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Rain Rain Go Away……….


This week our town experienced torrential down pouring of rain throughout the night and continuing into the day.  Roads were flooded and closed, basements were flooded, sewer lines were backing up…………….It was a real mess.

We ended up declaring a state of emergency.  Our Street Dept. workers were all out giving everything they had to try and keep up with the constant calls and complaints.

I ended up helping out on our switchboard, so our receptionist could make a listing of the hundreds pf addresses that needed assistance.  The phones were ringing off the hook………….five lines at a time coming in…………….continually

You would think with all this chaos falling down around everyone’s ears, people would try and keep the phone lines clear, so the emergency calls would be able to get through.

Sampling of phone calls from residents that just ‘didn’’

“My garbage is floating away down the street.”
Well, at least it’s floating away from you and not landing in your front door.

“They usually pick my garbage up at 10:00………it’s 11:30. Can you tell me why it’s not picked up yet?”
Perhaps the drivers decided to take a swim in the 4′ waters…….it’s kinda warm today.

“I was in the building yesterday, and I wanted to tell you the shrubs in the front would do alot better if you poured a gallon of water with Miracle Grow on them once a week. Not any more, just once a week.  Are you writing this down?”
Thank you, I wasn’t able to sleep last night thinking how the shrubs are yellowing.

“There is water in my backyard. Can you tell me why this would happen?”
Have you looked out the flippin window?

“There is water in my road, and I have a very expensive house.”
OK, we’ll pull the crew off of the work they are doing at the cheap houses and send them to yours.

“Where is the nearest liquor store near me?”
And you live where?????

At that point…………… dawned on me, that was a very good question………….
Where is the nearest liquor store to me?


  1. 18 Responses to “Rain Rain Go Away……….”

  2. By Yaya on Jul 5, 2009 | Reply

    Haha! My bff says she should get a career in liquor sales…even in a depression that stuff is still selling!

  3. By SurprisedMom on Jul 5, 2009 | Reply

    There is ALWAYS some people who just don’t get it. It’s like they are totally lacking in common sense. LOL at your replies. Liquor, the great pain reliever. I would have wanted a drink too if I lived in your area.

  4. By Hyphen Mama on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    I swear, emergencies bring out the stupid in some people.

    On 9/12/01 I was in IT and I had a client who was so pissed that his computer software had 1 tiny bug and INSISTED I get on a plane and fly to his state to I laughed and asked if he’d seen that one news report that talked about a little plane accident in NYC and that all aircraft had been grounded for the foreseeable future!!

    I do love how people believe the government is completely and utterly responsible for their home, lives and the state of their expensive carpet.

  5. By fiona on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    haha it is the important things we must remember! lol I hope you dry out soon ;)

  6. By bluntdelivery on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    seriously. people as a collective whole are idiots.

    so glad i don’t have to deal with phone duty anymore.
    i don’t even answer my own.

  7. By JAM (Just A Mom) on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply


  8. By Mrs4444 on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    That’s unbelievable. Funny, too, though, and at least you got a post out of it :)

  9. By Ree on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    There’s a reason I’m not allowed to work in a public facing career. ;-)

  10. By Jules on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    Now you know that is a very good question. I mean here in Florida when were hunker down for a hurricane a bottle of Grey Goose is considered a staple in the emergency readiness kit!!!!

  11. By The Stiletto Mom on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    OMG, the one with the expensive house….I am dying laughing! Truthfully though, the liquor store question was sorta legitimate!

  12. By passions & soapboxes on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    I live in the dessert so you can imagine any rain is welcome, send it this way.

  13. By Shawn on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    Oh—my goodness! Those were hilarious! Its crazy what people will do, eh?

  14. By Jen on Jul 7, 2009 | Reply

    Another one of your interesting jobs, I see. So sorry for the flooding. Didn’t hear PA got so much rain. Must call my mother in law.

  15. By Jessica on Jul 7, 2009 | Reply

    Oh Lord it is truly scary how stupid some people are. One of them even ran our country for 8 years

  16. By Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life on Jul 12, 2009 | Reply

    My garage is floating away? You must have had some rain. We had rain all the month of June. Now it’s hot and we wish for a few rainy days. But not like yours!

  17. By Chibuike on Mar 28, 2015 | Reply

    The Final Friday Docktail Parties are a HUGE SUCCESS!!! A BIG Shout Out goes out to CRAIG BRIDGES for your part in making the Sarasota Sailing Squadron THE PLACE TO BE on the FINAL FRIDAYS of the month. It’s a great time with a great band (from 7:30-10:00pm) and great fdenirs. And is family friendly, too. We wouldn’t miss it.

  18. By cheap cialis on Apr 21, 2015 | Reply

    Economies are in dire straits, but I can count on this!

  19. By on Oct 21, 2015 | Reply

    Information is power and now I’m a !@#$ing dictator.

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