Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Three Ring(road) Circus

You know how it is, weirdos are like buses...you wait an age for one and then, well, you know the rest.

On Saturday morning the lovely FMA, 50% of the kids and myself were in The Barge (AKA the Volvo), heading out for a bite to eat. The sun was shining, birds were singing and we were dawdling along the ringroad (again) at a licence-freindly rate.

You may think that excitement would be a scant commodity given:

A) The location
B) The mode of transport, and
C) The number of points currently tarnishing my licence

Not a bit of it. Gasps of astonishment from the back caught our attention. Then we saw him.

He stood right beside the busy ringroad face turned up towards the sun, arms outstretched with upturned  palms and a beatific smile, looking for all the world like Leicester's answer to Christ the Redeemer. The traffic slowed towards the lights and we sat watching, open mouthed, as his gaze slowly shifted from sky to ground and back again.

Did I mention that he was entirely naked?

Not a stitch on. not so much as a sock or a figleaf or even any kind of pixellation. It was quite a sight.

FMA called the police and told them we had just seen a naked, confused gentleman standing by a busy ringroad. Our friends in blue serge took details of the man's location. They took details of FMA's home address. They even asked if she was calling on her own phone which tickled me, but the final question was the killer;

"Why do you think the man is confused, Madam?"

They don't all get filtered out in Hendon, do they?



  1. Ah bless the FMA...is it awful that I wondered 'did she take a picture??' ....

  2. I had to ask what Hendon was, I was mocked, that was not kind.

  3. Are you sure he wasn't related to the Shah?

  4. Libby - She was very keen to get her phone out ASAP. She said it was to phone the cops, but I'm not so sure...;)

    AG - who mocked you? Was it like pulling the hair of the girl at school that you secretly fancied?

    CQ - It's possible, but there wasn't any swearing going on :)