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September 29th, 2009 | EarthBound, Polls

This is one of the most important polls in the history of EarthBound.

In your entire life, have you ever eaten food out of the trash?

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POLL: Have you ever eaten out of the trash?

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90 Comments to This Survey Stinks

aipe said on Sep. 29, 2009

Only assuming that accidentally throwing something that’s still in its packaging and taking it out five minutes later counts.

Mashi said on Sep. 29, 2009

I’m told I’m a pretty sick and twisted individual.

But I haven’t eaten from the trash…yet.

MetalGearFlaccid said on Sep. 29, 2009

JERRY: So lemme get this straight: you find yourself in the kitchen. You see an éclair, in the receptacle. And you think to yourself, “What the hell, I’ll just eat some trash.”

GEORGE: No, no. No, no, no. It was not trash!

JERRY: Was it in the trash?


JERRY: Then it was trash.

kevinchai said on Sep. 29, 2009

As far as I know, stuff that’s in a box in the trash is still okay to eat.

The Pig King said on Sep. 29, 2009

I don’t remember doing it, but, knowing myself, I probably have. It was in the wrapper, though, I’m sure of that.

WhatsHerFace said on Sep. 29, 2009

Sort of. It was an apple, uncut, I pulled it out mere milliseconds later and washed it off.
So…technically yes.

You can’t wash off hamburgers, though…

Fooboo05 said on Sep. 29, 2009

yes…. yes i have.
I dont evene remember what, but i remember doing it lol.

Spitball Sparky said on Sep. 29, 2009

One time somebody threw away a half-empty (half full!) bag of really good potato chips at work. The chips didn’t touch the garbage, so I took it out.

I dunno why anybody threw the bag away. Everybody was eating out of it all day. We always have communal food in the break room.

Somebody was being a spiteful crow that day.

Sisto said on Sep. 29, 2009

I know a guy who has. Pizza in a dumpster FTW.

Old West said on Sep. 29, 2009

My friend ate pizza out of a trash can once

CrouchingMouse said on Sep. 29, 2009

I probably did at some point in time; though I don’t remember what. One thing’s for sure, I would only ever take anything out of the trash can in my house. Who knows what other people might be throwing away.

EmeraldWind said on Sep. 29, 2009

My dad ate out of the dog’s bowl once…

He put week old left over turkey from thanksgiving in the dog’s bowl. And he was teasing the dog by pretending to eat it… then he actually started eating it and when he realized what he was doing he dropped the bowl… His face was priceless…

Diverse said on Sep. 29, 2009

Yes, actually. In the 5th grade I sed to be the one who acted out to gain the attention and affection of my fellow students, and one of the many things I did was eat out of the trash can.

bobbyjkl said on Sep. 30, 2009

I’ll eat most things in a garbage can, but it depends on what’s in there/ what the food is contained in.

Big A2 said on Sep. 30, 2009

I basicly did the same thing Spitball Sparky did, except it was at school (not the school I went to though…).

TheBatFax said on Sep. 30, 2009

Yes, but it was still sealed in plastic and right on top. My sister throws away things for stupid reasons sometimes.

BardNinja said on Sep. 30, 2009

hey, it wasn’t opened yet, and it was a cadburry cream egg. besides, the trash only had peeps in it anyway

Vinny said on Sep. 30, 2009

I was actually homeless for a while, and it was kind of necessity. I didn’t exactly go digging around, but it’d pull something off the top.

pooppoop said on Sep. 30, 2009

a lot of garbage eaters frequent this site

Q said on Sep. 30, 2009

There are some people at my workplace who will throw out a pizza or a trayful of chicken curry because it has been in the fridge (in a covered container) for two days.

I’ll let you figure out what happened.

Shawnothy said on Sep. 30, 2009

Now, does it count if it -should- be in a garbage can, but isn’t?

Halfsan said on Sep. 30, 2009

Yes, if I were really low on HP. 😛

But I probably won’t drink that can of fruit juice.

