Yesterday Devoted Spouse and I were on our way to Wally World to pick up a few grocery items for our upcoming getaway. As I was cruising down the road a little white car passed me. On the side of this car was a logo from our local cable company, Time Warner. What really threw me, though, was what was lettered on the back of the car. It said: Plant Leakage Vehicle.
Now in my world the word “leakage” conjures up all kinds of nasty images of things weeping, or seeping, or otherwise oozing out where they shouldn’t. The word “leakage” makes me think of diapers that don’t contain all the matter they should contain, or hazardous toxins leeching into our water basin. Not a pretty picture.
What puzzles me is what the words “plant” and “leakage” have to do with a cable company? It’s cable, not toxic sludge, but cable that’s buried in the ground. Does it contain something that can leak? What? And why would a cable company building be termed a “plant”? What are they doing there? Secret military experiments? And since this sign was on a car, that leads one to think there may be more than one “trouble” spot. Is there county-wide “leakage”? I tried to speed up and catch up to the car so I could maybe flag down the driver and ask him what the sign meant, but he was in a hurry and I can only wonder if he was on his way to a reported “leakage” somewhere nearby. I don’t know if I can sleep tonight wondering about this. This could be a real health hazard. If we have “leakage” I just know there are two-headed cows right around the corner.
So, Devoted Spouse and I are off for a few days of R&R before my next class starts. We’re heading once again to the hills for some peace and quiet, a hot tub, wine, and lots of stars. I’m actually taking the laptop with me, but I’m not so sure I’ll be able to get a Sprint signal. So if you don’t see any postings for a bit, don’t fret. I’ll be along in a few.