NoToMob were unable to spend long in Bexley today but I thought I would try my luck at
an interception somewhere, however a bus and Shanks Pony are no match for a motorbike,
nor a gestapo wagon come to that. I started in Bexleyheath Broadway around 10:30 a.m.
but it was clear and a short bus ride showed Welling to be the same.
I hung around there for an hour and briefly spoke to an NSL
lady putting a penalty notice on a car displaying the payment receipt face down.
Are people really that careless or do they flip over in the draught caused by
the shutting door? The parking attendant was perfectly civil to me but when I
spied a gaggle of four and took a photo from far too far away they immediately
ran over and surrounded me, saying I wasnt allowed to take photographs of them.
I said I am actually and if you dont believe me call a policeman. While one
used his phone another demanded I show him the picture. It was going to be
useless at the range I took it but I didnt see any reason to prove it. I told
them where I was going next and walked away. I didnt hear from them again.
Just as I was about to get back on a bus to Welling I spotted three NoToMob
riders heading towards Welling and just managed to grab a photo as they swept
by, but when I got to Welling the cupboard was bare. I didnt see a gestapo
wagon during the three hours I was looking. Maybe NoToMob have driven them away already.
While in Welling I looked in the library and saw it advertised Refreshments
but found none. One of the librarians said there had never been any refreshments
available and was surprised to hear the sign outside indicated otherwise. While
back in Bexleyheath I looked in the Central Library because that advertised
Refreshments too but there was only a chocolate bar dispensing machine. Should
I find it odd that one centre of learning encourages me to eat chocolate and another,
confiscates chocolate buttons from four year olds? Probably not; one represents
an opportunity for Bexley council to extract money from the public and the other
represents an opportunity to show who is boss.