Boss asks me to drive back and measure how far our wellheads are from the bank of the river.

My response: Um, sure I’ll look, but it’s rained almost nonstop for 10 days.

Boss: Just see what you can do.

Call my boss: Yeah, I don’t think I can get that measurement.

Boss: Why not?

Me: Cause I have no idea where the river stops and the floodwaters start.

I did have to drive out far enough to verify our test wells weren’t flooded and pull a sample. The water level was less than 2” from the bottom of the doorframe at that point.

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