Thursday, 28 February 2008

Earthquake...


I received this awful picture of the utter devastation experienced by one family last night, when the earthquake struck several thousand square miles of our green and pleasant land.


I understand that the house owners are in deep shock, and that they have already filed for compensation under emergency rules announced by the Home Secretary today.


My thoughts are with everyone concerned, and I sincerely hope that the battle to restore order will continue apace, until we can all breathe a sigh of relief, and move on.


14 comments:

electro-kevin said...

See ? We can't even do disasters properly here in da YooKay ...
... harrumph !

Scroblene said...

Elecs, your quote was marvellous!

Thanks for calling by anyway!

Apparently, someone has reported their soap falling into the sink too!

Utter chaos!

The Hitch said...

Is there an appeal I can contribute to?
Were any brown babies hurt?
Hopefuly Gordon Brown is on his way in wellington boots to express his sympathy.

Ed said...

Classic!

Actually I am very surprised that the country didn't grind to a halt for three days. It did last time it snowed!

Anonymous said...

Some of you may mock, go on, enjoy your sniggers, but I would just like to say that although I live in the Weald I have been affected by this incident too. Having seen some of the news coverage and the devastation this has wrought on Lincolnshire! I have suffered from a distance. Some people have even said uncaring things about how good a bit of tectonic landscaping could be for one of our more boring counties (includes the landscape) but not me. 10 Million English pounds apparantly - the cost to the insurance industry - they'll probably get that back with half a days sales. PANTS! Harrumph! Now where's that number for Injury Iawyers 4 You gone?

Scroblene said...

Ranter! Another stirling fellow in the Weald! Snap!

Did you see the SE news this am? Loads of photos of a brick being swept up, pained faces, anguished compensation claimants queuing outside deserted post offices...

Nobody hurt though, although someone heard a bang in Maidstone...

Anonymous said...

Well I was quite impressed - it managed to wake me up which is more than can be said of the Great Hurricane in 1987.

At least it has stopped people talking about the weather for a few days.

Anonymous said...

Scrobs, didn't see the news I'm afraid, anything to do with Maidstone makes me feel quite ill! I can't go near the place, full of rat faced track suit wearing people. That's a gene pool that needs sorting double quick, and I also have to be in the right frame of mind for Meridian news i.e. high on something or other! There was the news earlier this week about how the annual Medway festival in Maidstone will be cancelled as the Police are charging too much under new guidelines. Well, I began to get all agitated, fuming about how I bet they wouldn't charge for the Asian Mela or something equally diversity-centric and then I remembered that I attended the River festival last year, my first time and how I vowed I'd never bother again as the whole thing was full of ming mongs and diddycoys (TGB's or travelling folk). Ghastly! Having moved to my part of the Weald, nr Cranbrook and Staplehurst three years ago from SE London I am now looking to move into Sussex as I find a great deal of the Kent populace around here seriously odd! My local post office was saved surely because of the huge amount of benefit claimants that manage to stumble in once a week and get paid for simply managing to keep breathing for a whole week. The women manage to keep the large hooped earring industry going too!Saying that, at least they're home grown and not imported!!

Scroblene said...

Ranters, er, Yeah, you're right about the chav ends. Somehow there has been an influx which I've noticed as well. I really have to avoid the 'Rat faced' element (great description), to stop my BP getting above simmering.

There has to be a term for the obvious distate one feels for such revolting objects, without letting the said person in on the act and able to administer their customary spittle of vitriol.

I could do the same as you; i.e move into Sussex, (often considered it too), because there are some superb train services now, and you'd benefit from the reduction in house prices as you would be escaping from the CSCA. (unless you want that of course...!)

Your quote: -
"My local post office was saved surely because of the huge amount of benefit claimants that manage to stumble in once a week and get paid for simply managing to keep breathing for a whole week." is possibly the best I've seen, and would be even funnier if it wasn't so true...

Scroblene said...

Relucs,

Perfect! I hope the old BBQ didn't dissapear into the enormous crevasse in Reluctant Turrets!

Scroblene said...

Hitch,

Even Sian Williams mentioned the earth moving, which was vey rude...

Scroblene said...

Ed, of course you're right.

Be a bit of bad luck if your house was one of Prescott's flood plain boxes, where you'd just been refused insurance, and the plaster ducks flew off the wall and hit the flat screen full on...;0)

Tuscan Tony said...

I do hope you were able to arrange some after-the-event insurance to cover the chair-righting crane, scrobs.

As it 'appens ehere was an earthquake (minor) in Tuscany Saturday - we humans noticed nothing but Woody started howling at about 4am Sat morning, and I've just worked out why!

Daisy said...

when i lived in japan we lived through several earthquakes but the really rough times were the aftershocks...they could be devastating because you didn't know how many and how intense they would be...my thoughts are with them...it is a horrible thing to go through