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A street light story

Post by whitbyforklift on Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:52 pm

A few weeks ago a woman, 4 times over the drinking limit, crashed her car into a street light opposite my house. After an E-mail from me N Y County Council installed a brand new supa dupa lamp post. Only thing is it does not work. When I enquired I was told "It is out of our hands". The electric board board people will get around to this in about 8 weeks. What the hell are they doing with our council tax?
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Re: A street light story

Post by gator on Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:47 pm

It sounds to me that your local gubmint have suspended all the rules of courtesy and common sense in their dealing with the people who pay their salaries. I don't know a lot about your local situation but I might suggest that there are other and better places to make noises about it. Have you slammed your fist on the counter at the local office concerned about the safety or lack thereof of this issue?
 
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Post by astra on Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:04 pm

Gator!! Hello by the way!

This is England!!!

You can't go around slamming your fist on the desks of "officialdom" here!!

Well ye can, but you end up on an "anger management course" Mad
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Post by gator on Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:59 pm

You can't go around slamming your fist on the desks of "officialdom" here!!
 
I dunno about that Astra. Did you ever watch the episode of Good Neighbours where next door neighbour Margo tore a strip off of one of the local bureaucrats? There are ways to do it without invoking the need for an anger management course. You just need the proper attitude.  Shocked
 
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Post by astra on Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:40 pm

You just need the proper attitude


Heh, yes, and favourable gender, big eyelashes, and the promise of a scream which will be heard way up in a transcontinental airliner!
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Post by gator on Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:42 pm

I dunno Astra. In that episode of Good Neighbours, next door Margo could hardly be compared to Miss February. No real big eyelashes [or anything else that matters] but she does have major attitude and that is how she steams through life. I realize that it is only a TV show but better than most of them.
 
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Post by whitbyforklift on Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:57 pm

The never ending(street light)story.
We now have a ultra modern state of the art street light.
It still is not connected to the leckie.
Whats the point?
It is like having a sign saying MIND YOUR HEAD ON THIS SIGN.
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Re: A street light story

Post by Shirina on Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:01 am

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Post by astradt1 on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:36 am

whitbyforklift wrote:The never ending(street light)story.
We now have a ultra modern state of the art street light.
It still is not connected to the leckie.
Whats the point?
It is like having a sign saying MIND YOUR HEAD ON THIS SIGN.

Perhaps it's time to think of the street light as a piece of Modern Art rather than a piece of funtioning street furniture Smile
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Re: A street light story

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:43 am

Maybe this isn't what you think it is, but the start of a wind-farm.
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Post by astradt1 on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:34 am

oftenwrong wrote:Maybe this isn't what you think it is, but the start of a wind-farm.

Now there a thought???

Just imagine all those street lights with small wind turbines, the type seen on house boats, powering on the street light it is on, how much would it save on electy bills for local councils scratch Would they need planning permission scratch

Quick OW patant your idea...............
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Re: A street light story

Post by whitbyforklift on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Love that sign Shirina.
Putting together Astrid idea of modern art,and Oftenwrongs idea of wind farms.Should we call it modern FART?
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Re: A street light story

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:48 pm

Should we call it modern FART?

Unfortunately a phrase already coined in the early 20th. C. to describe the Cubism of Picasso/Braque/Kandinsky etc., It usually takes about 100 years for the avant garde to be recognised as post-modern by which time nobody is interested.
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Re: A street light story

Post by whitbyforklift on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:40 pm

Listen up folks.Today 22/11 2011 the streetlight is now working.
Well done N Y County Council.
It only took you three months to do this.
You should be verry proud.
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Re: A street light story

Post by oftenwrong on Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:43 pm

ONE YEAR ON .......

Is there still light in that segment of the Universe?
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