You'll have to excuse the slight grainy-ness of this photo; I was undercover, tyring to shoot pics of these guys without them noticing. I was also zoomed all the way in on my little point-and-shoot.
I really wanted to get this shot; this photo captures something my husband and I see and discuss often. Over here in the Azores, they do road construction all the time. There are actually times where it seems that they'll tear up a perfectly fine road, just to re-pave it. I'm not sure if it's an empolyment program or what. Other times, there are roads so awful that you bounce up and down as you drive down them, and those ones never get fixed. It's a real mystery.
Anyway, every time you see men working on the roads here, there is ALWAYS one (or sometimes two) guys working, with 2-4 (or more) men just watching the poor guy who is working. I don't think I've ever not seen this situation when I noticed road work. It is hilarious. Often, the men who are watching are smoking a cigarette and/or leaning on a shovel. In the picture above, we have both going on. I'm having a hard time not laughing out loud right now. :)
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