I honestly don’t think any word other than fiasco could explain this.
Picture the scene:
- Out of touch town councillors trying their very hardest to interfere in something
- Young skaters with absolutely no idea who these middle aged people who are telling them off are
- A ramp in the skate park which has been moved a few feet to the right
It’s a recipe for disaster. To be honest I’m surprised it’s not yet reached the Supreme Court…
So, what actually happened? Well, according to one town councillor somebody “ripped a ramp away from its fixing and lifted it on to another larger ramp”. If you are not already sickened by the actions of the youngsters then prepare to be flabbergasted by what I’m about to tell you. Apparently this is not the first time it’s happened!
Now forgive me if I’m wrong but I do feel that if I were forced to decide between an experienced skater and a town councillor on who is best placed to judge the ideal position for a ramp then I would have to go with the middle aged part time politician. That makes total sense doesn’t it? What do skaters know about designing skate parks? One local skater commented that “if you don’t understand skateboarding then you should ask someone who skates”. You may already be laughing at the insinuation that our councillors don’t know how to skate. I’m sure if they’d have been asked to show off their talent then they would have been more than happy to, and they would have put these skaters to shame much in the same way as they did with their skate park design in the first place.
Now I hope by this point that you’ve all realised that I am being completely sarcastic. This is possibly the biggest load of nonsense that I’ve seen from the town council in decades.
If this story hasn’t already brought a tear to your eye then wait until you hear this… The town council plans to remove the entire skate park soon and pave it all over before building an entirely new skate park in its place. In the process of removing the ramps from the skate park they will have to unbolt the “kicker” which has caused all this fuss and yes, move it. I therefore ask you this, what sense is there in the council wasting our money on rebolting this ramp over and over again when a) nobody who actually uses the damn thing wants it bolted down and b) they’re gonna be tearing the whole thing up soon enough anyway?!