Battlepanda: It doesn't feel like Christmas


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Monday, December 25, 2006

It doesn't feel like Christmas

Probably because I spent today working, including tagging along for a surprise safety inspection of a highway overpass. I've never really thought about it, but pouring concrete 30 meters the air presents challenges. They way they do it is with a humungous cantelivered device that holds the mould while the concrete sets before moving on to the next section.

There was a female engineer at the build, which I think prompted the following amusing conversation in the car.

Inspector A: Do you know, there are lots of women engineers working at the builds now.

Inspector B: I know. They all studied construction.

Inspector A: Do they not mind climbing over the scaffoldings?

Inspector B: Actually, they love to climb.

Inspector A: They take it very seriously, don't they.

Inspector B: They do a good job. People always thought girls won't want to work outside because they would get dirty.

Inspector A: that's the old attitude.

Now I have this mental image in my head of women engineers merrily scampering up and down scaffolding like monkeys...