Thursday, July 05, 2007

Crazy Lunchtime @ Cheadle Hulme !

Some of you out there in "real world" may have gathered I do err toward the number 11 shirt (unlike New bloody Labour) - demos, free speech, anti-police brutality (especially against Fleetwood fans !), anti-Iraq war, anti-the anti-smoking ban - and stuff like that. I'm not a great believer in the internal combustion engine either. OK, our household has one car (which Mrs Smiffy uses as part of her job - i.e. driving between schools - so it ain't parked up for 20 hours a day like most cars) - our household contains five people. Next door one way - two people two cars - t'other side - three people three cars. We live on a terraced street - it gets busy !!

Anyway enough of that. Working in Cheadle Hulme I can see the damage that the car does to the world in general - on a daily basis. Despite two very large car parks, people will do anything to avoid paying that 50p. Maybe some do have the magical "disabled" sticker but that does not excuse bad parking. I now offer you...Thursday lunchtime @ Cheadle Hulme - in pictures.....


Oops I'll never get round there - due to the classic parking - in fact - oh sh*t - I'm stuck....


Meanwhile a Smart car pulls up in the disabled section - repeat DISABLED PARKING SECTION. Belying the name of her car, a women leaps out, slams her door and runs - yes runs off. As she slammed the door the boot popped up - she didn't notice - too busy running. As you've probably noticed, I've blanked out number plates in this post - apart from one. And just in case you cannot read it ...


Any policemen looking in - or even traffic wardens - this is the sort of crap that happens in Cheadle Hulme on a daily basis - any could meet their targets here - easy peasy !!

Anyway, about 10 minutes later, the non-disabled owner of MV05 LGU rushed back, spotted boot in the air, proceeded to just shut it (without checking its contents) jump in car and drive off. Meanwhile poor old Mr Somerfield Driver was still stuck (I'd actually been down, showed him a photo and popped it under the wiper of the car - as the minutes ticked by he eventually pinched the photo, obviously to use as evidence when he got back to the depot 45 minutes late !!).

And then - the owner turned up !!!!
I'll be fair - she was the wrong side of old - and she had a walking stick - and a fella with a limp - but that's no excuse for crass parking behind a shopping precinct that has deliveries throughout the day.


Off they shot.....


As did Mr Somerfield - and the entire contents of the south wing of Sim-Chem House went back to work !!!
The whole thing must have took over an hour - madness, absolute madness .....

1 comment:

ilson stato said...

brilliant post !!!!