As part of the government’s ingenious yellow brick road strategy to deepen our recession we are now going to see hi-viz wearing, clipboard carrying, pen pushing, sad inadequate little jobsworths parading up and down our town centres calling themselves Covid Marshals. As if we needed more of these pathetic specimens polluting our streets with their petty officialdom. The only consolation is we might get less parking tickets as these moonlighting traffic wardens can’t do both jobs at once!
I’ve been trying to think of ways to humiliate these people should I ever have the misfortune to encounter one of them ‘just doing their job’. Maybe speak some German and pretend to have lived in Berlin before the wall came down to really make them feel at home. Or drop to my knees giving them sarcastic praise and chanting “We’re not worthy” at the top of my voice. I know it’s very childish but we have to keep our sense of humour to navigate this depressing insanity. Any ideas on how to shame these Covid marshals out of their jobs?