Picture it and Write: Cost Savings

by joetwo

Hi there! This is my offering for this week’s Picture it and Write from Ermilia’s blog here. Once again; the picture is not mine, it is from http://www.writerslobby.com/ , I only use it for inspiration. Anyway; Enjoy.

Cost Savings:

“You did what!!!!!”

“We painted it on.”

“Why! Why would you do such a thing?”

“You did ask us to make savings. Didn’t you?”

“But it is supposed to be a road and roads…”

“It is a road. It leads right up to the cliff and continues on after it. If you look at it from above you wouldn’t spot anything wrong with it. We just linked it up.”

“Far cheaper than the other ways!”

“But! But It’s a sheer drop!”

“We did put signs up!”

“Besides we told everybody who lives up there what we were doing.”

“They don’t drive very much. They tend to cycle to the town.”

“Yeah! See what we did with the fence? We made that into a ladder strong enough to support a man and bicycle.”

“The locals were quite impressed. Said it was ‘Nifty'”

“But there has to have been a better way. Did you think of the other options?”

“Of course we did!”

“But on our budget! Not very plausible.”

“The first idea was to blast out a slope.”

“But that would have taken ages. Plus explosives don’t come cheap.”

“Then we thought of building a bridge up.”

“But the cost of lugging all that steel up here. Extortionate!”

“Going around won’t work either!”

“You’d need to go to the other side of the mountain! That’s nearly fifty miles!”

“No! This way was much better!”

“We even had a little left over to landscape the cliff.”

“To match the surroundings. The locals love it, says it brings in tourists!”

“This can’t be the right way of doing things!”

“I’m telling you! It was best way. Come up and see it and I’m sure you’ll change your mind.”

“Alright then! But I reserve judgment until I have had a proper look.”

“Of course. But if you happen to think it’s a good job. Perhaps a bit of a raise might be in order!”