ikkyu - 9:55 pm on Mar 6, 2007 (gmt 0)
A piece of trash rests a foot away from a trash can on a public street. A crowd of onlookers gathers, all agreeing how deplorable the litterbug was for not putting the trash in the trash can. After a few seconds of public outrage, a new passerby sees the trash, throws it in the trash can and walks on without a word.
Then the majority in the crowd agree that it wasn't really trash - it was a sidewalk adornment, and belonged there - quickly rumaging through the trash can and throwing it back in its place, banning that naive fool from ever picking up trash on their sidewalk again.