Something caught the eye of occasional construction scrutinizer Tuco Ramirez yesterday at the corner of McHenry and Carothers streets (and not just the site’s elaborate and colorful vinyl construction fencing): what appeared to be 2 workers on the job in the middle of the downpour and accompanying lightning. Upon slowing down to take a closer look, Ramirez realized the figures “were standing still — turns out they weren’t working at all.”
Above are some close-ups of the mannequins snapped after the rain slowed down; while both do appear to be making an effort to model some level of appropriate protective gear, each still lacks a few of the basics, from safety goggles to pants. “Have to admit, if it wasn’t pouring cats and dogs at the time, I would never have noticed they were fake,” continues Ramirez. “I got out of my truck to snap these shots from a good perspective, but I assure you they look very convincing from the street view.”
Here’s the rest of the scene:
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Photos: Tuco Ramirez
I think they have a future, as workers for the City of Houston. Or maybe Harris County.
I wonder if Mayor Turner will continue employment for these kinds of workers, by including future pension promises, just like the other folks working for the City.
Shame on him for not reducing the City workforce, when he “balanced” the budget by selling City property. The budget is still not balanced, because unfunded pension liability is not included. Shame. Shame!
I think it’s telling that it takes a while to even realize that they are mannequins in the first place. I guess we’re all so used to seeing construction workers standing around doing nothing.
We need MORE of these dummies @ construction sites all over Houston !!!