Today, crews are working on "resurfacing" a street near my house. The same street they "resurfaced two and half years ago."
Please. It's 2007. I find it absolutely impossible to believe that we don't have anything better to make our roads out of than something that has to be replaced every 2-3 years. Before 2010, crews will be back, on that same road, putting a new surface down.
Is there no better, longer-term solution?
Do you know how many industries would love to have that kind of return? To know that you've got to buy their product over and over again every 2-3 years...to the tune of millions of dollars per buy?
It's crazy. Talk about job security. As long as they're making roads out of asphalt, construction companies will never run out of work.
That's a crock.