1- A Spilt BeerTransient male or female who's only source of earned income is from the recycling of cans, bottles,plastic and glass.
2- Any person who digs through the trash can(s) located in the Bottle Return Center to recover bottles/ cans that have been discarded after the machine refused to take them. These Can Goblin's then take those nasty waste riddled items into the store with them and hold up the Express check-out line arguing over 10 cents that they have just stolen out of the stores trash can.
3- Any person that regulary enters a store with the sole purpose of just using the Bottle / Can return machines, bathroom, and to eat the free samples from the Bakery Department, without ever purchasing a thing from the store.
4- A term used by Loss Prevention / Security personel to quickly identify a persons intent, direction of travel, and regular in store habits, with only one name.
5-"gobelinus canne"
1-"I couldn't finish returning all my cans because that Spilt BeerCan Goblin was using all the machines."
2-"I had to wait ten minutes while someSpilt Beer Can Goblin in the Express line tried to return a beer can filled with a syringe and piss."
4-"Can Goblin coming through the main door."
5- "Et tu gobelinus canne abi in malam rem." ( And you Can Goblin go to the Devil.)
by SHP October 14, 2004