Get it straight, its "Slicker" not a trash bag, LOL. Band aiding is common practice on neglected plant. Even in places where Fios is being installed, I bet you will find crap. This isn't a West Virginia problem but a national problem. How else could we afford to give the CEO's nice bonuses. At work I always have my camera for a good laugh. I have worked for 2 RBOCs and I would say its the same at both companies.