So last Tuesday we have two guys in suits, rubber gloves rummaging around in our dumpster. One of the guys goes out and asks them what they are doing and where all the trash came from that has now filled our dumpster. He asks for ID and they produce Secret Service badges. They also give him 2-3 secret service medallions from a box full of them they have in their trunk.
Long story short apparently they picked all this trash up, had it transferred to our dumpster and proceeded to go thru all the trash bag by bag....then emptied our dumpster entirely.
Same thing happens today except only a few bags rather then half a dumpster full or so.
What makes no sense to me is two things. First you would think they would have a place to do this kind of stuff. Why use our dumpster? Second, WTF?! They didn't call, ask or anything they just did it and acted like we had no choice about.
I'm not really sure I should be happy or pissed or leery. I can't quite understand how this can be standard operating procedure so I'm not convinced it's legit at all. If it is legit, again, WTF, eminent domain on my dumpster? OTOH I've had my dumpster completely emptied for free apparently for the last two weeks in a row.
Best friend is a special agent in the SS. 1st off, you'll generally never see SS agents in suits like that unless they're in protective detail - the average SS agent just wears normal clothes as the large focus of the SS is money related crimes.
Going through dumpsters isn't off limits though - garbage is public domain unfortunately, so going through trash that's outside in plain sight is allowed. They're generally not going to alert someone to going through trash as they're usually looking for evidence of a financial crime.
As for the challenge coins, you generally don't get "2-3" just for saying hi - they're usually earned or given for a reason, and usually not in multiples. I have one that was given to me by my friend, but not multiple.