Three Men and a Baby

We might get snow later this week, yet road construction is still taking place in Minnesota and I am waiting, yes waiting, still waiting, for the urgency to get these projects done!  I am particularly interested in one that I have been monitoring all summer, a key road near our house that has been closed most of the summer with very little measurable speed to draw the project to conclusion.  I walk our dog by this road about 3 times a day, so I am a self-declared expert on this project.  My code name for this project is:  Three Men and a Baby.

Why Three Men and a Baby?  About 6 in the morning, somewhere between two and four men show up to work on this road.  So that I am not accused of exaggerating, I will take the middle of the range and say that 3 men show up on a particular day at about 6.  So where is the baby?  I don’t know.  I have never seen the baby.  I have never heard the baby.  However, I must assume there is a baby on site because I never see more than two men working at one time.  The only explanation for this is that one of them must be taking care of a baby.  I think all summer long was Take Your Baby to Work Day in Minnesota.  I might have even read about it in the local paper . . . or maybe I dreamt it!  I am retired you know.

Anyway, I am patiently waiting for the road to get completed.  In China, this would have been done in two weeks max.  I am hoping that snow in the forecast will ramp up the sense of urgency and keep the baby at home.

Disclaimer:  I am not an expert on this topic.  I can barely change a light bulb on a good day.  So take this story with a grain of salt, but not more than one grain, cuz we are going to need it for the roads pretty soon.


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