Here's a road hazard that you are unlikely to find in Canada...
If you've been reading my blog, you heard about the two tires that were punctured on my trip to Arkansas. I related this story Tuesday to someone I worked with, who is also a trainer. She mentioned how she hoped she didn't have to replace on of her tires, as she owns a Tahoe or something and the tires are expensive.
Today she came in and told me she has to replace a tire. Last night, her vehicle threw up a warning about air pressure decreasing in one of her tires. She got out and checked, but the vehicle looked okay. To be safe, she drove to a nearby tire place. Sure enough, there was something in the tire.
That something was a shell casing. You know, the metal cylinder that holds gun powder and a bullet? From the way she described it, it was part of a spent casing.
We discussed how she could have picked it up. It's possible that it was in the vehicle of a hunter, and it ended up in the parking lot here at work after someone got out of their vehicle. Someone might have disposed of it around here, or on the street. For that matter she could have picked it up pretty much anywhere, and her car only warned her when it has worked its way to the point where it affected the tire's pressure.
Or, someone nearby could have fired off a gun.
We work on a road that delineates the northern part of the city with the southern, primarily very poor, part of town. The guy at the tire place apparently wasn't all that surprised to see the casing in the tire. Oh, marvey...
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