Friday, 4 November 2016

This Is A Great Story,

that went viral on Russian social media a few days ago,

 it appears that a complaint about the walk way was made back in March 2015, local authorities were quick to answer, promising to complete repairs by October 15, 2016, and on October 31st posted this reply to the original complaint: “Dear Alexei! According to information provided by the contractor, the order of the district administration regarding the repair of the mentioned asphalt walkway has been completed. Photo attached.” (above),

 but the locals that live near the walkway in Primorski district of Saint Petersburg, in Russia were having none of it and posted these pictures of how the walkway still looks,

 the local administration issued a public apology for the confusion, claiming that it was an error caused by “heavy workload”, Cyril Zakrevskii, a spokesman for the administration of Primorski district, added that the complaint response department only numbers two people who handle around 800 complaints every month,  

the official explanation is that instead of announcing the postponement of repairs for 2017, one of the administration employees mistakenly uploaded a Photoshop-edited picture of what the walkway would look like when covered with asphalt, it was nothing more than a mock-up shared by a contractor, so it seems it was just plain human error, but while some have accepted the explanation and apology of the local administration, there are still those who are convinced that authorities had deliberately tried to deceive them, as if they would!

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