Posted by Ahem on August 08, 2001 at 17:20:18:
Meditation Just the Ticket for Traffic Wardens
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Meditation could be just the ticket for Edinburgh traffic wardens facing angry drivers.
The company that hires the wardens in the Scottish capital may opt for shamanic meditation to help them be at peace with their irate customers.
Last month the operating company APCOA ordered its 80 wardens off the streets after a hoax death threat was broadcast over personal radios.
"The job is quite stressful and staff have been asking for this service for quite some time," contract manager Hector Saunders told the Edinburgh Evening News.
So it is now negotiating with a company offering stress management sessions. These include shamanic meditation classes which use rhythmic drumming to send people into a trance.