On Mon, 2 Jul 2018 15:15:23 +0100, Jenny M Benson <***@hotmail.co.uk>
scrawled in the dust...
>Driving down the M56 this afternoon, with the outside temperature at 30
>deg C, we passed a young man walking down the hard shoulder, presumably
>returning to his car after using the emergency telephone. It was a LONG
>way past him that we passed his car and standing nearby was a young
>woman with a baby (approx a year old) in her arms.
>Yes, she was quite right to get out of the car, but the child had
>nothing on its head and she had nothing to shade it with and she didn't
>appear to be holding a bottle of water or anything. She must have
>already been there for a while and was going to be there for more of a
>Why on earth she hadn't walked the few yards away to a stand of trees
>where she could at least have kept the baby out of the sun i don't know.
> I do hope the baby suffers no ill effects.
So do I.
My car reported a fault and told me to stop a couple of times on my recent
trip. The first time it apparently cleared itself (but Kwikfit cleared the
internal record - no local dealer would even look at it). It happened again
as I entered Shrewsbury on my way home a week later. Stopping in the middle
of Shrewsbury didn't seem sensible so I waited until I got to a long, clear
roadside parking place in the shade on the A458 in Copthorne. I'd been
camping and still had a couple of coolish bottles of water on board, along
with a folding stool, so I sat by the wall and read my book while awaiting
A different story from the hot day I conked out on the M11 in Essex on the
way to Sheffield some years back. I was told on the emergency phone to put
myself out of harm's way and that there was a camera they could use to keep
an eye on me. It was very noisy in the cutting so I climbed up the bank a
bit, cleared away the hypodermics (!) and sat down with my flask to read my
book. Moments later a police car showed up to check on me because I'd gone
out of view on the camera.
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959