How Hard Is Dumpster Diving?

Too hard for a novice:

I opened the first dumpster, wondering what I might tell the store owner or police officer if we were caught. Should I go with, "I lost my wedding ring in there," or "My Pomeranian is trapped inside?" Then came the moment of truth. This dumpster, and all the others nearby, was truly foul. No edible treats were readily apparent among the stinky refuse. I'd have to climb in and start ripping into bags. I cannot tell a lie. I totally chickened out. I simply couldn't bring myself to do it.

Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine had better luck.