The concept of an elephant graveyard, the place where the pachyderms reportedly go when it is their time, is well known.
Lesser known -- until right now -- is the nip graveyard. Regular readers will recall my rant from last weekend about the miniature plastic liquor bottles that are tossed out of car windows onto the streets. They indicate a scary amount of alcohol in the bloodstream of drivers in our neighborhoods.
But not all nips enter the environment from moving cars. It appears that a large number of imbibers also drain them on their way to or from mass transit, presumably before or during dates or going to clubs. I guess I should feel better about the fact that these folks, at least, will not be driving cars. But why do they feel it necessary to toss out the bottles on ground on the walkway to the train, when there are garbage bins within sight?
This creates the nip equivalent of the elephant graveyard, as documented in the short video below. It was taken near Cleveland Circle in Boston, on the passageway to the Green Line.
If we can't stop the littering habit, why doesn't the MBTA (our transit agency) clean up this mess?
If you cannot see the video click here.