Hey, you missed a spot by the Porsche!

April 24, 2011


Okay people, as you know, our exhibit at the Shanghai Auto Show is all about glamor and luxury. Class, sumptuousness and style. Lamar, you were in charge of our display, let’s see what you’ve come up with.

The cars look great, gorgeous models in sexy dresses and shoes, and… Um, Lamar?

Yeah, Boss?

There seem to be people cleaning the floor next to our display. Some with brooms, some down on their hands and knees. What’s that about?

That was my idea, Boss. I thought it would underscore the luxury more if there were people doing menial labor nearby.

You know Boss, it will kind of remind our customers they can afford something those other workers can’t have.

I see, Lamar. But what if it reminds the people doing the menial labor that maybe they should do something about the imbalance of wealth in their country?

Boss, it’s only China. What’re they gonna do, have a revolution?


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Top: A model poses next to the Porsche Turbo S during the Shanghai Auto Show April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

Right: Employees clean the floor as a model poses next to a vehicle during the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Maybe the Easter Bunny left pawprints on the floor.

Their balance looks fine; but, it appears some of the cleaning staff are upper level. The guy is wearing a suit to clean the floor.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

The person in the first photo appears to be playing shuffleboard with the mop.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

this is the future of the olympics with corporate sponsors: Porsche curling. The sweepers have a much easier time than the thrower, but the sweepers need to make sure they don’t linger in the path of the Porsche 😉

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Politics AND comedy, I like. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I wonder what kind of car that is in the second pic.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Reminds me of a little ditty from one of Adam Sandler’s CDs.

“Mop mop mop all day long,
Mop mop mop while I sing this song.
Gonna wax the floors,
Gonna make them shine.
Gonna clean off the spraypaint with turpentine.”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I think I glimpsed something I might like… 😛

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I would have thought it was more obvious.
Those guys are cleaning up after the organ-harvesting that takes place so a person can afford to buy one of those cars.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Shra, yeah that is a nice Porsche isn’t it!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I was talking about the shoes, Mr.Pilot…
but yeah, the car isnt bad either… 😛

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive