04 July 2010

Warm welcomes

Leaving a very pleasant evening drinks party at some friends in Molember Road, a small cul-de-sac in East Molesey, Mrs Botogol and I were nonplussed to find that an angry note had been placed on our car windscreen.

Isn't that friendly?  I love the way that the anonymous writer acknowledges that the owners of the car will be there by invitation to visit a resident of the road, and therefore not trespassing... under the heading 'Trespass'. 

We stood in the road and read the note and looked around at the smart houses. Presumably in one of the darkened windows above us an angry resident was stood behind a curtain watching us. I waved.

When we got home I googled the Molember Road Residents Association. They are a shadowy lot, with no web page, and have troubled google's index robots only once: in a dispute about a proposal to build a mobile phone mast.  What's that?  No, no, they weren't campaigning against the phone mast: they were trying to build one in the next road along.

So there you have it. The Molember Road Residents Association. Key activities

  • harassing each other's visitors
  • despoiling other people's roads
In this day and age I think it's a shame them not having a website, where prospective residents or visitors to Molember Road could learn about them, so I have helpfully created one .


Burgin Streetman said...

That website is brilliant.

M4GD said...

Hmmm….this is very mysterious! I wonder:
1. Are you sure this is not a prank? Your friends may have pulled one to get back at you to match one of your mischievous à la ‘Denis the menace’ acts!
2. Are you sure you did not have too much to eat and drink, went to bed right after and it was just a bad dream?!

And then…you wrote: “I waved.”

Really???? Was it that simple?! You “waved”? Where is the action Mr. Botogol?
Was it a polite royal wave? Or one with a certain gesture accompanied by a commentary out of “the 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time”!

We need answers!!! :-)

Mr Compression Pants said...

I think they must be urban terrorists - The Black Molember group - intent on the overthrow of polite surburbia as we know it.

Botogol said...

SUBurban terrorists, then...

Green Ideas said...

Im also "green ideas"!!
you can checkout my site.. its in hebrew though...

I wonder if it will display the hebrew font properly..
שקיות בד

M4GD said...

The Aliens said you have moved to Mars! Also, they added that you are enjoying it so much to the extent that you took on the process of publishing the first “Lonely Planet Guide to Mars!”, including setting up Mars’ first espresso coffee bar, a bistro serving well-done steak et frites ;-) and a bike service workshop!! Hmmmm!
Translation: Botogol, your readers are ‘gently’ saying: “Get off your bike-induced sexy ‘laurels’ and write again!” You owe it to your readers to ‘essssplain yourself’ what happened to you? Do they not have pens and computers up there on Mars???!!!

PS …and FYI if the Mars people told you the side-bar counts as writing then it is time to come home! There is nothing like writing your own story!!! And we miss your stories:-)