This morning a man in a fluorescent jacket, carrying a tripod with a camera on it and a pole, spent three hours in the cul de sac where I live measuring the height of the pavements! I mean, from every possible angle! The thing is this is not the first time that he has done this! He was here last year and there are three or four tiny, little studs hammered into the pavement, so that he always takes the measurements from the same places, using these studs as markers! I can't believe that this is a hobby. If it is, then I am going to take up watching paint dry, as that has to be more fun! But, what does he know that we all don't?
After he had gone, I spent ages looking at my neighbours' houses and mine to see if they are sinking. The pavement feels the same height as usual, though it would do, if we're all sinking at the same rate, but, then, how would the man in the fluorescent jacket tell the difference between this year and last year's height, if he is measuring everyone sinking at the same rate and, more to the point, who is paying him to measure us sinking? Is it Google doing a map of places in the world sinking? Not so much Google Earth as Google Sunk! My only hope is that he is from an oil company, because with the price of petrol these days, if they want to start drilling in my front garden, they are more than welcome!