…shaming sometimes will.
Mainz’s perennial shortage of working capital is finally being addressed by council. Roads aren’t being patched, dog licenses have gone up and last year, they turned off the fountains after an appeal for sponsors was greeted with a big yawn.
One by one, locals and businesses clubbed together at got things flowing again with a notable exception being the large circular pond in front of the Hilton.
A local artist took matters into her own hands and starting decorating the empty basin with splashes of colour.
Hits the paper, council spokesman says “can’t have this, might be poisonous, what happens if EVERYONE starts painting where they want to…”
And then someone asks “But anyway, why hasn’t the Hilton coughed up some folding stuff to get the fountain running again?”.
Echoed by a large chorus of ” Yeah! Why not?”
Days later, water is merrily splishing and splashing …..