Wednesday, 16 April 2008

The Litter of the Law

Mrs Brinkster reported to me that Central Road was awash yesterday with portable yellow signs threatening dire retribution, in the form of £80 on the spot fines, for those who transgressed the law of the land by dropping chewing gum, cigarette butts, KFC wrappers and litter of any form. To back up the yellow signs there was a regiment of Community Police (Bill Bryson's Private Army?) who spent some time patrolling Central Road, no doubt attempting to enforce things, and then disappeared as mysteriously as they'd arrived, taking their yellow signs with them and leaving Worcester Park without a trace of them ever being there.

And the point was????


Worcester Park said...

I was hoping you were going to say that they left one of their 'Don't Litter' notices lying around on the pavement, in which case I would have imploded with the irony of the situation.

The Brinkster said...

I did check just to see if they had left any signs around for exactly that reason but they must have been overtaken by a sudden bout of competence and denied me the pleasure.

One day they'll start taking samples of DNA from the chewing gum on the pavements, I'm sure of it.......