First, I would like to point out that the Post-Gazette’s search engine remains as effective as a halitosis-flavored breath mint.
After reading in this morning’s edition about the War on Potholes II, I wanted to share it with you, so I searched “potholes” and got the following back:
I clicked through a few pages of results, not finding the article from today’s edition about potholes — so much about potholes that the article included a graphic about how a pothole forms. So then I went back to the main page, scrolled down, found “Local News,” clicked on “More” and then scrolled down some more, finally found it and shouted Eureka before a celebratory snap of my whip and tossing my worn brown fedora into the air.
What I wanted to tell you about it is that the road dudes LOVE their jobs.
- “It’s going to be a good one,” Allegheny County public works director Joseph Olczak said of the coming pothole season.
- “I think we’re going to start getting hammered,” agreed Pittsburgh public works director Rob Kaczorowski. “We’re seeing some pop up already but I think in the next two weeks you’re going to see a massive influx of potholes.”
- “If the temperatures rise and we get rain, things might really start to pop,” said Jeffrey M. Karr, assistant district executive for maintenance for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
- “Every field employee we have is dedicated to get out there and patch potholes when we’re not in snow removal.”
I love it. It sounds like they’re going to war.
Because they are.
First, who knew potholes could influx?
Second, Massive Influx of Potholes would make a great band name.