A Potpourri of News Stories from London

The picture on the front page should have told me what to expect inside, but I grabbed a copy of the Metro daily newspaper anyway (it was free).

Upon opening the paper I was greeted by a two page spread about Harry, Meghan, and a Krankie Pony. The sub-heading was “Mascot aims to nip prince’s fingers… it leaves bride-to-be horse with laughter”. Not too bad.

The brief story was accompanied by over half a dozen color photos of the event.

It was at this point I had to discover what kind of dail paper this was, and I was not disappointed.

Here is a sprinkling of some of the stories from today’s paper:

  • Indications many drivers are idiots: this story included several letters from readers telling what behavior they found most annoying in other driver. Among the top complaints were lack of using a turn signal (so it’s not just a problem in the U.S.) and the use of mobile phones.
  • Toothbrush from Amazon ‘coated in saliva and paste‘: a Dad opens up a box from Amazon assuming it would contain his brand new toothbrush, but found it seemingly already used.
  • Nice try! Late mum funds rugby trips: A mum’s deathbed wish has been gladly overtaken by her sons – who have spent their inheritance on beer and rugby. David E. and his brother Gareth, whose mother died in 2013 have travelled the world following the Wales team, and always take her Welsh dragon purse with them. “She pays for everything, it’s like we have our mum on trips with us. She would be happy knowing what we’ve spent the money on.” David and Gareth are 63 and 59, respectively.
  • GP ban after mum swears at driver: A mum has been banned for life from her GP surgery  after a receptionist overheard her swearing as her daughter called to book an appointment during a car trip. The woman admits shouting “f****** idiot” at a driver who forced her to brake. Days later, the surgery office wrote and accused her of swearing at the receptionist.
  • Drunk driver tried to throttle officer: no explanation needed.

There were more important stories throughout the paper, but for some reason these are the ones that left an impression.

But I’m not complaining; it’s nice to get  a break from reading stories about Brexit and football (soccer) all the time.

Plus, it’s free.

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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