DRAINS NEED UNBLOCKING
HAS anyone noticed the silk road flooding when it rains?
The reason is not hard to see –completely blocked drains, look when you next drive down it.
It`s bad enough having third world pot hole roads to risk driving car springs over- had to replace my Astra spring because of one.
Still I suppose highways department does the best it can with the limited finances it has. Keith Winnert via email
ILL MANNERED DISTRACTION
TEGG’S Nose, though for the purposes of this episode, perhaps it should be Tegg’s ears.
Last week, at our local beauty spot, Tegg’s Nose.
A beautiful day, the start of Spring. The countryside sparkling, the many visitors, including our party of four, enjoying the ambience, the peace, the sights and sounds and aroma of a delightful country place at its very best.
Walkers, folk exercising dogs, children and pensioners blessed to be in with what must surely be the most attractive part of our county.
We had first heard it as we sat down, awaiting our lunch.
That dull mutter and low drone which a diesel engine -within a top of the range, Rover-makes when it is on.
Not loud, but in the context of the place we had come to enjoy, distracting and reducing our pleasure.
And of course that aroma, not of the country but of exhaust!
At first, we thought it would be switched off soon: but it wasn’t.
Droning on and on for at least 15 minutes.
There were two dogs in the boot space which was open, and the side doors were several times opened and then shut.
The occupants carried on disturbing the tranquillity which a score of their fellow residents were enjoying.
“I wonder if I might ask you to switch off your engine?” was my request, when eventually I went over.
The look I received was enough to show that such a polite request was not welcome!
“I need it running, to charge up the battery, when the doors are open.”
I kid you not, that was exactly what was said.
Said arrogantly and disdainfully, as though there was anger that I had invaded `her’ space.
And not a thought about how her selfish action(s) were invading the space of a score of others? [As a highly experienced Graduate Engineer, I know that explanation was rubbish!]
“Why do you want the engine off?” was asked. Asked with arrogance. “This is a tranquil area, a pleasant country place: we came for peace and quiet, not to hear the noise and smell of your engine?”
No further words were exchanged. But there were looks and anger. Was there any effort to comply? Quite the reverse. There was clearly no change. Eventually, after perhaps a further 10 minutes, the doors were shut, the boot space locked and they drove away.
I am sure there will be some regulations about parked vehicles and engines running un-necessarily?
Common courtesy and good manners surely over-ride these. Mike Blamey Roewood Lane Macclesfield
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