A halt in the re-painting of a water tower results in town greeting visitors with the word sex
Residents of Sussex in Wisconsin are doing double takes after a paint job on their local water tower was left undone leaving the word sex behind.
Workers were painting the town’s name on the water tower but had to stop midway through and had planned to return to the project on Thursday evening.
A contractor on the job said that it wasn't their initial intention to leave the tower in that state but explained that his workers ran into a venting issue and had to stop the job in order to let the paint dry.
The tower is getting a new logo and workers were applying a layer of primer which covered the whole left side or SUS side of the tank.
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The contractor admitted that he liked the attention the tower was getting and was fond of the honks and the road traffic that was occurring when vehicles were passing the tower.
In fact, this is the second time this has happened to the same water tower with the contractor stating that the same job took place a few years ago where the word sex was visible after the first stage of the process.
The word Sussex appears on both sides of the tower and although workers expect to cover the unfortunate message up soon, they said that there is a huge possibility the same thing could happen the other side.
A regular driver on that route, Jessica Bruss, spoke to TMJ4 about the funny moment when her 8-year-old son asked her about the new water tower feature.
"I immediately thought, 'not today, we're not having this conversation today,'" Bruss joked. "I almost drove off the road when I saw it."
An awkward birds and the bees talk narrowly (and gladly) missed by Bruss.