Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Futility

I can't figure it out.

Most major building projects leave some evidence (besides the new building, of course) around. In the apartment complex where I reside the evidence is a large grassy knoll in the corner of the property where all the extra dirt went. That large grassy knoll, which is really just a pile of dirt covered with scrubby weeds, started out as just a huge deformed pile of dirt. Last year a single bulldozer came and smoothed out the pile into a nicer pile and covered it with grass seed and hay, which promptly scattered itself across the next 100 square miles as it was a very windy day. I thought all was done.

Then, about 6 months later, another bulldozer showed up and spent a morning smoothing the dirt again. It left after a few hours of smoothing, and nothing ever came of that activity nor was there any noticeable difference in the grassy knoll's appearance.

Until today.

At 0745, I was awakened by another bulldozer. Smoothing the pile. For the third time. I can't figure it out. What the fuck are they doing?!



And after all of this, I cannot for the life of me understand why they are taking this much care over the appearance of the grassy knoll while at the same time leaving this little piss-ant pile of sad dirt a mere 100 feet away.

3 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

We may never know what goes on in these deals. Crazy though, no ?~!

Cathy said...

Hmm, I've got no bloody idea. Adopt a grassy knoll project?

renate said...

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