Sunday, May 10, 2009

Traveling Trash Bins

About two years ago on my Sunday morning ralk I did a double take when passing a car parked adjacent to a nearby MacDonald's. In fact, I had to go back twice to make sure I wasn't seeing things. The car was a Subaru, probably about eight or nine years old. When I tell you that this car was totally filled with garbage, except for the driver's seat, I am not exaggerating.

About two months ago I saw a different car parked in the lot but with the same amount of trash. Room only for a driver. The passenger seat floor was covered with used McDonald's coffee cups right up onto the seat. This time I had my camera so I snapped a few photos, hoping that the owner of the car wouldn't see me and come running out to make sure I wasn't disturbing his treasures. It was raining and cloudy so the photos aren't the best but you can still see what I'm talking about.

This morning I was hoping to get a few more photos for this post but the car wasn't there. On a hunch I wandered past another fairly new sedan and I'll be darned if this one wasn't filled to the brim, front and back, with everything under the sun. I'm now figuring the the owner either buys a new car when the old one fills up or waits to clean them all out at one time. With the amount of stuff in the car I don't believe that he lives in it. Another puzzling thing is that on the outside these vehicles are all in good shape, no rust or dents.

My curiosity was now getting the best of me. I went into McDs and looked around for someone who looked like they might belong to these three rolling trash cans. Inside the restaurant was a group of senior citizens, all men, enjoying their cups of senior coffee, a bargain at $.27 per cup. They were engaged in deep conversation so I went back to my car, got the camera and took some more photos.

I have never been one to keep a tidy car. In fact, anyone who gets in my car usually hears an apology before they even open the door.
Tomorrow is spring cleaning day for the Accord. I don't want to find a rude stranger taking photos of it.

$1.40 and a tire iron (someone is going to be mad one day)


bleason said...

In New Orleans, we would never have this episode. Here, they just dump it on the street as they go. And if there is glass, I get to pick it up. Your amounts have been impressive recently.

KFinley said...

Gag! That is disgusting!

G said...

weird. totally weird.
and I'm so thrilled that you got the chance to photo document it!