10-05-08 - 2

Night in Seattle. A trash can sits on the curb across the street from out apartment. It's a quiet residential road, no cars are passing by. A pedestrian walks down the sidewalk and suddenly kicks over the trash can. It noisily bounces into the middle of the street. He walks on somewhat sheepishly, looking around to see if anyone noticed, as if he just tripped and is trying to pretend nothing happened. I'm surprised and amused. A few seconds later another pedestrian walks up from the opposite direction. He pauses for a second and looks at the trash can, walks into the street and picks it up and restores it to its original position on the curb, then continues on. I'm even more surprised.

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