Axegrinder was watching the news last night with a certain bemusement as people gamely waded through flooded roadways while the army stood by .
It seems that a local council, who will not be named and shamed as that would be unfair, have been unwilling to ask the army to help alleviate flooding on the Somerset Levels.
Despite having special vehicles that can drive on water and personnel trained in dealing with such matters, the council insists that they are able to cope.
Now, regular readers might be asking what relevance does this have to journalism.
Over in Ireland, there has also been some rather heavy precipitation. Unlike the unnamed council responsible for Somerset Levels, the Wexford People newspaper has no qualms about accepted outside help.