By: Christine Hersom


(4 min read)

It has been a very wet Summer here in New England. The flooding has destroyed roads and homes all over. This is a catastrophic thing that I do not want to minimize at all. However, I thought this silly little blog would help us to laugh and try and see the brighter side of things.

Welcome back, my dear readers, to a hilarious yet bumpy ride through the world of potholes—the ultimate adversaries of smooth and enjoyable journeys! If you have ever encountered these sneaky road craters, then you know they are not just road hazards but also a constant source of amusement. Let’s fasten our seatbelts, hold onto our sense of humor, and dive headfirst into the wild world of potholes.

Potholes are like the unexpected plot twists in a movie that catch you off-guard. One minute, you are cruising along, singing your heart out to your favorite tune, and the next moment, BAM! You hit a pothole so massive it feels like you’ve stumbled upon a hidden sinkhole. Your car suddenly transforms into a low-budget roller coaster, and you find yourself contemplating the meaning of life as your coffee spills all over your lap. It’s a rough awakening, but hey, it keeps us on our toes, right?

Let’s not forget the real-life superheroes who navigate these treacherous craters-the drivers. These drivers possess a unique set of skills honed by countless encounters with the potholes. They have mastered swerving, zigzagging, and slamming on the brakes, all while maintaining their true poker face. It’s like watching a synchronized dance routine but with more honking and swearing. Bravo to the drivers that turn potholes into their own personal racetracks!

Talk about the unpredictable nature of these asphalt craters. Potholes have a knack for showing up at the most inconvenient times, like when you’re running late for an appointment or trying to impress your friends with your driving skills. It makes me think they have a sixth sense for vulnerability. Oh, potholes, you really know how to keep life interesting!

The potholes in New England aren’t just masters of timing; they have a wicked sense of humor. Have you ever seen someone try to perform a beautiful pothole-avoiding maneuver only to end up in a neighboring pothole that they never saw? It is like watching a tragic comedy right before your eyes. You can’t help but laugh and thank the stars that it wasn’t you this time.

Potholes are the great equalizers. They don’t discriminate based on the type of vehicle you drive. You could be driving an expensive sports car or an ancient beater car; the potholes will find you. It’s like a giant game of whack-a-mole, with potholes popping up out of the blue, testing your driving skills.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the ingenious ways people have tried to deal with potholes. Some cities have come up with creative solutions, like turning the potholes into small-scale gardens or painting them with fluorescent colors to create art. It is like turning a lemon into a lemonade stand and making the best out of a bumpy situation. Who knew that potholes could be so inspiring? Not me.

While potholes may be the unofficial obstacle course of the streets, they also add a touch of adventure and unpredictability to our daily commute. They keep us on our toes, test our reflexes, and even provide some laughter on the chaos of the road.

Perhaps, deep down, potholes are just misunderstood. Maybe they aren’t malicious villains, but mischievous jokers, encouraging us not to take life too seriously. They teach us to embrace the unexpected, find humor in the absurd and appreciate the small victories of successfully navigating our way through their treacherous terrain.

So, the next time you encounter a pothole, instead of cursing its existence, take a moment to appreciate the humor in it. Embrace the impromptu roller coaster ride, laugh at the absurdity of the situation, and admire the resilience of your car’s suspension system. After all, life is too short to let a few bumps in the road upset us.

In the spirit of embracing this crazy world of potholes, let’s imagine a world where the potholes have their own personality traits. We have “Sneaky Steve,” the pothole that disguises itself as a small crack until it swallows your tire whole. Or we could have “Jumping Jack,” the pothole that launches unsuspecting drivers into mid-air, giving them the unexpected feeling of being weightless.

Potholes are a reminder of life’s ups and downs, twists, and turns. They remind us to be resilient, adaptable, and always prepared for the unexpected. Embrace the pothole-filled journey, both on the road and in life, with a smile on your face and your sense of humor intact.

Potholes may be the unofficial mascots of the streets, bringing us unexpected adventures and laughter. They challenge us, surprise us, and remind us to find joy in the everyday absurdities. So, the next time you find yourself face-to-face with a pothole, take a deep breath, buckle up, and enjoy the ride. After all, life is too short to let a few bumps in the road ruin our sense of humor. 

Christine Marshall Hersom
All Things Wellness, LLC

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