No, I’m not a fan of construction workers in the way you’re thinking! Rather, each day on my way to work, I pass a construction site that has a steady stream of arriving workers. And I marvel that each and every one of them is carrying a well-worn cooler. As a big fan of bringing lunches from home, I love seeing a culture where this is the norm.
I’d love to see a study about how this came to be. Do the roots of this culture go way back, to when construction workers didn’t have ready access to prepared foods and cold drinks on the job site? (The construction project I pass is close to quite a few restaurants, cafes and fast food places, plus there are lunch trucks.) Or is it a culture of frugality, where they universally agree that schlepping a cooler full of food and drink to save money is the thing to do?
And of course, I can’t help but wonder what’s in their coolers . . .
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