[Jokes] erm, so how does that work then

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Tue Nov 16 22:09:20 GMT 2004

Tonight I attended a public meeting about plans for the expansion of 
Weston-super-Mare, a local town. One of the pannel had previously stated 
that the percentage of "out-commuters" (those commuting from Weston to 
other places) would be significantly less. 

When they were asked just what this meant in absolute numbers, given that 
there would be a massive increase in population, they replied that 
'Because there will be a very significant increase in the working 
population and more jobs for them in Weston-super-Mare the percentage will 
be lower so the actual number of out-commuters will remain the same - 
which is of course a reduction'.

At that point the audience decended into laughter while the speaker just 
looked bemused!


Chris 'Awkward' McKenna

cmckenna at sucs.org

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes,
but with the heart

Antoine de Saint Exupery

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