Friday, January 18, 2008

Height Of Ineptitude

What Measures Will They Adopt Now?

Officials in Transylvania spent $400,000 on a luxury coach for Dracula sightseeing tours - only to find it was too big to get through the city gates. Entry to the old centre of Brasov is through 10-feet gates and councillors were embarrassed to find the double-decker coach was too high. They had invested the money in an attempt to attract more tourists to the city to boost the local economy. Brasov is close to Bran Castle which attracts thousands of tourists each year as it's believed to have been the home of Vlad the Impaler - the inspiration for Count Dracula.

FOOTNOTE: "Count" them out.

5 comments:

Epijunky said...

Priceless :)

It reminds me of a fire department I was reading about that bought a new truck. I'm not sure at what point it was (after the purchase went through)that they discovered the new truck wouldn't fit into the department's garage.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Government hardly ever get it right. Again your footnote is right on the money. Have a great day. :)

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Visited that castle in the summer of '83. Was cool, but I found to my displeasure that the ladies of Transylvania are a bit less buzom than the ones in the Christopher Lee movies I grew up seeing. A shame. A REAL shame.

At the time, in the old Communist times, they also had issues with deoderant and shaving their legs. I'm just sayin'...

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

When I lived in Germany a local town purchased a humongous fire engine from the U.S. for their fire department. After it arrived they learned they had to rebuild the firehouse: the engine was too large to fit into it.

Lin said...

Guess they didn't COUNT their blessings properly. That really does suck.