Interesting story from Thanh Nien News today. The article looks at three women who use a special tool to collect metal scrap from the streets. Not only were they collecting all the loose scrap metal we see on or near the streets, they also collect the bent nails motorbike tire repairmen throw on the streets to ‘increase’ their business.
Normally I get a flat tire once a year. It is always punctured by a bent nail. The majority of flat tires are usually caused by bent nails. Coincidentally, every time you get a flat tire, there JUST happens to be a tire repairman within walking distance of where you got the flat.
Seeing women like these collecting the bent nails is a positive sign. I think I may just tip these ladies, or others that clear the road, about 10,000 VND each time I see them cleaning the streets.
(Source: Thanh Nien News)