We got a letter today from Inroads - the people in charge of roading in the district. Not from our friend Roy but from Reg who is a step further up the foodchain. Obviously Roy has run out of things to say to us.
We abjectly and humbly apologise for getting it so wrong. It is all our fault as our access is defective and that apparently gives Inroads the right to just come right along with a grader and put a ditch in it if they think that is the right thing to do.
We didn't know that and we feel terrible that we put these good people to so much trouble over something that is so clearly our fault.
They sent us instructions on how it should look after we fix it. They also sent a permit application as apparently we need to apply to them and pay them a fee before we fix it and then they can make sure that we fix it properly. We'll be getting onto that right away.
Inroads you are a bunch of jerks to put it more politely than I would normally. That is an absolute cop out and you know it. You did an appalling job on a road that didn't need the work and now you want to make it someone elses fault. And actually if you look at the diagrams you so kindly sent you will find that our access complied until you came along and dug a ditch in it - you didn't taper the sides for nearly far enough when you 'fixed' it you incompetents. So why should we get a permit to put it back the way it was (which was fine according to the diagram) when you wrecked it. Did you have a permit for that - can we see it please? Have you actually looked at what is going on here Reg or did you make this stuff up as you went along?
Every single person I have told about you coming along and wrecking our driveway has been totally appalled at your behaviour and your attitude. That includes more than one council staff member and I'm going to start telling councillors about this very soon (you know the ones who approve your contract to do the roads). I've got photos and now I've got your rude and stupid letter. I'm also going to start telling the Ombudsman, the local paper and Fair Go. You don't think a single letter is going to make us go away do you? You misjudged us if you do.