L95 said on Sep. 30, 2009

once :3

Curiouspasserby said on Sep. 30, 2009

It was pizza, I was hungry. My mind said “No”, but my stomach said “What the Hell! I’m starving!”

I’m weak (Especially when it comes to food)…

kaialone said on Sep. 30, 2009

*raises hand* once …when i was little i ate everything :3

Wil said on Sep. 30, 2009


Joshua Johnson said on Sep. 30, 2009

I actually have. Well, it wss still in the wrapper, but food out of the trask is still food out of the trash.

Achturn said on Sep. 30, 2009

was unwrapping a sandwich of mine, half of it fell in the trash, at first I wasn’t going to go for it, but when I looked in I noticed that it hadn’t fallen on anything gross, just like, a plastic bag from one of our book sales (I work at a bookstore and was in the break room at the time) so I thought “oh what the hell” and just went in and got it, it was still clean and it tasted fine.

so yes, I’ve eaten a trash sandwich.

Godaigamer said on Sep. 30, 2009

No, but I have taken a book out of a parking lot trash can. Of course, Earthbound was the first thing that I thought of when I did it.

Flit said on Sep. 30, 2009

Dumpster diving is a way of life.

Grocery store dumpsters are usually full of perfectly good food, cause they throw it out exactly on the expiration date. So yes, quite a bit actually.

santiagoff said on Sep. 30, 2009

Nope, never, and don’t plan to ;3

IMB70 said on Sep. 30, 2009

I’ve been on the verge of being homeless before, and when you have no money, and theres a dumpster near you, you learn to overcome the other very repulsive idea of eating food from it.

Dadalama said on Sep. 30, 2009

dude I’ve eaten after my cat (no not cat food).

??? said on Sep. 30, 2009

I did this for most of the 4th grade. We had this guy vist our school and talk to us about recycling. Since I was a dumb little kid, I took the guy too seriously and started taking paper out of the trash can in the class room and puting it in the recycle bin. Then people were allowed to take two juice boxes during lunch, but they never drank them and ended up throwing them out when they reached the class room. So I pretty much got free juice and the ocassional candybar for a year, plus I had a feast when it was ice pop day. 😀

roido said on Sep. 30, 2009

when i was in kindergarten a teacher throw a chocolate cuppy cake by accident on the trash can
i grabed it and then i ate it. lol

Alxprit said on Sep. 30, 2009

Probably, but some time ago. I can’s really remember what, either.

Leirin said on Sep. 30, 2009

b-but tomato, the trash has COOTIES

Lost Hero said on Sep. 30, 2009

Only if candy wrappers count as food.

I was little… and it SMELLED like candy…

SB057 said on Sep. 30, 2009

Yes, both in Earthbound and in real life.

Mysterygirl56 said on Sep. 30, 2009

I haven’t, but I will…

LightningLuigi said on Sep. 30, 2009

I can see I’m not the only one who had Seinfeld come to mind when I read this.

No, I can’t say I’ve ever eaten out of a trash can, nor can I imagin I ever would…

…unless its above the rim…

Robby said on Sep. 30, 2009

I once drank something that was left on top of a urinal in a bar.

Thankfully I didn’t get roofie’d… Or cholera.

Gaviollieo said on Sep. 30, 2009

Actually I have before.I dropped a brand new herseys bar in the trash and dug it back out and ate it. XD

rawpower7 said on Sep. 30, 2009

Oh yeah. You know, you drop something in there accidently and you’re like, “CRAP” and you dig it back out.

Anonymous said on Sep. 30, 2009

Yep I have and loved it

SmaMan said on Oct. 1, 2009

I used to work at Chuck E. Cheese’s where I would work 6+ hour shifts usually without a food break of any kind. You’d be surprised at how much pizza some guests will leave behind at their table. Now we’re told not to eat that pizza, but, well I’ve gotten pretty hungry before.

Long story short, I’ve never eaten an entire slice out the trash, but let’s just say even a few pepperoni bits go a long way!

