I think I might just burst a blood vessel today. I am being assailed on all sides by press releases which turn out to be backed by ‘campaigns’ involving charities, web sites, meetings, initiatives, celebrity endorsement, more meetings, funding, more funding, and thousands of pounds in tax payers money to keep the show on the road.
The latest one to pop in the inbox involves the full complement of above in order to tell drivers what they should do if they see a sign on the road saying ‘Deer ahead’…..
Apparently without this initiative, 2,000 people last year had no idea what to do when they saw this sign, and you will never guess what happened –
Probably a waste of my time pointing it out, but if you can’t guess, you can get the full report from:
Dr Jochen Langbein, project leader for the UK Deer Vehicle Collisions Project
Who will happily send you artwork, radio adverts, web site banners, even radio programmes by the well known TV presenter John Craven to help you figure out that the sign saying ‘Deer ahead’ means that there might be a deer ahead, and if you fail to spot it, you might slam into it, and that is a major concern for the Deer initiative who having been doing research into ‘the impact of cars failing to stop on Deer welfare’.
Please, somebody tell me of someone who is doing a worthwhile job making something or adding value to something in Britain today, I’m losing the will to live. It will take years to dismantle all this nannying.
Whilst you are about it, could you also explain why the ‘cuts’ that are coming like a re-run of Jaws, dum diddy dum diddy dum dum dum, are only affecting nurses who might save your life, or firemen stopping your house burning down, or policemen stopping you being murdered in your bed, and not one has mentioned people spending thousands figuring out how to tell kids to walk to school or drivers what to do if they see a sign saying ‘Deer ahead’.
Could we not rename these things as front line services so they get cut too?