Take That Power Pole and Stick It!

I was getting ready for work when I looked out the window and saw the utility company starting to erect a pole. Not only was it right in front of my new house, they were going to position it directly in front of my picture window! No way was I going to permit this!

I gulped down my last bit of coffee and went directly to the crew supervisor and told him in no uncertain terms that I was not going to permit his crew to put that stupid electrical pole directly in front of my picture window.

He didn't seem too impressed. He took out his map for pole locations and a right-of-way document and explained that that spot was the best location for it. I told him it is not the best location for me, and when I came home from work that day I did not want to find that pole in front of my window or there would be trouble! I told him I didn't give a hoot where he put it but not in front of my window. I felt pretty smug as I drove off to work because I felt I got my point across. I knew darn well they are afraid to put it there.

Ah, the feeling of power! At least, until I got home:

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(For the visually impaired, the photo shows a house with a power pole in front of it -- planted right in the middle of the driveway.)

Posted May 9, 2011

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