You'd think that certain Department of Public Works employees would be familiar with the below clip from Mythbusters and wouldn't mind saving the City a couple bucks by doing something simple.
The Optimist says: "The Glass is Half Full." The Pessimist says: "The Glass is Half Empty." The Bureaucrat says: "What we need are 5 glasses, 1/10th the size." The Angry Drunk Bureaucrat says: "Where's my damned bourbon?"