Saturday, December 29, 2007

Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Three Men In A Tub

Make Sure You Give It A Really Good Scrub


Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


On my first day in Singapore, I saw this person scrubbing down a glass-top tourist boat at Clarke Quay. It sure didn't look dirty to me, but he would hose down an area, then give it a vigorous going-over with a long-handled mop. Then he'd move on to the next area and repeat the process. He grinned and nodded when I asked if I could photograph him, so this is my contribution to this week's theme.

25 comments:

Seamus said...

He was obviously proud of his craft!

Carver said...

This is almost the antithesis of a mess. Good idea for the theme.

katherine. said...

no face shots? sheesh.

T.R. said...

Great blog - discovered thru PhotoHunt. Not your normal photohunt entry. Very nice!!! I spent the week just before Christmas in Singapore a few years ago - nothing like it!

Mine is up and a little different too. TR

david mcmahon said...

Hi Seamus,

I doff my hat to the rapier-like wit of that comment. Wish I had thought of that myself!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Carver,

He was so methodical, so scrupulous in his duties.

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Katherine,

Er, I hang my head in shame. Will fly back to Singapore specially to photograph him in portrait form, for you.

Please tell me if that is an acceptable compromise!

Cheers

David

Janice Thomson said...

A different take on the theme but a good one. One can't be too clean n'est-ce pas?

david mcmahon said...

G'day TR,

Thank you for visiting and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here.

Singapore and Hong Kong are something else when it comes to Christmas decorations/ illuminations!

Cheers

David

imac said...

Great shot - Hose about that.

Janna said...

Nice! He must enjoy his work. :)
Great choice!
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My photo hunts include road construction, a bad restaurant, and a driveway full of snow.
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Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I suppose it’s a “guy thing.” If he were a truck driver, I think he’d be out scrubbing his truck.

eastcoastlife said...

Come on David! You should know we Singaporeans are very disciplined when it comes to cleanliness and being orderly. We have lots of campaigns to remind us. hehe...

Happy New Year!!

Epijunky said...

I was a little worried when I saw the title of the post.

And I'm with Katherine... We demand portraits.

Corey~living and loving said...

Great entry DAvid! Mine is up as well!

Take good care!

Ted said...

I think what he was doing was routine. Happy New Year.

captain corky said...

It's a very clean boat. Can he come over and do our floors when he's done? LOL!

Sarge Charlie said...

there is a little spot over there, smile...

denz said...

wooohoooo!!! that's really a messy one! indeed you have a great picture,keep it up...

mine is up here:
PhotoHunt1...
PhotoHunt2...
Happy New Year!

Randi said...

Good & a different use of the theme!

lynn said...

Nothing like a good scrub up after a party. Peeped in at the party a bit late but i cleared up a little for you David. A good sighting, this chap washing his boat. Had i been the photographer i might have got in a little bit closer if ya know what i mean lol ;)

lynn said...

What's photo-hunt? Help pls?

San said...

Looks like the cleaning is kind of meditative for him.

eric1313 said...

The title had me wondering...

But I was happy to see how clean this post really was!

Sorry, not as witty a Seamus, but I tried.

i beati said...

love all the windows