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Who were the women standing outside the elevator?
Apparently these are Italian miners in Belgium https://www.maxroser.com/italian-coal-miners-working-in-belgium/
It would be interesting to know the nationality of the miners.
And people today think they have it hard because they have to wear a piece of cloth in front of their ugly gob during their 15 minute trip to Walmart.
I have also seen this post claiming that they are Irish coal miners. Lol.
I’m at work now, imagining what it’s like for those guys when that elevator gets stuck on the way up. Every day I remind myself to be grateful to all the workers in history whose suffering and deaths motivated the improvements in working conditions that have benefited (many/most of) us in recent decades & centuries.
I bet if they picked themselves up by their bootstraps they could be living in a castle and not working in a mine /s
It’s amazing how much humans can adapt to different conditions. I can’t imagine how horrible that would be based on my cushy 21st century idea of “normal”. If I was stuck doing that day in and day out I would pretty seriously consider suicide. I guess that’s why the church preached eternal damnation for suicide.