Brickbat: Chicken Shit

Corpus Christi, Texas, officials have ordered John Webb to stop washing the bird droppings off the sidewalk in front of his downtown restaurant. Webb has washed the sidewalk for 18 years. But officials now say that since the droppings run into the storm drain he's violating the city's stormwater ordinance and could be fined $2,000 a day. But don't the droppings run into storm drains when it rains? Yeah, but that's legal, they say.

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  • WTF||

    But officials now say that since the droppings run into the storm drain he's violating the city's stormwater ordinance

    And what do you want to bet if he doesn't wash the bird droppings off the sidewalk, he's violating some health ordinance?

  • Drake||

    And if somebody slips and falls on the bird shit, he'll be slapped with a lawsuit.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You know who else should get a citation? The birds. And the storm drain. And maybe the rain.

  • sarcasmic||


    maybe even get a professional to clean it for you

    Hmmm. I wonder if some "professional" alerted the city to this unlawful practice of cleaning sidewalks with water.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    How very cynical... hey, what is this flyer tacked to the door? A-1 Enivro-Cleaners...Go Green and save green!

  • ||

    I guess shooting the birds is out of the question.

  • Spoonman.||

    You've never been to Corpus Christi, have you?

    There are infinite birds.

  • T||

    You might as well try to shoot the rain.

  • Gray Ghost||

    Without looking at the license plate, I'd have guessed the picture was taken in Austin.

    Damned grackles.

  • ant1sthenes||

    He could always just shovel it up and deliver it to city officials for proper disposal.

  • RickC||

    Is there some law of physics or Mayan prediction outlining how the earth will explode once a certain level of absurdity is reached? Cause we've got to be getting close to that apocalypse.


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