I don’t have sore eyes, but I know a man who does. Doctors must wonder where all the sore eyes come from.
It’s men using powerful stone cutting saws for cutting stone or kerbs, without taking proper precautions to protect people passing, on foot or in vehicles. Those machines can squirt stone chips a long way.
More to the point, private contractors used to wait ’til I was passing and then squirt me deliberately. I’m sure I’m not the only one. You will notice that Moray Council Workers don’t do such things. That is because they are very strict about protecting the public, and hindering them as little as possible, (Refuse collection lorries, for example) and any that broke the rules would be out on their ears very quickly.