When a large project wraps up, despite the long, exhausting hours and nightworks that push our installers to the limits, it's reassuring to know that a sense of humour prevails! To follow snippets from one of our lead installer's recent project in his own words [with a little careful editing!):
"With the project now complete, I thought it time to wrap up the report process.
CREATURES: Let me state for the record that I like animals... I respect their place in our world and could not ever intentionally hurt them... (except maybe spiders)... but this project has certainly tested my resolve with them ...
There were many different creatures encountered during this install...Night 1 - I had black, hairy, scary-as**** spiders behind every sign we removed... Flying midgee bitey things were abundant around lights ... BUT... there was one creature type that dominated the project... BIRDS!
Pigeons rule in this site and 2 flew out from behind sign 10 during removal... heart stress! Brackets and sign tops are popular dropping spots!
Seagulls control the other site we were at and the rooftops are obviously their perfect toilet area... it is a nice view from them so its probably a relaxing, nice spot to dump upon... but seriously I have never seen SO MUCH bird****! The rooftops had sagged under the weight of it ... 100mm thick in parts... consider the resolve needed to crawl/lie on this **** during installation ... especially at night, during drizzly rain! YUCK
It is now my life mission to find some seagull holiday spot and return the favour!
However... one bird episode dominates... OWL strike!
Since this unfortunate incident, everyone keeps saying..."Oh, the poor thing", "why didn't you swerve", "hope it wasn't a mother with a nest of babies" and similar comments... I need to state once and for all that I was NOT driving thru the scrub with some evil, owl tempting lure dangling from the roof, seeking an owl to cross off! [The other team encountered a couple of harmless teensy honey bees, called in BEE-MURDERERS R-US and wiped out thousands...do they get called names..NO!]
So back to my story... Its obvious that my owl was as blind as a welders dog that had decided to end it... I was the unfortunate driver of the vehicle that ended this birds mission of "death by windscreen"... time to stop the judgments ok!
OVERVIEW: An install with so many different challenges... I took a positive and happy attitude into it...I emerged with a positive, happy and proud feeling from it. There were a few "problems" along the way... each was given due consideration and action... results prove the worth of team and positive attitude!
The "team" effort is the major thing I take from this... so many gave everything to achieve the results... the strain on every department was obvious and I realise the stress on many would be great... I thank everyone for their hard work and help.
Projects like this are just so me... challenging, demanding, use of my big brain, install tricks and genius cunning plans, pride in results.... Thanks to all for giving me the opportunity! Hoping you have enjoyed the ride as much as I have...cant wait till the next one!"
Who would have thought that installing signs could be such fun:)
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR STAR INSTALLER FOR THIS GREAT CONTRIBUTION
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