The one black spot, as delivered by retired merchant seamen going by the name of Blind Pew, is a summons from They Who Have No Idea to attend a compulsory ‘Diversity Seminar’ on the day after tomorrow. Oh God.
I detest these things. They are the biggest waste of time ever created by those who would claim to be full grown adults (If they had the brains). I fail to see the point of these courses for people who do my kind of job. Especially as said course means I have to come in early after a late shift and sit in a stuffy meeting room trying not to fall asleep before indulging in some witless role playing designed to make me think more ‘inclusively’. Why must we waste our time with this arrant nonsense?
The only things that really concern us as parking enforcers is the make, colour and model of the vehicle we have to book and the restriction it is on. Who it belongs to, their genetic heritage and religious preference are immaterial. Everyone gets the same treatment. We’re very fair about it; punctiliously so. What do we therefore need to know about ‘diversity’? We know about diversity, the Streets themselves are diverse and full of different kinds of people that I have to deal with all my working days.
All I have to say is; I’m a human being – get me out of here!