Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Made In America: The Four Door Posturepedic

Y'all. I love this snippet from the BBC. I think it shows, more than perhaps any kind of historical event, current political contretemps or pop culture trivia, exactly how different the United States is to Britain. I don't know about you, but I have engaged in this "very dangerous" behavior every time I've moved, and I've yet to have it covered in a national newspaper.

Police have condemned a driver who balanced a mattress on top of his car and then held on to it as he drove along a busy motorway. His passenger was also spotted grabbing on to the mattress as the Citroen Xsara headed north towards Gloucester along the M5 near Bristol on Monday morning.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said the action was very dangerous. "If an item was not properly secured we would stop the vehicle and take appropriate action," he said. Paul Waller, of Rugby, a passenger in a nearby car who took a picture of the rooftop mattress, said: "It was catching the wind and looked very dangerous, so we didn't stay behind it for long. "It could have caused an accident - the car was travelling at more than 40mph."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't count the number of times I've been an accessory to this crime.