A reader, Sam, emailed me the above clip from the Herald which reported on Dublin City Council's bill of €210,000 to "repair" speed bumps it blighted the city with between 6 and 12 years ago. Apparently there are 156 of these things in their domain, though it seems like a lot more to me.
Is it not ironic, that when there has been a big hoo-haa about South Dublin County Council working in conjunction with FixYourStreet to "respond" to complaints of potholes within 48 hours, that the half-wits of Dublin City Council are looking to actively restore road imperfections in the city, at considerable expense?
Look DCC. Don't bother on my account. I will continue to slow down to a crawl for your speed bumps no matter what their state, before dropping down to first gear and revving my engine up to 7,200 RPM - engine howling like a diving Stuka - in order to reach the next one rapidly before slamming on the brakes, therefore killing polar bears and annoying the local residents* in the process.
With feet hammering on the pedals like an especially manic Michael Flatley, I will employ said tactic simply to shake off the driver up my arse who goes over these things like they don't exist... regardless of their condition.
So save yourselves - or us, to be accurate - a bit of money and just let them erode.
* Apologies to the polar bears.
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