Marvel at this incredibly inefficient puddle-shoveling


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/05/marvel-at-this-incredibly-inef.html


#2

Puddle shoveling, puddle shoveling.
I want to be a puddle shoveler when I grow up.


#3

Throw a washing machine, mandolin and guitar in there, and you’d have something snappy.


#4

Someone… ANYONE… please tell this guy about Shop-Vacs!


#5

He only has three people supervising him, though. This kind of work requires at least six overseers to be done properly.


#6

Like a CALTRANS road crew. I am not kidding.


#7

That was me in a former life. Only it was shit.


#8

Maybe he was in the middle of shoveling snow and the area got hit with an unusually fast-acting heat wave.


#9

If your supervisor told you to deal with the mess and hands you an implement, what would YOU do? I’d spend all afternoon slowly dealing with the mess.


#10

I’m going to guess they get paid hourly. Not that the other two are doing much at all.


#11

He’s obviously doing it because someone is pointing a camera at him and he has to, you know, look BUSY.


#12

From STEC’s website:

CONSTRUCTION
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#13

You’re gonna want to use a push broom for that.


#14

Yeah, he’s gonna completely freak out when he learns about the sqeegee.


#15

#16

It’s nice to know public works crews are the same the world over.

(STEC is a state owned enterprise, Chinese SEOs being notoriously badly run).


#17

Well, the puddle’s not going to drain itself…


#18

What do you expect? If you give a man a shovel then every problem looks like a puddle-shovelling one.


#19

He’s not doing that right. See, you wedge it into a crack in the pavement and lean on it.


#20

I was gonna say a hammer, but yeah a push broom might work in a pinch.