Thursday, September 18

Sock it to em.

The town council in nearby holiday town Blackpool hired contractors to repaint the railings over the North Promenade -- but when the contractors reached a dirty old sock tied to the railing, they simply painted it. Contractors sprucing up North Promenade took the astonishing short cut when they came across the abandoned sock tied to a railing.
Passerby Andrew Purcell, 22, from Leyland who is working in the area, said: "I think painting round a sock instead of just removing it could quite possibly be the laziest thing I've ever seen.
"It does look quite funny tied there, but I suppose it must be annoying for the council if they are trying to improve the look of Blackpool."

Yaeh sock it to em Blackpool!

9 comments:

Lugosi said...

Years ago there was a story here in the states about a highway crew that was repaving some road. They came across a dead deer in the the middle of the road and simply paved over it.
Then there's the road crew that painted a white line over a dead badger.

dogbait said...

And how about this one

Peggy said...

I don't know if it is more sad than funny or if it is funnier than it is sad.

bigbikerbob said...

Hi Bob, I would think the workmen were "having a Laugh", just to see exactly what "we" would say, they certainly arose some interest.

Padraig O'Morain said...

Ah, there's a touch of class about that level of uninvolvement all the same.

Bob said...

padraig:I wonder if he would have painted over one of the occasional drunks that fall asleep against the railings.

Anonymous said...

You know those that keep disappearing whenever you do laundry? Well, now we know what happens to them.

John Earnshaw said...

I used to work for Barrow Corpy Building dept and Know someone who painted over a clock on the wall at Cambridge St School once many years ago ----It was -----

Bob said...

John: maybe you will see him next time you look in a mirror eh?