We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.

Monday, January 26, 2009

My horse will run out of hay

Last year the council upped the parking rates for staff as part of its encouraging-green-living-and-nothing-to-do-with-the-budget-deficit programme. It has been a huge success: the staff car park's been half-empty; local pubs and bingo halls have been complaining about the effects of all-day parking outside their premises; and the council's income deficit on car parking charges has gone up from £110,000 to £243,000.

Next week: how to stimulate the economy of an area of special deprivation during a recession by cutting the salaries and allowances of the largest group of people who live and work there.


Pearl said...

Uh-oh! Now what? :-)

Gadjo Dilo said...

There were parking rates for the hospital car park when I visited my sick aunt in Oxford last time I was in UK. Rates for occupying graves and crematorium urns will be next.

The Topiary Cow said...

This is the funniest thing Topiary has read in a long time.

Except maybe that story today about the US bank buying a new million-dollar corporate jet with the government bailout funds, and saying it was a good investment because it replaced the old corporate jets.