While heading into town for the lessons Anna and I passed something rather unusual on the side of the road. Something I can honestly say I have never seen before, ever. I initially thought what I saw was a mail delivery person, it was not.
What I saw was an older blue-gray truck being driven way over on the shoulder of the road. The driver was sitting in the passenger seat while driving, thus the initial mail delivery thought. As I drove up closer to the vehicle I saw a very long metal object coming out of the passenger window - being operated by the driver. This object was a "grabber" or "picker-upper" of sorts. The driver, while driving from the passenger seat, was picking up soda cans from the ditch. Then releasing them into the bed of his truck.
Have I mentioned he was driving?
While approaching the truck I witnessed him do this at least twice. I had to pass him eventually or I'm sure I'd have seen him continue this - activity.
I have no idea if he was a part of the group that "beautifies" that stretch of the road or if he was doing this for supplemental income. I just found this rather amazing. I continued on to town with my mouth still hanging open. Hunh....