Senator had ear to the ground
WHEN Ivor Callely was a public representative, he certainly kept his finger on the pulse.
Not a thing constituency-wide escaped his attention, whether it was railings having been painted, graffiti removed, street lights fixed, grass verges cut, grass verges reseeded, litter cleared up, roads repaired, trees planted, trees cut down -- Ivor noticed. And then, a couple of days later, we would each receive a note through our respective letterboxes, informing us of the deed done, and claiming all the credit for it.
Ergo, I find that a person with his ear so closely to the ground as our Ivor, supposedly failing to notice that a prominent business in a landmark building in his constituency (Business Communications Ltd) has gone out of business, stretches one's credulity just a little.