Photo taken: July 17, 2015
The city government is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the ditch that runs through my neighborhood… and which forms the rear boundary of my property. As a way to kill two birds with one stone by saving taxpayer money while also punishing those who don’t abide by stupid city ordinances… community service allows people to pay off their fines by doing city work. These are the people who are often sent to clean out my ditch a handful of times per year. I have many random photos of the “criminals,” as I like to call them, who are called upon to dig the icky crap out of my ditch… but this guy is easily my favorite. It’s a hot as hell day in the middle of July, and you can just tell by the sheen of all that sweat that he’s done a lot of hard work already just holding that shovel. Let that be a lesson to anyone who wants to run afoul of the law in my hometown… you just may end up having to work for free at The Nest!