A flatbed with a car lift pulled up outside my office in Morden this morning and parked. The driver sat there for 20 minutes looking at his watch, then moved fowards next to the new merc he'd parked by.
They were obviously waiting to take it.
Then he lifted it and as it was about 15 foot in the air and half over the flatbed, he dropped it. The front swung down and smashed against the side of the flatbed and just sort of hung there.
As soon as the straps were off, the traffic warden you can see in the last pic got out a tissue and polished the rather large crease running the length of the roof as though it was going to make it all better, and gave the car a second parking ticket before walking off.
Then they all got back into the flatbed trucks and drove off, leaving the car there, f!$%ed and with two parking tickets and with a stunned owner standing there. (The owner is the little old bald guy in the green jacket and white t shirt you can see in some of the pics)
The bloke operating the lift got really pissed off with me when I took his picture, and looked like he was going to cry when someone walked up and thanked him for the entertainment.
You couldnt f!$%ing make it up.
Where the f!$% to they find these people to employ, a zoo?
Pump: Where the f!$% to they find these people to employ, a zoo?
Chessington zoo, most likely, otherwise probably in the High Street in Epsom... he doesn't look very bright, does he... Blimey if that had been my car the twat in the hi-viz would be in a plywood box by now
Ive no idea what the outcome is going to be. I dont know the owner. I offered him a copy of the pictures, but he was taking his own so didnt need them.
The police in the police shop just stood in the window and pissed themselves. A police car turned up and they basicly told the transport london people and the wardens all they were going to do was make sure no one lost thier temper.
The owner was very calm and so the police just told the TL people it was thier mess and drove off laughing.
The owner appeared to be not that stressed and was on the phone getting legal advice and appeared to have all bases covered.
I have considered seeing if the papers want to buy the pics but I dont know if they would be worth anything.
I will see if I can find anything out though.
These so called `Parking Services` people are a law unto themselves specially in London....they`re just out to screw the poor motorist for all the cash they can get.
I know Couriers who refuse to do jobs to London now (specially Westminster) `cos they cant be bothered with the hassle....you only have to leave your van for a minute to ask directions and a CCTV will take a photo and `Hey Presto` a £60 Penalty Charge is winging it`s way to your door.
Transport for London is just a new way of saying `c*unts` in my opinon... (and Ken Livingstone is a twat).
Another point about this incident (that you have all so far missed!) is surely this lifting operation has health & safety implications; what if they had dropped the car onto a kid? If TFL can't gurantee 100% safety (clearly it is not), then they should not be doing such heavy lifting in a public place.
Isaac....I hace Sat Nav...but even that doesn`t have Courier Delivery points marked on it...I have to ask reception where they are and thats when the CCTVs shaft you.....Bastards that they are.....a plague of Pubic Lice on Red Ken and all his acolytes...
Ash: this is the sort of malicious s!$% that needs to be broadly exposed (as with all the other stuff..
Malicious? Hardly malicious if the cops' biggest concern is "noone loses their temper." You can bet the rent that if a traffic cop wantonly destroyed my property due to incompetence there'd be a spectacle.