The pope has come and gone from Washington but his visit left behind a little gift for me.
Several times a month I have to travel up and down Massachusetts Avenue in DC past the building in which the pope stayed. It’s a road like many others in the district, heavily traveled, poorly maintained, and full of potholes and ruts.
Last night, however, I noticed that the street had been freshly paved, at least the part south of the residence along which the popemobile had traveled.
So, out of last week’s hoopla, I got a smoother ride and less damage to my suspension. For a mile or so anyway.
An interesting piece of trivia is that the vice-president lives across the street from the pope’s accommodations, so you might think that road would be better maintained.
But I guess he never rides on Mass Ave anyway.
He just has his flying monkeys carry him over it.