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.