One of the benefits of having a good robust mobility vehicle is that I am able to attend the occasional community event where the road is closed to traffic and I’m free to mill about amongst the throngs of people. Our Rose loves it when daddy can come along (she gets a ride) and we can operate as a little family.
Last night was the turning on of the Christmas lights in Crowborough. What a surprise when a young fresh-faced police community support officer came leaping over imploring me to stop.
“This is pedestrians only,” she bellowed.
“I’m a pedestrian,” I replied.
“But you’re on a road vehicle.” It was quite tedious having to explain my entitlements to an officer of the law. Anyway, she was really quite patronising in the end:
“Oh promise me you’ll be really careful sweetheart,” soft-voiced, hand on shoulder.
"What was I to say in return?
“Yes this a turbo-charged quad in disguise and I’m going to mow everyone down.”
Just thought I’d share that precious little moment with you. No police community support officers were harmed in the incident. I was quite forgiving.
Best wishes, Steve.