New York City is a cosmopolitan city. So much so that both public and private enterprises work hard every day to make sure the city’s growing Hispanic population understands what’s going on.
And that is why the people in charge of a Linmar Construction site in Manhattan’s West 25th street, made sure to translate every word of a presumably important notice for the Spanish speaking crowd. The sign reads as follows:
Confused? Well, it’s not that hard if you speak a little English or at least have a good imagination to make up for the missing words, verbs and adjectives. Try a little, and you will eventually figure something out. Otherwise, check out the English version (below) to see what you’ve been missing.
I wonder if this is a truly a case of poor translation work or a Maquiavelic way to intentionally confuse Latinos and avoid having them complaining (oops! shall I say reporting?) about unsafe working conditions? you never know! (photos: Mariana Carreño King)