This conversation occurred because the cable company people dug a hole outside my house and then a week later came back and dug up the same spot.. The idiot is a neighbor that will remain nameless… and clueless…
Idiot: Hey, they dug up the same spot again!
Dwight Jenkins: Yeah, I see that.
Idiot: Why do you suppose they did that?
DJ: Probably got the dirt in upside down and had to fix it.
Idiot: What? That can happen?
(at this point I knew it was going to be a great day)
DJ: Oh sure, you don’t want to fill a hole up with misaligned soil.. all sorts of things can happen.
Idiot: Like what?
DJ: for starters, you can develop geological redistribution fractures in the substrata junctions…
Idiot: Wow, I had no idea…
DJ: Oh that’s just the beginning… if the hole is big enough, the fractures can escalate the migration spillage shift and then you’re just a heartbeat away from tectonic deflection. Why do you think gravediggers spend so much time in college?
Idiot: Gravediggers go to college?
DJ: Of course! You can’t just let anyone dig holes! Why do you think it’s a felony to dig a hole with out a license?
Idiot: What!? Uh… I’ve dug holes… not many, but a few.
DJ: You had a permit from the city though, didn’t you?
By this time, it was too much like shooting fish in a bucket so I made an excuse to leave. But I’m sure he’s out in his back yard now, checking for tectonic deflection and praying for proper soil alignment.