Does anyone have an amusing story regarding anything to do with driving?
A couple of years back I did some part time gardening work for a fantastic elderly lady, widowed, quite well off and living on her own, and who was in her early nineties. She was as fit as a fiddle and had looked after her huge garden for years, but recently was finding it just too much to handle so was now in need of some help.
She drove herself daily to the local village shops and was often seen chatting over a coffee there with friends, a very social, witty and likeable lady.
I called in one morning and could see that she seemed unusually down, and she eventually told me over a coffee.
“Well” she said, “As you know, I have been driving now for more than seventy years without accident, speeding offences, or driving convictions of any sort, and this morning I drove to the village as usual for my shopping. I called in to the grocers and was there no more than five minutes , I came out and was horrified to find a parking ticket stuck to my windscreen !!, my squeaky clean record gone in a flash ”. She cheered up after a cup of coffee and a joke or two, but the incident had really annoyed her, and she told me that she intended to write to traffic controll to complain that although she was parked where a sign clearly stated “LOADING AND UNLOADING ONLY” and that was exactly what I was doing, loading my shopping into my car!.
It was a few weeks later when I called in to see her again, and this time she was looking really deflated. “Yesterday” she said, ” I received this letter from traffic controll saying that they had spoken to the local traffic warden who had issued the ticket and that with regard to my age, clean record etc the warden had decided on this occasion to waive the offence”. “Then why so down” ?, I asked, “Well” she explained, “You’d hardly believe this, but this morning I especially drove down to the village to thank that dear kind traffic warden for his generosity, I walked right around the village and could find him nowhere, an hour later and out of breath I got back to my car, and he had stuck ANOTHER ticket on it” !!. I coughed over my coffee and went out into the garden.