Monday, 4 October 2010

The Rise of the Overzealous Traffic Warden


While fully appreciating the need for parking restrictions, today while in Ashton I noticed a lot of traffic wardens who seemed very eager to ticket vehicles - are they on a commission? The short term financial benefits from rigorously enforcing parking restrictions can easily result in a long term loss if motorists decide to shop out of town at places like the Trafford Centre where parking is free and where there is no chance of getting a ticket.

On a positive note; Ashton was bustling and it was good to see lots of activity. Last time I visited it had a depressing feel to it, however today the shops seemed busy and people seemed happy - except for the guy in the silver BMW X5 who got a parking ticket near the market and who was kicking off big time. I reckon the crane driver would have been less than impressed when he finished talking to the site foreman and discovered he had a parking ticket too.

19 comments:

William Ford said...

These days only a tosser would do a 'milk the public' job like that. They often deserve the stick they get.

Dog Lead Measurement Inspector said...

We need more traffic wardens, more 20mph zones and more sleeping policemen to keep motorists under control.

Power to the people said...

Speaking of officious twats, saw a plastic plod on the local playing field last week telling someone to wind their dog lead in, the response was, "Get fucked." Dog walker carried on, dickhead in uniform went away.

Dog Lead Measurement Inspector said...

Well, they are lucky it was not me who told them or I would hold them in a Boston Crab if they disobeyed until police back up arrived to transport them to the clink.

Power to the people said...

Then you'd get sued for assault. If it was a gang of toerags with pitbulls you wouldn't be able to say anything because your tongue would be too far up their arses.

Haters Beware said...

We are coming for YOU

Anonymous said...

Scary stuff

aluman2000 said...

I see the tories have seen their true colours again with child benefits?

Traditional British family dad works, mum stays at home looks after the kids and most importantly keeps them in line. This type of family if the dad is earning £45.000 a year they lose their child benefits.

Untraditional family both parents work kids more than not do what they want, if dad earns £40.000 a year and mum earns £40.000 a year they keep their child benefit. Typical torie polictics look after the rich.

Former BNP now Conservative said...

Aluman is missing the point. If you earn in excess of £44k per year - YOU DO NOT NEED TO CLAIM CHILD BENEFIT and to do so would be morally wrong. The people who are on low incomes are the rightful recipients. There is a huge wealth divide in this country and we need wealth distribution. Pity the families who have to survive on £12,000 per year. To them child benefit is essential. To high earners it is not. Think social justice.

The Sundance Kid. said...

Without social justice there is nothing at all. That why the BNP frighten the corrupt.

Village Idiot Vaporiser said...

TC please ban West if he starts spamming with daft videos again.

Anonymous said...

What daft videos are those then?

335,462 views said...

The boat must be rocked! And if you have a fire in your heart, then rock that boat.

aluman2000 said...

Former BNP

Aluman is,nt missing the point, the point is mum and dad working in 1 household can earn 2 wages of lets so £43.000 each which equals £86.000 a year for that household yet they can still get child benefit.

Dad working in 1 household while mun looks after the kids if he earns £44.001 they get no child benefit, so your missing the point the tories are looking after the well off,s again.

aluman2000 said...

Its also important the state thats their very few polish workers etc, over here that will be earning £44.000 a year so doe,s that mean foreign workers will still continue to get their child benefit for their kids back home like they do now?

Village Idiot Vaporiser said...

Oh please TC take note, my life is just so F****** boring that I have nothing better to do than moan about West.

Monstrous regiment... said...

Former BNP now Conservative, explain how someone who works extremely hard, earns £46000, pays massive amounts of tax is NOT entitled to child benefit. While a slut welfare witch who contributes nothing in any way, apart from more feral children roaming the streets and inflicting themselves on everyone, pays nothing (and has no intention of paying) gets vast amounts of benefits, free housing, all bills paid etc etc etc.

tonydj said...

Today (Thursday 7th) I took a friend to the doctors for her flu jab. As I waited I saw one of these jobsworths circling around to pounce on parked cars, not just once but repeatedly.

Bear in mind that flu jabs are given to the elderly and sick.

To hear these scumbags gloating at District Assemblies makes my stomach turn.

To see a "who's who" of the patrollers, and so know who is watching you, click on the link below and go to page 18

www.tameside.gov.uk/mayor/yearbook2010.pdf

tonydj said...

Hmmm..I smell a carpet munching bloater around.