Potholes in 311 operator’s head.


This morning after reading about Michael Bloomberg’s pothole blitz encouraging New Yorkers to report potholes around the city, I decided to do just that. I dialed 311. I kid you not, this is how the conversation went:

Operator: 311, how may I help you?

Me: I would like to report a pothole.

Operator: Ok sir. Now who has pot?

Me: No. A pothole.

Operator: Exactly sir. I believe the local precinct can help you with all reports of drugs, drug dealing or any other illicit or illegal activities witnessed.

Me: I want to report holes in the streets, caused by water, ice and snow that destroys cars.

Operator: Sir, you want to file an additional report of someone destroying your car?

I hang up.

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