Friday Funny: County Surveyor Remains Humble, Despite Awesome Power

A lot of power comes with the title of County Surveyor. Lucky for the people of Wayne County, Maryland, elected county surveyor Robert Pelaski vows not to let this awesome power get to his head.

"My fellow citizens of Wayne County, thank you. You have entrusted me with a sacred duty-the most-honored position of surveyor for the entire county of Wayne, which includes the cities of Portage, Clara, Allerton, and Dixon, as well as many, many townships. As reelection approaches, let me once again assure you that I will never allow this awesome responsibility to affect my humility or in any way impair my service to you."

"Not even if I go down in the history books as one of the greatest, longest-serving, and most beloved county surveyors in Maryland history."

"While it does not affect me in the slightest, I can understand how some might find being sole protector of more than 900 miles of county-regulated drains impressive. Sexy, even. But I did not get into the county surveyor business to sign autographs or to have my name in the Wayne Ledger three times this year."

"Worry not, O ye common masses of Wayne County and its outlying areas. I vow never to be one of these men who walks around like he owns one of 12 seats in the county planning commission's bimonthly meetings."

Thanks to Cate Miller

Full Story: I Won't Ever Let The Position Of County Surveyor Go To My Head

Comments

Comments

Umm....

Great story...except there IS no Wayne County, Maryland. But I guess y'all knew that.

Right?

:>)

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