Do you ever hit a pothole so deep that you physically wince, and then immediately apologize to your car?

I was on a wild goose chase Sunday around the St. Cloud area trying to track down supplies for a craft I saw on the internet. I had to go to two different craft stores, a hardware store, and the last stop on my list was the Dollar Tree in Sauk Rapids. I pulled into the parking lot by the Wells Fargo and made a mental note to myself to avoid the GIGANTIC pothole on my way out. It was so noticeable I even took a photo of it.

I went in, got what I needed, and went back to my car. Buckled up, checked my surroundings, backed out of my parking spot. As I pulled into the alleyway I hit the Grand Canyon of Central Minnesota.

I did the thing where you expose your teeth and suck in a breath through them.

Luckily no damage was done, but I did apologize to Nigel the Nissan when it happened. The picture really doesn't do it justice. This thing was massive.

Pothole season is a real thing, and it has arrived once again in Central Minnesota. Brace for impact.

UPDATE: Pete Eckhoff, the Sauk Rapids Director StreetsParks sent out a team to fix said pothole and it no longer exists. A huge thank you to the hard-working public works department for all that they do. It can be a thankless job but the city wouldn't run without them.

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