Speaking of Minor Deities…

mended pothole

… it would appear we’ve had a visit from the tarmac fairy!

partly mended pothole

I’ve never seen this mysterious being at work so I suspect she may operate under cover of darkness.* This may explain her rather capricious approach to her job… after all why else would you mend one pothole and leave another one completely untouched?

one pothole mended one ignored

Or just put a blob of tarmac down in the middle of a pothole and leave the edges open?

partly mended pothole

Or perhaps tarmac is being rationed? The fresh tarmac is the blob in the top right hand corner. The rest is basically stream bed. If I’m going to come off my bike, this is the spot where it will happen, I always feel. Do Schwalbe make tyres that deal with that?


Heh. Well I can’t quite believe I not only went out and took all those photos of badly mended potholes (I’m on the community council now, so I’ve got an excuse to get obsessive about road repairs) but actually made you sit through a whole blog post about it (and not for the first time, either). For those of you still reading, here’s a bonus photograph to compensate


Cute – or delicious – depending on your point of view

*Cynics say that she is in fact a council bloke shovelling tarmac off the back of a lorry as it goes along – but these are the sort of people who deny that Santa Claus exists.


7 Responses to Speaking of Minor Deities…

  1. Paul says:

    Our local, very minor, road received 81 examples of such pothole fulling just before the snow last week. Since it must have taken some considerable time and 81 is a lot of holes to fill, it’s hard to know whether to praise or crime SBC.

  2. disgruntled says:

    It’s a bit depressing, isn’t it?

  3. Flighty says:

    I wish that the many potholes here would be filled in, rather than left to get bigger and deeper! xx

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