The Inverness Courier is helping stir up a lot of fretting about the state of the roads with its rolling Pothole Hell coverage.
Today's edition even reveals a local business has a 400 signature petition calling on the council to "get it sorted".
It somewhat baffles me, simply moaning at the council. The Highland road network is gargantuan. Added to that the Age of Austerity. Added to that the coldest winter in 100 years worsening the cracks. Highland Council really are up against it.
So, here's an idea. Why don't those who use the roads most often chip in a few quid to speed up the repairs they're so keen to see happen? What's that? All gone quiet all of a sudden have we?
It's not so strange an idea. In fact it was heavily promoted by none other than Danny Alexander and Charles Kennedy of the Libdems (actually one's an old fashioned Tory Liberal and the other's ex SDP which is almost Labour) ahead of the general election. Here's a Libdem policy paper from a few years back.
So, next time your suspension goes whack in a rut down the Longman don't curse the council - shake your fist and ask why the Libdems haven't yet delivered on a pledge to introduce road charging.