young men were working the parking lot on the day that Nandita and I
visited it. Just like the investors wanted, lots of tourists came. Some
of them parked in this lot. The investors tell us, like they always
have - that the tourism industry provides jobs for the people of Hawai'i
and is good for our economy.
I bet the 4 parking attendant guys were absolutely thrilled about their
work and how much they made parking cars for people.
photo to the left is of their 'office'. It is wedged underneath the
escalator. I guess they go in here to take their breaks. It was really
busy when we were here so they were rushing around. From this cramped
little room poured out bad rap music. We could see their half eaten
lunch and an open porn magazine.
of note here are the bottles of "Hawaiian Water" on their
table. The labels have a "Hula Girl" on them, dancing in front
of a swaying palm tree against the deep blue sky.