It's the cops!

Squidge and I went to a new play group today.  It’s her first toddler group and she had a good time.  We were only there for about 30 minutes as we were running very late. 

This is Squidge on her way to the toddler group.  She’s wearing her new winter coat- isn’t she a cutie?!??! I’m searching for new play groups, Squidge is outgrowing her baby groups and needs the stimulation of the toddler groups.  We’ve also switched our aquababies class from Tuesdays to Thursdays so we won’t be going to our Thursday group.  Sorry for the very boring post but this IS my life.

Oh wait I just remembered- the day wasn’t all boring.  I found this when I looked out the window.

  So I called the traffic police and had a chat with them.  Basically there isn’t anything they can do about it.  YES it is illegal.  YES I need to call the police.  NO they can not fine them.  WTF!  What do you mean it’s illegal but you can’t do anything about it.  So what does it mean that it’s illegal if there aren’t any consequences.  Someone needs to help me understand the meaning of illegal.  I thought there were consequences to doing something illegal.  If I steal a car I’ll go to jail because it’s ILLEGAL.  I’ve BROKEN THE LAW.  There are CONSEQUENCES.  Anyhoo if anyone wants to explain to me how this illegal stuff works I’ll be much obliged.  The police did show up and I tried to take a sneaky photo.

Soon after I took this photo she knocked on my door and asked why I took a photo. 

Her: why did you take a photo.

Me:  Uuuum….eeeer….uuuuuuuuum

Me (in my head):  because this is prime, grade A blogging material and I NEED  photos!

Me:  Uuuum well I uuuuuh you see I uuuuuh wanted to show Wal what happened.

Her:  Oh ok.

Me: I’ll delete the photo if you want


Her:  No it’s alright, I just don’t like getting my photo taken.  chuckle

Me: grin chuckle chuckle


  1. byrney
    November 27, 2007 /

    Me and Richard are sat here laughing hysterically at your cop photo shoot!!!!!!!! No seriously the parking is not funny but you taking pics of the policewoman IS!!
    Ha ha ha!!!!!!!!

  2. rachel
    November 27, 2007 /

    So what happened?? Did the offender get clamped? Ticketed? Towed Away? Thrown over a rainbow? Chorlton minds want to know!

  3. November 27, 2007 /

    You live in a lovely neighborhood…and you have a lovely child. Thank you for visiting my site—please stop by again.

    When I lived in the city and this happened ALL. THE. TIME. I had a strip of wood with some nails that wound up under some tires when they pulled forward. I was young and angry and I know it was wrong but it happened every. single. weekend. (we lived across the street from a popular music hall….)

  4. November 27, 2007 /

    they can’t even give them a fricken ticket????????

  5. maria
    November 28, 2007 /

    jUST LET THe AIR OUT OF THE TIRES. If you do damage to the car, you could get in trouble for damageing the car..and that is illegal.. can they get you for stealing air? OORR you can pour stuff that isn’t toxic over the windscreen.. i.e. Gravy, Grape juice, et. OR do you have a break down service? say it’s your car and needs to be taken down to the garage for service..
    anyway.. Squidge’s group has some rockin’ toys. She looks qute at home in that kitchen.. I love that she seems so happy! Makes me smile.

  6. You Know Who
    November 28, 2007 /

    Seriously, WTF is up in England? I thought Americans could be rude an obnoxious!!! You don’t know how irritated I get just looking at the pictures of your blocked driveway. I want to SCREAM!!!!!!!! I could think of several things I would do. First, if the morons are stupid enough to leave a door unlocked, I’d throw a stinkbomb in. Then, I would go to the exterior of the car and begin with a nice raw egg coating on the windshield. Then, I would apply flour to the same windshield. Afterwards, I would put shaving cream on the remaining windows and sprinkle with lots and lots of jimmies. Finally, I would stick the following note on the egg laden windshield:

    Dear Self-Centered Ignorant Motherfucker,

    It is likely you are wondering what happened to your car. Unfortunately, you are probably too ignorant to figure it out since you were stupid enough to park in front of my driveway. I suggest that you not park in front of people’s driveways. Even so, I am sure that you are so occupied with your own greatness that you will again park in front of someone’s driveway in the future. Nonetheless, it was a pleasure to royally fuck up a car belonging to such a world class loser. Have a lovely day.

    The Pissed Off Homeowner

    Anyway, that’s my rant. I didn’t post my name because it’s probably not appropriate for those in the legal profession to display such uncouth behavior 😉

  7. You Know Who
    November 28, 2007 /

    Oops. I probably shouldn’t have spelled out the “bad” words. Sorry. I lost my head 🙂

  8. Vic
    November 28, 2007 /

    Superb! I love it.

    Maybe the policewoman was having a bad hair day!

    I’m racking my brains thinking about what you could do to make it clearer that the space is your driveway. Even though it is blinking obvious as it is. Lazy feckers. I still think you should put a prawn into their windscreen wipers or something. Totally passive agressive, but… you know!

  9. rachel
    November 28, 2007 /

    I think you should get in touch with a clamping company and see if you can legally get a contract with them so that next time someone parks in front of your driveway, you can personally get them clamped. Surely the clamping company can get a sign up there…

    If its legal of course.

  10. Laura McIntyre
    November 29, 2007 /

    LOL On the picture taking, how frustrating the whole situation must be.
    And yes Squidge is adorable, love the jacket. We are having the hardest time finding anything fun toddler activites to do , hate it

  11. November 29, 2007 /

    ok, that was hysterical! glad you got to keep the photo though!! There has to be something you can do legally to keep people from parking there, or to make it a bad experience for them! ROTTEN EGGS! Keep a dozen around and when they do that go spatter them all over the car!

    I totally love Squide! She is so adorabley squidey!