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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

This is one of those bizarre stories, where you begin reading and sympathise with the poor people featured:

…in the past six months alone, more than 63,000 mobile phones, nearly 5,000 laptops and 5,800 PDAs have been left in the back of London’s black cabs…

That seems an awful lot, but you can understand that it’s fairly easy for a phone or PDA to slip out of your pocket. Not so much with a Laptop, but still fairly understandable.

But then you get to this bit:

cabbies have also found left on their back seats a dog, a hamster, a harp (a harp?) and even a baby

Somebody left their child in the back of a cab? And how exactly do you manage to forget a harp? It doesn’t exactly just slip out of your pocket, now, does it?

There certainly are some strange people in London!

This 264th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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