Well, that sinkhole has become quite the running gag around here.
On Wednesday morning, more people talked about that sinkhole than talked about the several serious news stories impacting our city, including a provincial election and even a tragic shooting. Unlike the other legitimate news stories, the sinkhole was novel; it was tangible; it was impacting thousands of commuters. It was the talk of the town.
Then the sinkhole got bigger, which just fueled its news-worthiness. It became the size of an Olympic pool (Michael Phelps style), which meant the whole east-bound highway would be closed for TWO WEEKS for repairs - including the expensive special order of GIANT sewer pipes.
This is HIGHWAY, you guys. A real highway that is packed with commuters every day before and after work, linking my eastern suburb to centretown. So I'm sure you can imagine the commuter chaos that ensued.
Cars were backed up for hours upon hours across the city. Of course I was thrilled to take the bus. Our city transpo services got their shit together on this one. They fully screwed over highway drivers by maintaining the dedicated bus lane. BOOYAW.
And then things got ridiculous, because that's when the sinkhole got itself a twitter account.
The sinkhole tweets, you guys.
And then I died with laughter.
People all over town are tweeting the sinkhole. News stations are interviewing it. It sends messages to the mayor.
Folks are joking about the likelihood that the sinkhole was the attempt of our suburb to separate itself from the city. (Which, if you're Canadian and just watched the Quebec election, you can appreciate the humour.)
Somebody made a hilarious ecard.
Bus drivers are thanking the sinkhole for allowing them to re-route onto the wrong side of the highway. Because it's fun.
The whole city is laughing at the disaster of a car pulled from the sinkhole's mouth.
And then, every time I assume this whole thing will blow over, it gets even better.
Yesterday, ANOTHER SINKHOLE (no joke) fell through on the French side of the river, and of course it started tweeting too...
...making the whole ordeal so priceless that I simply cannot get enough.