Ambassadors, Dressed as Inmates, Welcome Visitors to Coral Gables
|Is that an escaped convict or a Gables ambassador?|
And it looks like the city is taking its cultural offerings seriously as well, or trying to at least, as they are set to unveil a new Downtown Ambassador Program in April that provides street side, concierge like services by specifically trained city workers. Read on to see what kind of questions you should be asking these ambassadors.
Dressed in prison jumpsuit-looking uniforms (bright orange with big letters) and driving around obnoxious peanut-sized Smartcars, the ambassadors will provide hospitality services, answer questions about the city and its history, give directions, hand out literature such as maps and brochures, and provide info on current events, restaurants and bars, and hotels. Good job Coral Gables.
|When you see this car, expect a ticket.|
1. This is Coral Gables right? Where is the cock fight scheduled for tonight?
2. I hear it's illegal to park pick up trucks in the city overnight but where can I park my swamp buggy?
|Is that an architectural rendering in your pants or are you happy to see me?|
4. Where can I get a massage with a happy ending?
5. If the idea of the ambassador program is to provide friendly helpful information, why on earth did the City of Coral Gables choose you -- parking enforcement officers who are notoriously mean and insensitive -- as its goodwill ambassadors? And are you going to give me a parking ticket after telling me where Books & Books is?
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