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jkerr
2006-05-18 08:25:58
I got "done" too.
Just to add a moan on the current theme. A few years ago while tearing up the western slope of Meelmore in the Mournes I perchanced to rest a moment and admire the unfolding vista clear to the far blue yonder. Down below and a million miles away a dirty white vauxhall caviller crawled up the road, stopped a moment, turned and crept away. It was a working Monday as I recall and my very un-valuable car stood all a lonesome. One hopes for the best, so I tramped on a bit and eventually returned up the Trassey Road. Well, need I say more? A puddle of glass and a buckled doorframe… The “******* ********” is I what I said, then I did the angry man dance.
A few days later while pulling into the then Fairprices garage in Newcastle, sure didn’t I spy a dirty white vauxhall just ahead populated with what we know in this area as “Frankie’s”, baseball cap bedecked an all. I stepped out slowly and calmly with every intention of engaging these guys when the wee sh** behind the wheel spotted my motor, locked eyes with me, put the pedal to the metal, and was outta there in one quick hurry. His mug was a portrait of guilt and I’m certain I glimpsed a snap of fear in there as well.
Alas, I have also witnessed a car being smashed to bits in Donard Park Newcastle. It was dark, and the drunken swaggering pack of teens hadn’t spotted me entering via the Tullybranigan entrance. The violence they let rip was astounding, so I shut my gob and hung back. The worst of it was that they were all local kids, partaking of a spot of carnage to round off an evening’s entertainment.
This kind of thing does somewhat annoy. What to do about it? This has been an ongoing problem forever, I met a man in the mountains once who called his Ford Fiesta the “Ford Take-away”. Binnian carpark is another classic spot, and don’t be fooled, I’ve seen windows smashed here on glorious days when the carpark has been buzzing and over spilling onto the road. I don’t think there is a solution barring fulltime onsite security at these spots, and that my friends just ain’t gonna happen. Patrolling by Police Car in these regions is utterly pointless. Sad as it may seem, the solution I’ve come up with is a bulky highly visible chain and crossed fingers.
Sorry for the apathy.
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