Oh, man. This got me. I'm not a huge fan of the podcast Criminal. I think it's pretty good but a lot of the stories don't really have the juice to keep me engaged week-to-week. But this one was so shockingly delightful. I couldn't stop thinking about it. I've listened to it a couple times. The second time I listened to it I leaned over to my friend after with tears in my eyes and said, "I love this story so fucking much."
The subject of the podcast, Dan Stevenson, is just the best dude. Super cynical, kinda jaded, seems to keep to himself (and his wife, Lou), he's the kind of guy who likes what he likes and if he doesn't like something he fixes it. He got a little more than he bargained for when he tried to do something about a mounting pile of garbage that was pissing him off. The results are hilarious and give me hope for humanity.
I can't say much more about it without spoiling, but, please, take 16 minutes and have your life enriched by this story.