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So who decided the barbed wire was necessary?

By johnboy - 30 September 2008 68

Many years ago a team of workers were dispatched to the storm-water drain forming the border between Ainslie and Watson.

Someone had decreed that where the Watson drain broke cover needed fencing. Maybe it does, someone walking along in the dark could in theory fall down there.

So they dug holes, poured concrete, set up posts and ran some chain link fence.

They don’t appear to have done a very good job.

The chain link doesn’t go all the way to the ground, and the fence only runs along three sides.

But it seems unlikely anyone will accidentally fall into the drain opening (as opposed to the whole drain which runs thereafter).

What I really want to know is who decided the whole thing then needed a double string of barbed wire running around the top?

Is it in fact a cunning piece of public art which has lost it’s plaque?

Perhaps titled “Dumb Insolence”? “Meaningless adherence to standards”?

What’s Your opinion?


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68 Responses to
So who decided the barbed wire was necessary?
Deadmandrinking 12:38 pm 30 Sep 08

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

That’s ok, you’re forgiven. But you have to admit that having a poke at local govco for putting a strand of barbed wire on a fence that doesn’t enclose anything is a bit petty.

Maybe someone can go throw themselves on the barbed wire and make it newsworthy. Anyone?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 12:38 pm 30 Sep 08

Seen the financial news today DMD? I imagine you’ll get your fill of disaster from there.

johnboy 12:37 pm 30 Sep 08

Just because DMD demands it doesn’t means it happens.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 12:37 pm 30 Sep 08

That’s ok, you’re forgiven. But you have to admit that having a poke at local govco for putting a strand of barbed wire on a fence that doesn’t enclose anything is a bit petty.

p1 12:36 pm 30 Sep 08

You can do that?

Deadmandrinking 12:35 pm 30 Sep 08

I demand disaster. Murder, rape, pillage and disaster.

johnboy 12:31 pm 30 Sep 08

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Slow news day, huh?

My abject apologies for not making every story to your personal taste.

Is the weather today satisfactory? Would you like me to change that for you?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 12:29 pm 30 Sep 08

Slow news day, huh?

Deadmandrinking 12:22 pm 30 Sep 08

Yeah, he’ll get you one Leonard-style!

jakez 12:22 pm 30 Sep 08

Deadmandrinking said :

jakez said :

Deano said :

Its not for keeping people out – its for keeping things in!

Fortunately I managed to escape the underworld and have started a new life amongst the humans…waiting for the right moment to strike!

But you and Zed and the rest of them will crawl back in after the mighty Stanhope sees to you with his scholarships!

I’m getting a scholarship?

Deadmandrinking 12:19 pm 30 Sep 08

jakez said :

Deano said :

Its not for keeping people out – its for keeping things in!

Fortunately I managed to escape the underworld and have started a new life amongst the humans…waiting for the right moment to strike!

But you and Zed and the rest of them will crawl back in after the mighty Stanhope sees to you with his scholarships!

jakez 12:17 pm 30 Sep 08

Deano said :

Its not for keeping people out – its for keeping things in!

Fortunately I managed to escape the underworld and have started a new life amongst the humans…waiting for the right moment to strike!

johnboy 12:15 pm 30 Sep 08

Deano said :

Its not for keeping people out – its for keeping things in!

Then they REALLY should have run the fence a bit lower than thirty cm off the ground.

Deano 12:11 pm 30 Sep 08

Its not for keeping people out – its for keeping things in!

p1 12:00 pm 30 Sep 08

Gotta love work that was done pre-self-gov, when there was plenty of funding. Like all the little bits of beautiful stone work dotted around the place beside cycleways, where just a lower angle slope would have been cheaper, quicker, and simpler.

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