Sometimes the Perth tree phobia is quite disturbing.
As I was huffing and puffing trying to clean my gutters ahead of an approaching storm, I complained to a friend what a mindless job it was and that we should be designing gutterless houses these days so that we can have big trees without the hassle.
My friend thought about this for a moment and said "or don't plant trees higher than our gutters".
I was dumb-struck. This was an intelligent person and they were dead serious.
It reminded me of the yarn about the truck driver who jams his slightly too-high load under a subway. He's busy calling the fire brigade, police etc when a kid goes by and says "let your tyres down".