My mum phoned last night to say that someone had driven into the back of her car yesterday afternoon. She’d just stopped and was indicating right to turn into her driveway and this van smashed into the back of her car. She thinks he wrote his van off. Mum doesn’t have too much sympathy for him though, as he got out of his van and immediately started shouting at her and said that she had braked abruptly and hadn’t been indicating and had only put her indicator on after he had hit her. None of that was true and a neighbour came out and said he had seen what had happened and then went and called the police because this man wouldn’t stop shouting. The man who had hit her had managed to smack his head off his windscreen and smashed the glass and set his air bag off, which presumably means he either wasn’t wearing a seat belt or was driving very fast to have had that sort if impact. Anyway the police turned up and dealt with it all and told mum not to speak to the man because he was so horrible. The police did the exchange of details etc and waited until mum had gone in the house before they drove off.
Mum wasn’t too happy about it all, but she did then manage to rather put her foot in it by going over to speak to the neighbour who had seen what happened to get some details from him. Mum thanked him for his help and then also said how helpful his daughter had been previously when dad had fallen over on the drive last year, to which the man said “That’s not my daughter, that’s my wife…”. Fortunately he had a good sense of humour and thought his wife would be particularly pleased by that comment!
I have a friend from university and her husband staying on Saturday night, which is the perfect excuse to have an arctic roll. I realise that isn’t perhaps an obvious connection, but when I see my friend S, we normally end up having things like Angel Delight and other desserts that you would perhaps only have as a child. I have been looking for an Arctic Roll for ages and Birds Eye have just started making them again and now I have the ideal reason t o go out and buy one. My latest discovery was that G had no idea what an Arctic Roll is. It will be an education.
Finally, is it just me or is the new Google service that means people can track your location rather sinister? I can see it would be useful for parents to know where their children are – but also for abusive or suspicious partners to track their ‘loved ones’ whereabouts. Really, really not impressed.
London’s weekly railway news #231
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