Originally Posted by adam_c_eckhardt
Well, we could raise water and sewer rates more to afford a ground thawing machine, which takes hours or days to make the ground digable (people don't like to hear "sorry sir, but we can't fix the water line until that machine thaws the ground- might not be ready for two days.") We could also raise taxes more and fund the machine that way. Our department does pretty well because our pay is based on water bills, but we're already being told "Work with what you have." quite a bit when we request a new tool. Right now when we need a torque wrench we have to drive across town to the highway department and borrow theirs because our broke and we can't afford a new one till next year.
I know you were kidding around but I just felt like running my mouth.
you're at work typing this aren't you?