You would think that parking your car in a multi-story car park would be a reasonably simple task to accomplish wouldn’t you.
You drive in and either reverse into a spot, or drive in bumper first. You get out of the car, lock it and leave. A simple job.
But in Mexborough there seems to be a further stage, which involves haemorrhaging takeaway cartons, bottles cig packets food and even nappies, before exiting the building.
There is also a misunderstanding prevalent among some members of the public that the car park is a public lavatory.
You would have thought that the cars parked there and the lack of urinals would give away the fact that it isn’t.
And when it rains and the pool of water gathers at the bottom of the stairs, that isn’t a green light for you to let your child have a wee in it, no matter how small t’babby is.
It isn’t washed away by the tide every night like at Blackpool beach.
Well last week cleaners had a set to with the piles of detritus which were blowing around our very own post-apocalyptic nightmare.
Here’s the pile which greeted visitors to the town one morning prior to it being removed.
At least the stair well was fragrantly scented with pine as opposed to pee.
* In a week when doctors took the first industrial action in 40 years, there has been a vigorous debate about whether they should stop moaning because they get paid a lot of money and will retire on a pension well beyond the vast majority of people who work in the private sector.
It seems to me the medics negotiated their wages and pensions and now they are being reneged on.
If people want to earn the same as a doctor, why don’t they go through the years of hard work and training and become one.
When I am badly I want to be treated on the NHS by a GP who is top notch.
The National Health Service was created after World War 2 as part of creating a land fit for heroes. Doctors were paid handsomely to join it.
Before then if you wanted to see a GP you had to pay privately.
The best ones charged more - and ill people often went without, self-medicating with the quack remedies advertised on the front of local newspapers of the time.
And that is where we are heading, if we as a country do not pay the rate for the job and honour agreements made.
There are plenty of opportunities to work abroad for any Brits connected with the medical profession and there are plenty of qualified people taking those opportunities.
We are in danger of taking our National Health Service for granted and if we are not vigilant it could be privatised through a thousand cuts.