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.
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