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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