A genius bureaucratic answer from Haringey Council this week. Genius because it is superficially so reasonable yet, when you apply one tiny morsel of knowledge, impressively eccentric.
I have been chasing up why it had taken Haringey Council the best part of a year to fix a damaged road sign which I had reported. Part of the explanation was that I had wrongly reported the sign as an unlit one rather than a lit one, which meant it went into the wrong system. Sounds reasonable that if I make a mistake something may take longer.
However… as I pointed out the photo I had supplied of the damaged sign showed no lights on it at all!
So Haringey Council’s answer to me really was that by reporting it correctly I made them handle it wrongly, when in fact I should have reported it wrongly in order to get them to handle it correctly.
Genius, as I said.