The photograph at the bottom of this blog, proves that no party leader gets an easy ride on this bill board!
Regardless of what you may or may not think of me, for uploading the above photograph, I have to make you aware that I have nothing against David Cameron, the Conservative party or Eton college. What I am aware of is that the job of the licensed London cabbie is unfortunately one of the most stressful jobs in the country, meaning that a sense of humour is absolutely essential !
I spotted the defaced advertising boards (pictured above and below) whilst driving through London’s East End, and I have to admit I couldn’t help but have a little chuckle, and then use it as an excuse to stretch my long legs and do a bit of snapping ! In fact I’m not a Labour man, Green man, or Liberal man or any party man. I will settle for being a gentleman, although that doesn’t seem to get me very far in this day and age ! My opinion of politics was probably summed up ten years earlier, whilst driving through the same area as the above shot was taken. On this occasion somebody had gone to work with the spray can and written…….
“If voting changed anything it would be illegal.”
And as for my opinion of Eton college ? Etonians, old and new tend to be very loyal cab users, which as you would expect means a lot to me. A while back, I was fortunate enough to pick up Dan, a student at Eton college. Dan was a smart street wise twenty -year- old lad, who was kind enough to contribute with this little gem…
“Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, great minds don’t discuss, they do.”
Upon arrival to his destination, he and his mixed crowd of male and female friends invited me to join them for a boogie in one of Mayfair’s trendiest nightclubs,. Naturally, I took them up on their offer, and I can safely say there was no class issues on that night out!
So if I have no issue with Cameron, Eton, or any other political party, what is my issue? Possibly I have an observation issue. I’ve spoken with enough intelligent passengers in my cab, to get a pretty good impression that if a party is looking like they will not be re-elected, they will do their finest to leave things in a right old mess, ensuring that the running of the country is as tough as possible for the next elected party. Sounds like short-term thinking to me. So where does this mentality leave the nation’s citizens ? Possibly in a scenario where they are going nowhere very fast ! Most of you will also be aware, that we cab drivers have strong opinions on how the country should and shouldn’t be run, hence the old phrase….
“The people who should be running the country are either driving cabs or cutting hair! “
But I have no intentions of boring you with the type of system I would like in place. What I will say is that I personally would like the cream of society running the country. Yes, I know that would exclude me ! What I will do is promise you all that I will remain open-minded. I will continue to observe Joe Public’s opinion, whether that be a conversation in my cab, or someone’s spray painted opinion on an advertising board ! And finally, there is one thing I am sure we will all agree on, and that’s the following………..
“It doesn’t matter who wins the election. The government still gets in!”
The defacer's just can't leave this billboard alone !