Published April 27, 2016
Residents of one Mississippi town threw a ‘birthday party’ for a pothole almost 5-feet-wide Friday to get local officials' attention about fixing the road hazard, WAPT.com reported.
People living in Jackson tied a birthday balloon to the poster that read, “Happy Birthday Pothole.” The residents, jokingly, thanked the pothole for hanging around since February 2015. The poster also called out two smaller potholes in the vicinity that were referred to as "little brothers."
“We were driving to church and we honked our horn, “We were like, ‘Woo! Way to go!’ Then on the way home from church we were like, ‘You’re kidding, right?’” Tracey Metcalf, a resident told the station. “Maybe they’ll come back and pave it. If that’s the case, we are happy.”
After local news outlets covered the story, crews from the city filled the potholes. WJTV.com reported that resident Eddie Prosser came up with the idea because the pothole is in a spot where it can easily be an obstacle for a passing car.
“I do find our problems in the city of Jackson serious, but at the same time just one small pothole. When they fix the potholes just a block away it wouldn’t of taken another 10 minutes,” he said.