Well, there’s a lot got going on and while busy, there really won’t be much to show for my efforts. However, I can’t think of a better time to drop off twitter and scale back some of my internet indulgence and before anyone asks – no,
I’m not running off into the wilderness!
This week has certainly opened up into an interesting one of sorts with the opening news that even Fenny has found a whole new world with the absence of a TV.
So, the summer driving thing is in full swing, but lets not excuse the everyday person who thinks they can just pull in front of a 44 ton truck and stop…
Believe it or not, people do and last night while travelling northbound on the M5 just as I was passing the jnc 21 slip road which was congested so much, the traffic was queuing down the hard shoulder. I always slow down when passing this kind of thing because impatient people often do strange things. I prefer to change lane, but the traffic on the M5 was busy and wouldn’t let me out.
So then a car comes from the 2nd lane, straight across the front of me and slams his brakes on to try and exit on the slip road coming to dead stop as it was blocked with traffic. Slamming my brakes on and indicating to pull out, the 2nd and 3rd lanes still wouldn’t allow me to do so. That was until they saw the rubber and blue smoke coming from the rear axles..
Just as I was about to swing around this guy and miss him by and inch – HE PULLS OUT!!
Then tries to dive into the congested slip road again…
I’m sure this guy was totally oblivious not only to have come so close to losing his and the lives of others, but then there were now 14 pallets of soon to be rejected ceramic tiles now on the back of my truck! The other 20 pallets were fine.
Total cost to his stupidity – about £11,000!!
But then I did happen to notice that poor parking on the opposite verge can cause 12 miles of tail backs anyway, so all in all – another day at the office dear…
Other news in the form of The Mini…
Apparently the BMW Mini is to make a comeback in to the FIA world rally championship!!
Now, I know two people who drive modern mini’s – my mother and none other than WKD!! Having seen both drive these vehicles, one could readily argue that the Mini had made this return some time ago, just the FIA doesn’t know it yet!
In fact it could be argued that the remake of the Italian Job pales in comparison. Nevertheless, I’m sure the world rally championship will become a whole lot more interesting because of it.