Once upon a time I was going to write a blog post about the odd phenomenon of abandoned shoes found lying on our streets, county highways, and interstates. I mean, it’s weird- right? Because it’s not even pairs of shoes. It’s single shoes. And most disturbing, sometimes it’s a toddler shoe. Like, what even happened here? How did some baby just randomly lose a shoe on the interstate? And it’s not like you’ve only seen them once or twice – IT’S ALL THE TIME. Anywhere in the US, you can hop in the car, drive down your local highway and find at least one shoe within the first 10 miles.
That alone is enough to call Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Machine – time to bring in those meddlin’ kids. But my discovery this morning really takes the cake. And you know how I feel about cake.
On my way to town, I noticed a large, round object in the ditch. I was running late (shocker, I know), so I only glanced at it, thinking it was a big spool of construction wire or maybe a big new cement culvert or something. But on the way home, I was driving at a much more sedate pace (translation: speed limit), and noticed that what I had originally thought was a culvert, was actually an abandoned hot tub.
A hot tub? How does one go about littering a hot tub? It’s not like chucking an empty pop can (or baby shoe) out the window. This is a fricking hot tub. A HOT TUB PEOPLE.
This is by far, the weirdest, random, piece of trash I have ever found on the side of the road. Like, whoever threw this out deserves a 5 million dollar littering fine, and maybe a medal because how did they even lift it out the window.
Okay, I’m sure it was on the back of someones pick up truck but still. “Gee, I don’t want my hot tub anymore. I think I’ll just go leave it on the side of the road.” Who does that?
Seeing it reminded me of the movie, Hot Tub Time Machine – a predictable but somewhat funny movie where 4 guys get drunk and go back in time to 1986 via faulty hot tub and bizarre Chevy Chase cameos. It was tempting to make a “FREE- HOT TUB TIME MACHINE” sign for it and con Dave into sitting in it with me just for the photo-op. But then we’d have to haul over some booze bottles, make the sign, fill the tub with water, find Chevy Chase…. Plus, maybe it really is a time machine? Did I really want to chance 1986 hair?
So I just snapped this plain old boring photo and you will all just have to be happy with that.
Hot Tubbingly Yours,
PS- this post is in participation of Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge. Click on the icon to join the fun!