I'm kind of a moocher. If I notice that someone is getting rid of something I run over to check it out like a greedy vulture approaches dead meat. Sometimes, it's worth the trouble - like in the case of my new library chair.
I assumed it would be smelly or broken, since someone was trying to get rid of it, but it's in very good condition. When I was inspecting it, someone came by and told me that it would look good next to a fireplace in a library. I told him I had the same idea. (Then I pulled out my knife and told him to get back and find his own chair; after a brief standoff he moved away. The world of furniture scavenging is very cut throat.)
The new chair fits in with my old misfit chair. When I was growing up my family had a wonderful red chair, and I always wanted to take it with me when I moved away. Little did I know that they really didn't care; taking it was not exactly like pulling teeth.
Anyway, the new chair is great. What have you ever gotten for free?