Thursday 8 December 2016

Roadhogs, magpies, barking dogs - an acute attack of the little things

Published 11/04/2016 | 02:30

'The magpie who has ruined my life must have had chicks because now there are several magpies squawking down the acoustic tunnel that is our chimney' Photo: Depositphotos
'The magpie who has ruined my life must have had chicks because now there are several magpies squawking down the acoustic tunnel that is our chimney' Photo: Depositphotos

Small things are beginning to bother me. I know small things are not worth getting bothered about, but I can't help it - and I'm paying the price. On comes a young lad with spots, driving a car older than himself, with his little spikey head barely sticking up over the dash and his cracked speedlust eyes seeing only chicanes and pit stops.

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He revs up and destroys half a hectare of the ozone layer. I brake and flash the lights. He gives me the two fingers.

I turn the car around and decide to pursue the cheeky boy, who is probably named Spike because of his mangy hedgehog head.

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