"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Sunday, June 29, 2008

Speak nicely to the officer

Living in North Wales means being more aware than most of the risks we run every time we take the car out on the roads. Up here, 30 miles an hour means 30 miles an hour and not 31. Stick to it or you risk being confronted by officers of the law leaping out of a cunningly disguised horsebox and forcing you to an abrupt halt. That being the case, this seems a natural progression in their remit.
If anyone is worried by this and feels they need help in brushing up their accent, grammar and general command of the English language, I shall, of course, be happy to help, on payment of an exorbitant fee naturally.

6 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Ahem! English language should begin with a capital "E"! Payment of an exorbitant fee is now required...naturally. Send £50 to
Lord Y.Pudding Esq.,
Pudding Towers,
Upper Puddington,
Puddingshire
FU 2F

Jennyta said...

The second word is 'off', mon cher! ;)

Jay said...

Oh, that's funny! Thanks - sitting in an airport waiting for a flight home, I could use a little humour! LOL!

Jennyta said...

Unfortunately, Jay, the horsebox bit is true! A symbol of the lengths our N Wales chief police officer is willing to go to!

Rosie said...

Think I should avoid visitng North Wales. Due to my present condition I freqently find myself exceeding the speed limit by a few mph and any officer of the law who stops me will be wishing he hadn't.

Jennyta said...

Power to us 'mature women', Rosie!

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