In Minnesota we used to joke that there were two seasons, winter and road construction. Here in England I find there are two seasons, winter and building work that requires lots of scaffolding. Admittedly I live in an old part of an old town, but I have never seen so much scaffolding in my life. It’s been going up everywhere in the last few days. (I have no idea what they are doing with it–my knowledge of engineering apparently does not extend to this one!)
I walked by a truck this week, one with lots of scaffolding supplies in the back, and just about tripped over the curb when I saw what was written on the side of the truck cab in huge, bright letters:
I can’t even type it without giggling. Do it, google scaffold and “erection specialists” and you get a whole list of companies advertising their wares (ahem). I think this was the one I saw but it could have been this one, and don’t forget this one for a “specialty erection service.” I’m not going to be able to walk around town straight-faced this whole construction season. I guess I have a dirty mind.