Wednesday, July 26, 2006

rocks in my teeth

The city (at least I assume it's the city -- I didn't ask for proof of identification) has laid gravel down over most of the residential streets in my neighborhood. That was last week. They haven't been back.

So now the entire neighborhood is covered in loose gravel. Well, the streets, anyway. Turn a corner and the car fishtails slightly. Or try to turn onto an arterial from a full stop and the front wheels are just spinning.

I suppose it's a good way to teach the locals how to drive in adverse conditions.

But I got gravel stuck in my tires so they go clickety-clack-clickety-clack as I drive down the road. I removed three rocks this morning, but that was just the top of the left tires. Clickety-clack, everyone turns their heads to see the clickety-clack car go by. I like to be anonymous in my beige sedan. The city is ruining everything.

6 comments:

Geographicallychallenged said...

It could be a conspiracy:

Novus needs more business;

Big Brother forcing the little people to drive slower; or

National Health Care's hearing test.


;)

Seriously...
Gravel over the roads? No oil?

Or is it gravel placed on the shoulders that cars have moved into the streets?

Sotosoroto said...

No, they quite carefully covered the entire asphalt with a thin layer of gravel. Maybe the oil machine was busted...

Geographicallychallenged said...

I wonder if anyone has complained to the city? They may be liable for car damage.

Sotosoroto said...

Okay, so they put some oil down. But there's still a lot of loose gravel. Not a proper paving job at all.

Alyssa said...

loose gravel? That sounds like fun.. you could play dukes of hazzard!

Sotosoroto said...

Nah, that's what mountain roads are for...