I'm not sure who's running the Department of Public Works in my town, but all of them need to be tossed into a deep river in a sack filled with big rocks.
This is where I live:
Despite the fact that the rest of the town's roads are pitted with epic tire-destroying potholes because they haven't bothered to repair any of them in 3 years, my street and its surrounds aren't too bad.
So, naturally, the town should tear up and repave my street and the entire network of streets surrounding it.
I realize that it must take lots of planning to do road works and stuff. You've got to map out which roads you're going to repair and when and how you're going to shut them down without disrupting the residents too much.
But I'd really like to know what kind of demented cretin decided, "Hey let's have the construction guys roll into a neighbourhood made up entirely of 9 - 5 office workers at around 8.00 in the morning on a weekday.......
......and that way they can have all access to the main roads completely blocked by 8.30, just in time for everyone leaving for work."
Makes total sense.
I actually left for work early today. I still got to work late. Last week, getting to work was like an obstacle course of trying to avoid road works on the main roads (there was actually NO POSSIBLE WAY to get to work without getting stuck in giant traffic jams caused by road works). This morning, it was an obstacle course trying to get off my street. And all the upper-middle-class twats on my street were also trying to get out, so it was BEDLAM.
Ummmmmm here's an idea, folks. Why not start the road works at 9.00, when all the residents have already gone off to their jobs??
I dread to think what will await me when I get home at 5.30. Since these are the same people who, in winter, like to plow my street [3 days after the snow storm] so that there's a two-foot pile of snow across the bottom of my driveway (and my driveway is like a vertical drop), I'm sure it will be something fantastic.