Because I’m all about helping others, I’ve belatedly come up with a solution to help a Youngstown, Ohio man whose NSFW video went viral after he recorded himself profanely commenting on the potholes dotting his local roads. It’s simple: Get a little holy water.
Spanish priest Luis Roldan Patino says holy water will magically fix all kinds of things — even potholes.
Via the Associated Press:
A Spanish priest says he has given up hope that local authorities in his parish of Xestoso in the northwest of the country will fix the potholes in the roads, so he has asked for divine intervention. Luis Roldan Patino celebrated Mass on a pitted road Sunday and splashed holy water to bless it. Each pothole is now marked with a wooden cross on the roadside so drivers can slow down before hitting them, he said.
Roldan Patino told journalists that “just like we can pray to the Lord for rain” he is pleading for divine intervention to fix the road because “it’s going to be the only way to do that.”
No need to spend billions of dollars a year on fixing potholes, then, as we do in the United States.
Of course, water, which freezes and expands, then thaws and contracts, is the main reason we have potholes to begin with. Holy water, admittedly, could be different. Long live empirical testing. If Father Patino’s potholes disappear through “divine” roadwork, I’ll be sure to share the happy tidings.