As everyone should know by now, the real estate and related construction sectors are the engine of economic growth, and Aberdeen "City and Shire" is the engine room. So we're very happy to report incontrovertible evidence of some activity in this vital sector. More to the point, we're delighted to note that this activity is being carried out with the style and aplomb which lays down a marker for the future. See CHAP construction's truck which we pictured on Aberdeen's Skene Terrace on Friday afternoon. Not only are these people building our way into the future, they're building the future the way it should be! Yes it's a bold vision of a future with no pedestrians at all. And no parking restrictions either.
See how the CHAP truck completely blocks the so-called "pedestrian footway" and forces the hapless foot-travellers onto the carriageway (for pedestrians are not economically active like what the builders are and, therefore, about these people we care not one jot). See how the truck does "The Double-Yellow Straddle" (for entrepreneurship is far and away more important than traffic regulations). Yes indeed.
Unfortunately, something which our photo cannot demonstrate is the sarcastic mockery which these builders were offering to the pestestrians who they'd forced to step out onto the road and who had the temerity to complain about the danger they've been put in on the afternoon of Friday 10th June 2011.
A quick look at CHAP Construction's website: "Raising the Standard" tells us more about these exemplary anti-pedestrian pro-economic-growth entrepreneurs and their devil-may-care certainty in their own rectitude. The website refers to CHAP's "core values": their "inspiring heritage" and their "can-do approach". That's why we feel we should offer the drivers of their truck reg. SD05FCM all the praise we can. With their exemplary display of PaveParking, PaveParkVertising, Double-Yellow Straddling and their mocking abuse of underclass pestestrians we feel that they are upholding CHAP Construction "core values". Indeed there can be no doubt that these employees of CHAP Construction are "Raising the Standard" on the roads of Aberdeen "City and Shire".
That's why we've contacted the management of CHAP Construction, suggesting that the guys who were in charge of this vehicle on Friday afternoon be singled out for special mention.
A blog about cars in Aberdeen.
This is a blog about cars in Aberdeen because most people aspire to the convenience of personal motor transport, pay dearly for the privilege, provide much employment, contribute greatly in taxes, and then people expect them to ‘leave the car at home’, while their money is spent creating cycle lanes and the like for freeloading cyclists.