Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Living outside the city limits of stupid
I live about six miles from the city limits of Portland, Oregon, mainly because within those city limits are a bunch of people who make Berkeley, California residents look sane.
This is not a political comment - I mean the City of Portland and the people in it do some weird shit.
I'm still adjusting to living in a state with a beaver on the flag, right outside a town with the word beaver in its name. It just seems a bit ... well, odd.
But anyway, if you needed further proof that Portlanders were a bit nuts, read this story.
The headline made me wonder:
Giant rocks, heading to the beach, scare Portland commuters
Hello! We are an hour and a half from the coast, and just 20 minutes or so from rural areas. Yet people in Portland are scared of big rocks on trucks? So scared, in fact, that they call the Oregon Department of Transportation?
I can imagine what the calls would sound like:
ODOT operator: "Yes?"
Portland driver: "Um. I just saw someone driving a truck with a big rock in the back!"
Driver: "Well, what if someone is smuggling them in illegally, to, um, build a castle or something? Oh wait - can ya hang on - I'm spilling the hemp milk for my $5 coffee in my lap..."
Driver: "No, don't worry, I have a bluetooth and good brakes, I mean I know about the cell phone law, but the rocks...they're a bit...scary."
Postscript: I really did have some idiot call today, from his car, requesting a phone number. "Don't worry," he said, "I have a bluetooth and good brakes!"
Not a good brain to go with it, unfortunately.
PPS Thank you, Fireblossom, for providing this excellent picture and caption!