Thursday, August 06, 2009

On The Buses

It's not often you'll find me linking to something in the Daily Mail, but this Craig Brown piece is just too good to miss:

Hold on tight, it's Gordon Brown the coach driver

Every summer, I like to board a coach and set off on a sunshine tour. This summer, when I arrived at the coach, I was surprised to find that no-one had yet boarded. The queue of holidaymakers was growing increasingly irate with the driver. 'If I did not think I was the right person to be driving this coach,' the driver was saying, 'I would not be sitting here holding the steering wheel.'

Oddly enough, his voice seemed familiar. 'I have the focus, the energy and the determination to drive this bus. I have never forgotten my father teaching me to change gears, to signal clearly and always to do the right thing. I want to put something back into this bus. This is who I am.'

One of the passengers standing outside then asked him through the window where he would be going. 'I believe in coaches,' he replied. 'I believe in roads. And I believe in driving coaches along roads.' At that moment, it suddenly struck me who he was.

Read the rest here.

H/T - Mediawatch


Bill said...

Thanks for posting this Richard; the Mail is not my 'newspaper of choice' either ;)

Armchair Sceptic said...

You should read the Mail more often, Richard; my ex used to, to my disdain. I prefer the Guardian/Observer, to be honest; it can be very funny without trying.

Richard Thomson said...

I don't think anything could ever turn me into a Mail reader, but I have to admit they do carry some good articles from time to time.

Have you seen this, BTW?