You Have Got to be Kidding! The Auburn Walmart Pole Was Hit Again?!
Yup. In case you thought 2022 was gonna be different.
There have been 11 articles written about people crashing into the Auburn Walmart Pole. Here's the latest...so, that makes it an even dozen articles. Here's the latest and greatest.
Daniel sent a couple of pictures in. The latest happened on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2022. Poor SOB...on Valentine's Day. Cops are the last thing you want to see, unless it's a fantasy role play kinda thing.
But let's trace the sordid history of the now infamous Auburn Walmart Pole!
APRIL 1, 2021
The Auburn Walmart Pole (yes, it's a pronoun and capitalized) started with a vengeance! No one was hurt...not even the pole.
MAY 7, 2021
Jeff Parsons wrote a cautionary tale about the yellow pole. At this point, it was bad, but not quite famous. It's looking pretty beat up at this point - but still standing. And still yellow.
MAY 19, 2021
This time we knew it was a problem. About weekly someone was smacking into that damn pole! It was determined that it was in a blind spot and well, people couldn't see the damn pole! (Irony Alert - it's in front of the Vision Center)
JULY 1, 2021
Now it's getting serious. We were just writing about the pole, but then a real journalist did some investigative reporting to come up with the REASON people were hitting the pole! Mike LaFlamme of the Sun Journal is probably going to win some sort of award for finding the answer!
JUNE 2, 2021
Let's make it green they all said! That should stop all the nonsense! Nope.
JUNE 4, 2021
Now this sucker is famous. It's wrecked dozens of cars at this point. The next level was to have a beloved Auburn teacher reference it in her obituary.
JUNE 29, 2021
They thought changing the color to green would help. It didn't.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2021
Jadd wrote about the Amish solving the Auburn Walmart Pole problem (or the AWPP). It is true, there have been no reports of a horse hitting the pole.
NOVEMBER 3, 2021
At this point, it's the flair with which a car hits the pole. This had a lot of flair to it!
DECEMBER 27, 2021
A support group for survivors of the Auburn Walmart Pole? Yes. Just for funsies there is a Facebook page for that!
Sadly, I'm sure this isn't the last we've heard about the Auburn Walmart Pole Problem (AWPP). Don't worry...we'll be there to keep you updated!