Tuesday, January 04, 2005

A clean sweep...

Ahhhhh, Switzerland. It's 8:04 a.m., and the street sweeper is already shwishing down Langruttiweg - the walking path in front of our house - for the weekly street sweeping. I'm sure that the profession of street sweeper is highly sought after in Switzerland since it must provide forty-hour per week guaranteed lifetime employment. Afterall, the job of cleaning the Swiss roads which don't really need cleaning is a never-ending job, isn't it? Ah...there he goes again for his second pass at 8:14 a.m....chugging along at about 1 mph in his neon-orange jump suit looking all smug in his little plexiglass cubicle.
I wonder if he actually drives his little street sweeper home at night and parks it in front of his house to lord it over us. If so, I bet he has the cleanest street in Switzerland.

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