Ugly neighbor leaves note on economy car saying it doesn’t belong on a ‘respectable’ street
Most of the time, it’s normal and okay to continually feel ashamed of being Bri’ish by accident. But every now and then I feel a sense of national pride flicker, when I throw something new and vile that we’re doing The reader Work while discussing and think “God is us, that is to say”. Driving a small car and even smaller, the British condition has two parts: being petty about things and blaming others for them.
So it is with great joy that I can tell you that a resident of the Isle of Wight accidentally made the place incredibly cool by comparing a small island off the UK coast associated mainly with a camping holiday under rain with Beirut, a cultural boiling point and melting pot of the Middle East. The tactile paper for this shot? The Skoda Fabia of Julia Laursen, 56 years old.
The incident on Littlestairs Road began when someone claiming to be “The Littlestairs Road Management” put a note on Laursen’s car, reports The sun. Laursen shared the contents of the note on his own Facebook page; unfortunately, the message is no longer accessible to the public.
“Damn! Because my car ain’t a Range Rover or some other 4×4 to get kids out and back to school. Call all my friends on the island with a little rougher, but much loved vehicles Head over to Littlestairs Road in Shanklin and give these launchers a taste of what Beirut could look like, ”Laursen apparently launched online.
The note itself surpasses the British character of the “pitchers” in a way, reading:
“Hope you don’t mind, but wouldn’t you park your vehicle on this road please?” It is a beautiful respectable road and it now looks like Beirut.
We do not drive such vehicles, you may be able to park it in a more suitable place in the future. Like the DUMP!
Thank you. Littlestairs route management. “
Of course, it is completely incorrect to compare a suburb of Shanklin to the ancient and beautiful city of Beirut. For starters, Skoda isn’t even in the top ten automotive brands in Lebanon, and Beirut’s automotive culture is so much weirder than a Fabia.
Laursen, who was a local Green Party councilor, is probably not likely to trade in her Skoda (a Fabia gets 45-50 miles per gallon) for a Raptor (16 miles per gallon) and whoever put the note on the car is going to have to – how do you say guys? – stay angry.
In the meantime, everyone gets a valuable glimpse of what’s really bothering Britain, as our current auto industry stumbles on the brink.
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