Residents of Tornado Alley in America’s mid west have successfully lobbied to change the name of their address to Tornado Boulevard as the previous name was having a negative affect on house prices.
“When you hear the word ‘alley’ you immediately think of a dark, ill light thoroughfare populated with overflowing garbage bins, mangy cats and pimps,” said Kansas resident Jeff Frankfort, “Whereas when you hear the word ‘boulevard’ it brings to mind images of a sophisticated, tree lined right of way where you’d expect to find rich ladies walking their poodles.”
“I expect the name change to add almost $50,000 to the price of my house, which I intend putting on the market as soon as I find it again.”
Other residents are not so enthusiastic about the name change.
“It’ll do diddly-squat for the value of my property,” said Fred Hagen of South Dakota. “I voted for Tornado Parkway, which puts a very nice image of a lush, grassy bordered roadway into the mind of any prospective buyer. Heck, even Tornado Avenue would have been a better choice”.
Mr Hagen then excused himself to go remove a dead witch from underneath his house, which is now located much closer to public transport than it was this morning.
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