Road worker leaves retirement for afternoon to help paint road signs

Road worker leaves retirement for afternoon to help paint road signs

A man took to social media to reveal how a retired road worker helped paint road signs after a contractor failed to show up.

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A man, Vincent Naidoo, came out of retirement for one afternoon to help paint road signs after contractors failed to show up.

Last week, André Beetge took to social media to share the story of Vincent Naidoo - a retired road worker.

According to Beetge, a road marking contractor failed to show up to paint a stop sign and he called on Naidoo for help.

"So when we arrived on site in Rockview Road Amanzimtoti & found the road marking contractor not yet on site we had essentially two options: Slander, the current most common 'thing to do', or actually seek a solution in the interest of the bigger picture. One phonecall & half an explanation later and out of retirement we pick up Vincent Naidoo with 35 years' municipal road marking experience, from his possy," he said.

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Road worker leaves retirement for afternoon to help paint road signs

Road worker leaves retirement for afternoon to help paint road signs. Photo credit: Andre Beetge/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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Briefly.co.za gathered by 5:20pm that Friday afternoon, the "beautiful" road was done with the right markings.

Naidoo's willingness to help without payment inspired social media users.

Colette Van Loggerenberg commented: "Another 'Feel good' situation. Well done."
Thasigan Kevin Naidoo added: "Great, That’s what is needed to save our beautiful country, skills being passed down from the experienced.....we need to bring back the retirees not to work but coach and train."
Susan Gerber wrote: "Thanks for being proactive and yay for willing workers."
Warren van Wyk said: "I wonder if the original contractor is still going to invoice the municipality? Good job to all involved."
Road worker leaves retirement for afternoon to help paint road signs

Road worker leaves retirement for afternoon to help paint road signs. Photo credit: Andre Beetge/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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