Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Taggers on the Public Pay

Ah... the daily morning walk into work. The crisp morning air, the nearly empty streets, the towering office buildings, the spray painted graffiti on the sidewalks and streets. No, Fort Wayne isn't home to an active group of taggers but for some reason utility employees find it necessary to mark out the paths of their pipes and wires with spray paint. I can understand if you're going to do some work under the street but lately it seems they're just spraying lines because they have five minutes left before a coffee break. If you look close you'll see the mysterious orange dots that run for six blocks and just stop... not sure where they lead or if I'm even following them in the correct order. These were all sprayed down six months ago or longer and I've yet to see a jackhammer or a backhoe digging around that would have needed to be warned about the dangerous pipes below.


Me said...

Now I know why I can't find the camera.

Uvulapie said...

It's in the nook. By the book. Of how to cook. Take a look.

Robotface Shumway (Big Doofus) said...

Basically what you have here is a case of Government Tagging. The guys who work for the Water Department are marking their territory while the guys in the Energy Department are doing the same things. Eventually, they're gonna clash in a big fight right there on your street. But it won't be like those sissy gang fights that you hear about in places like Los Angeles or Akron, Ohio. This will be one of those "fight" scenes from West Side Story. You know, with all the dancing and singing:

When you're a Jet,
You're a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette
To your last dyin' day.

When you're a Jet,
If the spit hits the fan,
You got brothers around,
You're a family man!

Careful walking on that sidewalk. You don't want to step in the spit.