Steve’s Weekend Bingo!

At a loose end this weekend? Then why not pit your wits against society, with Steve’s Late-20th-Slash-Early-21st-Century Observational Bingo?

The prize is the fun, as you (alone, or with a child,) attempt to ‘spot’ these Top Ten Behavioural Rarities.

All set?

1. People in Wheelbarrows

Sure, Last of the Summer Wine was a long-running showcase for this spontaneous transport, but those images aside, when did you last see a conscious chap in a barrow? Just half a point for a minor, mind!

2. Driveways with Central Grassed Strips

3. Pushbikes with Multiple Wing Mirrors

Used to be a feature of every community – the nutter with the many-mirrored bike. Usually pushing it. Up a hill.

4. Tennis Balls on Towbars

5. Car ‘Earthing’ Strips

So, what, no-one’s queezy anymore?

6. Sewn-on Patches on Rucksacks

Of the venturing variety. Proclamations of Nidderdale, Bamburgh Castle, or Wales.

7. Coathanger Aerials

Fashioned into diamonds.

8. The Brick Behind the Wheel

9. Bicycles on Flip-down Stands

How we’ve come to rely on buildings… really!

And, finally, a double-pointer. This one probably involves looking in through neighbourhood kitchen windows, so go easy out there. Or a long overdue visit to Nan’s?

10. Rubber Extenders on Taps (Faucets)

Good Luck Everyone!

Words and pictures © Steve Mitchell, Fisher Lane, 2012


About Stevie Mitchell

I come from a long line of cartoons and beer. I was once peed on by a tiger. Hoping the resultant super-powers are yet to come, cos if these are they, then, grrrr....
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