I had no idea that when I wrote about the scourge of chewing gum on the malecón yesterday that there was a project planned for this morning to remove it!
I got a phone call from a friend this morning apologizing for calling so early but conveying the amazing news that there were lots of people out scraping gum off the malecón. And as any good blogger would, I grabbed my camera and hopped right on my bike to see for myself.
The workers were mostly women and kids. I saw a few bottles of acetone or kerosene being used, but they were mostly using just plain old elbow grease. There were some big areas already completed, and they looked great!
I spoke to one man a bit further down the malecón and he said they were going to be scraping the entire length and repainting everything! Since I’d seen them scraping the seawall the other day, I think there’s a possibility he is right on.
I hope I’ll be reporting that the graffiti is being painted out next. Do you think?