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Dewing It Rite

So I’m working at the guard shack this morning, and Mrs. Rich Lady pulls up and gives me a big heavy beetle-browed scowl. She rolls down the window of her AWD Luxury E350 Mercedes* and snaps “It figures!!! Doesn’t it just figure?” and then drives off.

Hey, I get all kinds up at the shack in the early hours.  Today it was all the dog show ladies looking for the Holiday Inn. No worries. But Mrs. “RL” is one of my nice people, so I gave it a thought. And then a look, followed by a laugh ...




Up at the top of the hill here two streets come together in a T intersection. The public Banks Street meets our private Village Road. Over time a series of parallel cracks has developed about where the join is. Wear and weather have turned three of them into pot holes. Deep pot holes.

Mrs. RL stopped to ask if our condo association was going to patch the road. I told her I didn’t know if it was even our road to patch but I’ll ask, so perhaps it might be better to call the township. “Well I was by the other day, and if you drove in that hole you could damage your car. So I had my daughter get a traffic cone from over there and she put it in the hole. At least people can see and go around it.”

And she wasn’t making it up: about 2/3 of a medium cone was sticking up out of the street. The other two potholes were coneless. And people have been slowing down for that corner and missing the hole for a couple of days now. But she’s the kind of woman who can get things done, so more power to her when she makes that call and I pity the fools at DPW who try to give her the run around.

She must have made quite an impression. Township DPW came around, and took away the cone.  Instead of filling in the holes with gravel and asphalt, Can’t have that. Why, it’s a danger, foreign objects protruding from the road surface and all !

And then they drove away.



* It just blows my mind that so many people who live here drive such expensive cars. Come on. This isn’t low-income housing, but it isn’t far from it. A small house in the neighborhood costs about three times what these units sell for, and more. So why are they driving cars that cost half as much as the condo? It cracks me up to see all the Audis, BMWs, Mercedes Benzes, mega-pickups and mighty SUVs that live here. Dude, maybe if you drove something cheap like instead, like a used Corolla, you afford an actual house?

** another piece of this pie that makes me smile: right around the corner from this is an asphalt diveway/top coat/tar sealer/power washing company. Every morning I watch their small fleet of trucks head out, often towing great round black metal tanker trailers behind them, filled with fresh hot tar. No, they weren’t hired for this job, but they could do it without hardly even slowing down. 3 scoops full of goop ought to be more than enough to fill each pot hole. Next time I see one of them stuck in traffic I’ll ask the driver if they have a contract with the township.


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