Dedicated or Deluded?

By SlowSong
A quick grab shot from my bedroom window of a stalwart council worker.
Here's our street cleaner doing a grand job. What job exactly I couldn't make out, but at least he's out and getting some exercise. Grin

Tags: Photo journalism Snow General Portraits and people Humour and fun Mind over matter

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pascalg Plus
10 37 France
21 Jan 2013 10:22AM
looks like here... Sad

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woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 10:34AM
I'm not certain there is a right answer to your question, Chris. Here are two observations:
He is dedicated, grafting away for the council.
We and a few neighbours were deluded yesterday when we shovelled snow for an hour and left 'our' end of the street snow-free, because we have since had twelve hours' heavy snow (continuing).
And the light is rubbish, so my camera will stay in its bag because all there is to see is snow Sad
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
21 Jan 2013 10:34AM
It's early on a Monday and he automatically reached for his usual trolley at the depot, not yet awake sufficiently to remember to take the snow blower instead.Grin

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
21 Jan 2013 10:36AM
A fine and topical piece of photo journalism.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 10:58AM

Quote:doing a grand job. What job exactly I couldn't make out,

The Council exercise their grit wagons by driving them along our road and then reversing out again noisily. They don't actually lay any grit on our road...
I reckon he's an expectant father practising for when he has to manoeuvre a buggy on snow.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 11:14AM
GrinGrinGrinGrin.................. he is showing willing I supposeTongueTongue
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Jan 2013 11:15AM
A good candid, Chris, he probably has to be seen out with his trolley by his boss in order to get paid Wink Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 11:17AM
Workers have no choice ...
tho' the teachers seem to be getting away with it today!!!!!
I canr ever remember schools closind when I was teaching
21 Jan 2013 11:40AM
Wonderful take
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 Jan 2013 12:18PM
He does take his job seriously. Not a lot of those people anymore. And, makes a good image with his bright yellow jacket.......Sandy
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
21 Jan 2013 12:53PM
I suppose all the rubbish is under snow SmileGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 1:10PM
One who has certainly been enlightened...

Regards Nathan
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Jan 2013 1:15PM
I would think it's a case of Redbridge Council not paying him if he didn't take it out! either that or he's just knocking some more time of his community service order!! Whichever, it was very nice of you to invite us into your bedroom, Chris Smile. And a brownie point for obliterating the number plates Smile

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Jan 2013 3:35PM
I think he's just sleeping.Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Jan 2013 3:43PM
Think he'll need more than those few implements to clear all that snow! Wink
Trev Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
21 Jan 2013 4:31PM
Wow...excellent grab, Chris! Gosh, that yellow stands out REALLY well in the snow, doesn't it?

I like this guy's spirit. Totally undaunted and taking his job seriously.

Either that or photography is his hobby and he's out to grab some snow shots whilst getting paid for a day's work Grin

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
21 Jan 2013 5:28PM
Picking up discarded cars Chris !!Wink
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 5:46PM
I wonder if they are snow tyres on his truck???? Nicely done Chris, the High Vis jacket works a treat in the image... superb
meniko 6 Cyprus
21 Jan 2013 8:11PM
What I really like is this yellowish High Vis jacket amongst all this whiteness Smile
by the way Chris, what a nice view from your bedroom window Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
21 Jan 2013 8:20PM
A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.Smile
21 Jan 2013 11:27PM
You saw the image and gave it a great caption- brilliant, I love it! You should send it in for workman of the year (for dedication!)!!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
22 Jan 2013 10:45AM
At first I thought it was selective colouring Wink Excellent frosty candid Chris.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 6:11PM
That's a classic, Chris!

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 3:40PM

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