The life of a class traitor and peripatetic scouser.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Return of white van man
My works transit van finally gave up the ghost this week and so today I'm collecting my new one. The stereotype white van man is a much derided character in Britain and I suppose as with most stereotypes much of what is said and written is true. It is also true that without the myriad tradesmen scurrying about the land in their clapped out vans not much would ever be delivered,fixed or built. I know there are lots of cowboys out there but the backbone of many industries including that of building is the sole traders that supply much of the mundane services that keep the wheels turning. Many of the subies that arrive onsite here daily drive their own white vans but I have noticed some of them fall victim to one upmanship in the van stakes. Driving a new Mercedes van may be a pleasure but after throwing in a ton of rubble and assorted tools I think all vans are pretty much alike with the only difference being price. My old transit vans usually cost about £20 a week over their lifespan....a resounding bargain don't you think?