|No empire biscuits to be found....|
Even Fantasy Bob could not resist the hysteria of panic buying - as a result, he now has 6 new cricket bats.
Mrs FB did not seem overly impressed as he returned from the blizzard blasted wasteland proudly bearing these trophies, although she did eventually concede that, used with dexterity and a sense of purpose, they might be used to move the snow from the path to the front door. FB felt that her trenchantly expressed scepticism that FB had any dexterity, far less a sense of purpose, did little to help the household's overall response to the extreme conditions. But he bit his tongue. Thus adding injury to insult.
Much as the media tried to downplay the horror by continuous hysterical reporting of references to red alerts, extreme conditions and life or death situations, the sense of panic was not eased. Emergency services were inundated with calls. Police Scotland report that they received 50% more 999 calls than usual.
|'Your kebab is cold....?'|
These calls only add to the long history of similar 999 calls - distraught citizens have called to report that eggs in the fridge were broken, that their kebab is cold and that they have forgotten their password.
FB has never called 999. Obviously he has been oblivious to threat. He needs to reassess his generally stoical outlook. He needs to revise his sense of emergency. He regularly faces life or death situations.
The next time he sees the ball being handed to an 11 year old leg spinner. He knows what to do. 999.