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* jack * 09-08-05 10:13 AM

AAAAAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

I saw it just in time, painters outside my building on a huge crane, less than 100 yards from my bike. They put plastic on the nearby cars, but I assume they didn't consider my bike needed any protection. Luckily it was only latex, but my old bike was covered in a fine mist of white paint. I just spent the last 30 minutes cleaning her up... poor baby.

OK... I feel better now, just had to get that off my chest.

I complained to the painting contractors, and to some Duke officials. They also did not have the area cordoned off from students entering and exiting the building, and their crane destroyed a crepe myrtle. WTF were they thinking?

(edit: just went back outside... painters are gone, job half-finished... [deleted])

BostonFixed 09-08-05 10:22 AM

That is kinda funny in a twisted way.

Gugek 09-08-05 10:55 AM

The contractors they have at Duke at the various projects are brain dead or something. They took a bike rack away from my building without telling anyone, just moved it. Along with that, they don't even remember where they put it. My lock was attached too it and I wouldn't bet against someone else's bike actually being attached.

Of course when I talked to the facilities manager they pooh-pooh'd the entire thing and basically said tough ****.

gcasillo 09-08-05 11:06 AM

That is effed up. Crazy things are afoot in the Research Triangle.

Retro Grouch 09-08-05 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by * jack *
I complained to the painting contractors, and to some Duke officials.

(edit: just went back outside... painters are gone, job half-finished... that is seriously effed up)

Lets review. The painters were causing damage, you complained and the painters stopped painting. Now you're saying that because they stopped before they finished the job, "that is seriously effed up". What exactly do you want them to do at this exact moment?

* jack * 09-08-05 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
Lets review. The painters were causing damage, you complained and the painters stopped painting. Now you're saying that because they stopped before they finished the job, "that is seriously effed up". What exactly do you want them to do at this exact moment?

Sorry, I wasn't thinking in a linear fashion - I just meant the 'whole situation' was effed up. Me writing skillz much bad then were.


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