Monday, June 22, 2009

Unfurling a new flag

Our local Police station was proudly flying a fresh, new flag today.  It appears my occasional grumbling has paid off, even if it did take some months to get a result.  I got a kick out of seeing a flag that was not tattered, faded and unloved flying at full mast.

I was going past the station around sunset, so I stopped and stuck my head in.  When the Constable on duty asked me how he could help me, I pointed out that it was sunset and it was time to lower the flag.

He asked me to repeat myself, which I did.

I think he was quite stunned to see that a member of the public would bother to walk into the station to tell them that.

He replied that he was aware of the protocol, and said that they couldn't always take it down - presumably due to resourcing problems and other more pressing matters blah blah blah.  I don't mind it not being taken down from time to time, but I'm not going to stand for it not being taken down for months on end.  I guess I will just have to front up at the station every day at sunset and repeat my mantra - the flag will be lowered at sunset.  After a few visits, they should get the point.

1 comment:

kae said...

If they shone a f'king light on it they could leave it up all night!

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bugger me. the haunting.