Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"HEYYY!!!, Can I get some respect around here!!" bellows the Yellow Crane

            This hardworking enthusiastic fun-loving Yellow Crane was left all by itself in Rogers Park near the church at Lunt and Paulina. He came to the big city excited to do what he does best; grungy, grimy down and dirty work that no one else has the strength and power to do. After working hard all day and taking a long deserved night sleep he awakes to find that the local ruffians have scrawled messages mostly illegible and ugly all over him. "Geez, rough place, what can I tell ya?" the crane shrugs when the workmen come by to start the morning shift and ask him what the heck happened. Later in the day he daydreams of the times he had back in the country, with the nice fresh air and wide open spaces. The worst kids would do there is make out in his cab. "Ahh those were the days I tell ya".

                     A few weeks later we find the Yellow Crane has adjusted to city life but he just can't understand why the puny humans haven't removed the graffiti. "These city folks are kinda apathetic", he ponders during his lunch break.

Emails to send in your lovely graffiti photos should be sent to
graffiti@caps24.org and ward49@cityofchicago.org
SRN is 12-01862247 it has been called into 311


Chip Bagg said...

You misunderstand. This is not graffiti. It is urban tatoo art. This gives the former country bumpkin crane real "street cred".

CaptainJollyRogers said...

Aaargh. That is a fun story and entertaining although the real story is sad. Those taggers even will bomb nice people and stuff that's doing good things in the 'hood. Hope you reported it to the police district. Make them walk the plank har, har, har.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Okay CJR
I solemnly swear to pass this onto the proper authorities.