Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Handcuffed?

I can hear you asking "Why is one piece of orange-red plastic firmly anchored to the other?" Well, it's a health and safety issue, of course... No, not for the plastic, but for passing pedestrians.

You see, the council, in their wisdom, has decreed that Havant needs new street lights. 

The one outside the house next door to mine, had long been temperamental, to say the least. It would glow piteously through some days, and remain like the Black Hole of Calcutta to match many a night.

True to an Unwritten  Law for British Workmen, the activity which gave rise to my second photo, appears to have come to a grinding halt.  After the original flurry of yesterday, this morning The Hole with Implants (incomplete) is devoid of human occupation... Who knows when the next influx of eager council employees will return to complete the switch, and switch on the the new, taller, smarter addition to our cul-de-sac? So far, I'm impressed with the fact that it appears perpendicular...

Men At Work?


There's a hole in the road!
Well, I'll be blowed...
and two lamp posts, not one.
You can see from the sky
it's a dull old day, without a scrap of sun,
and all is quiet around the hole
and there isn't a single, curious soul, 'cept me,
to stand and admire the fenced in light,
and wonder if it will shine tonight...

11 comments:

Merisi said...

Interesting way to reduce light pollution! ;-)

jabblog said...

Don't hold your breath . . . ;-)

Anvilcloud said...

I guess they'll havantually get back.

Doctor FTSE said...

I think they're making sure the lamp standard can't escape in the night.

Pearl said...

Fencing in the light...

Pearl

Hilary said...

I'll bet they Havant a clue. (Anvilcloud made me do that!)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

ha ha! Even the comments are funny!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely to hear from you again Jinksy - we seem to have lost touch. You have not lost your sense of humour I see.

Haddock said...

I just hate it when work starts and then suddenly stops without completing it. Planning at its worst !!

Sandi McBride said...

Loved it Jinksy...put me in mind of Pam Ayers!!!
hugs
Sandi

Rosaria Williams said...

Ahhh! Glad the hole brought out the right rhymes!