You've all seen the KFC buckets on top of their signs right?
Well, as an object lesson of just how windy El Paso can be. This is what I came across near my house today:
Apparently our high winds managed to do a wee bit of damage to the colonel's bucket, and (as if that wasn't surreal enough) the manager-type fellow standing watch over it had a rather amusing expression. I'm thinking he's trying to figure out how he's going to explain this to the powers that be. That'll be fun right?
Manager: "We lost the bucket."
TPTB: "So? We have lots in the storeroom."
Manager: "No, we lost THE bucket"
TPTB: "THE? bucket"
Manger: "Yes, THE bucket"
TPTB: "Wait, which bucket?"
Manager: "The big bucket on the top of the sign"
TPTB: "How did you lose an eight foot tall bucket the size of a small car?"
Manager: "It was windy"
TPTB: "How windy?"
Manager: "VERY windy"
TPTB: "Was it like a tornado or a hurricane?"
Manager: "No, it was just windy"
TPTB: "But, what do you call that?"
Manager: "The wind?"
TPTB: "Doesn't it have a better name?"
Manager: "The Strong Wind?"
TPTB: "Have you been drinking?