This picture was taken back in August 2011, and this was not my first sighting of this truck. The folding bookcase holding back the trash initially caught my eye, because I had one many years ago. Also I confused this brown truck with someone else's bigger brown truck, so I thought in a week or so, the trash that filled it would find it's way to the dump and the bed of the truck would be empty. No.
It has been six months and this trashy truck keeps showing up. Sometimes it is near the store on the 400 blk of Q St, sometimes the 1600 blk of 4th or 3rd St. And the trash looks the same. A few weeks ago I spotted it near the mosque on the 1500 blk of 4th Street with a flat tire, thinking finally, it will go away. But I've been told that the tire is no longer flat and haunting another Truxton Circle Street.
So I propose a game. Not as educational as Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Not as fun as Where in the World is Matt Lauer. I propose Where in the Hood is the Trashy Truck. I have been told, and cannot confirm, that drugs are hidden on the truck. So if you're a junkie it may make for a fun treasure hunt. Back in the bad old days the friendly neighborhood drug dealers would stash drugs among the trash on the streets and in the alleys. With the neighborhood cleaning up, I gather there are fewer trashy hiding places these days.
I would love to know what's the story with this truck if you happen to know. If you don't know, then tell where in the hood is it?