Sunday 29 May 2011 5.49pm
And yet I have no idea what I can do about it? Any ideas? Thanks....
Very little Elledeebee if my experience is anything to go by.
Some years back there was a gathering of tall ships near Tower Bridge, they came up the river from all over.
My house is in Rotherhithe, some eighty metres from the river.
I came home mid afternoon to find a car parked on my driveway within two metres of my garage door.
I asked my immediate neighbours if they knew whose car it was but no one knew.
I telephoned the police who arrived within five to ten minutes, their attitude was, "It's obviously someone watching the tall ships, it will be over in around one hour, they will return, problem solved."
I said, "But this is my house, my property, my drive, does that count for nothing?"
They just shrugged.
"I said how about if I tow it off with my taxi?"
That was a different ballgame.
One of the policemen said, "If the owner returns while you are trying that he could accuse you of attempted theft, plus if his vehicle incurs any damage you could rightly be charged with wilful damage and be liable to reimburse the owner for any repairs."
You will just have to suck it up Elledeebee, as my old Dad was wont to say, "C'est la vie dans ce pays stupide."
But then, coming from Toulouse he was full of Gallic witticisms.