*lamp still swinging*
Anyone know the Hagley Mile? It's a feckin' loooooong drag on the edge of our old patch.... we had a S&D pump that the Chief had obviously had on the cheap 'cause it was, quite frankly, crap. The brakes were air over hydraulic and it was one of the first auto boxes into service.... anyways.. we get a call out and feck off “toute-de-bloody-suite” to a "persons reported" at the top of the patch which means a good fifteen minute thrash including going up the mile... just as we get there, the stop goes in from our esteemed colleagues from "over the border" in Halesowen.. so we turns round and heads for home to enjoy a well-deserved tea and toast break....down the "Mile" we go.... approaching the..now red.. lights at the bottom of the hill....
Me " Don't mean to alarm you but..."
Me " We ain't got no feckin' brakes left and I cant shift down this feckin' Auto box"
Sub-O " S**T !! "
We hit the bottom of the hill doing about 60 ish... with the lights'n horns on ..praying.... you won't believe how fast we went round the island and back up the hill to slow down... it was like a sling shot.....