Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Headline.




Incomprehensibly, terrifyingly, parts of our major cities descend into anarchy and violence.

Here in Middle England, we try to keep a sense of proportion.

So here is today's local headline.

13 comments:

Jane said...

Glad you posted this - I saw it out of the corner of my eye whilst driving and was convinced I'd misread it!

Relatively Retiring said...

I was so delighted by it that I called in at the end of the day and Delia and Eric from the shop presented me with the original!
I don't want to know the story - speculation is so much more interesting!

marigold jam said...

Love it! It certainly helps to keep things in perspective doesn't it?!! Glad you didn't post the details - the headline is sufficient to raise a smile in these days of mayhem! Thank you!

Relatively Retiring said...

Marigold: I love these local news bill boards - 'Death Threat to Local Dog' and 'Local Man Dies at 89' were other memorable offerings.
Keep smiling!

Zhoen said...

Belongs on the Fortean Times Headlines section.

Sannah said...

Hilarious - I agree that it is better not to know the full story!

leslee said...

Love it! Sometimes finding the absurdity in life is the only way to get through things.

Relatively Retiring said...

Zhoen: Don't laugh - it's serious journalism (in this neck of the woods).

Sannah: Thank you for commenting. Having read your blog I realise I have a serious attack of Inner Peace.

Leslee: I agree, and luckily there's a bit of absurdity in many things. Sometimes you have to look hard, though.

Isabelle said...

I wonder why? Out of shop, I can understand (though I would be kinder, myself, than to kick).

Relatively Retiring said...

That's why I really don't want to know the actual story!

Anne said...

Oh, dear, I'm worried about the poor seagull.

Frances said...

This is starting to seem incredibly sane to me: the kind of actions we should focus on. Should I worry?

Relatively Retiring said...

Anne: It could have been that sea-gull that's all over You-Tube, nicking crisps. It which case - fair enough.

Frances: Perhaps you might start worrying. I hear there are plans about deportation to Australia.