Of course, the phenomena I am talking about is the proliferation of pergolas that are popping up all over the place. What is a pergola, you may be asking if you've spent the last ten years huddled within the cozy confines of a large city or under a rock. Let me explain, as well as I can. A pergola is a large wooden structure that suburbanites erect in their backyard. It looks kind of like the frame of a tall rectangular building that is waiting for some siding, and a roof. Yes, there is no roof on a pergola, which brings to my mind the question, What good is it?
|You can make your pergola as fancy as can be, and I still won't get it...|
Without a roof, it serves no purpose if it rains, because the rain will still hit you. If it's sunny, I don't see the purpose of a pergola, because it provides no shade, so you might as well just be sitting out in your yard. As far as I can tell, the only reason to build a pergola in your yard is because you really enjoy digging post holes, and I've never met anybody like that in my 40 years of living.
I must be in the minority though, because I see pergolas all over the suburbs. And today I even noticed that they are starting to sell them at Sam's Club, the center of the suburbanite universe. I don't think I will ever understand, but if you have any thoughts on the matter, I would appreciate some help. I will look for your email right after you get done digging that post hole.