Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Could Aberdeen City Council run a bath?

Because they sure as hell can't run a city.

Cracking story this, on the BBC website.

Workers were contracted to paint yellow zig-zag lines and "school - keep clear" messages outside St. Peter's Nursery in Aberdeen warning traffic that there was a nursery in the area, as show in this photograph:


Of course, the nursery was closed two years ago.

Oops.

3 comments:

CrazyDaisy 20 May 2009 at 14:17  

Malc,

Scary, it was someone else's responsibility! Aye right, 10 years ago it closed - breath taking ineptitude in my home City - we even make Glesga look great!

Indy 20 May 2009 at 16:07  

You must be joking. This mistake cost a grand total of £200. That is practically nothing in the scheme of things. Not being pernickity but why single out Aberdeen City Council for 'breathtaking ineptitude' over a very minor mistake?

Compared to the spectacular ineptitude of the entire Scottish financial sector or the Edinburgh tram project this seems not so much like small beer as the tiniest atom in the timiest glass of small beer ever produced.

And if it's Glasgow City Council you are talking about here's a good one - the M74 extension bumping into the signals for the Glasgow Underground not once but twice. You'd think they'd have a map wouldn't you?

And I haven't even mentioned the ineptitude of MPs filling in their expense forms.....

Malc 20 May 2009 at 17:18  

I love your logic Indy.

"They screwed up, but it wasn't that bad, so don't write about it."

If you want some rationale for my commenting on it... I figured everyone else would be writing about everything else you mention - I like an original story now and again.

Also - where did you get the phrase "breathtaking ineptitude" from?!

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