Sorry if you have heard this directly but I am afraid that it needs to be a matter of public record, yes thats right today’s honourable mention is for Barrie.
Now Barrie enjoys just about every past time that he can
waste spend money on, in truth he generally enjoys them until he has exhausted significant sums at which point he tends to lose interest.
The particular past time that deserves the honourable mention is that of model airplane flying, the large petrol engined varieties not their smaller cousins. So Barrie wants to try his new hobby, not for him a gentle launch at a soft field he prefers the immediate street launch. Now one of the issues with a street launch is the variety of obstructions and before long Barrie’s plane disappears from sight behind a house, he hurries to slip through to the street and quickly acquires his target.
Some minutes of flying gracefully through the sky are interrupted by yells from a neighbour, ever the good resident Barrie rushes to investigate whilst slowly initiating a controlled descent. Barrie’s neighbour, it transpires, was being chased by a remote controlled airplane, having attacked him it lapped a tree in his garden a couple of times before having another attack.
Confused? Well the answer is in the short gap as Barrie traversed the obstruction, the target he acquired and so skilfully controlled was in fact a seagull! The object he was controlling was the dive bomber in his neighbour’s garden!
I apologise for those of you that don’t know Barrie as you will not get as much humour from the story but I hope you still get a laugh, sometimes we all need one.