Those of us who happened to be by the main U.S. Post Office on Los Ebanos at about 2 p.m. today got to see a drama unfold involving two vehicles from the Cameron County Elections Department.
Apparently, one of the vehicles – the truck being pushed by the other in front of the building – faltered and its newer mate had to come and push it out of the parking lot.
They traveled the length of the parking lot and then across the street to the gas station where they were last seen filling tit up with gas and trying to prime it with a gallito to get it going.
It's always embarrassing to see public vehicles breaking down in mid-traffic and having to see them pushed to get them out of the way. There can only be three plausible explanations for these scenes:
1) There is not enough preventive maintenance being performed on these vehicles or the gas gauge does not work
2) Operators did not check the fuel level before taking the truck out for the mail run
3) Chris Davis needs to ask the county commissioners for new vehicles otherwise he'll have half his staff out trying to get them going.