Okay, so I just have to vent somewhere!
To Whom it May Concern,
We live in a world of technology. We have computers, otherwise I wouldn't be writing this letter, the internet, cellphones, space shuttles, airplanes, cars, and the list goes on and on. We have the brain capacity, or at least someone does, to invent all of these modern miracles. Now, tell me this, with all of our technological advances, why have we not invented a type of pavement that stands up to Canadian winters? A lot of people in Canada have cars, so they must know that there is hardly a street that you can drive down that doesn't have pavement missing. Many roads it is the same pot holes year after year.
What is done about it? Well, at about the end of the summer they are 'patched'. This runs into the autumn. You know, we do have three seasons here: Almost winter, winter, and construction. The thing that drives me crazy about the construction season is that by the time the roads are 'fixed', it is winter again. And, do you know what happens? THE ROADS FALL APART! And, just when you think that's bad... We have SPRING and spring means MELTING, and you know what happens then? THE ROADS FALL APART! Obviously, the tried and tested methods are not working! Those patch jobs? One swipe with the snow plow and they are gone. So, why did you even bother to fix them in the first place?
I pay taxes. I have paid taxes my entire life. Now, when are we going to use the taxes that go towards 'roads' to actually do more than have a temporary fix. I am paying taxes to have the worst road in my entire village. You know why it is the worst road? Well, because you have done 'patch' jobs the entire time I have lived on it and the road has decided that it can't take it anymore. It needs NEW PAVEMENT! I know, that's an amazing idea... To actually do something that might last a year instead of a couple weeks. I do applaud your attempt to put dirt in the holes, though. That lasted a whole day because it SNOWED and the amazing contraptions called SNOW PLOWS pushed all the pretty dirt out of the holes. So, that dirt? Now residing on the side of the road.
And my road? There is a whole section of it GONE! It had been really bad for the entire winter, but the other night when we had the ice storms... The road collapsed. There was rain water and snow in the collapsed road, so you know what? You couldn't really tell how bad it was. I have taken to driving on the wrong side of the road (although, that is starting to give out too), or I would have lost my car. No word of lie. You are driving along and then the road is just gone and you can lose the whole front end of your car. So, what did you do about this problem? You put a bump sign... On the wrong side of the road... The funny thing is that a bump is a little tiny hole or a bit of uneven ground. I know, maybe you don't have a dictionary. It is just my experience that: a) The sign should be facing the right direction, b) should be in front of the 'bump', not halfway down the street, and c) IT IS NOT A BUMP! The road... it's gone... Talk about down-playing the situation!
So, I am very serious in saying that instead of spending tax dollars to hire teams to figure out why gas prices are so high, how about we take some of those tax dollars and fix the roads! I mean, pavement might work where it is hot and there are no snow plows, but we have snow. The snow plows, the freezing, and the thawing are torture on the roads. Add in the big trucks because we were intelligent Canadians and got rid of the boats, trains, and planes that used to carry things, and we have a mess. The really funny thing is that my road is used to transport snow from the malls to a large gravel pit. So, those trucks are just making the road worse. Any other road you would've closed to trucks, but, nope, it is more important for you to transport snow than for me to keep the front end of my car. Now, I ask you, since it is your laziness that has lead to my roads collapse, does that mean you are going to pay to fix my car?
Let me tell you. If something lasting is not done about my road this year, you are going to get more than a letter. There is really no need of it. My road has been bad for years and you have just ignored it. It is one of most used roads in the area, so you have to know that it gets a lot of wear and tear. It is about time it was fixed. I mean, especially since part of the problem is the fact that we just had to have a sidewalk and curbs... Which meant cutting into the pavement... And MORE big trucks! So, really, it is just cleaning up your mess...
Thanks for listening,
I highly doubt anyway read this entire thing, but my car is making a crazy noise and I think it has something to do with hitting one of the hundred pot holes on my street because you can't really avoid them anymore unless you go into oncoming traffic. Funny, I don't think insurance covers having a head on collision in order to avoid a pot hole...