Today I became yet another statistic that our politicians love to spout about.
On getting in my car this morning, I noticed a few small stones in the snow on the roof. Kids, I thought. Nothing better to do than piss about and be a general nuisance. Mrs K and I were just popping down to the local shops for a couple of things. We were only there for around an hour or so and by the time we arrived back at my trusty motor, the previous nights snow had melted off. To reveal deep scratch marks in the paintwork of the bonnet and nearside panels. These kids were obviously the ones I had an altercation with a couple of weeks ago.
My neighbour had come to our door at the time, visibly distressed about the fact that a gang of young darlings had been running around our properties and just been a general pain in the arse.
I was not going to put up with this. On going out that evening, they were all milling about outside our driveway. About six or seven of them all around fifteen or sixteen years old. We had words from which I basically told them that, if I saw them hanging around here again, my trusty cricket bat might get an airing. Unfortunately, I was standing by my car at the time and they obviously clocked it. Hence the vandalism.
I am not particularly bothered about the car. It is thirteen years young and it's got a few scrapes and dents, so a few more scratches makes no difference to me. What really pisses me off, is that these upstanding young citizens have got away with it and there is nothing I can do about it. Obviously, if I caught them doing anything untoward I will act upon it because it is a waste of time calling the boys in blue. My neighbour called them three times when the original anti-social behaviour began and at no time did any police officer arrive on the scene to investigate. A sign of the times I am afraid.
What scares me a little, is that if I come across these little shits, I may not be responsible for my actions and I will be the one ending up in nick.
Let me tell you. We are not far away from upstanding and law abiding citizens like myself forming our own vigilante groups to get rid of the scum wandering the street sticking their fingers up at society. You cannot rely on the police at all. Virtually everybody I speak to has lost all trust in our local constabulary.
What is this once proud country coming to? What has happened to respect, politeness, good manners and just being plain courteous?
Bring back hanging.
Bring back corporal punishment in the schools.
Line up all of societies liberal do gooders and shoot the lot of them.
I am now going up the pub to get bladdered and woe betide any little pricks who upset me tonight.....