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Roadside memorial bouquets

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NfkDumpling Thu 11-Apr-13 19:56:45

Nasty bend on the coast road and must have been another fatality as a lovely old oak tree is festooned with coloured cellophane. There's probably flowers hidden somewhere in there, but all that's visible is the wrapping.

If people go to the trouble of buying flowers to mourn the loss of a loved one - why can't they take the b****y wrapping off? Is it so no one knows they've been cheapskates and only got a petrol station bunch? And in a few weeks time when the contents have long disintegrated, the b****y cellophane is still hanging there.

It makes me really, really annoyed. Is it me?

Ana Fri 07-Jun-13 17:54:23

Isn't that extinct...? confused

Knowsley Fri 07-Jun-13 18:07:32

I don't like these expressions of grief being placed at the site of an accident. There are more appropriate places to place them. I have seen 'shrines' placed locally which consist of flowers, ribbons, cards, photographs, balloons, teddy-bears and other toys.

It's not just friends and family who place these items either.

Aka Fri 07-Jun-13 18:23:19

Nfk IMHO people who say they're thick rarely are whereas those who try to flaunt their intellectual capacity are usually lacking in something! However back to the story... It's all to do with misunderstanding the written word. In the case of Eats, Shoots and Leaves it's due to poor punctuation. I'm saying no more now in case I exacerbate the situation except that I felt like that panda.
I am probably an endanger species now Anno grin

j08 Fri 07-Jun-13 18:23:29

Excuse me Knowsley while I just wander from the thread a minute.

Aka I get why you are a panda now (the story of panda in cafe). But, I thought it was going to be an explanation of your name which someone (you know who - shush!) seems to find slightly questionable.

(ignore this if you prefer)

j08 Fri 07-Jun-13 18:23:57

As you were, thread.

j08 Fri 07-Jun-13 18:25:05

Wasn't I polite there?! [halo]

Aka Fri 07-Jun-13 18:28:35

JO don't let it bother you, I don't but then I'm not in the least paranoid wink Pandas are very laid back creatures grin

Aka Fri 07-Jun-13 18:28:48

PS you were very polite

Aka Fri 07-Jun-13 18:30:37

Knowsley I think when people think the victim is a baby then more than just friends and family will feel sad.

Aka Fri 07-Jun-13 18:31:00

Off to work smile

NfkDumpling Fri 07-Jun-13 19:27:05

Aha - gotcha Aka with you now! Enjoy work. grin

Sel Sun 09-Jun-13 00:11:13

Aka I thought you had mascara issues, thank goodness you posted that link. It's just punctuation...grin

Stansgran Sun 09-Jun-13 20:31:07

I still am not clear. I thought it meant that Aka was Lynne Truss in her other life. And why did you write that weird book about Tennyson if you are her? I'm struggling with it at the moment.

Stansgran Sun 09-Jun-13 20:36:25

I come from Liverpool and it wasn't always steeped in its own victim hood . There are daft people there as much as anywhere but they're more like John Bishop. Roger mcGough and Brian Patten and Simon Rattle are Liverpudlians too.