Monday, August 15, 2016

Rashid and Phyllis: The heroes we deserve star in Phone Box Anger

Rashid and Phyllis: The heroes we deserve
Essex Chronicle: Pair of pensioners stage sit-in at phone box to prevent The Man from taking it away

Luckily, the Essex Chronicle is there, live-blogging the entire dreadful episode as The Man is forced to resort to dirty tricks to get them to pack up and go home.

I remember when this was all phones
For a whole afternoon, the aged twosome defied authority and the march of progress, being the people who give a monkey's in a world that no longer cares.

NONE SHALL PASS (Until about tea-time, then I'm off home)
But in the end, when Phyllis and Rashid's backs were turned, The Man nipped in with his angle grinder and big lorry with a crane, and now the town of Billericay is light to the tune of one phone box.

Will the world forget the example of Rashid and Phyllis? Those two sprightly pensioners who put their foot down and cried "ENOUGH!" when a giant corporation bullied its way down their street? The only people who dared to say "NO" when BT ignored their 12-signature petition?

Yes. Yes we will.

RIP PHONE BOX U R IN HEVEN NOW WITH DA ANGLES N PRINCESS DI SLEEP TIHGT SWEET PRINCE xxx

And click through to read the whole live blog. It is a work of genius in a world that is just another shade greyer tonight.

8 comments:

Tom said...

Has she just put on a jumper over her pyjamas? Very poor show.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't 'The Man' just have bought them a mobile phone?

Stonyground

Jen McEwan said...

Not all heroes wear capes!

Penguin said...

What a time to be alive

Penguin said...

What a time to be alive

TRT said...

Genius.

Alfalfamale said...

They should have tried complaining to BT by actually using the phone to call them - they'd still be there now.

Anonymous said...

Good evening I'm from Essex
In case you couldn't tell
My given name is Dickie, I come from Billericay
And I'm doing very well