So here’s the true story:  Every year, my friends would go school supply shopping a department store chain called Bradlees.  The reason that they chose Bradlees is because it had a Garden Center that was outside with no roof.  So they would take their school supplies out there (usually two of everything) and throw them over the fence when no one was looking.  Then they would walk out of the store and then forage in the woods where the stuff landed.