So I was scheduled to go out to a customer’s house this morning to look at their DSL connection. Pretty typical shit. I got a map off of Mapquest and headed out, making my way for a county road south of Blair. County roads, as you well know, have several different meanings. They can be paved, gravel, dirt, or they can be a trail between two corn fields lined with signs that say TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT.
This morning I was on a county road that was all of the above. It started paved… then became a gravel road… then turned to a dirt road… then turned into a muddy path with a sign that said MINIMUM MAINTENANCE ROAD. But I’m a trooper – I was literally almost there, I figured a little mud wouldn’t be too bad. I made it through about half a mile before I got myself stuck in a rut.
Long story short, I had to walk about a mile and a half back towards civilization before I finally ran into someone who lived at a house back where the road was paved. Had to call the boss to bring his hugeass pickup out to tow me out of the mud.
Moral of the story: If you see a sign that says minimum maintenance road, turn your ass around and find another way. It’s not worth it.