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Old 11-07-2012, 01:01 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Good morning peevers.

I have just been reading about a situation not far away on the coast where a chain ferry has been removed for a few weeks for its biennial refit.

This happens at the same time every two years, but this time round has coincided with major road works on the route around the bay.

Needless to say no-one is admitting that they screwed up, and the poor traveller is left with the consequences.

This gives me the idea for today's peeve. How often have you seen a bad situation made worse by a compounding action?

Let us know because the POTD is;

Lack of joined up thinking in the land of officialdom.



By the way, I can't recall if I've shown this photo on the POTD thread, but as it amuses me I will show it in the hope that it amuses you!


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Old 11-07-2012, 04:17 AM
 
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panam√°
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Especially with some government employees/bureaucrats there is absolutely no communication/coordinating of tasks between different departments, which always makes a situation worse than it has to be.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:10 AM
 
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That gorgeous tabby pic is worth revisiting anytime!

Lack of joined up thinking in the land of officialdom. It's a common peeve, no doubt. Mostly each official looking out for his/her own arse, quotas, etc.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I used to live on a street that left and entered a bigger more traveled street. It was actually the main street until they straightened the road, and had a couple of dead end streets running off it. Probably about 35 or so houses with no other access.

I tried go home one time-nope, construction: road closed.
Okay, I'll just use the other end. oops-construction: road closed.

I found a place to park. I then found the guy in charge of construction and (not so politely) pointed out that by blocking both ends of the street at the same, he eliminated access by any emergency vehicles; I hoped nobody had a heart attack and no houses caught fire.

I find it very difficult to comprehend such stupidity.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Especially with some government employees/bureaucrats there is absolutely no communication/coordinating of tasks between different departments, which always makes a situation worse than it has to be.
My thoughts too, especially the road dept's.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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It seems they're always working on the roads!
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Lack of joined up thinking in the land of officialdom.

The highway dept has at last count rebuilt the on/off ramps to access the freeway 3 times down the street from me.

Seems that haven't figured out that they built it in the wrong location the 1st time.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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Lack of joined up thinking in the land of officialdom.

The highway dept has at last count rebuilt the on/off ramps to access the freeway 3 times down the street from me.

Seems that haven't figured out that they built it in the wrong location the 1st time.
Or, apparently, the second.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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I cannot for the life of me remember the city, but it was on our 2 week road trip in 1999.

We came upon road construction with detour signs, which we followed. After about 5 minutes of following them we realized we were right back where we started.
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