So I promised, in another thread I started, I post up some pictures of The Real Deal if I was feeling ambitious. Well, enjoy...
I don't think the first two require any explanation:
Those "raincoats" are pretty special, don't you agree?
The following appeared
to me to be a piece of plain old interior
UTP cable (at the same location):
Yeah, that's an SBC pedestal on the right, and yeah, that's a puddle of muddy water that cable's sitting in. That stayed that way for the better part of a year, IIRC.
And, speaking of quality workmanship, look what I discovered when we opened a box on the wall where our TelCom bundles come in from underground:
You have five seconds to guess what's wrong with that picture. If you can't do it in five seconds, stay away from wiring of any kind, ok?
And, lastly, I couldn't help but get a kick out of what SBC's crews think sidewalks (and expensively-maintained lawns) are for:
Note: No wood put down or anything to protect the property owner's investment. If you look closely, you can tell that wasn't the first time they parked their truck(s) (yeah, sometimes up to two of them) there.