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Man Celebrated Pothole's 'Birthday' With Cake to Cajole City Officials – and It Worked

• https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org, By McKinley Corbl

Sereno is just one of the many citizens of Waldo, Missouri who have been fed up by the persisting potholes that have pervaded community roads.

This particular pothole is just one of many mini-craters that Sereno has reported to the city's construction department over the course of the last few months. Rather than continuing to gripe about the unstable neighborhood roads, however, he decided to take a more creative approach for motivating the repair crews.

Sereno put a positive spin on the pothole's presence in the community by buying a slice of cake with a little candle to celebrate its 3-month-birthday.

"I thought, 'What I can I do to have a little fun,'" Sereno told WTVR. "Everyone is always complaining about the potholes, but complaining doesn't seem to be getting anything done. So I said, I want to keep it top of mind. I know my fellow Waldo neighbors are just as disgusted as I am so I said, let's just celebrate its birthday. Its third birthday."