Thursday, December 06, 2012
Useless typical Labour voters awaiting the cavalry
In a past life I remember that stretch of road well. A high crown, road falls to this low point from both directions and sections on one high side of road. The other side falls sharply to creek about 200m away, parallel to the road.
Flooding? Bollocks, the high side water crests the crown, crosses the road and flows down the right of way. No problems. Just a sensational pic taken by some prick too lazy to show some community spirit.
Plenty of time to get camera and send pic to Stuff, no doubt awaiting the ratepayer's cavalry in the form of Len's council stiffs to arrive at great cost to clear the stormwater grates top of leaves and other detritus. There's one double grate each side of the road about 9 inches/250mm under the water in each gutter. Guaranteed to be blocked on top, happened multiple times a year for the last three decades.
I'd expect nothing less of the useless typical Labour voters in the area. Rather than get a raincoat, step outside and clear the grating tops on both sides of the road, a 2 minute job often done on walk around the block by myself in the dry (thinking ahead), they'd sooner send the pic to a paper and complain.
ps Must check up on my mate in the West Auckland slums / Massey...