Tuesday, March 04, 2008

PENNDOT.......a whole lot of pot

......POTHOLES that is. PA roads are so crappy and so much worse in the winter time. The potholes are unbelievable. I know there is snow and ice on the ground but they let the roads get so horrible. I have experienced the wrath of the road two times in the past month. No not once, but TWICE I blew out a tire on a stretch of 81 in PA. A few weeks ago I distinctly remember hitting a pothole with such force that I felt like I had taken out a small child who was playing in the middle of the highway. Little did I know at the time that I had broken a belt in my tire and caused a bulge in my tire. I did not realize it until about a week or so later when I got my car inspected and had it pointed out to me. He gave me a new tire so I could pass my inspection. Not even two weeks later and I hit the same batch of potholes on I-81. I tried to outsmart the potholes by driving on the other side of the road. Little did I know that the potholes were smarter than I. They knew to cover the entire road so I could not pass by them unscathed. It felt more like a small animal than a child this time, but the impact was still enough to cause damage. The idiot I was didn't think that I could blow out another tire in a matter of weeks so I forgot about the incident and moved on. Monday (yesterday) I was sitting at a red light with my window down and enjoying the beautiful day. A guy on on moto pulled up to my window and informed me that there was a huge bulge in my tire and that it was about to blow out. Sure enough I saw the hideous bulge in my tire. I needed to replace another tire. Here are two pictures of the tire that I took for evidence for when I sue PENNDOT for neglect.

Notice the lovely bulge from a broken belt.

Of course I was also thinking that a brand new tire shouldn't break a belt so easily. Afterall, it's supposed to be able to withstand some bumps and holes. Thankfully the tire was bought from a friend of Josh's family who is a Christian so I am hoping he will make it right.....even though PA had its part in the bulge. So I (hopefully) don't have to worry about getting angry and yelling at yet another person from a car repair garage.


At 5:06 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

Nina! So, it's not enough to have car issues, but now the road has to gang up on you, too?! Enough already! I loved your title, by the way. I was cracking up before I even read the post.

So good to hear from you! I hope you're doing okay.............aside from the plots against you by roadways and thoroughfares. I'm glad you were okay, though! That's scary. Hey - did your car start to shake it's booty? My mom's tire had a bulge like that and it wiggled and waggled its way down the street. Had it not been scary, it would have been really funny.

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Beccalynn said...

Oh gosh! I've missed you! I'm sorry we have to meet under such circumstances! If you call meeting on cyberspace really MEETING. I mean, I count it that way since my entire relationship with Jess is based on cyberspace since she visited last...so it TOTALLY is a viable way to maintain a friendship, though I really want to call you and hear your voice!
Nina, you should capitalize on your car trouble experiences and write a book! No, I mean SERIOUSLY! It would be so funny and great!

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Beccalynn said...

I don't get it...how did my post on Ninja warrior remind you you need to make a Spanish phone call? non sequitor maybe? I'm sure it made a logical connection in your brain but that's some cerebral gymnastics that my mind can't wrap itself around!!!
Dude! I hadn't even thought about it!


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