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Guys hoovering the street!

Having a bit of a WTF moment here.

It's been a bit noisy outside for a while so I decided to have a look out of the window. There are 2 men in high visibility actually hoovering the street.
They have this big industrial vac thingy attached to a big trailor with power supply (léike the ones used for pneumatic drills) and they are cleaning it inch by inch. They've just gone round the corner into the next street now thank goodness as it's pretty damned noisy.

No wonder the taxes are so high in Neuchatel.
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could you send them to my village.. we've got housing-construction projects going on on both ends of the road and the street could really use a good hoovering.
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Re: Guys hoovering the street!

Even Wal Mart, the low-price king, vacuums its parking lots. Can't expect any less of Switzerland can we?
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Old 17.08.2011, 11:50
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Re: Guys hoovering the street!

A few weeks ago I saw my neighbours carefully hoovering the ceiling of their balcony... Some people have nothing better to do!
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could you send them to my village.. we've got housing-construction projects going on on both ends of the road and the street could really use a good hoovering.
I'll ask them but I think they may be some time here. Seems like they've a lot to do.

I could understand it if we had construction work here but the street was pretty clean to start off with.

It's probably the most exciting thing to have happened in this village for decades. The neighbours are all out on the street watching now.
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A few weeks ago I saw my neighbours carefully hoovering the ceiling of their balcony... Some people have nothing better to do!
Now this I get, being an arachnophobe, they were probably hoovering up all the scary spiders.
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Old 17.08.2011, 11:56
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Now this I get, being an arachnophobe, they were probably hoovering up all the scary spiders.
but then don't the spiders just live in the vacuum bag and crawl out into the broom cupboard... waiting...waiting until you open the door again...

waiting

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Now this I get, being an arachnophobe, they were probably hoovering up all the scary spiders.
The big ones don't die when you Hoover them, and after they can get out through the pipe straight in your place...
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Got to give everyone a Job
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Re: Guys hoovering the street!

I used to have carpet on my balcony for my little one so hoovering it was a must.
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The big ones don't die when you Hoover them, and after they can get out through the pipe straight in your place...
That's why my OH leaves the hoover turned on if he's hoovered up a spider. All night if necessary (ie if I'm not there to get rid of them).
He thinks they'll end up battered to death by al the other debris in the machine
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I used to have carpet on my balcony for my little one so hoovering it was a must.
was that a euphemism?
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Well since you're one of the ones paying for it I'm glad you approve.
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Well since you're one of the ones paying for it I'm glad you approve.
I pay 2.9% income tax per month. Not much of my salary goes to taxes

But I'd much rather they spend money turning the air conditioning on in the new buses here. They made them with air conditioning and non-openable windows (makes sense if you have air conditioning) but then never turn the AC on...so I'd rather be in one of the old buses were one can open the windows!
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Re: Guys hoovering the street!

you know we have those in Belgium also right Brussels , antwerp etc etc. they get the ciggies of the street mostly so they dont get in to the sewer.

now if only the city would come with those first and THEN the little truck with the high pressure water shooting out of it....they havent figured that one out yet I guess (this was every week in Montreux)
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you know we have those in Belgium also right Brussels , antwerp etc etc. they get the ciggies of the street mostly so they dont get in to the sewer.

now if only the city would come with those first and THEN the little truck with the high pressure water shooting out of it....they havent figured that one out yet I guess (this was every week in Montreux)
Yeah I saw those in Brussels all the time. We even had the lorry with the brushes cleaning the gutters once a month out in the sticks in Wallonia.

This was completely different to those. The guys were doing it by hand with a huge powerful machine and minutely covering the whole road surface (not only the edges) and there are only about 50 houses in the village so I can't believe the streets are that dirty.
The other neighbours are as perplexed as me.
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I pay 2.9% income tax per month. Not much of my salary goes to taxes

But I'd much rather they spend money turning the air conditioning on in the new buses here. They made them with air conditioning and non-openable windows (makes sense if you have air conditioning) but then never turn the AC on...so I'd rather be in one of the old buses were one can open the windows!
I'd ask them if they could arrange it for you but the've stopped for lunch

Never had a problem myself with the number 1 from Marin.
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Yeah I saw those in Brussels all the time. We even had the lorry with the brushes cleaning the gutters once a month out in the sticks in Wallonia.

This was completely different to those. The guys were doing it by hand with a huge powerful machine and minutely covering the whole road surface (not only the edges) and there are only about 50 houses in the village so I can't believe the streets are that dirty.
The other neighbours are as perplexed as me.

they have em out in Wallonia , tsss what we Flemish must pay for haha Im just kidding

no no but they have the hand ones in belgium also : http://www.google.com/imgres?q=stree...1t:429,r:9,s:0
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Re: Guys hoovering the street!

Our street is vacuumed every Friday, the day after rubbsih collection. Both the road with a big vacuum truck and then a smaller one drives down the footpath. I thought it was normal here?
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