Thursday, December 07, 2006

Little quiz



What do you think these chaps are doing?

I got out of the lift at the wrong floor today and came across these chaps working away. They are facilities staff and busy little bees they were.

I walked past and stopped in awe. They were shaving the carpet. Carpets are to the European Parliament, what paint is to the Forth Bridge. I appears that this particularly fine piece of scarlet carpet is of such a deep pile that the doors cannot open. So three men spend hours shaving the carpet.

5 comments:

Mrs T. said...

no jokes about shaven carpets back home please.. seriously though do they have to keep all the bits they shave off in little plastic bags with the date and location marked on them? How many men does it take to shave a carpet... with ONE machine. Bloody useless.

Anonymous said...

Bugger, there goes my exclusive.

It's been a while since I shaved any carpets, personally. But we live in hope.

Right, off to 'Di' for a pack of ten Mach 3...

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the Irish navvy who took a job towing barges. On finding that his mule's ears wouldn't fit under the bridge he proceeded to shin up a ladder and start to chip out bricks from the bridge. On a suggestion from a police sergeant that he might do better digging away a bit of the footpath, replied "Who the fook made you a fookin sergeant? Can you not see it's his ears that are too long, not his legs?"

Anonymous said...

Amazing stuff...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
destroy bureaucracies...
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