Poo patroller - strange but necessary?
Editor South Waikato News The more I think about it the more I giggle inside - seriously, how many towns have had to hire a dedicated poo patroller to look out for selfish, little (presumably) imbeciles who enjoy taking the phrase ‘‘dropping the kids off at the pool’’ to a whole new level?
Necessary, perhaps, but hilariously ridiculous.
Not the faeces part - not for one moment do I find it funny that someone CHOOSES to poo in a public pool. But you have to see the silver lining - it has created employment.
Just have a quick little google search of the coined phrase ‘poo patroller’ and you’ll see a variety of job descriptions emerge but none that depict an employee with an eye welltrained to assess strained facial expressions.
That is NOT because the concept of pooing in a town pool is rare though.
I bet swimming pool workers all over the country are familiar with code brown protocol although I imagine it is normally the paddling pool riddled with under- 5s that gets unintentionally targeted most.
But hiring a poo patroller is a whole new level.
Desperate times call for desperate measures and the South Waikato District Council was in quite the predicament, I mean eight incidences in one month.
Cudos to them, they have given the weasley culprits the benefit of the doubt by handing out a few informative flyers - as if these clowns have not been educated on the appropriate and inappropriate places to go toilet.
And as extra security the council now has someone marching the sidewalks, scanning the area for...for what?
I would really love to get my hands on that job description or would I? And what if he or she made a dud assumption? Being falsely accused of pooing in the town pool is by far one of the more akward assumptions to get wrong when pointing the finger.
But what else could the council do? I mean they would have been well within their rights to force us all into a pair of Little Swimmers on entry.
Now that would have been a sight to behold.