Friday, June 26, 2009

Concierge Reading the Newspaper in the Lobby

Concierge is Reading the Newspaper in the Entrance of a Residential Building in Buenos Aires, Argentina
What might this guy be reading? Is it about the upcoming legislative elections in Argentina on Sunday, the growing impact of the worldwide economic recession, the state terror against the Iranian people or about the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson? The newspapers are full of bad news these days.
Whatever it is, this guy needs to stay awake and alert. Many residential houses in Buenos Aires, not only upper class, have these concierge and security services. The business hours and job description of such a lobby entrance guy is varying according to the size and needs of the building he works in. Mostly he will answer visitor inquiries, escort guests, and handle the mail, packages and deliveries.

5 comments:

Jacob said...

He is probably reading all about all those things you mentioned...I can imagine his job could be somewhat boring when nothing needed his attention...hopefully, he is becoming more educated about our world...

Great slice-of-life shot!

Bob Crowe said...

When I saw the thumbnail I thought he was in a church, waiting to go to confession. This kind of job is common in bigger buildings in New York, perhaps a few in Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago, but almost none here in St. Louis.

Prospero said...

Great candid shot. Perhaps he is reading the entertainment section which passes for news these days.

AB said...

What might this guy be reading?

Is he Argentinian? Football, surely?

RogerB said...

Fantastic candid photo. I wish we had more concierges and elevator attendants!