Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Back To Patching Over A Problem

(C) 2016 Luke T. Bush


For years the concrete front steps of the Plattsburgh Public Library kept falling apart.  Patch jobs only covered up the problem.  But recently a full renovation to the entrance promised no more cracks, no more chunks falling off.

So much for that promise.  Cracks are already appearing, especially a long one from top to bottom.

The solution?  Back to patching.  Part of the crack is covered but has it really gone away?

Definition of Plattsburgh Smart: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Previous article: Not All It's Cracked Up To Be


Tal Hartsfeld said...

There's a limit to how impressed one can be by any kind of "parlor tricks".

Tal Hartsfeld said...

That's the thing about the worst things in life: The way they always seem to be so Sisyphean.
The issues are either insoluble or only afford temporary solutions. You keep finding yourself having to take care of the same things over and over again.