The packed crowd at the Moaning Cow public house roared their approval as their hero hit the nail on the head.
“I, Mr. Austin, Triumph, Jaguar, Ferrari, Mercedes, Daimler Angry, say that”
“Get on with it you drunk” shouted the man playing the fruit machine.
He drank his fifth pint of Australian lager and ordered two more whisky chasers.
“It’s time for the motorist to hit back. Every month 890,000 parking tickets are slapped on our window screens.”
“Boo” yelled the crowd.
“That brings in £30 million pounds.”
“Disgraceful” said Mrs. Angry as she checked her bingo tickets.
Many councils have introduced Sunday patrols and this has increased the number of tickets issued by 13%.”
“Scandalous” said a lady in the third row.
“Here’s the rub my friends. Only 1% of us appeal.”
“So what?” asked a man at the back.
“What? you ask. Because around 50% of those of you who appeal win their case.”
Loud cheering broke out.
“So you’ll all join me and we’ll appeal every ticket now issued.”
The ovation signalled huge support for Mr. Angry.
“Mr. Angry” cried Rita the bar maid “The court official is on the phone. Your appeal against a parking fine in the High Street has been turned down because you rubbed your ice-cream all over the warden’s machine. He also said that you have seventeen fines outstanding and….Mr. Angry?”
NOTE: The all party Transport Committee, chaired by Labour MP Louise Ellman, is demanding that drivers get five minutes grace after their parking time expires.