Road hog turned out to be a big pig

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THERE was noth­ing I en­joyed more in the late For­ties than go­ing for a spin in the coun­try­side with my par­ents and my younger brother in our open-top tourer. One lovely sum­mer af­ter­noon my fa­ther was driv­ing us at his usual reck­less pace through the nar­row, hedge-lined, wind­ing lanes that criss-cross the romney Marshes. ap­proach­ing a blind bend, dad had to slam on the brakes as an­other open-top car, be­ing driven at high speed by a stout, el­derly lady in tweeds, came fly­ing to­wards us on the wrong side of the road. swerv­ing vi­o­lently — nar­rowly miss­ing us — she looked at dad and bel­lowed: ‘pig!’ as she dis­ap­peared into the dis­tance. as we started mov­ing again, my mother, vis­i­bly shaken, ob­served: ‘Bloody cheek. It was her fault, she was on the wrong side of the road and go­ing much too fast.’ Mo­ments later, we rounded the bend . . . only to be con­fronted by a huge pig ly­ing con­tent­edly in the mid­dle of the road!

Bob Read­man, Bournemouth, dorset.

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