What is the power of a lolly-pop man or lady?
Well this morning in the Bus Interchange in Civic on the corner of East Row and Alinga Street, heaps, apparently.
A lollypop lady took it upon herself to go beyond the normal “Stop/Slow” functions and considered it her role to use the lollypop as a barrier to stop pedestrians going between two cones – chasing after them on a number of occasions. It later took on the form of an offensive weapon with her throwing the lollypop at one errant teenager who got around her and actually taking a swipe at someone a little later on, apparently making contact. She also took photos of alleged malefactors, presumably to place on Facebook…..lollypops – unlimited cosmic power. To do this she had to leave her assigned post….
It should be pointed out that at no stage did these antics actually take place with a view to helping people across the street or preventing accident or injury – but came close to causing it.