Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What Exactly Are We Paying These People To Do?

Today I had to drive into town. As I was driving down the main road out of the community I live in, I had to slow down for road work. In the median, Cal Trans had dug a huge hole. It appeared that there was at least one, maybe two, people down in the hole. I don't know what they were doing. I know it couldn't have been too mind numbing because traffic was slowly passing on both sides. What struck me as odd though was the fact that there were 8 people standing looking into the hole. All of them were Cal Trans workers wearing their hard hats and orange vests. At the time I wondered if it really took that many people to watch whatever it was the people in the hole were doing.

3.5 hours elapses and I am returning from my trip into town. Yep, you guessed it. The same amount of people were still standing around the hole looking intently into it. I just don't get it. What on earth are our tax dollars going toward anyway? Now, I suppose that it could be a coincidence and the entire time I was gone they were all working and just happened to return to look into the hole right before I drove back by. Somehow, I doubt that. Or maybe there is some job that requires 8 people to stand around the hole and balance the ground.....lol. Seriously.....what the heck do we pay these people to do?

On another note, I will be taking a little blogging break. My daughter, son-in-law and grandson are coming to visit. Every spare moment will be spent getting my Grandma fix. I'll be back next week to bore you all some more.


Crayl said...

Enjoy that visit, every minute of it.

Dena said...

Whoa, horsey....you went and changed your site. I almost thought I was lost. Nice, very cool pic. Have a great visit. And can you hug my mama for me on Sunday, she needs it. :o)

Z-Mama said...

Have fun with that grandson of yours! And Lori too!