SOBA DELIVERY PERSON
I' always finding cans and cigarettes in my basket, and one time I even found a bicycle
seat! I throw it all in the gomi. I use my basket not for garbage but to pick up empty
lunch boxes from offices around Akasaka.
Nobody ever leaves anything very interesting in my basket; usually empty cans, rubbish,
junk ads. I just throw it all away. I sometimes use my basket to carry things around, like
big toys and tricycles. Today? Some sweet donuts for the grandkids.
The most interesting rubbish I've found in this basket so far is advertising flyers. What
do I do with them? Why, move them to another basket, of course! The biggest things I've
carried in this basket are futons and pillows: I used to work in a futon-cleaning place
and had to use this bike for deliveries!
Photos by Pia
Recycling is easy. No need to drag your empties down to the nearest center: your
neighbor's bicycle basket is so much handier. This week we asked some unwitting garbage
collectors to share with us the pick of their litters.
People are always leaving garbage and plastic bags in my basket. They should be putting
this junk in the garbage bins, which is what I end up having to do with it. Right now I'm
using my basket to carry some bread... to feed the pigeons!
People leave really boring trash in this basket. I've never found yummy bones or
hamburgers, just stupid empty coffee cans. I've tried chewing a few but they're not really
worth the trouble. The biggest (and best) thing ever carried in this basket: why me, of