HomeFixated has covered the subtle and refined humor of select construction workers and tradespeople in the past, (see our highbrow article on curing jobsite sexism, although probably not homophobia). It seems that aside from shouting lewd comments at passers-by, some construction workers also have another form of entertainment in the form of a bag of powdery substance. I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve seen that meth/cocaine prank a million times already.” Nope, it’s not meth or cocaine, it’s bags of concrete. How can a bag of concrete turn into a prank?
The prank involves the age-old tactic of having a man prove his machismo by lifting heavy objects repeatedly. This behavior can be seen in the most socially acceptable form of weight-lifting at the gym. It then cruelly turns that primal desire for man to assert his dominion over inanimate, weighty objects into an opportunity for humiliation. We’ve saved you at least an hour of wasted time on youtube and have compiled some of the finer examples for this article. As usual when it comes to actions that can easily threaten the health and safety of yourself and others, we don’t recommend you try this at home or on the job. But for those that already strayed into that questionable judgment territory, they’ve provided us with a bit of mild entertainment.
So the next time someone asks you to do anything with a large bag of powdery substance, graciously decline the offer and send us a thank you note for sparing you the humiliation or jail time.