TROY – On Thursday morning, the City of Troy decided to place 200 more plant pots to the downtown square in honor of Earth Day. The pots are conveniently placed right in the middle of the street.
The last-minute decision was made shortly after city officials realized it was Earth Day.
“It really snuck up on us this year, and we figured it would look pretty bad if we didn’t do anything,” said an anonymous city official.
22 high-emission vehicles were used to transport and place the pots in the downtown square. The streets were also closed off temporarily, adding more driving to most commutes and leading to more fuel consumption.
“Those plant pots are pretty heavy objects so we had to use some legit machinery. I think we used roughly 10 gallons of gas per vehicle,” said Randy Troilet, a city worker.
The Troy City Government believes the plants will eventually give off enough oxygen to offset the negative environmental effects from the machinery.
Locals are devastated about the plant pots, which have been wildly unpopular since they were placed in 2018.
“They must have been high on pot when they decided to add more pots. We already had an oversized load get stuck on the square, now we’ll probably see sedans caught up by these damn things,” said Hailey Wilkinson-Smith of Troy.
The new plant pots will remain on the square indefinitely.
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