Despite defeats by Italy and Uruguay dooming England to an early exit, and the pre-tournament fears expressed about Brazil’s failure to complete all of the promised infrastructure projects – never mind the main venues – the football World Cup appears to be progressing fairly smoothly as a sporting spectacle.
Your blogger, though, has been looking at the pictures of scarred concrete mouldings and poorly installed or damaged cladding panels around some of the structures – including the track and stations for the half built monorail – and thinking it might be worth Plastic Surgeon setting up a South American operation.
After all we are already active in Florida where our Finishers regularly carry out work on some of the world’s biggest ocean liners, so we’re already up to speed with many of the problems involved with operations abroad – playing away from home I think the soccer stars refer to it!
In the short term, however, it could well be people’s properties back here which involve us in World Cup building repair related jobs; due to some of the collateral damage which tends to accompany major sporting events – especially football matches.
Retailers like Curry’s and Makro have been selling plasma wide-screen TVs like the proverbial hot cakes in preparation for the crunch matches, but setting them up typically leads to people drilling fixing holes in the wrong place or scratching the pieces of furniture they are placed on. And then there’s all the things that get thrown at the wall, or doors that get kicked when someone misses that crucial equalizer or their side goes down to another defeat in a penalty shoot-out.
So whatever the fall-out from this World Cup, our Finishers will be on hand to deal with the problems. Sorry though; the one thing we definitely can’t mend is broken dreams.