Paper beads made from garbish (see what I did there?) are so satisfying to make.
Much to the surprise of my friend Vesica who was with me, I pounced on the bin and removed two scrappy pieces of wall paper that had clearly been ripped off a sample rolls and then left on the floor.
But then I had a dilemma. Would it be shop-lifting if I walked out with stuff I had taken out of the bin?
So I walk over to the two young lads who worked in that area and wait my turn to speak during their two man impromptu staff meeting near the wall paper display and I ask if I can please have these two pieces of rubbish that I had removed from their bin.
There was a stunned silence as they looked first at me then each other and then back at me.
"I want to make paper beads from it" I said hoping to clarify the situation for them. It didn't.
Then I realised, they were confused that someone was asking if they could remove two scraps of meaningless rubbish from their shop.
Yes, they both said while nodding slowly and staring at me as if they might be on a prank TV show.
And I walked away a very happy woman having just got the best craft material in the store - for free.