One of the benefits of living in Mineral Point is that, unlike cities struggling to find salt for their roads, there is an endless supply of gravel from the local quarries to keep the roads less slippery. The downside to having gravel on all the streets is the emergence of what we call “carbunkles.” (Warning: Do not google carbuncle, spelled with 2 c’s unless you want to be totally grossed out.)
What we’re talking about are the unsightly stone/ice/dirt accumulations in the undercarriage of your car, usually right behind the wheels.
Some have icicle-udders.
Most of you kick them off so they don’t accumulate. Some of you go to the car wash on a regular basis. But, rubes like us, let them build and build to the point that they become cemented on. They might look like you can kick them off, but if you try, you risk breaking a toe.
Anyone out there still reading this post? Or are you googling carbuncles like we warned you not to. If by chance anyone’s still reading this, and if you also find yourself with carbunkles, let us know! If you have a carbunkle you’re particularly proud of, or if you see a really spectacular one, send in your photos!
C’mon and show us your carbunkles!
Contributed by the Hays