Signs I should have gone to Specsavers
A member of the Nuts and Bolts team was more than happy to oblige when a friend and same friend’s wife asked him to sign the backs of thumbnail-size photographs as being true likenesses of them both as they applied for new passports.
For the two of them he had to fill in a very time-consuming section of the passport application forms, giving his address, personal details, how long he’d known them etc etc.
He then had to sign a passport photo of both – verifying the image was a true likeness of each. Task completed, his friend took him off to the pub for a thank-you pint and he thought no more of it.
A few days later he got an email from his friend thanking him again for the favour, but adding: “You signed the photograph of me as a true likeness of Jane [his wife] and the photograph of Jane as a true likeness of me [Christopher].”
Oh dear, oh dear. As the TV advert says – should have gone to Specsavers!
The same Nuts and Bolts stalwart visited Ashford post office the other day to post a present his partner was sending to a friend’s cat in Eire (southern Ireland), who’d recently given birth to a litter of kittens. The present was a very light gift from the pound shop – which cost £3 to post!
You may recall the KE carrying a story before Christmas about how inconsiderate motorists were causing traffic problems on Ashford’s Godinton Park estate by parking their cars in Loudon Way.
Some were parking so close to the traffic lights at the junction with Chart Road that cars heading into and out of Loudon Way – the estate’s only exit and access road – were being delayed in peak periods, especially during school run times.
Technically the drivers (most believed to be workers from the nearby Cobbs Wood industrial estate) were not infringing the law as there are no yellow lines on the section of the road they park in.
So, soon after the article was published many Godinton Park residents were delighted when a set of ‘no parking’ bollards suddenly appeared on the side of Loudon Way where cars were being parked.
For a few days it was great – with drivers obeying the bollards ‘no parking’ message.
But then just as soon as they had arrived the bollards suddenly disappeared – and haven’t been seen since.
Conspiracy theorists reckon they were rounded up and dumped somewhere by motorists unhappy that their cosy parking routine had been disrupted.
Maybe Kent County Council or Ashford Borough Council, or whoever put the bollards there, needs to have a second go because while the bollards have disappeared the parking problem definitely hasn’t.
Applying for a passport can be more difficult than it seems
Loudon Way full of commuters’ cars