GONE FISHING ... FOR HELP
Here’s the problem: A gas and utility company working on a Detroit street dug a 4-foot-wide, 15-footlong, several-foot-deep hole—and then inexplicably left it there. Meanwhile, thanks to a broken water main nearby, the hole quickly filled with water. For three years, community members asked the city for help, but they came up empty (unlike the hole).
Why didn’t I think of that?! Neighbors turned their urban crater into a glorious fishing spot by filling it with carp, bluegills, and even goldfish. One neighbor told fox2detroit.com,
“Why not do something positive out of something negative in our community?” And thanks to the publicity, says the Detroit Free Press, the leak was fixed, the hole patched, and the fish placed in a bathtub in preparation for their new home in a community garden pond.