"Oh, is that yours?"
"Yeah, but it's empty."
"OK, 'cause I put something in there."
"That's all right, it's trash!"
In other news, I was thinking about this again this evening as I was putting pillowcases in the dryer: it's dang hard to make friends when you're not going to school, you're working with a lady who should be retired by now, and you're engaged. I never see (and barely talk to) anybody from high school anymore, I don't go out to bars, I don't strike up conversations with random people...
It sounds like I'm bitter about it, but I'm really not. It's just interesting. I think everybody has the same problem - I saw it happen several times with friends - they meet a guy and they withdraw from the social scene. (Or they go out into the social scene together, but that's another story.)
Maybe it's just me, though. I made friends pretty easily in school, but... well, I guess things change. Maybe now I just need to make my own friends from scratch - Cory, where are you? :P