Went outside earlier to walk the dogs and was greeted by two trucks and a backhoe in my alley, carving a four foot wide and about 8 foot deep hole in the ground behind my pine trees. Completely took out the root structure to one of the trees. I asked them what the hell they were doing, and they informed me that all of this was to replace the water meter. For years they have come inside to read the meter, apparently this was too much of a burden.
When I asked them when the hell they thought they should inform the home owner, the guy shrugged and said “We have right-a-way.” At any rate, I’m concerned they have damaged the tree to the point that it is no longer sound, so I went out and filmed all the jackasses and the damage.
But really- how much of a burden would it have been to send a letter with my last bill? Or even knocking on my door prior to digging? The guy had to knock on my door to get inside to change the meter. Why couldn’t he do it PRIOR to destroying my trees?
If libertarians would focus on crap like this instead of all the smug bullshit and contrarian economic analysis, they might actually be able to build their party.