STORM IN A COFFEE HUB
AS you can read here
Borders Councillors have been engaged in a fierce debate as to the cost and propriety of spending several thousand pounds on new coffee dispensing machines-or 'hubs' in council-speak. Me, I can't see what the fuss is about; no one can really operate at peak efficiency without a twice daily fix of caffeine-not that should be an 'issue' for our elected representatives-'peak efficiency' is less of an aspiration than an oxymoron in these parts. And a few thousand quid wasted on such extravagances pales besides the vast sums locked away in the frozen deposits of the Bank Icelandski.
The Depute (ugh) Leader who has a somewhat ponderous turn of phrase, as he might not put it, answered criticism with :
"It (installation of the Coffee Hub Facility) followed longstanding dissatisfaction with the previous arrangements expressed by members and officers alike and a desire from them for a more palatable alternative, provided through improved facilities
A Palatable Alternative? NPI, Huttonian suspects
'How about a well stocked bar with drink at taxpayer subsidised prices?'
How palatable is that? Spirited discussions guaranteed. And for 'working hours' read 'Happy Hour' throughout
And the Council's efficient decision making mechanisms would certainly be
Labels: Coffee Hubs, Scottish Borders Council