Holding down fencing. All day. Every day. Watching other people work, but never actually doing anything himself.
A dead easy job, definitely.
But isn’t it just boring after the first day?
Answers on a postcard please…
Guess what folks?
They’re building another fence!
Fortunately this one is really well protected by another fence each side of it, so it can’t get scuffed by any passing trucks / kangaroos / Australians / fush.
Look at that picture again.
If you count the blue hoarding behind the metal fence, there are now 7 fences (complete, partial or being built) between Zepler and the building site. Am I the only one that thinks they can probably stop now, and actually put the
fecking building up?
Talk about milking a project for all it’s worth.
P.S. It reminds me of the Isle of Lewis, at the northern-most tip of the Outer Hebrides off the north-west coast of Scotland. When I visited in the early 90s, the EU thought it would be a cracking idea to encourage the locals to divide up the land into areas so they could make better use of it. The Scots, being a wily bunch, had a better idea. The locals worked out that if you could build fencing fast and cheap enough, you could live off the EU subsidy for erecting fencing. End result: acres of land divided up into the minimum size required by EU rules. At which point the land was totally useless, but the locals had more beer/whisky money.
Damn this dry weather. Building sites are supposed to be mud swamps. Like Glastonbury on a very slightly damp year.
Fortunately, we have the benefit of a tank from our sponsors Brendon Bowsers, an advanced pressure supply and delivery nozzle, along with a highly trained and professionally certified Dihydrogen Monoxide Redistribution Technician.
And, like all workers using hazardous chemicals, he is being sure to wear a hard hat (in case any of the chemical should hit his head) and hopefully hermetically sealed boots to ensure his tootsies don’t get wet.
As you can see from the ground around him, he has been at it for a while already. Hopefully by the end of the afternoon, much of the site will have been soaked in this highly dangerous chemical and it will be restored to its correct muddy state. If this weather keeps up, he’s got a good reliable job here.
23 Jun 2017
They’re bored of their shiny red fencing already. They’ve filled in all the holes they dug yesterday.
The great bit is that what you see there as the ground level isn’t. The actual ground level of the building is 10 feet lower down. So they keep beautifully smoothing out the site every time they leave a tyre track mark on it. What they haven’t realised yet is they have to dig out the entire site to a depth of 10 feet before anyone can build anything.