Monday, 28 February 2011

I'M JUST A GRUMPY OLD WOMAN

I've lived in a particularly low lying area of Lincolnshire for 25 years and, touch wood and without tempting fate, have never felt worried about flooding. To my knowledge there has never been a flood in living memory because we have a good drainage system and sluice gates to move water from vulnerable areas out to sea. There are people on call at all times to man these gates and it has worked well (so far).

Now I'm worried. Why? Well see what you think of this. This week we received two carrier bags full of crap. I apologise for these pictures being on the "huh" but I don't know how to turn them around!





In total we received 8 large posters, 12 medium posters, 2 small posters, 12 long posters, 8 fridge magnets, 16 costers, 4 key rings and 2 mugs. They now clutter up the office because no-one likes to throw them away.

My question is, why not spend this squandered money on flood defences? Or is this too simple for them to understand?

19 comments:

slommler said...

Ha!! Nothing like a few posters and key rings to keep the waters at bay!! I feel your pain!!
Hugs and stay dry
SueAnn

Eva Gallant said...

You would think! Hope you stay safe and dry!

aims said...

Makes one wonder if there is a new plan underway that you don't know about yet.

Glad to see you are well. I have thought of you so many times and about your dear husband.

As everyone else is saying - stay dry.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I know SueAnn, isn't it ridiculous?

DogLover said...

Please give us advance notice of the auction.

I broke some mugs the other day.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Eva my worry is that if we DID have a flood would someone man these pesky telephones or would we be put into an "operator free" menu queue?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Does "staying dry" means the same as "sober" aims? If that is the case, forget it.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Broke mugs DogLover? In temper?

Retiredandcrazy said...

PS aims, thanks for your thoughts. People have been so kind to me. It keeps me going.

Maggie May said...

We received similar crap about *What to do if we get attacked by terrorists* There was nothing there that could have helped us if we were (that wasn't just common sense).
So it doesn't surprise me in the least that you got all this bumph.
Its like you said... they'd rather like to waste money on rubbish than on the flood defences.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Nick Thomas said...

Jack Lemmon would have loved you!

Out of My Mind said...

i think they are trying to tell you something without coming right out and yelling "RUN!"

kt

Out of My Mind said...

Just read some more...OK...you got me....I just became one of your followers! If I keep this up I am going to have to stop writing on my blog so I can keep up with the 17 or so I follow myself.

kt

Retiredandcrazy said...

And I would have loved Jack Lemmon too Nick!

Retiredandcrazy said...

If that is the case Karen they haven't instructed us were to run too! Thanks for becoming a follower. I joint your list immediation I read you blog. Great.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Totally understand where you're coming from. Money is spent frivolously on things we simply don't need. When it comes to necessities, it is usually the case that funding is in short supply.

CJ xx

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

A very good question RAC! A x

Retiredandcrazy said...

But how do we stop it Kathryn? Today they have reported that the MofD has been paying £65 for 22p lightbulbs. Are these people cretins?

Retiredandcrazy said...

The trouble is Anne, this type of waste is rife throughout the public sector. I sometimes feel so outraged that I want to scream.