Thursday, April 3

What There'sTwo?


It seems that a dozy taxi driver has let the side down by taking his fare to the wrong destination. The driver made the mistake of thinking that his sat-nav was infallible, but the biggest mistake he made was to get it wrong when working for high profile landed gentry. It turns out that the fare was the daughter of posh toff Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana and owner of the 300-acre Althorp estate. The hapless taxi driver ended up taking the blue blooded heiress to the wrong end of the country, Yorkshire instead of London to watch a Chelsea football match. The Spencer lass and a pal had tickets to watch Chelsea play Arsenal at their famous Stamford Bridge ground on Easter Sunday. But a mistake by the taxi company meant they missed the game and ended up in the Yorkshire Village of Stamford Bridge, 218 miles away from Chelsea's home ground "The driver, from Mayfair Taxis, took them to Stamford Bridge, in Yorkshire, instead, so they missed the game. Mayfair's owner has apologised, and has promised to sort this matter out amicably." He said: "We do 20,000 journeys a month and mistakes do happen every now and again. But I admit this is a big one. But the fault was with my control staff, not the driver. He ended up there by putting Stamford Bridge into his sat-nav and it said it was in the north of England. He checked that was right and it was confirmed by the controller.
"I'm still trying to figure out how that was possible, it's baffling."
The Village of Stamford Bridge is in the East Riding of Yorkshire, a whole 147 miles away from Althorp.

9 comments:

Paradise Driver said...

It seems strange that the fare didn't question the extended journey.

Bob said...

Wil; Yep typical gentry thick as mud.

Rosalind said...

If the inbred oafs didn't notice they deserved all they got. A bit unfair on a nice part of Yorkshire though...

Peggy said...

When and where does common sense kick in? I don't trust Sat-Nav and trust in maps.

Spencer said...

It was all a big MI5 decoy

Hyde DP said...

Stamford Bridge is where in 1066 King Harold beat off the Danish invasion before marching south to tackle the Norman invasion which he lost.

I'd sooner be in at SB, Yorks than SB, London anyday.

Bob said...

Spencer: Mmm interesting blog I will have better read when I get a bit of time. Do you want a link?

Bob said...

hyde dp: Yes me too, much more civilized, even in 1066.

Spencer said...

Yes