the highway department has some explaining to do

by chekna on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dear Highway Department,

I’ve lived in Japan three different times and have developed a great admiration for the people of that country. They are innovative, energetic, and enterprising workers. But I’ve never considered them to be all that different from Americans. I certainly never would have considered them to be superhumanly productive.

So how do you explain the picture below?


On March 11 the biggest earthquake in the country’s history shook Japan. Six days later construction workers and engineers arrived at the Great Kanto Highway in Naka, which had a 150 meter crater-like crack. By March 23 the road was completely fixed.

My question for you, Highway Department, is why are the Japanese able to fix a 150-meter crack in six days while you can’t fix a 15 inch pothole in six months?



hmmmm... jgnkan US rasanya kat malaysia ni pun lebih kurang sama je tak??


4 blaze of sunshine:

puan nina said...

waaa..kagumnye.5 hari je repair..huh.ble la Malaysia nk macam ni ya

chekna @ mama ziyad said...

org malaysia kan suka last minute, bila ada kereta/motor masuk dlm lubang/eksiden baru nak repair jalan..

sheila said...

kat sini lagi teruk...

asal nak repair jalan sikit je dia punye kesan jem 30 hari tak habis-habis...

chekna @ mama ziyad said...

sheila,
betul..betul..betul..