A Lesson In Courtship

Rotational Moulding

When I was in college, I dated a guy that told me (quite proudly) that his dad owned the company that made all of the orange traffic cones used on the roads during construction. I’m not sure if this young man was trying to impress me, but unfortunately for him it did quite the opposite. Anyone who lives near a major city knows that summer is the dreaded “construction season” and slightly takes away from the joy of sunny skies and warm weather. Just the site of those orange cones in early spring is enough to send shivers down my spine.

Construction season lasts all 3 precious months of the summer, and then is replaced by wet weather and snow for the remaining months of the year. Would it kill someone to give us a break every once in a while? faviconOne thing that actually is interesting about this poor bloke’s brag was the process in which those orange cones are made. They are made through a process called rotational moulding, which is a manufacturing process suited for producing one-piece, hollow items such as those orange traffic cones we see dotting the freeways.

Not to take anything away from the manufacturers of those dreaded orange triangles, a job is a job is a job, but what really got me was that my potential suitor actually thought this fact was going to impress me. Bragging on your father’s achievements probably isn’t the best way to win over a lady. I probably would have been a little more impressed if this guy told me his father was responsible for all of the chocolate distribution in the area, or had a walk in cooler full of diet coke at his house, but a manufacturer of orange cones? Step up your game, dude.