Keep on rollin’ (nope!)
Monday October 10th 2022, 8:04 pm
Filed under: Life

Y’know, about 90% of the posts on NextDoor have me wondering why I’m still on Nextdoor.┬áBut just, just often enough you find out something that really is actually relevant to the neighborhood that you’d kind of want to know about.

Not that this was one of them, but dang did it grab the attention. Per the conversation there:

There’s a hiking path up in the hills alongside the San Andreas fault line, park land because you’re not about to build on that. (Actually, on the east side of the Bay they did exactly that in the 1950’s because it was the cheap land and every hospital on that side is within something like 100 yards if not feet of their fault. Yow.)

So. There’s a contractor who either followed his surely-infallible GPS or skimmed rather than read the map. Or entered things wrong. Maybe we could even blame autocorrect! Didn’t notice that there were two monte-something names.

It appears he did not stop when what he expected to be a road quickly became a path cut into the hillside that might have room for two joggers to pass each other if they’re careful but most certainly not his big vehicle.

There was a spot just downhill from that track where there was a depression area created by the San Andreas.

He nailed it. He rolled his company’s new big work truck right over into it, fitting neatly upside down into the spot per those who have seen it up close. The only way it can come out is to be lifted vertically, and as he’s already demonstrated, there is no room for the machinery to do that in.

The scuttlebutt was that it’s been there for several months and the county or park service has decided to make it a training exercise: dangerous rescues and all that. Although on the human level, thankfully, there’s a door that is slid open so it looks like he got out just fine.

I imagine they’re waiting for the rain so they don’t set the whole hill on fire when they do it.

But dude. That is not the way to ask your boss for a raise.


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My goodness! How on earth he managed that without noticing in time.

Comment by ccr in MA 10.11.22 @ 4:59 am

Wow!!! Just wow!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 10.11.22 @ 6:44 am



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