Wednesday, July 27, 2005

How many Chicago city workers does it take to paint a lamp post?

Around the last week of June, I walked out my front door and realized that the lamp post outside my home had been painted brown half way up. A few days later, the brown had been painted over with green.

One block over, on Larrabee, the lamp posts were painted brown on the bottom and green on the top like bad trompe l'oeil trees. I called my alderman's office and inquired what was going on. "It's primer," they said.

Then, the mini-lift truck showed up with a painter who did the top half.

As of this writing, the "arm" of the lamp that extends over my street has yet to be painted. I suppose they're awaiting an even bigger lift truck.

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