There are certain topics that are always guaranteed to spark
animated conversation. Spiralling commission levels, say, or client
ignorance. But the latest hot subject is Hammersmith Bridge.
For those who don’t know, the bridge shut down this week for a whole
year. This means that all those rich enough to live in the leafy media
village that is Barnes (Andrew Robertson, Martin Bowley, Nigel Bogle and
Cilla Snowball to name a few) are mightily pissed off.
It spoils all their plans, see. (Snigger.) It means they’ve got to get
up earlier to drop the kids off on the wrong side of the river and, tee
hee, drive all those extra miles along the diversion.
There is hope, however. We’ve been told that buses (you know, those big
things that go slowly and carry more than one person at a time) will be
allowed across for a while, although it will finally be closed to
everything but foot passengers. Snort.