Mobiles and Jobsworths
reading issue no.179, it certainly cleared something up
for me, which had me slightly baffled. Upon passing your
house a few weeks ago, I noticed that you'd installed the
fence outside your driveway. I really couldn't understand
why it was there as you had a perfectly normal driveway
to park your car, and away from that horrible turn off out
of Hillview Road.
after issue no.179, I found out that you had to install
it due to some "legal" trouble, legal? Pah, nothing but
jobsworth idiots, as you say. One thing that struck me was
when you explained that the jobsworth claimed that it would
damage the kerb, which in fact, unless you drive a bus,
is rubbish. Where I live the kerb has not been lowered,
and my father has been driving up and down our drive to
park and leave for almost 21 years now, and there isn't
the slightest bit of kerb damage whatsoever, and certainly
no 'danger' to the public. But I really don't understand
why they don't allow you to use your garden as a place to
park? It's out of the way and not harming anyone.
the unfortunate accident which occurred not long after you
putting the fence up, really showed them as to why you where
doing it in the first place. I hope something good comes
out of it though.
I'm sure you've heard enough of it already! So keep up the
good work, I always look forward to the new issues. (And
I'm sure you remember me from all those years ago with Chris!)
you Craig and, yes - I remember you very well from the old
days when my Chris was at school.
'Wyenot Mobile' being written off was a real pain in the
bum and has caused me a lot of problems and annoyances.
Not least of these annoyances is that I filled it with £50
worth of petrol just two hours before and drove straight
home - just two miles from the filling station, so I lost
good news is that I bought a new 'Wyenot Mobile' last Friday
- a silver/gold coloured Toyota. (Thanks Andy and Helen.)
It's funny driving it because nobody recognizes me in it
at the moment and I can go out totally anonymously. It is
already sporting muddy tyres like the old car though as
I drove it to Broome Farm on Saturday. I will get the 'Wyenot
News' signwriting done soon, so things will be back to normal.
for the fence. My life is stressful enough, with not enough
hours in the day to bother arguing about it. At least the
news article shows that the decision to build it was not
mine. Every cloud has a silver lining and had the cars not
been wrecked, I would not have run the story and the population
of Ross would had imagined that the idea of building such
a silly, pointless structure was my own.
nice to know you read the news and we hope to see you around.
Chris is still suffering after his accident but other than
that, all is well with the family. Love to yours.