What Am I Missing..?

A stretch of the A20 Sidcup bypass near Crittall’s Corner was closed last night after a horse escaped onto the dual carriageway.

The black and white animal was spotted horsing around on the eastbound carriageway at around 9pm.

Oh, ha ha ha! I bet the drivers stuck in queues just rolled up at that one…

Police closed the road from Crittall’s corner to Frognal Corner to capture the horse.

Tailbacks mounted after traffic was stopped and drivers were urged to use another route.

By 10.30pm the horse had been captured and the road had been reopened.

Why am I not seeing a final paragraph reading: “The horse’s owner has been traced via its compulsory microchip and they will be facing a large fine.”..?

12 comments for “What Am I Missing..?

  1. August 14, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    The black and white animal was spotted horsing around


  2. August 14, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    And on a mane road too.

    • Ted Treen
      August 15, 2016 at 12:52 am

      Leading to a tail back, no doubt.

      • August 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm

        I love you guys… ?

  3. Mudplugger
    August 15, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Neigh, they’d never do that.

  4. August 15, 2016 at 10:14 am

    At this point, someone does the drum sting, difficult to put into words. Some write “boom boom”, which approaches the sound but apparently, American pundits write “badum tish”, which is a bit of a puzzler.

    Maybe the stressed syllable is the “dum”, as in “oom”, and then the “tish” is a cymbal sting. Who knows?

    • August 15, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Badum- tish, does the job.

      (Dum as in dumb, not doom)

  5. Junican
    August 15, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    B’doom tish!

  6. ivan
    August 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Why did the police mess about trying to catch it – one bang and it is over.

    Oh I forgot the police are not very good marksmen, so make that several bangs then.

  7. mona
    August 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    The police love a drama, any excuse to shut a road off, the horse was without doubt a Travellers horse

    • Ed P
      August 16, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      A traveller’s horse might travel (when it escapes from their fouled site), but unfortunately they themselves rarely go anywhere.
      Wasn’t it Eric Blair who pointed out words meaning their opposites? Like Labour who represent (if anyone) the idle, or Conservatives who destroy the environment. Funny old world.

  8. Andrew Duffin
    August 17, 2016 at 10:41 am

    A black and white horse is known in these parts just as a “gypsy horse” – which is a bit hard on the horse but tells you all you need to know about this story.

    As if you hadn’t guessed.

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