Raised manholes

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If you have a sense of humor – even better if a sophomoric one like mine – you probably have done a double-take when you see a sign like this. Cincinnati is full of them. Watch out – some man has his holes raised. Take from that whatever you want, but the phrasing just begs a Leno-like pot shot, doesn’t it?
I really think it’s some road construction superintendent having a little fun. I mean, c’mon, there’s been manhole covers raised for, seems like, decades and we were never warned. Then, all of the sudden, time to warn motorists that the opposite of a pot hole – the “manhole”- is up and ready to ba-bump my car tire. Big deal. I think it’s an inside joke. And probably worth a sweeps piece somewhere. Aren’t the November books coming up?

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