The inspiration for this came from a piece I heard on APM's Marketplace program earlier this week. It starts with the opening photo, which is what I saw out the window the day after I heard the radio program. This, in particular:
Now this happens on a regular basis at LAX, I imagine in an effort to control the amount of debris that accumulates on the ramp areas directly beneath what are in effect multi-million dollar vacuum cleaners. Except that, on this particular day, this is what was happening out the other windows:
Tut, Tut! Looks like rain!
Hmmm, that looks like rain too!
So which is it:
- An exercise in futility, or
- Job security