Instead of blabbing on about making and placing road signs to alert people to the nightmare of potholes in the road, WHY oh WHY don’t councils JUST spend the money on repairing them? Its already cost me one new tyre since the winter, damaged by our poorly maintained roads. Between the pot holes and the ‘sleeping policemen’ I’ve seen motorists weaving all over the road just to try and pick a level path. There’s one road where I live where the council have placed their lumps of concrete in the road which forces cars into the middle – hardly adding to road safety! Just what does our ROAD FUND LICENCE money actually get spent on – obviously not the roads!
“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.” Lewis Carroll
And so this brings me to other sorts of nonsense, perhaps not as elevated as Lewis Carroll. How come the train companies are totally unable to provide a reasonable train service on the hottest day of the year? How come so many paying passengers are forced to suffer sauna-like conditions waiting packed on station concourses for services that are seriously delayed or cancelled. Then suffering the torture of over-crowded, hot and airless trains whose windows open a mere crack and have no air circulation. How come in the 21st century we are still at the mercy of poorly maintained, badly run and mis-managed public transport? Heaven help us when the Olympics are on next year. Not to mention the recent reports that well-meaning parents are being asked to step in at school when the teachers go on strike on Thursday. What next, relatives asked to stand in for nurses at hospitals because they are short staffed? Then we learn that so-called ‘professional’ dog handlers at Keston in Kent are so stupid as to leave dogs to die horribly in a car – and that’s at the dog training centre. The silly season has just got started. At least Andy Murray won at Wimbledon, so now everything is just fine.
Next post will be on something much more positive, I promise