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Monday, October 01, 2012

Prats of The Week - Wiltshire Council

My oh my what a wet and windy Monday morning it is!

What better time to award my prestigious, and internationally renowned, Prats of The Week Award?

This week, courtesy of a recommendation from a loyal reader, it goes to Wiltshire Council (aka to the locals as the "lavatory council").

For why?

Just read the following about the council's rules wrt our old "friend" hi vis jackets, and who should wear them.

A Wiltshire council admin employee had been assigned to a day's ride with the local dustbin men, presumably to observe life on the front line etc.

I understand that the lady in question was ordered to wear hi vis for her day out. Given that the binmen all wear them, this may not seem terribly surprising. However, even though she was meant to observe/experience a day in the life of the binmen she was not allowed to leave the cab at all during the day (due to health and safety etc etc).

Therefore, given that she was safely sitting inside the cab all day (not learning anything about what the binmen actually do) I have to ask why the hell was she required to wear a hi vis jacket?

Wiltshire Council, well deserving Prats of The Week!

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  1. Anonymous12:17 PM

    If I had a time machine, besides going back to give all those girls from my younger days a PROPER shagging, I would start up two businesses. A factory for producing traffic cones and one for making Hi-Viz jackets.

    I would make a fortune.

  2. I actually stand out more now because I am one of the few people in the street not wearing Hi-Viz.

    Has anyone noticed the new "Boss-Viz".....This is where the plebs wear a standard hi-viz jacket, but the boss wears a different hi-viz coloured jacket.....I am seeing more of this here in Wokingham.

    Just laugh at hi-viz. We must make hi-viz a symbol of ridicule, just as we did with the council's much loved peaked cap aka, the jobsworth cap.

  3. How long before it becomes illegal for anyone to be out of doors without a Hi-Viz jacket?

  4. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Can't some convince Armani to use Hi Viz in his creations?
    Or failing that Stella McCartney or Jean Paul?

    But apparently it is illegal to impersonate a police officer, presumably one who wears a uniform, and they all wear black and Hi-Viz these days so why not have some fun. Black combats CHECK, Black polo CHECK, Black fleece jacket, Yellow Hi Viz vest CHECK
    Buy some real ex-police Hi Viz (label removed) off e-bay and hit the town.

    What's worse in my book is the numpties who wander the streets with a label round their neck which makes them think they must be important. NHS, Council, School are the three most common but they have become so ubiquitous they are now USELESS... thinking about it just like Hi Viz.

    PS Your hyperactive robot checker keeps telling me a e-mail addy contains illegal characters!