My son and I were on a mission to Home Depot near St. Paul when we came upon this surprising scene of citizen action at work.
This older gentleman was picking up trash a couple of blocks north of Rte. 110. The unflattering photo of his rear end isn’t up to my usual middling standards – but this was the best I could do in a few seconds as we waited at a stop light.
As our line of traffic began to move, I yelled out ‘way to go!’ But he couldn’t hear me. We drove on while he stayed put, going about his civic duty.
How did he reach the juncture that moved him to such action? Was he tired of seeing the mess? Was this part of his routine? No real way to know. But he was getting after it, and Minnesota was better off for his efforts.