This has made me smile today.
The road near my house was trenched recently to put in a new water main. They finished the work before the Covid-19 crisis began and tarmacked over their work, it all looked very neat and tidy. There is very little traffic during the lockdown and I hadn’t noticed before that where their strip passed through a SLOW sign they had obviously been expected to make good with the lettering. This was the result…
They had only painted the lettering on their tarmacked strip with the obvious bizarre result.
I can imagine the worker in charge of the painting machine asking his supervisor how much to print and being told “just our bit, it’s more than my jobsworth to touch the rest“
The expression ‘jobsworth’ has come to mean someone who sticks to the rules of their job even when it would be more sensible to do otherwise. ‘It’s more than my job’s worth’ suggesting I might lose my job if I did the other.
We are all familiar with this attitude in the workplace – the opposite of ‘Job’s a good’un’
It was only because there is little traffic that I spottted it.
I’d have sacked him for over-painting a small part of the letter L which was not part of the repair.
He could be out of a job now as all the contractors have packed up and gone home.
This made me laugh. It sums everything up nicely. Everything’s so fragmented now, nothing ever coming together to do even a simple job properly.
That’s hilarious 🙂 How long though before that neat strip of tarmac is dug up again by BT/Virgin/British Gas/Electricity company 🙁
Yes we’ve had the road dug up three times in the last year, so much for privatisation.