Thursday, January 25, 2007

Looting in 'Foreign!'

You know how in Jamaica you have this kind of idealised idea of 'foreign' especially England? Like how people are really cultured and well educated and very decorous? Also you get the impression that certain things don't happen in 'foreign' like, potholes in the road, power cuts, evangelists on the bus and looting after a natural disaster or tragedy?

Well mi dears, a boat ran aground off the Devon coast the other day spilling out it's cargo - BMW parts, motor bikes, nappies and a whole heap of other goodies. And people went down there to loot! I was watching it on the news and I couldn't believe it. And they were really brazen with it. You remember Gilbert and how people looted by running into a store, grabbing what they want and then running away? Well these folks were quite calm about it and even consented to being interviewed on TV!

I guess it's OK here? Or these people aren't too smart - I mean they are making it really easy for the cops to get them. Now for those of you who don't know, Devon is on the south coast of the UK. I heard on our local radio station Galaxy that some guys from Yorkshire rented a van and drove down to Devon (about a 6 hour drive) just to get stuff. They managed to get a gear box and a lot of other stuff.

So don't believe everything you hear about foreign parts. They're not as alien as you'd think!



Sorry to hear that Basil Buck has died. I guess he makes three what with Neville Willoughby and Charles Hyatt going. The old guard is dying out. I used to work with his daughter-in-law. My condolences to her and the rest of the family.

1 comment:

Mad Bull said...

Basil Buck dead? Rahtid!