“When this happens it is usual practice across local authorities in East Sussex for the contractor to paint around the vehicle.”The rest of the letter poor Mrs McCabe received was just padding. That's the meat.
It's a wonder it didn't just say 'Yes, we're slapdash and incompetent. And we don't care. Why should we?', isn't it?
Each day, I get more and more convinced that the human race simply could not survive if everyone was wiped out in a nuclear explosion. Everyone, that is, except the council workers.
I don't think they could even form the most basic of societies, and they'd never come to any agreement on just how many rules and regulations they should pettily enforce.
In t'North of England, I have lived on streets where the council in days past had laid down tarmac on the streets (note streets, not roads... it's all we can afford up here) but carefully gone round parked vehicles. You can tell this as for years the cobbles were visible in small, car-sized patches at the side.
I presume then that since time immemorial council workers simply do this sort of thing as a matter of course. Indeed, perhaps it is part of their apprenticeship to work round things.
It could be worse....
Iza Konieczna 26, returned to her car in Poznan, Poland to find it marooned on its very own tarmac island.
H/T "The Anger of a Quiet Man"
"I don't think they could even form the most basic of societies..."
No parasite long survives the death of its host...
"You can tell this as for years the cobbles were visible in small, car-sized patches at the side."
"It could be worse...."
Ah, yes, that was just jaw-dropping...
Presumably it would have been better if they'd towed the car away before doing the work!
Or should they have made repeated visits, which would cost time and money, until they eventually found the car gone?
And presumably delayed implementation of any other roadworks until there happens to be nothing in the way.
It ain't a perfect world- but could the car have been parked off the highway, especially since it was to be left long enough for a visit to the other end of the country.
If "council workers"- who were most probably private contractors employed by the council, I haven't heard of a local authority with in house road marking gangs for twenty years- didn't work round things then nothing could get done on the highway.
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