Do You Avoid the Storm Drain at This Bangor Intersection?
If you're a Bangor local and have ever ventured into the far left lane while getting off from the I-95 Exit 186 off-ramp, you've probably encountered the enigma that is the storm drain at the intersection of Stillwater Avenue and the Kohl's shopping plaza. It's that moment when you're about to make that left turn, and suddenly, a daunting choice presents itself - do you steer left, right, or heaven forbid, directly over the storm drain? The result? A mental tug-of-war that rivals any Olympic event, and possibly a lifelong commitment to overthinking.
This seemingly inconspicuous storm drain has become a focal point for some serious contemplation. And let's be real here folks. We've all been there. The internal monologue that unfolds in those few seconds is nothing short of a philosophical debate. Do our life choices reflect in our storm drain decisions? Can a wrong move over the drain lead to the downfall of the universe? Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a smidge, but you catch my drift.
But hold on a minute – does avoiding the storm drain even do anything? Well, an unwavering fella on Quora, hidden behind the curtain of anonymity, decided to address the pressing issue of whether avoiding sewer grates on the road adds mileage to our car's lifespan. According to our nameless guru, avoiding such road obstacles indeed saves your car's suspension from unwanted stress. While I’m all for embracing online advice from strangers, trusting it as gospel might require a touch more courage.
For the risk-averse, the choice seems clear. After all, who wants a bent wheel or a popped tire just because they chose not to play dodge-the-drain?
So, the next time you're headed to Jersey Mike's or Buffalo Wild Wings, take a moment to ponder this clearly life-altering decision. Or don't ponder at all. Simply let your instincts guide you, and remember that either way, you're participating in some serious storm drain roulette. Who knows, maybe one day they'll erect a statue there in honor of all the mental gymnastics that take place.
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