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01 May 2007 @ 09:05 am
 
I actually managed to find a skirt with pockets! In BHS, of all places. I suspect the pockets are supposed to be decorative, but they are usable, so that's cool :) So today I'm wearing a blue denimy-effect skirt & my Opeth skinny (there's something about wearing a skirt that makes that t-shirt spring to mind - it's not quite such a brain-breaking outfit as the pink skirt + Opeth shirt though ;) ). I may go back & get another skirt (or two), as it came in three colours & three lengths (I've got the shortest one at the moment - it's knee length - the other two were mid-calf & ankle length). Whee! for new clothes :)

In other shopping news I picked up a copy of the Ipswich Evening Star in Sainsburys coz the front page was "A14 Terror: Trucker faced driver travelling wrong way for nearly TEN MILES" (the online story has a much less shock-horror headline). Doesn't really tell us much we didn't know - but it was apparently an elderly woman, and I think one can extrapolate from the lack of info that she wasn't driving under the influence (I'm assuming the police would've mentioned it). They even have an editorial snippet about it (calling for better signage, while admitting that thousands of motorists successfully get onto the A14 every day so it can't be that big a problem ;) ). I'm guessing that they only found out about it coz the trucker got in touch, though, coz it's been a week.
 
 
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Zanardi: Pop Artzanardi on May 1st, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
Having worked in the aviation industry as a press officer I know just how the media love to make a story more exciting. (Just think of all the "near-miss" stories over the years - although technically they're Airproxes).

Interesting the website is inviting readers to write in - are you going to "sell" your story?
Margaretpling on May 1st, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's a nice example of tabloid journalism, isn't it? ;) Though to be fair, it probably was pretty terrifying for the drivers in that carriageway (particularly the people who were trying to drive in the outside lane at the time).

But no, I don't think I'll be writing in, not really my style :)

(And Hi! didn't think you were still reading LJ :) )
Jonathan: MG grillmcurtains on May 1st, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
"frightened motorists made desperate 999 calls"

That's you, that is :)
Margaretpling on May 1st, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
Hehe. I like to think I came across a little more calm & collected than that ;)
magidmagid on May 1st, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
Yay for pocketed skirts! I found one two weekends ago, a casual linen one. Not large enough pocketses for lots of stuff, but keys and ID and such, definitely :-).
Margaretpling on May 1st, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Yay indeed :) These pockets are actually deep enough to get my normal kit of keys/phone/handkerchief/lipsalve into (spread between two pockets, that is), I mostly think they're supposed to be decorative because the "fastening" on the skirt is a fake (it actually has no fastening & just pulls on).
magidmagid on May 1st, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Yay for being able to carry all the stuff!

My new one has a couple of pockets large enough for my hands, but no fastening on them. The skirt has a zip close, though, so perhaps it's designed for actual carrying.
Andrewsagima on May 1st, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
I suppose they could put a "Please Note: You are going the wrong way" sign on the back of every sign they have on the road already.

Must have been slow news day for them to have bothered with a week old story that noone at the time thought worth mentioning to the press.
Margaretpling on May 1st, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
Or "NO! NOT THIS ONE!!" on the entry lanes to roundabouts?

And yeah, that was also my thoughts about the slow news day ;)