Digging holes for mailboxes—a crew makes good time and checks out the photographer.

Jan 8, 2022 near Magnolia. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

A true conversation:

Setting:  Riding my bike around the Trop park when we came upon this diligent team of hole diggers and pole installers–with cement.  The worker in the white shirt sees me taking a picture

Worker:   Hey–are you a paparazzi?

Me:  Not exactly.

Worker:  You look like one

Me. No,  because paparazzi only photograph beautiful women. Do you have any?

Worker:  If that’s what you want, you should go over to the pool.

Me: Thanks for the tip.