21 May 2010

I wonder why they need them up there?

| johnboy
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witches hats in a cherry picker

As seen in Civic today in the interchange.

A pint to the person who can come up with the best reason as to why witches hats are needed outside the fourth floor.

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ConanOfCooma7:56 am 24 May 10

They’re not allowed to operate that equipment without some sort of markers around the base, like witches hats.

they are for the goals for the game of indoor being played by the inhabitants of that office on their lunch break – gotta get exercise, minister says so.

They don’t look like witches hats to me.

so the residents/occupants on the fourth floor don’t think they can use it as a balcony…

screaming banshee8:24 am 22 May 10

a) local member hires cherry picker to obscure cameras from photographing him at gay sex club.

b) local hire equipment chief executive Robert Scampton uses unleased equipment to block morning sun from his inner city apartment window after building management refuses to adjust the shade fitted to the outside of the building. When asked why Mr Scampton didn’t install blinds to his apartment he responded. “F&ck em, if I wanted blinds in my apartment I would have started a blind company. I started a hire company, so this is my solution.” In a related matter Hughy Dewey and Rice, the administration of Scampton Hire, are expected to advise tomorrow whether the company will continue to trade in the upcoming months.

they put them up there to stop drunks from stealing them

It’s to prevent them being stolen by uni students on the scav hunt.

The real answer is that once they finishing painting for the day they put them up there so the Civic drunks can’t nick off with them over night. While it is in operation they are down on the ground spread around the machine and the operating area with tape between them.

In answer to bd84’s question, they stripped the old paint, cleaned it up, and are currently repainting it. The colour scheme is different in part, but still mostly white – just a cleaner white. It is an improvement.

Legal Aid has moved out hence the Ray White sign, and there will no doubt be more trucks and things there as they strip the place.

bd84 said :

I could be quite sensible and say that they had the newbie on for his first day and instead of putting them on the ground under where they were working, they took them up on the podium with him.

Maybe he was getting pissed off at the number of times they were getting stolen so he decided to keep the safely close by.

I’ll give a more logical answer and say they’re up there as so they don’t get stolen when not being used.

I think you will find they are there so no one from a night out in the town can get to them and steal/destroy them.

It took me a while of peering at the monitor closely to figure out where the hell the witches hats are, then saw the safety posts up on the cherry picker, which I’m guessing that’s what you mean.

I could be quite sensible and say that they had the newbie on for his first day and instead of putting them on the ground under where they were working, they took them up on the podium with him.

I think they more pressing question is, what the hell are they supposed to be doing to that building?? They have been using that cherry picker everyday for the past 2-3 months, the people up there don’t seem to do much and the building’s appearance has not changed in any way.

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