My god, does nobody in the Metropolitan Police Service possess a watch?
According to the BBC this week, the Met have spent Ã‚Â£35,000 on calling the speaking clock 110,000 times. I didn’t realise we actually still had the speaking clock, assuming that it died off years ago. But apparently we do and it costs 31 of our English pence to call it.
Ã‚Â£35,000? They could have bought every officer a cheap watch for that.
They spent a further Ã‚Â£200,000 calling directory enquiries. Working in the control room we’re always looking for telephone numbers to ring people during jobs we’re dealing with. I usually use the BT website or Google. How many people really don’t have access to a computer, a watch or a clock during their working day?