Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sidewalk Repair

So, the crack engineers at the city are repairing the sidewalks in preparation for the season (why else would they repair anything in this town but for the tourists). It took 4 grown men a full workday to patch a 1-square meter crack in the sidewalk. Instead of erecting normal barriers to prevent idiots from stepping all over the wet cement, they have arrived at a different creative solution which is to suspend a piece of old wood, balanced on two stones at each end - like a balance beam that's 4 inches off the ground. Of course, this acts like a magnet for the Zadar youth who waste no time to dance in, write their names on & carve inappropriate pictures into the wet cement for all to see for eternity.