Thanks to this experience, I have a new theory about trash in New City. Perhaps people litter in order to help motorists, for they think that each article or piece of paper will eventually get mashed into the gorges we call potholes, and thus even them out to the level of the road. But this never actually happens, so they're just polluting with no point. Life's tough for folks with good intentions.
I also got lost today, winding up in lovely Wilmerding. Say this name with me. Wilmerding!