"But Mr Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months.""Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything.""But the plans were on display ...""On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.""That's the display department.""With a flashlight.""Ah, well the lights had probably gone.""So had the stairs.""But look, you found the notice didn't you?""Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'."
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Beware of the Leopard
In honor Douglas Adams' birthday today, Who-cester brings you the following quote, which, if you saw yesterday's joint committee meeting, was what I was thinking of when I made my comments about the process for Nelson Place. Arthur Dent has discovered that his house is to be destroyed for a bypass and goes to complain that he had received no notice of it: