Hollywood actor, film producer, and retired professional bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger has recently made headlines for various reasons, including being involved in an accident where he crashed his car into a female cyclist. The former Governor of California has since released a video on his Twitter profile that shows him fixing a pothole on a road in his neighborhood. The video was recently shared on the social media platform and has gone viral on the internet.
Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been screwing up cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it. I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go. pic.twitter.com/aslhkUShvT
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 11, 2023
After posting the video on Twitter, Arnold wrote, “Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been damaging cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it. I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go.” We have come across many cases in India where people have complained about bad roads and potholes. However, this is probably the first time we have come across a video where people are seen complaining about the condition of the road in the USA.
In the video that has now gone viral on the internet, we can see Arnold and a couple of other people working on fixing the pothole on the road. They mark the area and fill it with metal pieces mixed with tar. Arnold himself puts the mixture over the pothole. While they are fixing the road, one person living in the neighborhood can be seen thanking him for the work. After filling the pothole, they spread the tar and gravel mixture evenly to achieve a clean look. Once the gravel mixture is spread all over the pothole using a shovel, they use an earth rammer to ensure that the metal and tar mixture fills all the gaps and the surface gets an even finish. Once this is done, Arnold and his friends clean the area and spread sand over the tar to accelerate the drying process.
The work done looks pretty neat to us. It is quite possible that the two people seen with Arnold in this video are professionals. The former Governor of California did a good thing by fixing the pothole which has been a major problem for cars and cyclists in the area. This is not something that has only been reported in America. Similar incidents have been reported in India too.
In 2021, a picture of a traffic police officer from Mumbai had gone viral on the internet. In the picture, he was seen filling a pothole on a road in Mumbai. The names of the officers were Sanjay Wagh and Sahebrao Chavan. When they reached the spot, they noticed that there were two big potholes in the middle of the road. These potholes were the reason for the traffic jam. They noticed that there was construction work going on for a nearby bridge and the materials required to fill the potholes were also available. So, they took the debris from the bridge’s construction work and filled the potholes with it. This resulted in smoother traffic flow in the area.