An illiterate walk into Crawley - broken signs
We had a little walk into Crawley town to visit the Library (is that ironic? not sure) - without any real effort or detours we spotted the following examples of encoding errors or just plain idiocy.
Firstly, this is probably a character encoding issue, but why it didn't get checked before being printed in three-inch high letters, I really don't know.
Better ways to spend your time
Sometimes, usually on a Sunday, when I can't usefully spend any more time at home, Linus and I will wander into into town with nothing in particular to do.
One of the few good things about this is that the carparking is free all day in the mall.
Last Sunday, almost a week ago as I write this now, we drove into town first thing (about ten thirty ish) and parked in the 'Blue' side of the mall (just opposite the doors to the lift, which was nice)
Sometimes we will first walk down to Costa Coffee in Queens Square for a bit, I like a nice coffee and Linus may have a tub of different fruit.
Linus doesn't really like the apple bits (although he likes apple... Hmmm?)
So, this week Costa was full - the chap at the counter, I hesitate to call him a barista, said that it's always that full.... This is a lie. I have never been unable to get a seat. Anyway, "one Cappuccino and the fruit to go please".
Sitting in Queens Square we notice the following things :
- The seat is really wet - on account of the rain.
- The mass of Unwashed outside Primark.
- A really old (thirty something) skater dude.
Moving on from the square.
There are no worthwhile Wii games (other than Zelda, which we have now finished). Perhaps we need to consider a PS3 - now available for pre-order for delivery at the end of March.
There are no shops on the High Street side of town any more - at least, none that are open on a Sunday. Nothing but estate agents.