Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Four Legs Good...

I got stopped for speeding the other day. I thought I had got off until the policeman looked in the back of the car...

Note: No animals were harmed during the creation of this blogpost.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quite frankly I don't find anything funny about speeding or animal cruelty.

I'm off to the No 10 website to petition for a ban on your blog so that everyone else in the country will have to live in accordance with my values.

Tom said...

Iain, you have a sense of humour and self deprecation that the Left wing blogs so rarely demonstrate, long may you keep it up……err if you get my drift.

verity said...

I don't get it. Why would a policeman be put off by the sight of a dog? Someone plse explain.

kris said...

I thought it was funny.

Tom said...

Verity, I think the joke is that Iain was travelling so fast that the dog became jammed in the rear seat, do try and keep up!

verity said...

Oh, OK. Now it's funny.

Harry Haddock said...

Very good.

Although if Ian's Audi is anything like the last one I had the misfortune to own (from new), it would have broken down well before he reached the speed limit.

He could then suffer the snotty service manager, who, after yet another 3 hour journey back from a missed meeting on the back of an breakdown truck, commented that 'I was cutting it a bit fine,as we close at 6'.

Oh, I'm sorry, your highness, next time I'll get your heap of junk to breakdown at a time more convenient to yourselves.

Grrrrrrrr.

David Anthony said...

Interesting alternative to the seatbelt...

jailhouselawyer said...

I also got pulled by the police today whilst taking my dog for a walk. I do hope that one of the many police blogs pick the story up from my blog. Haven't they got anything better to do than disturbing the peace?

verity said...

Anyway, I was confused because the dog in the photo doesn't look anything like Iain's little Jack Russell and I thought maybe this was part of the joke ...

Iain you should bring your Jack Russell (I can't remember his name) to 18 Doughty Street one evening. Just for a two or three minute guest appearance.

Unixman said...

pedant mode: According to Newton's first law Iain must have accelerated big time and slowed rather gently ....
/pedant mode

DanG said...

My wife was caught speeding on camera in January. She didn't think it was funny at all. In fact she was very upset. It is her first ever brush with the law in her 60 years. She told her insurance broker and when the renewal notice came in February she was asked to pay an extra 60 ponds on her premium. She wanted just to pay it and forget the incident. I argued that she had paid her penalty of 60 pounds fine and had 3 points on her licence and that was punishment enough. I went on the internet and made a full application to an insurance search company, declaring the speeding offence, and they came up with a premium which was less than the previous year's ... with the same insurance company! She gave this information to her brokers and they counter-offered with a premium of 1 pound less! She took it.

Anonymous said...

unixman, there are two alternative explanations:
1) the dog was fed up with travelling in the boot and decided to go exploring, and
2) Iain actually braked rather sharply and the police car crashed into the back of his.

Unixman said...

Anonymous (6:33) if your second idea is true, the dog would have shot forwards when Iain braked, bounced of the driver's chair, and would have got jammed only when the car was rapidly accelerated by the shunt ..... Sir Isaac rules!
Woof!

Tom said...

Must be a very posh car…...it appears to have an on-board commode