A weird dent appeared in the middle of my street right in front of my house and it kept getting deeper.
Then the middle part caved in and there was a pretty deep, unstable hole.
And since people driving by kept riding over it, the pavement started cracking faster.
Since I work for traffic engineers I was able to easily find out who to call to report it, and I did. I called them once when it was just a dent and once when the road actually broke, suggesting they put up a barricade. They said cool but didn’t do anything and people kept falling into it outside my house and making this huge racket.
I guess someone must have finally reported it with enough urgency that the local police got involved, because I went out to take out my trash and a cop was sitting in front of my house at 10:30 at night.
I took my trash out anyway and the police guy assumed I was walking over there to talk to him so he told me he was there to guard the pothole until someone came by to drop off a barricade.
That happened later.
In the morning it was the same.
And the only thing that happened after that was someone from the City came by to paint the pothole. It’s been like that since.