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Friday, June 15, 2012

Nanny's Attitude To Rain

Given that we are now in the midst of our usual high quality, warm and sunny British summer (that'll be the global warming then!), I am gemused to see that Nanny has banned postmen from delivering post on rainy days.

For why?

Health and safety!

The ever efficient and technologically up to date Royal Mail has suspended deliveries in the area of South Parade Doncaster during "adverse wet weather conditions", after a postman slipped on algae and moss on the pavement and broke his shoulder.

Customers have been told to collect their post from the town's main sorting office during bad weather.

Royal Mail spokeswoman Morag Turnbull said:
"Last Friday, a member of staff slipped on algae and moss on the pavement at South Parade due to adverse wet weather and consequently broke his shoulder.

Following a risk assessment of the area, we have notified Doncaster City Council of the danger posed by the poor condition of the pavement.

We have explained to customers in South Parade that we must, only during adverse wet weather conditions, suspend deliveries to their address as a precautionary measure until the pavement surfaces are improved by Doncaster City Council.

Customers will be able to collect their mail from Doncaster Delivery Office.

We know this is inconvenient and we apologise to customers, but the safety and welfare of our staff is paramount and we only suspend deliveries if the safety of our postmen and women is at risk."

Whenever I hear the phrase "risk assessment", I instinctively reach for my revolver!

Anyhoo, unsurprisingly the council deny that there is anything wrong with the pavement.

Therefore the customers of Royal Mail are caught in a Colombian stand off, between the Royal Mail and the council.

Good luck with that then!

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  1. Anonymous11:33 AM

    I don’t think that people truly realise just how dangerous being a postman is.

    It is not only wet pavements that cause a risk, dry ones can also if they are not perfectly level. The snow is especially hazardous and on the few sunny days that we can, sunstroke can be a major concern.
    They have to contend with dogs that bark, gates that will not open properly and letterboxes that snap shut.
    Their mail bags can be heavy, especially at Christmas time and perhaps the most dangerous thing of all is trying to read the address on a letter whilst putting one foot in front of the other.

    Perhaps you might now think twice before you call them a bunch of lazy CUNTS.

    Give them all a medal I say.

  2. I actually feel sorry for the postmen......They are being made to look like prats by their managers.
    I would have been too embarassed to show my face if I was told, through the national press, that I was not capable of walking on a pavement in the damp; no matter what condition the said pavement was in nor whether it was wet or dry.
    We hear of firemen not being allowed to go into a foot of water; are they adults or kids? When I was a lad, men were men; not feminized whimps like they are now.
    We have too few male teachers in our schools because they have been driven out by militant feminists who believe every man is a sex monster.......Many boys from single parent households never have contact with male role models and thus, act like girls.

    Come on men of England.....Grow a bloody pair and tell these idiot managers where to go....Make them look silly, go to the press etc etc......Come on men; let's fight back.

  3. Archroy5:22 PM

    You're quite right about 'risk assessment'but 'paramount' is also a very good indicator of bullshit. No real people evr use this word unless they're talking about the film company.

  4. Anonymous3:50 AM

    I guess the old men and women of South Parade are more capable of walking on damp pavements than the woosy postmen. This smacks of a claim and managements pathetic response as usual.

  5. Lord of Atlantis12:54 PM

    Very good points, Tonk. Like you, I feel sorry for the postmen themselves. The problem comes from some of the muppets in charge. Since those posting letters to these addresses have paid for them to be delivered, I would argue that the Post Office, by refusing to deliver them, are taking money under false pretences. As for the alleged presence of algae, why doesn't the council get off their backsides and do something about it?

  6. Carlsberg10:17 PM

    Because they're the council. QED.

    The pavements in our town were downright lethal last winter. Did the numpties in the council chuck so much as a token bit of grit around to try and make them less dangerous? Did they bollocks.