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13 January 2009 @ 05:10 pm
Well, I didn't expect that...  
Of all the things that I thought might have held me up on the way to work this morning, a digger lying in the road was not one of them.

I clearly vastly underestimated the sheer incompetence of the local work force.

Got caught in a jam where there normally isn't one. When I could finally see what was going on, there was one of those mini diggers lying in the road. The workmen responsible were standing around like a bunch of slack jaw yokels in high vis jackets (because they're very healthy and safety conscious having just dropped a digger in the road), looking bemused whilst all drivers cursed them in every known tongue.

Couldn't tell if it had simply fallen off or they'd tried to unload it and made a Top Ground Gear Force style hash of it. Either way, with them parked and it lying down they were blocking almost the entire width of the road. There was just enough space to leave one set of tyres on the tarmac whilst you drove almost completely on a pavement (up a high curb) to get passed.

So well done those workmen.

Tomorrow I now fully expect to drive to work and have my progress halted by a crashed satellite or some such.
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Purpleyin/Hans: modernmissyvortexdv on January 13th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Or a toilet seat from a spacestation for ultimate randomness.
Dunedune_drd on January 13th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I vote for dinosaurs. Just, you know, because.
kharma2815kharma2815 on January 13th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
*is trying very hard not to laugh*

*is failing completely*
The Hebridean Queen: Mariangnimaerd on January 13th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
oh, LOL. I would suggest a tribe of giant mutant hamster crossing the road - just because that at least might be more entertaining to watch. XP
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: Amelie // i_cracked__kali__ on January 13th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
Tomorrow it'll be a Chunnel train that went the wrong way.