A politeness – an acknowledgement of each man present.
Greetings; time spent and time expected.
Van arrival. Four old men – clean gloved, ironed work pants, comfortable shoes and hats that were bought decades ago by wives or children in celebration.
Breeze rustle and morning song; hands on hips – soft-toned discussion.
Pause – reflection.
Wooden boards pulled – joining ute trailer and ground. Cement mixer dating to their childhoods. Rolled down, and then across. Then…
Bridge-sitting – next steps.
A young man – purposeful – workwear with helmet. Speed limiting eye contact.
Time-bound, he passes four men on a bridge.
No acknowledgement. No pause. No reflection.