On Wednesday March 22nd, 2017, a Muslim convert drove a hired car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Three people were killed, and about fifty injured. On attempting to storm the Houses of Parliament he stabbed a policeman to death, before being shot dead himself.
On the following day there were many road closures still in place in the Westminster area, when I was allocated an account job from Goldman Sachs to Cambridge Street, Pimlico. The route went right through the heart of Westminster, so I had to take a slightly amended route. I did really well to avoid the closures and resulting queues of diverted traffic, and was sure my esteemed passenger would appreciate my sterling efforts. There were police vehicles speeding around, and we went past Millbank Circus where rows of international TV crews were parked up. It was like a war zone.
We were almost there when m’lady commented that it would’ve ben better had I chosen a different left turn from Warwick Way, thus saving maybe a hundred yards.
I didn’t say anything, as it was a wait and return job and I still had a long ride back with her to the City. All she was up to was picking up some papers, then returning to the office. She cost her bank £53. Honestly, some people.