Lisa Fiekowski is a secret millionaire with an intriguing exercise routine: collecting trash.
Fiekowski owns more than $8 million worth of properties around New York City, including a $1 million co-op next to Prospect Park, the Post said, citing records. But at least one of her investments is uninhabitable, thanks partially to her unusual hobby — the Post reported that she had packed one residency with an old microwave, an umbrella, toys, carpets, and other trash.
Fiekowski has been collecting cans for about a decade, telling the Post she generates $20 to $30 for a few hours of work. She said she enjoys it because she can keep active, talk to her neighbors, and keep her area clean.
“Mostly, it’s physical activity,” she told the Post.
Meanwhile, Fiekowski has an MBA from the University of Chicago, and her husband makes about $180,000 a year, the Post said. She’s worked as a marketing analyst and a stockbroker, and her parents were high-ranking economists in the US government.
Articles like this blow my mind. This woman is outside her fucking bird. Literal mental illness. I have so many problems with everything in this article. You have to be a certified, psychopathic lunatic to be so educated and well off to be collecting cans like that. It’s flat out homeless, hoarder level shit.
She’s doing this to keep busy? Get a hobby lady! There are so many ways to keep busy. Volunteer at a soup kitchen! Do works of charity! Come on, she’s an educated, rich, wealthy woman. She could be using her resources to do much better things. But no. They’re all going towards collecting cans like a slob.
It also makes me laugh that she’s whining about intolerance and being judged by neighbors. Ya think? I’m all for tolerance, but you can’t have riff raff like this lousing up the neighborhood. It’s one thing if you’re actually homeless and can’t help it, but being educated and wealthy – zero excuse. This lady has to deal with her consequences. Waaaah. My neighbors hate me. Wahhhh, my family thinks I’m crazy. Yes. They are all correct.
And I’d like to know who her husband is. That guys gotta be equally as nutty to be making 180k per year and putting up with this lunatic. If he’s not considering divorce, or faking his disappearance/death, he’s equally as insane. There’s hope dude, get out while you can.
Look, I’m as green as they get. I encourage recycling and removing plastic and cans from trash. If you want to clean up your neighborhood, go for it. But be real about it. Recycle all the shit and move on. Don’t store all that crap in multi-million dollar properties and spend hours making $30 from bottle/ deposit machines.
Which brings me to my next point. Fuck bottle and can deposits! It does not encourage recycling. Cess pool New York needs to cut out this nonsense immediately. All this does is lead to extra expenses for stores to maintain bottle and can deposit machines, and gives rise to people picking through trash to make a nickel. And rich people can’t be bothered returning these deposits and it ends up in the trash or curb side recycling anyways.
I actually have much respect for rich people living modestly, like a common person, but this is not within reason.