I've got a bit of a rant today.
For the past couple of weeks, I've been woken up at 1am, 2am, 3am and 4am. This happens almost every night and it isn't Aaron thats waking me.
The security guards do their rounds every hour and supposedly, their way of telling the main guard post that they are at their stations is to bang on a lamp post in their area. Haven't they heard of walkie talkies? Its not just the one *CLANG* each time either. They do it to each of the lamp posts they walk past. Lucky us for having one right outside the bedroom window. One *CLANG* for 1am, two for 2am and so on for EACH lamp post.
We've complained and were told that we have a new guy in the area that doesn't know how to *CLANG* softly. And, that he will be 'trained'. I'm wondering what the point is if he does it softly and nobody hears. How come I never heard it before? I think its a new practice that the guy in our area is having fun with. Still, why haven't they told him off yet!
My suspicion is that he does this to warn any would-be burglars that security is on the way and they should either hide or run. That would save the security guard some work wouldn't it?
These are extremely poorly paid people who have no vested interests in keeping us safe. Why would they risk anything? We know that they sleep on the job because they are still asleep when we go for our morning walk. Note the fact that I didn't mention a 5am *CLANG*
Poor Richard, I'll be sending him out sometime tomorrow morning to go ask the guy "Why?" and tell him to stop. Richard sleeps through the noise but I'm not about to go out there and confront the night guard in my PJs.