The back of a bus and the council’s new chief exec.
A reader writes … (Made me laugh anyway)
Have you noticed the resemblance between our new Bristol City Council Chief Executive, Jan Ormondroyd and the back end of a bus? Are they by any chance related? I think we should be told.
Indeed, would it not be possible to extract some added value fr om our £180,000 a year for Ms Ormondroyd by attaching some kind of guide rail to her and running her up the Railway Path at weekends?
I understand this to be what is referred to as a “win-win” situation in local authority circles.
Councillor Bradshaw would get his guided bus, the Railway Path would remain untouched and Ms Ormondroyd would have an excellent opportunity to perform a clear public service role each week.
I C Taxwasting (Miss)
Westbury On Trym
And in further “Junket” Jan Ormondroyd news, we are presently unable to confirm the rumours that Jan will be working exclusively from an upmarket office block situated by the Thames in Southwark in order to easily access the city’s decision-makers …
And finally …
Following yesterday’s Evening Cancer report that mad scientists at UWE are developing tiny robots that can think for themselves, the paper ran a vox pop sensibly asking locals: “Do you have problem with robots that can think for themselves?”
Jean from Longwell Green wisely pointed out, “there is a risk these intelligent robots could take people’s jobs.”
While Lizzie from Downend was concerned that “we run the risk of losing control – just like in all the films!”
Mark Packer from Kingswood meanwhile thinks the robots “may even do some of the jobs we don’t want to do.”
And the Bristol Blogger said, “I’d love to see Kerry McCarthy think for herself.”
Have a good weekend … And if you can’t be good be safe.