As the area around the Boston Marathon finish line reached capacity levels, it became clear to spectators that there would not be enough trash cans to hold their waste. Some of them were even locked!
Trash cans are locked for the Boston Marathon. pic.twitter.com/yE2m8MuWJD— Ted McCarthy (@thisrunson) April 20, 2014
So what does a reasonable person do in that situation?
Shove it in a mailbox! Federal crimes, be damned!
There's a distinct lack of trash cans along the finish line. Not sure mailboxes were meant to replace them, though. pic.twitter.com/QGAQnfH3Ez— Joseph Dussault (@josephdussault) April 21, 2014
The United States Postal Service has notoriously diligent employees that won’t be stopped by any kind of precipitation, but something tells us a hail storm of garbage might give the local mail carrier some pause. Yuck.
Update, 3:30 p.m.: That didn’t take long. The city of Boston wants to know a little more about the junk-in-the-mail situation along the marathon route: