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April 20, 2011

Neither Blonde Nor Female


These contractors are installing steel pillars in concrete to stop vehicles from parking on the pavement outside a Sports Bar in downtown Philly. They are now in the process of cleaning up at the end of the day and anxious to go home.

How long do you think it'll be before they realize where they parked their truck?

Via email from the immortal MOTUS

Posted by Vanderleun at April 20, 2011 8:38 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Quick-set cement, you think?

Being blonde and female...even I wouldn't have done that.

Posted by: flyoverpilgrim at April 20, 2011 9:06 PM

The only people qualified to do this are government issue.

Posted by: Jewel at April 20, 2011 9:16 PM

Usually those bollards are screwed or pinned into the base and can easily be removed.

Posted by: Fat Man at April 20, 2011 10:14 PM

Brought to you by AFSCME local # 2187. Look for the union label!

Posted by: westsoundmodern at April 20, 2011 11:17 PM

I presume these bollards of which you speak are the contractors. Unpin steel ball, replace with facsimile of human head and re-pin. Works for me.

Posted by: Peccable at April 21, 2011 4:22 AM

Geez, did anyone noticed the width of the van and the width of the space between the bollards? The van can easily back up between the two bollards to the back left of the van to exit the space. You people spend too much damn time on the Internet! (me too I suppose ;)

Posted by: Eric Gagnon at April 21, 2011 4:36 AM

Posted by: Steven at April 21, 2011 10:56 AM

I first saw that picture several years ago--said then to be in England.

Since there has never been any post-event follow-up, I assume it turned out in the no-big-deal group.

While snopes.com proved themselves absolutely unreliable in the US political area, I still trust them in not-obviously-political arenas....

http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/bollards.asp (Took me a while to figure out a search approach--finally tried just "bollards"--that worked.)

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at April 21, 2011 11:01 AM

For goodness sake all you literalists, get with the program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tiOMu_Bf8Q

Posted by: MOTUS at April 21, 2011 1:33 PM

You nailed that one "right between the eyes" Michelle's Mirror.

Oh, and Eric...I think geez is actually spelled jeez.

Posted by: westsoundmodern at April 21, 2011 11:24 PM

As Jewel notes, you can move these bollards-- most often, there's one or two made to be easily removed for moving trucks, and close access to the building.

Posted by: Binks, WebElf at April 22, 2011 7:30 AM

MOTUS, you may have inadvertently created a test of figurative blondeness, measuring one's ability to appreciate the humor of this without out-thinking it, ironically. Literal blondeness is way more fun, though few in the public sector can afford it in this economy.

Posted by: RedCarolina at April 22, 2011 11:28 AM

correction: few in the private sector can afford literal blondeness in this economy, but I have a feeling the public unions would consider it it a right. Nothing worse than a teacher with dark roots.

Posted by: RedCarolina at April 22, 2011 11:40 AM

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