There's an old phrase that suggests we "work smarter, not harder." This garbage truck driver must have read that as "work like a monumental idiot, not harder." The sanitation worker in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico basically ghost-rides his garbage truck while running to grab bags that have been left on the curb.

Now, this would be a dumb idea if he were collecting garbage out in the desert, where the only danger is running off the road – but he's not. He's essentially letting this truck idle along without anyone at the wheel in the middle of what looks like a residential area. This is a very special degree of stupidity at work here.

In closing, if you're a trash collector, don't ghost-ride your truck. Scratch that, just don't ghost ride at all. You'll hurt someone or something. Scroll down and have a look at the video from south of the border.


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      barkeep
      • 8 Months Ago
      Finally, ghost riding has a legitimate use! ...and that driver... damn, he has great aim!
      BryanGx
      • 8 Months Ago
      Ghost driving aside, I've never seen a public employee show that much hustle. Ever.
      Joe Molitor
      • 8 Months Ago
      GIVE THAT MAN A RAISE!... A BONUS!! STOCK OPTIONS!!! Elect him to Congress or BE PRESIDENT! The USA needs men like him who DO ACT efficiently.
      Macvicar24
      • 8 Months Ago
      Drives better than a Prius owner!
      waetherman
      • 8 Months Ago
      How is it that bloggers on AB continue to reference without attribution or link? Is all civility on the 'net dead?
        waetherman
        • 8 Months Ago
        @waetherman
        Apparently this is a problem on mobile, but not desktop. But still; keep it fair AB. And stop referencing yourself so much as of you were the source of all auto news.
      • 8 Months Ago
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      B funk
      • 8 Months Ago
      No wonder "they took er jobs"
      • 8 Months Ago
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      Ken
      • 8 Months Ago
      Because Mexico
      davebo357
      • 8 Months Ago
      Yeah it's not the brightest idea, but I appreciate an employee actually working harder just to be faster and more efficient, just not at the risk of property damage or running over some kid. Still though, this is probably the least dangerous thing happening in Mexico right now.
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