Friday, August 9, 2013

Trevor's Tirade - Jobsworths

I had to attend a meeting the other day. It was expected that about 100 people would turn up, but it seems that closer to 150 made it.  We had just got underway when a man from the fire department arrived complete with clip board and those nasty dirty yellow overtrousers they wear to prove they work with fires.  I suspect this fellow hadn't seen one of those in years.  Anyway he closed the meeting down saying we were over the capacity limit and we could only have 100 in that area.  Naturally there was a lot of jostling and counting, and about half an hour was lost while we went through these maneuvers.  I know we all have to have rules but surely if the danger was so apparent, he could have stayed along to ensure we didn't set fire to ourselves or perhaps given us a few fire extinguishers in case of a random act of self combustion.  In England we call these types "jobsworths."  It comes from their saying: "I'd like to help you out but it's more than my job's worth."  Come on People!

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