GPS surely allow for the no-shows
I can share eight of Professor Scase’s irritations, but must demur on two. “People who book medical appointments but fail to show up and don’t phone in to cancel”. Discourteous indeed, but I very much doubt it prevents others getting to see their GPS. I strongly suspect on practical grounds (having used similar techniques myself) that their schedule will allow for a proportion of no-shows, allowing them to keep on schedule by closing up the gaps. Any GPS like to comment?
Next, his dislike of “silly little flickering lamps” on bicycles. He surely cannot mean the high-powered front and rear LEDS which attract the motorist’s attention from hundreds of yards away? When I was a lad my little cycle battery lights were worse than useless – technology does sometimes improve safety.
But I must endorse his tirade against “bigger and more and more SUVS on the road” which “create a constant need for the rest of us to move over into hedges to let them by”. To this could I add people who drive around in unnecessarily wide luxury sports cars which have the same impact? Someone in Canterbury has an Aston Martin with the