A British man was so frustrated with the city’s refusal to fix giant potholes in the local streets that he spray-painted wieners around them to force authorities to act. The man, from Teesside in England, felt forced to go to such extreme measures and while it was a risky move, it seems to have paid off.
- The wieners were everywhere! Well, not everywhere, but around some of the biggest potholes in the neighborhood. One was done in black paint, another in red. The figures were abstract yet clearly identifiable, and while it was an immature reaction, it was also a pretty hilarious one.
- It didn’t take long before local authorities reacted. While they could have just come out and removed the graffiti without fixing the potholes, within a few days, both issues were resolved. The wieners were gone and the potholes were covered, making the roads much better to drive on again. Whew.
- Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like the spray-painters got in trouble. Of course, first they would have to be identified, which would be difficult and probably way more trouble than it was worth. Still, it’s lucky that no one turned the perpetrator in and that the potholes were finally covered after way too long.
- The UK has a serious pothole problem. In one year, potholes in Britain’s four countries are said to have cost about $3.8 million worth of damage, with more than 900,000 potholes being reported on the roads. That’s insane! Why the problem has gotten so bad and why it’s not getting resolved is baffling, but it’s safe to say that this wasn’t an issue confined to one single neighborhood.
- Perhaps wieners need to be spray-painted across the country. That might finally force local councils to resolve the potholes so that drivers can drive more safely and without damaging their vehicles.