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Drunk men engage in civic beautification project

Instead of destroying property on a wild night out, the group decided to fix things up a bit.
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Chiara O. Scuri, September 13, 2013 8:22:42 AM

Miracle of miracles! A group of five marauding drunk guys is not in the news for some feat of civic destruction.

Au contra ire. As BBC News reports, the quintet of inebriated friends from Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, decided that in their intoxicated state they were going to perform some local beautification.

At around 3 a.m. in the town’s Market Place square, they came across a bicycle rack that had been badly bent in a car accident.

Though the city had tapped it for repair, as these things often go, council hadn’t gotten around to doing it yet.

So the friends rolled up their sleeves and performed a little do-it-yourself fixer-upper initiative.

Video shows them drunkenly repairing the rack, completely uprooting people’s notions of what drunken, roving packs of young men do at 3 a.m.

Naturally, city council is impressed.

“It shows young people acting in a very positive and constructive manner and shows they have a good and responsible attitude to what’s happening in their town,” Councillor Stephen Woodliffe, from Boston Borough Council, told the BBC. “Their actions were very public spirited and impressive.”

Can you imagine if we convinced drunk guys around the world that this was the in thing to do? Our various infrastructures may actually start working again.


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