Whist on a walk this morning on the Bishop Bennett Way we came across this unusual sign:
It was supplied by Nuttalls to Cheshire County Council and had a reference number on the reverse. They must keep signs for all sorts of eventualities in stock in a huge warehouse on the Wirrall.
Council: "Is that the department of out-sourcing signage?"
DOSS: "Yes Doss here. How can I help?"
Council: "We've got a serious Badger-undermining-footpath occurrence in mid-County. We need signage urgently".
DOSS: "I've got 10mtrs, 20mtrs and 40mtrs in stock but we're waiting for the 30's to come in.
Council: "Get me two 10mtrs - make that the approximately version - I need a North and a South and I need them yesterday!"
DOSS: " OK. Did you get that delivery of 'Danger - Swans - may cause arm breakage with flap of wing'?"
Council: "Yes we did. They arrived with the 'Sheep in quantity- counting may cause drowsiness - do not operate machinery'. However, I must remind you that we took the delivery of 5000 bollards yesterday but we're still waiting for the 'Danger - Bollards' signage so they are effectively useless at the moment.
DOSS: "I'm sorry to hear that. There's clearly an issue - I will blue-sky that at tomorrow's base-touch with the Department for the Bleeding Obvious".
Council: "Thanks. Wirrall in this together. Goodbye"