Got a call from my wife Wednesday afternoon; she was heading home from visiting with her sister in Memphis and was stuck for hours on Interstate 40 due to an accident. We don’t drive I-40 from Little Rock to Memphis very often, but it seems we get caught in an accident tie-up about a quarter of the time.
I’ve got a suggestion for some entrepreneurs in the Carlisle, Hazen, and Forrest City areas. Get yourself a Port-A-Potty and put it on a small trailer with wide balloon tires. Pull it with your four-wheeler on the shoulders of the interstate when it’s shut down for an accident and charge folks a nominal fee to relieve themselves.
I know from experience that it’s very easy to reach “critical mass” when stuck in two- to four-hour gridlock on the interstate. SCOTT D. STUBENRAUCH