Cars, Police and Bad Days

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
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I’m not having a good time of it right now, and I’d like to thank one individual in particular for making things worse. Yes, I’d like to thank the lackwit that rammed my parked car with his sometime last night, doing this damage to it. I think the failure to leave any insurance details behind. That was a nice touch.

I’d also like to thank Lewisham police for welcoming me into a locked glass box, where a bored young man gave me a form to fill in while informing that they intended to do absolutely nothing about it. You see, unless somebody inflicts criminal damage on your car under the watchful eye of the CCTV, they’re not interested. Too much like hard work, I presume.

Today has not been a good day. And what, do you think, are the odds of the insurance company deciding to write the car off?

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.