The well-known action actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, deals with challenges on a daily basis just like the rest of us. He still has to deal with problems like potholes while being in a wealthy area of Los Angeles like Brentwood.
Schwarzenegger recently revealed in a tweet that he and his team decided to take it upon themselves to repair a huge pothole that had been creating issues in his neighborhood for weeks. The celebrity made the decision to replace the hole using Quikrete, a commercial-grade blacktop repair patch often used for asphalt repair, rather than complain about it.
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
Schwarzenegger’s move was applauded by some, while others pointed out that the so-called “pothole” was really a service trench related to the current, permitted work being done by SoCal Gas. A City of Los Angeles representative stated that the area is not a pothole and that the work is anticipated to be finished by the end of May.
According to L.A.’s Bureau of Street Services, this is not a pothole — it’s a service trench related to active, permitted work performed at the location by SoCalGas
— John A. Moreno (@morenojohn) April 12, 2023
Despite the debate over whether the problem was actually a pothole or a service trench, Schwarzenegger’s message of self-initiative still resonates. In the end, he and his team were able to fill up the hole and render the problem moot.