Tools and specialties congregating on this central intersection depending upon what skills are most needed in this neighborhood at its particular stage of development. The trades and abilities in demand in a new suburb vary from those needed in an older district.
Consider how this scene would look in your neighborhood, and where it would be. In a decade from now, will this type of queue still exist? Consider how the proliferation of handheld communication devices (and the improvement of apps designed to better allocate demand for particular workers’ skills) will change the dynamics of this queue.
Bonus: paint-roller hack.