‘Two hundred and twenty-four!’ bellows a beaming Bertram.
‘No, you beat me by ten’ drones down-in-the-mouth Domonic. ‘I demand a recount!’
‘Losers!’ taunts triumphant Trixie. ‘Two hundred and …’ she drum-rolls the table with her hands ‘… thirty-four!’
It‘s the three workmates’ weekly tradition. At the end of Friday’s shift, they meet at the Park Inn to compare their results and the least successful pay for the winner’s drinks.
‘Trixie again!’ laughs landlord Lenny. ‘You should consider swapping streets!’
So remember, next time you park your car illegally you could be helping one of the traffic wardens to avoid splashing their cash!
*I do believe they are known as Parking Enforcement Officers across the pond!
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Roger Bultot for the picture.