First World Problems…

A mostly dead tree dropped a big upper branch on some lines a few doors down. You know…the tree that my neighbor has complained about for about two years.

So what is the problem here? It is the outrageous lie we tell ourselves that government has a proper function and can do things better than the private sector.

The village owns the trees, so homeowners can’t trim them or remove them. But…and this is a good one…we are responsible for any damage the trees do to the sidewalks! And our houses and cars when they come crashing down.

So please; convince me that government does anything better (or as well) as the private sector or good old neighbor groups taking care of business.