In the 1950s, when “lollipop ladies” were invented, they’d collect about 20 or 30 children and pedestrians on the sidewalk, which would only take a couple of minutes at school run time: then they’d stride out and stop the traffic for say 20 or 30 seconds while everybody crossed in a gaggle.
The local one who “did” the A24 London Road outside my school, told me that she was “not to stop the traffic more than is absolutely necessary!” When asked why by us boys, she said that it would be considered both rude and inconvenient to “motorists”.
These days, one detects a sort of hysterically-driven urge on their part to step out and halt (much much denser) vehcle-streams at the mere appearance on the horizon of a couple of – or even one – pedestrian(s). The resultant traffic flow is both slower, even denser and lumpier, and vastly more jerky. The droid itself – resplendent in bilious yellow spacecuit and Gestapo-looking peaked cap, seems to be permanently in oscillatory motion to and from across the highway.
Perhaps they’ve been ordered to inconvenience the traffic as much as possible, maybe to cause deliberate “congestion”, so that further charges may be brought in? Since “
Councils” soviets now employ these buggers, and are of course riddled to the core with the destroying-worm of GreeNazism and other forms of socialism, there’s grounds for suspecting an anti-car conspiracy. Can anyone else comment on this?