Independent columnist Observer has made it back to Uckfield after nearly a fortnight north of the border.
This is a true story.
A man who lives outside the Wealden area came to Uckfield to have some work done on his car.
While he waited for the work to be completed, the man ventured into the High Street and sat on a public bench in the vicinity of the roadworks.
He was in no rush and “killing time” while the work was done.
Imagine his shock when he was approached by a person who harangued the visitor to our town.
He was accused of being lazy and told he should not be sitting around but getting on with his work.
Our visitor was totally taken aback and in a state of shock.
It then dawned on him, he had been mistaken for one of the workers carrying out the High Street roadworks.
This has echoes of the last lot of roadworks where the workmen also faced abuse.
LITTER: Bill Tipping raised an excellent point when asking where have all the litter bins had gone at the southern end of Uckfield.
It seems that at some point litter bins will return but whatever happened to the idea of people taking their litter home with them?
Also, the main roads across Wealden, including the Uckfield by-pass, have been a disgrace this winter.
Is all the litter being thrown from passing vehicles or is there another source?
Whatever the cause, it has taken the authorities far too long to clean up.
SORRY I missed you last week but the lure of the Highlands of Scotland proved too great and I was unable to pull myself away to write a column; or the internet connection up there was rubbish.