Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dear traffic warden... part 2



Next, a short essay which I think gives a little insight into the joys of car ownership in the capital. There's a lot of reflection on the windscreen, including me, so I'll transcribe what it says, (to read, click on the image as before):

CAR PARKED HERE LEGALLY FOR MONTHS. BROKEN INTO AND WRITTEN OFF AWAITING REMOVAL. THEY HAVE STOLEN THE PARKING PERMIT & TAX DISC. PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER TICKET THIS CAR: THERE IS A VALID PERMIT FOR IT SO TICKETS WILL BE REVOKED. Thank you

A clear tale of misery and woe that would surely bring a lump to the throat of even the most iron-hearted warden. I particularly like the encicling of the word 'stolen', there's some real anger and frustration here. And in their rage the anonymous scribbler has even missed off the '-ing' from 'ticketing'. Then we have the mysterious 'they' to consider: like some extra-governmental agency is going around nicking London's cars - quite probably with the Mayor's blessing.

A couple of days later there was a ticket under the wiper. Brilliant.

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