Poe said on Oct. 1, 2009

Sweet, new theme!

Mr. Beefy said on Oct. 1, 2009

Found my bag of chips in the garbage once, thought they had fallen off the fridge and into the trahs so I ate them, roommate came home and asked me if I ate ate the chips which I replied of course.. then I find out while I was out my chips had indeed fallen off the fridge b ut before they could be picked up my roomate noticed a mouse kicking around in it. Needless to say I shocked.. and have never eaten food that has been in the trash weather it feel in there or not again.

Fred McNanner said on Oct. 1, 2009

There were three doughnuts left in a box of dozen. They weren’t stale or anything, and there wasn’t much trash on top of the doughnut box, so I figured “What the hell?”

Blarg said on Oct. 1, 2009

I probably should have read the comments before voting, since Flit’s post made me realize that, yes, I have eaten food from the garbage. One wrong vote here.

PKSTARMAN said on Oct. 1, 2009

Well, My 1st time was when I was 5 years old… It started like this. I was in Burger King in my birthday party playing, That was also the 1st time I ate a hamburger, The hamburger was so delicious that I wanted to have more. I saw a friend trashing a hamburger… so I ate it. The flavor was nice, i think food is nicer in the trash. Lol.

PKSTARMAN said on Oct. 1, 2009

Now…. Something is missing here! I think the regular comentor IWontGetOverTheDam fed up of this.

Miles Vialpando (PK ELECTION) said on Oct. 1, 2009

I once lost my retainer in a Burger King restaurant. My guardians spent half an hour searching through trash with me to find it. While searching, I found someone had a perfectly sealed package of fries. I snuck it in the car on the way back home after my retainer was found, and after examining the fries at home, they looked fine! Maybe someone didn’t want fries? it was in a Burger King bag, by the way. And as silly as it was, my young self (oh, that was years ago!) decided to heat it up and munch on it. Of course I had a ketchup packet, so I gained some extra health. :3

Swyldp said on Oct. 1, 2009

Yup, I have! And I’ve eaten floor food, too! Of course, in both cases, I only eat it if it’s clean. I mean, if a slice of cake falls on the ground and doesn’t roll, there no harm in eating the top 80%, which hasn’t touched the ground, right? Apparently, other people don’t feel the same way.

Anonymous said on Oct. 1, 2009

i have a cake shop near me

one vote yes

Lost Hero said on Oct. 1, 2009

All those who voted “Nope” are liars and thieves.
Who kick puppies.

Wild accusations are fun!

Arutoa said on Oct. 2, 2009

I have, but the guy threw it away, unopened, less than a minute before I took it out.

TellyPhone said on Oct. 2, 2009

My mom was the one to make me eat it… I don’t remember why.

Mr. Disguised Saturn said on Oct. 2, 2009

Dumpster diving should be a job. Your pay? Whatever you find of course!

Karzahnii said on Oct. 2, 2009

I’ve came really close before, but nope.

…I mean, someone dumped an entire plate of fries! Untouched, unstained fries!

KingMike said on Oct. 3, 2009

I’m guessing food that fell on the floor count, as it’s almost as bad?

I probably did that a couple times as a kid.

Claus said on Oct. 3, 2009

Wasn’t expecting so much for yep.

EBM said on Oct. 4, 2009

Yeah, my mom threw out a thing of perfectly good egg rolls once. They were in the trash for a while before I found out but…
I ate them anyway.
They were goooood.
Though I felt bad the next day. All in all? Totally worth it.

Some rope snake said on Oct. 4, 2009

Only in Earthbound for now XD Who knows what the future hold?

ScottKO said on Oct. 6, 2009

I ate a chocolate bar from the garbage bin at my work….they throw away all the stuff thats expired (obviously) but it was sitting right on top and it was a Lindt with hazelnuts, still had the wrapper on and everything, sitting there waiting for somebody to eat it

Honestly, who could pass that up?

