Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pleasing to the eye

The policemen in Timisoara, Romania, are not pleasing to the eye whilst directing traffic, says today's Guardian. Drivers have complained of lacklustre and imprecise directions.

What is the inspired response of Timisoara Police Department?

The policemen (only men) are sent to ballet lessons run by members of the Timisoara ballet.

And no, they are not just learning to wave their arms about, but dancing to the works of Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake apparently being the best role model for this kind of work.

Feel free to feel sorry for them - they have to do this in full uniform, on account of having to wear that while on their day jobs.