This Boulder That Ended Up in the Road in Biddeford, Maine, is Thick With Irony
Ashley Richardson of Biddeford was driving on Route 111 when she suddenly noticed something odd sitting in the middle lane at the traffic light near Walmart. There, almost smack dab in the middle of that lane like it was waiting for a green light, was a big boulder.
Ashley of course did what anyone else would do seeing such an odd sight while sitting at a red light. She grabbed her phone and took a picture of it and posted it to her Facebook page.
Let's analyze this situation, shall we? How did a big ass boulder end up in the middle lane of Route 111?
The logical assumption is it fell off a truck that was hauling it somewhere because boulders don't just magically appear in the middle of Route 111. If that's the case, the driver is lucky it didn't land on someone's hood while at the light.
My guess is if it fell out, it did so when the truck started to move again and didn't fall very far because of its weight. I wasn't there so this is all assumption on my part that just seems to fit the situation.
Ashley told me that about five minutes after she took the picture, she saw a tractor and a dump truck working to get the boulder out of the way of traffic. Likely it's the same dump truck that lost the boulder in the first place.
Now here comes the ironic part about this. I always get irony and coincidence confused, so I Googled which is appropriate for this situation, and it seems irony is correct.
Take a look at this Google Map and notice the name of the road that leads up to the Walmart that the boulder was sitting in the road in front of.
Let's zoom in.
That's right. A boulder landed in the middle lane at a traffic light at the intersection of Route 111 and Boulder Way. You can't make this stuff up!