Utility pole ID numbers

This might be the most random post about a boring topic but the other day I was walking my dogs (that’s not the boring part). I noticed something I pass by every single day (boring part in 5…4…3…2…1…), utility poles!

Have you ever thought about the numbers affixed to the poles?

Well, as we walked I started paying attention to the numbers and lo and behold, they were in order. So from the picture above, the next pole was 12704022. My curious mind went right to this question:

Where is pole #1?

Determined to find the answer but not having any luck with Google searches, I called Metro Public Service. Here’s how it went.

[Note: From the audio, I deleted some of the time I was on hold or talking about boring details 🙂 ]

So there you have it. Back to square one.

-Out of the Wilderness

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