…dumped couches is breaking news.
“You could furnish a house by driving around Seattle,” said Joan James, a neighbor.” Oh wait, that was a complaint.
Seattle’s King 5 news just posted an article on what big problems Seattle has with furniture abandoned on sidewalks. First world problem?
Dumped furniture is what I love about Seattle. Friends who’ve moved here from other states, in the ’80s or the 2010s, always tell me that Seattle is special because ‘if you don’t have a couch, you can just drive around until you find one on the sidewalk.” In my personal experience, finding the beauty in an abandoned chair has helped me develop—as a furniture nut, and as someone who places value on creative solutions over retail-priced ones.
I hope Seattle doesn’t grow out of this wonderful, sometimes painful, idiosyncrasy of sidewalk furniture.