The Group W Bench

He said, “What were you arrested for, kid?” and I said, “Litterin”. . . .
And they all moved away from me on the bench there, with the hairy eyeball and all kinds of mean, nasty things, till I said, “And creatin’ a nuisance”.

(Alice’s Restaurant*)

For some reason, these lyrics have been going round my head the last day or two, for reasons which I can’t quite put my finger on

In other news, there is no longer as much colourful and reflective knitting and crocheting around the house as there used to be.

Desperadoes of the worst kind, clearly

* You know you’re getting middle aged when it strikes you that the Group W Bench along with the mother-rapers, father-stabbers and father-rapers is exactly where people who drop litter belong…


6 Responses to The Group W Bench

  1. Charles says:

    Perhaps some of the reflective wool and crochet could be used to make politician sized bollard covers, so useful in the run up to May. All of them wish to spend money that is not theirs on things that will not work, see any London cycle path, if you cannot get a 5,000 year old technology to work, what hope of anything daring like a railway or a hospital.

  2. Andy in Germany says:

    Littering is less of a problem here, but I would nominate pavement parkers for the bench instead, or is that “being a nuisance”?

  3. disgruntled says:

    @Charles – I’m not sure we could work that fast
    @WOL – cool
    @Andy – yes, definitely, no mercy for the pavement parkers

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