters are shit out of luck. Between the two stores, that basically ruled out ALL TRASH CANS, except for the Trashpan here, which as you see from North’s post has snowballed some pretty rave reviews from cyberspace.
It kind of doubles as a giant dust pan I guess? You open it up, tip it over, and its edge is flush with the ground for easy sweepin. I don’t really care about that feature though. I just needed a thing to stick some bags of trash into for God’s sake. What kind of slob does the manufacturer think I am, that I am creating such ENORMOUS piles of waste in my home that I need to say “Fuck it, I’m just going to tip a 32 gallon trash can on its side, and sort of bulldoze all this shit in there at once just to get this pig sty under CONTROL. I have simply given up on conventional tidying methods, and the Trashpan’s cavernous, hungry mouth is my new salvation.”
A note about the photo I texted Ryan with: I did not actually purchase the “Drifting” waste basket. I was going to, for “laughs(???)” but then it turned out to be weirdly expensive. I don’t mind being a little loose with North’s obscene wealth, but in this case I couldn’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on such an atrocious product on principal. My moral compass as a consumer sprung to life, and I put it back on the shelf. If I did buy it, it probably would have been the Trashpan’s inaugural offering.