Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Slate Expectations

Cripes! You'd think the roof tiles would stay on a new development longer than five years, wouldn't you? But the slates atop Granville Court here on Ramsgate's crumbling East Clliff seem to be coming adrift already.

Still, I suppose that's what you get with knackered old jumbos flying inches from your bonce every eight minutes - an accelerated decline back to the natural, eyesore state! Word is the airport bosses now believe regular, nocturnal freight flights are the way to go. If that's the case, the least they can do is hand out free mogadons on the high street.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something you noticed when you was looking up at another big metal bird?

Eastcliff Richard said...

I had no idea the rather portly lady in that flat was a rock fan!

Michael Child said...

At 32 feet per jiffy, per Jiffy, with them that high up, I would be careful about driving past the building let alone walking, I would imagine a slate falling from up there could top you, literally.

Anonymous said...

surely not another nasty case of Wing Tip Vortices

Tony said...

So now the planes are being blamed for shoddy workmanship. Clutching at straws ECR?

tony flaig bignews said...

Surely its an obsession? all the ills surrounding Eastcliff Mansions cannot be caused by the occasional Jumbo.

I like many in Thanet have had the pleasure of flying from Manston, and sincerely hope that Infratil repeat the success they've had elsewhere.

No doubt Richard as Thanet's leading media mogul you have various minions to help you glide through London's airports. So the convenience is lost on you. A short journey to the airport and staff who give a toss is wasted on you.

Anonymous said...

hahaha @ free mogadons. I prefer zopiclone.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Oh dear. I do believe everyone's lost their sense of humour regarding our lovely airport. Things must be desperate!

Agent Douane said...

Don't worry Tony, when I worked at London Airports even superstars like ECR used to get the 'rubber glove' treatment on arrival, no favouritism for them.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Thanks for the offer to do the washing up, but I've already got people here at the old cliff top mansion who do that for me. Besides, it seems an awful long way to go just for a few dirty dishes!

Lucy Mail said...

Lordy lore, well that's what you get when people take you seriously and value your opinion Dicky dear. No room for humour or mistakes!
It's no better at the ludicrous end of the scale, either. I find, on the odd occasion that I try to make a serious point, that people say things like "Get stuffed you ridiculously patronising porker!"
It's tough at the top (and the bottom), eh?

God, I wish I had a bit of Ben Elton in me!

steve said...

just imagine, all those flights attracting all those people to the area - not to visit thanet, but to jump on a plane to benidorm.

what a boost to the local economy, just so mainly non-local people can get a cheap tan.

Still, I can imagine all those luvvy baggage handlers visiting Turner and sampling its delights.

Anonymous said...

Really hit a nerve that didn't it Lucy? I did apologise you know.....

Lucy Mail said...

I just like the attention really, anony. I should say thanks really but I'm sure that would kill the mood.