A longstanding Hawaiian tradition, I’ve been told, was for customers to leave cases of beer at the curb, as a Christmas present for their trash collectors. It turned out, however, this well-intentioned gesture was illegal. Regulations state that government vehicles are not permitted to carry alcohol.
Being a resourceful bunch, the Hawaiians adjusted their tradition. On the last collection day before Christmas, the trash collectors recruited their buddies to drive behind them, and gather up the gifts their customers had left for them in their private vehicles. Sometimes, however, their vehicles were too small to accommodate it all, and the buddies were required to down a few bottles, before loading the rest up.
This could lead to some dangerous driving, but at least the beer wasn’t anywhere near the trash.