We all like to complain about bureaucracy and the stupidity that is often inherent in it but in doing so we often leave ourselves open to claims of paranoia or grumpyness. Unfortunately our complaints are usually of a very personal nature and sometimes difficult to quantify or replicate for other people. It is only natural, therefore, that some of those complaints might be treated with a degree of scepticism or a suspicion that we are exagerating. Anyone who has found themselves in such a position will be excited to know I have found proof that the stupidity of our bureaucracies is actually far in excess of anything we could have possibly imagined.
I mean, come on... death isn't punishment enough? It needs to be augmented with a $200 fine because death isn't enough of a deterrent for recidivist offenders? What kind of idiot thinks that this sign is necessary or that this policy is sensible? If the sign is to believed it means that not only will you be killed if you touch the wires but your estate will also be pursued by the Newcastle Tramway Authority to recoup the outstanding fine.
Am I the only one who can see that there would be no need for such a warning if we didn't have the warning sign? Of course not! You can all see it too but apparently the moron responsible for this couldn't. To erect a warning sign warning against the inherent dangers of the warning sign itself is a very special kind of stupid. This is not someone born with some sort of mental difficiency - this is someone working at it on a daily basis.
In the same spirit as the previous sign I guess but again you have to wonder who thought this was a reasonable use of council funds. Once again, without the sign the problem doesn't actually exist. With the sign the problem not only exists but the sign is itself the likely cause of the problem by conveniently identifying itself as a viable target.