Hey you're not old, its one of my bugbears at the moment.
These pot holes are everywhere, its down to the fuvkwittery of the local councils, not keeping up the repair the roads.
My car hit a massive hole the other day, which was covered over by rain, it made a hell of a bang, luckily no damage was done.
There's an outfit up here, employed by the local counci to make running repairs, but all they seem to do is drop a lump of porridge in the hole and hope for the best.
Its maddening I tell you, we need to get the Romans back and build the roads, as our medieval ones are sh!te
In the grand scheme of things right now, potholes might have been shunted down the priority list for the authorities for a while.