Opinions may vary…

Posted by @ 12:28 pm on Tuesday 6th September, 2011.
Categories: In the News

... but I think he's a twat.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14793859

Forget wasting money by taking it down on the train or winching it away under a Chinook.

Lend him some spanners, make him wear a hi-viz jacket with "TWAT" emblazoned across it,

and then make him bring his 4x4 back down himself,

bit by bit.

He should be able to cope with that. After all, he describes himself as an out-of-work freelancing vehicle recovery technician!*

 

* Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-14802363

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4 Responses to “Opinions may vary…”

  1. Alistair says:

    I couldn't see him, he was too well camouflaged 😉

    What do they expect though? Ever heard of the Broken Windows Theory? If they build a railway to the summit, then build a restaurant on the summit then why do they complain when someone drives to the summit? It seems they have one rule for themselves (the park officials, i.e. "we'll do what we want up there") and another for the rest of them. They really don't set a good example. Speaking of which, clock this bunch of lunatics in 1917:

    1917 Pathe film of car on Snowdon

  2. BG! says:

    Rules is Rules, as they say...

    "There is a history of taking various things up the mountain, although taking motorised vehicles up the slopes has been banned since the creation of the national park in 1951." Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-w.....s-14786115

    Besides which, doesn't the abandoned vehicle count as litter?

    If it's OK for this berk to break the rules, the principles of democracy would imply that it's OK for everybody to break the rules. Can I expect to get away with driving on the pavement through our local pedestrianised shopping area? I think not, and rightly so.

  3. Mark says:

    No, I can't see much division: twat seems to fit. I like the piece by piece idea. I did think: put him in the car, hook it up to the chinook and drop both...but where could you dispose of them both? Not the sea, which was the image in my head. An active volcano? But no - you've got it spot on.

  4. Alen McF says:

    Firstly, may I say that in these days when incidents of disability hate crime have reached record highs, it’s quite wrong to rush into judgement about a poor chap who does not possess the mental wherewithal to keep his car on the road and drives it instead to the top of a mountain. And when you take into account the fact that the largest concentrations of 4X4s in Britain are in Chelsea and Kensington, with the eastern Highlands lagging in third position, it does raise the possibility that people like him are in the majority, not the minority.
    Secondly, BG, can I congratulate you on the use of the word t**t (working for a respected regional newspaper that upholds certain standards, I cannot bring myself to type the word in full). This is the first time I’ve seen it used on a mountain website – and you have employed it to great effect.

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