NeoNess said on Oct. 6, 2009

A few months ago my mom threw out my brothers half eaten birthday cake. When no one was looking I snuck it out and ate it right over the trash. Plus once my roommate threw out my container of chinese food so I dug to the bottom of the bag and grabbed it out. Food never tasted so good!

Steve! said on Oct. 7, 2009

My sister threw out a bag of popcorn. It hadn’t been touched and was on the top. She said it was burn’t popcorn, and it was, I had some.

NecrosaroIII said on Oct. 8, 2009

Honestly, i’ve done this. I still do this. Whenever my friends and I go to the movie theater, we fish out a large popcorn bucket and large soda cup. The reason being is that our theater does refills on large sized stuff.

Of course, we go to the bathroom and clean out the cup. Not a whole lot you can do with the popcorn bucket though.

Master2872 said on Oct. 8, 2009

OH yeah you know how shit is, just everyone has done everything I have done in here so no point repeating them lol but its a definite yes.

PikachuMan said on Oct. 10, 2009

I actually ate a cupcake out of the trash once. It landed on a napkin, but yeah.

Joshua Johnson said on Oct. 14, 2009

lets just say, kids threw away alot of good food in elementary school……….

is this bad?

Pokey lives again said on Oct. 19, 2009

welll……………….. yeah when only/ junk paper was inside

Fortenium said on Oct. 19, 2009

Yes. One day my friend came over, and when he went to bed, I was just STARVING! Luckily for me we had pizza, and I… went in the trash and ate the half eaten piece of pizza lying there. Thank God it was on a paper plate, or else it could have been pretty gross.

Trevizo said on Oct. 20, 2009

In all honesty I dumped my head into the trash can and began chomping on cabbage,gross….

Pyroguy42 said on Oct. 21, 2009

It was a muffin and it was only there for like 3 minutes.

awsomecanada said on Oct. 30, 2009

yes at the park

Mr. Crosser said on Nov. 3, 2009

Okay, just today, as I was making my lunch, I wanted to have pumpkin peeps with my lunch, but my parents threw the rest out, so… I had to dig through the trash so I could eat them at break XD

Metalherooftime said on Nov. 7, 2009

I found a completely unbitten hamburger in its plastic case once. The rest, as they say, is history.

Dark-Karito said on Nov. 9, 2009

Oh yeah, a cherry lollipop. I love lollipops…..That time I unwrapped it and I accidentally drop it in the garbage can at school. There wasn´t anyone around, sooo…

MOTHERMoondance-- said on Jan. 27, 2010

Yes, my mother once threw out an almost complete. boxed pizza. And the pizza itself hadn’t touched the trash.

The pizza ended there.

mr.yoshiboy64 said on Jan. 30, 2010

Yes once kinda i was eating yogrt and i acedently there the case in the trash with the spoon in it so i diged it out and contnued to lick the case.

PKLucas0 said on Mar. 1, 2010

i think that when i was litel i ate out of te trash

StinkomanFan said on Mar. 13, 2010

Only once…

Miche said on Nov. 7, 2010

I hope I haven’t.

However, I ate food off the ground as a kid, so I just might have eaten food out of the trash once or twice.

Anonymous said on Dec. 31, 2010

it was a burger still wrapped lucky me the trash can was empty

Mother Fanatic said on Aug. 19, 2011

I’ve eaten food that fell on the ground, but not out of the garbage…..

(BUT….. In school, many kids threw out INTACT FOOD, but I’ve never been tempted….

RadicOmega said on Nov. 5, 2011

Wow, I’m serprised that the majority didn’t eat out of the trash.

Nyx said on Jan. 4, 2012

Some one else said earlier but…………. if it just got thrown out, and it’s still the wrapper, then yes, I ate it.

Mr. A said on Jan. 28, 2012

But only if I was the one that threw it in the trash on the first place.

MrBananaMan said on Apr. 3, 2012

At least… not yet.
But I did eat off the floor when I was young >.>


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