By Wayne Harada
In Hawaii, it seems that a day or a week or a month doesn’t go by without ...
1. Your car doing the avoid-the-pothole prance. Those Band-Aid fixes, where asphalt is shoveled into the cavernous puka, just aren’t working; the holes return as soon as there’s fresh rainfall. Potholes ruin tires and alignment.
2. The Board of Water Supply announcing, then proceeding to fix, another broken water main. Haven’t we had a lot water leaks lately? An aging network needs a 21st century makeover.
3. A company soliciting old gold in exchange for money, in a newspaper or TV and radio ads. Are our drawers still laden with discarded, unused rings ‘n’ things?
4. Someone railing about rail transit, the opponents outnumbering the proponents. Yes, it’s costing a bundle, and delays only mean more mounting costs — a fact with inflation.
5. One restaurant abruptly closing, a new one setting a launch date. You are what you eat — but apparently, you don’t eat often enough at some places and are always looking for new options. Hence, a kau kau merry-go-round.
6. A radio station playing a Bruno Mars-written song. I mean, the local kid is all over the dial, and likely the most heard popster internationally, exploding like, well, a “Grenade.”
7. The governor trying to undo a board, an agency, a commission — rocking his canoe, so to speak — to replace them with paddlers of his personal liking. Rocky waters ahead?
Can you add to this list?