31 October 2011


It is over a year since I got rid of that lorry load of parking enforcement officers - or as I prefer to call them - Nazis! How time flies! For those who may not recall, through the summer of 2010 I was busily kidnapping Nazis and accommodating them in the underhouse/workshop area beneath Pudding Towers. Stupidly, I had not planned what to do with them after capturing these odious creatures but was saved by a brilliant brainwave. Ultimately, they were transported to Afghanistan in the back of a "Buxton Mineral Water" lorry.

Truck driver Terry handed them over to the Taliban in the city of Kandahar. After suffering some initial physical abuse, the parking enforcement officers were assigned to a secret training camp on the mountainous border with Pakistan. There they lived in dank caves feeding on small portions of rice and little rodents that inhabited the adjacent undergrowth. Huddling together in the Asian darkness, they sang some of their favourite songs to stave off cold and hunger - such as "I Should Be So Lucky" by Kylie Minogue and "Happiness" by Ken Dodd. The hills of Helmand echoed with their caterwauling tunelessness.

The recent picture at the top of this post shows some of the Sheffield parking enforcement officers in full Taliban disguise going on a cross country run along precipitous paths. And as they run, they sing this yomping song:-
We are Nazis, we don't care
We'll put tickets anywhere
Now we're in Afghanistan
Fighting for the Taliban!
The photo was e-mailed out of the country by Randy and Peggy-Sue Lieberwiener from Canton, Georgia, USA who are currently on a hiking holiday in scenic Waziristan and the surrounding area. In a recent message home, Peggy-Sue said "...there are literally no other tourists around. It's so cool mom. The people are soooo friendly. Today we were given a present to bring home to Canton. The awesome tribal leader who gave us it insisted that we shouldn't open it till we get home. I think it's something electrical as there's a little red wire poking out! Sorry to hear that Mr Brague was arrested last week. He seemed like such a nice guy. Anyway - must go - we're exploring some bat caves today..."

Meanwhile, it seems the parking enforcement officer insurgents will soon be infiltrating NATO defences, placing bright yellow notices on NATO tanks and gun emplacements to raise much needed funds for the Taliban cause which includes these key political aims: (a) to get Simon Cowell to turn on the Christmas lights in downtown Kandahar (b) to ensure that Afghanistan retains its medieval culture and (c) to upgrade Afghan mens' fashion from this:-

To this:-
If I hear any more about the Nazis, I mean the parking enforcement officers, I'll let you know.


  1. What an amazing service you did for the people of Sheffield, YP. I hope they appreciate your gallant efforts. Let me know when they award you your public service medal and we'll come over to attend the presentation. :)
    (That Mr Brague! Who'd have thought it?)

  2. they seem one step lower than those awful "city centre ambassadors" they have there now!!!!!!

  3. Mr. Brague was not arrested in Canton, Georgia, (or anywhere else) last week. Furthermore, it was a terrible misunderstanding that started all the rumors. Something to do with HRH Princess Anne.

    I do like the new look on Afghan men....

  4. JENNY Do they have any parking attendants in Wrexham? I doubt that there are enough cars but I guess the town might need them for mobility scooters. No civic awards or medals have yet been proposed for my service but it's probably just a question of time.
    EARL GRAY Ambassadors? I thought that was a cheap kind of filtered cigarette.
    RHYMES WITH Sorry for any offence caused but the Mr Brague I was referring to was not you but a different Mr Brague - Lloyd H. Brague - a hobo and former heroin addict who sleeps rough most nights round the back of "Downtown Kitchen" on East Marietta Street. Is he any relation?

  5. Yorkshire Pudding, last time I checked, there were only about 70 Bragues in the entire United States, and although some of them could be hobos and heroin addicts (anything's possible), trust me, not one of them sleeps behind the Downtown Kitchen in Canton, Georgia. Lloyd H., indeed! It's akin to saying shake a tree in Sheffield and your cousin Butterscotch will fall out.

  6. On behalf of the denizens of Sheffield, I would like to offer thee the freedom of the city for removing this scourge from within our midst.

    Also for alleviating our sorely pressed pensions budget by deporting said putative annuitants to Afganistan.

    Freedom of the City permits you to herd your sheep, Beau, and any other flockers you might own within the city walls and unlimited use of all public conveniences at no charge.


    Cedric P Mickelthwaite
    Alderman of this Parish and Puller of the Mayorial Chain

  7. 'Unlimited use of public conveniences' eh? By 'eck, lad. Tha's arrived! That's if they haven't closed all the public conveniences over there as a cost-cutting exercise, of course.
    Actually, now you mention it, YP, I don't remember seeing any traffic wardens here, as I wheel my bike along the local muddy tracks...


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