Breaking Down in France
September 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
Never mind the 80mph traffic coming up and down the mountain, they paint a very neat line down the middle, no bother! I can think of a few artists who might want to get their hands on one of these gadgets, but it was the superbly Gallic approach to driving a miniature Heath Robinson machine up the middle of the Alpine equivalent of the M62 with large containers of flammable liquid and lit cigarettes, to a man, that impressed me. I got an empty paint tin as a souvenir, handy for the laundry for the rest of the trip.
They even offered to try and fix our radiator, (by means of a secret hoover attachment on said Heath Robinson machine), but we declined. These guys were just way too overqualified, (ie. cool, French and sexy), for that.