On a recent journey I was held up in traffic. When I reached the front of the queue I realised that the problem was an outbreak of cones! As it was after 5pm I was not surprised to see inactivity on the closed off section. Notch up another victory over common sense for ‘Elf and Safety…
Miles and miles of bloody cones!
Everyone’s on their mobile phones,
“Don’t know when we’ll be home for tea,
Not my fault, don’t blame me!”
Where is the workforce to be protected?
Yellow fluorescent, hard hats selected!
Where are the lorries carrying the load?
Where are the machines mending the road?
Where are the managers who on site roam?
It’s five o’clock, everyone’s gone home!
Where is the motorist who frowns as he groans?
Still stuck in the queue looking at cones!
© Baldock Bard 2013
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