As many of us know, there’s only one way to get potholes fixed in the US. That’s simply to get a politician to hit it just once…maybe mess up a tie rod end….and that pothole will be fixed within a day. Hell, most towns will have a provision to pay for repairs to your car should it be damaged going over a pothole. The theory is: Your taxes pay to keep the roads up, so it’s their fault that the pothole was there. I like that. It carries with it a sense of ownership on the part of the town.
But, of course, we are here and not there. And here is the land of wackiness and failed logic. Over here, the thought is: It was your fault you were driving. It was your fault you ran over it. It was your fault that we’re too busy sitting around out of sight so we can get paid to do nothing.
And to be honest, I almost prefer it that way. WHAT?!?!
Yep. I almost do. Even though I nearly shed a tear for my car every time I hit one (one even cost me a new transmission), I don’t think I could tolerate a politician hitting one and vowing to repair it. Why? Because Barangay Representative “JoJo “Gimme Money” Flipejo just can’t get something fixed without plastering his “generosity” all over the place around it. So if it means seeing a thousand less tarps with his beady little eyes staring down at me as he brags about being the most generous guy in the world, then it’s worth it to hit that pothole a hundred more times.
Please don’t fix my potholes. I’ll just learn to drive better. I promise.Published in