Your tax dollars at work

Mother Nature: I like wind
Palm trees: Oops. My dead fronds fell down in the middle of the street from all this wind.
Lurlene: Oh look. The street is impassable due to a giant stack of dead tree parts. I will move them out of the street, which will provide an ancillary benefit to this City of Phoenix Fire Department car parked in front of my house while the driver eats a bunch of donuts.
CoP FD dude: mmff, werlbt wqejrbb
*washes down mouthful of Krispy Kremes*
Oh look, That citizen removed a hazard from the roadway. It is now passable and I received the ancillary benefit of not having my tires flattened by driving over the barbed fronds. But wait! She only moved thm to the side of the road.

Later…

City of Phoenix Functionary:  Did you move those fronds?
Lurlene: Yes.  You’re welcome.
CoPF:  You must take them to the trash.
Lurlene: They’re not mine.
CoPF:  I can cite you.
Lurlene: The street was impassable due to that giant stack of dead tree parts. Moving them out of the street made it passable, and provided an ancillary benefit to this City of Phoenix Fire Department car parked in front of my house while the driver ate a bunch of donuts.
CoPF:  He is who called in on you.
Lurlene:  What would happen if I did nothing?
CoPF: A crew would come by to clear the obstacle fromn the road.  Then, a crew would come by to clear the cleared debris from the side of the road.
Lurlene:  Where it is right now.  Oh, of course.  How silly of me to help.

Leave a Reply