Let me set the scene for you. Last Saturday, In a shopping centre in Perth the management decided their contribution towards Comic Relief would include filling an Alfa Romeo MiTo with thousands of red pool balls for a 'Guess How Many Balls are in the Car'.
As part of health and safety requirements the car battery was disconnected. It wasn't until the car had been filled with balls that they discovered the passenger door hadn't been locked. By that time the lever to open the bonnet and reconnect the battery was buried deep in the car under all the balls, so it was decided to tape up the door handle to secure it.
Management: "We didn't think for one minute anyone would try to open the car". What they should have said: 'We didn't think and we ought to know, at our age, that an unattended car should have locked doors'. What I can't understand is why they couldn't lock the door manually with the key; my car can be locked in that manner should the remote fail.
However, one smart wee lad decided he would try to count the bonny red balls.
The wee lad's mother appears to be the woman in the beige anorak. He'll not forget this in a hurray because he must have had quite a scare, from the noise of the balls hitting the floor if nothing else, even though witnesses were roaring with laughter.
If you look closely you'll notice a few youngsters helping themselves to a 'souvenir'. I trust this was noticed by management and the ball numbers amended accordingly, but somehow I doubt it.