01 December 2008

Bottom of the Barrel

While channel surfin' and feeding Global Baby this evening I ran across a program on Sky Satellite entitled, and I am not making this up, "Traffic Cops."

And yes, it is indeed a documentary series about traffic cops in the U.K. In this evening's program they pulled over a motorist who was not wearing a seatbelt. Riveting stuff.

They have truly run out of ideas.

What's next? "Meter Maids" or "Crossing Guard?"

I turned the channel and watched a rerun of CSI...


The Big Finn said...

Have you ever seen traffic cop training in Zürich? The Baselland police train their traffic cops at the end of the street, and it's HILARIOUS to watch how uncoordinated the trainees are. Near head-on collisions are inevitable. Next time, I bringing some popcorn and a lawn chair.

Global Librarian said...

Haven't seen the beginner's class, but I have seen the more advanced one. They train them at the very confusing intersection near the Kunsthaus -- during rush hour traffic.

I suspect it is all part of a plan to encourage use of the trams, which are the only form of transportation (including pedestrians & bicyclists!) not delayed by the training.

Yelli said...

LOL! There is a hilarious show on in Germany like that called "Achtung Kontrolle" I am addicted ...(well as addicted as one can be as the mother of a busy 2 1/2 year old which translates as seeing it 3 times) The first episode I saw was about Polizei pulling over people who were riding on the sidewalk once the bike lane ended! Oh the Drama!

Expat Traveler said...

Our meter maids on this street are just as entertaining as TBF suggests of Zurich traffic cops. It is that funny and yes everyone stops to check them out, they even take photos with a digital camera!

The show the Mentalist is what I am getting into.

Heather said...

Oh you mock, but there is now a show here in the states called Parking Wars. The reality TV show follows the antics of the Philadelphia parking patrol. You see them give tickets and boot people's cars.