Australian Ford Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Selection criteria for lollipop (school crossing) people
Having had ample time to reflect on this while waiting interminably for school crossings to clear under the supervision of
lollipop people, the main selection criteria appear to be:
mildly crippled in one or both legs
full of themselves.
Although not mandatory, an inability to accurately judge a car's speed and/or braking distance will be well regarded, as will the ability to be completely random and arbitrary in interfering with traffic flow.
OK, I know they're trying to help the kids and they're not paid much and most of them are probably very nice peope, but a fair number of them are so bad they stuff up traffic nearly as badly as when cops take over from traffic lights.