posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 11:18 AM
This is what would happen if an alien craft had the misfortune to park irresponsibly in The City of London .
Barry and Garry Odson were out in thier clamping van on a particularly foul night. Near horizontal rain battered the cab of the clampers van as they
sped to a very particular job, one neither brother thought they would ever have to do.
"Look Barry, I know we have a job to do, but you have to think about these things symbolicaly, you cant just go round clamping visitors... I mean
technicaly as ambassadors for our nation, it would be a little antagonistic to apply local by laws to them is what I'm saying" Garry waffled to his
brother. "I mean , this IS a first contact situation of sorts after all!".
Barry gazed out at the miserable evening, and considered his brothers words. " Oh I see your point Bro, no question, but like you said, we have a
job to do. I hardly think its for the likes of us to work out the finer points of the symbology of our actions, when not doing the job means we dont
eat, you know what I mean?" Barry turned in his seat to regard his brothers reaction. Garry however was not reacting to his brothers thoughts,
because just at that moment they rounded a corner and came upon a sight that, while being as prepared as possible, awed both men to reverent
The craft was sixty metres long, and ten metres across at its widest. From its tapered front end to its wedged rear its skin gleamed with reflected
street light and hissed, rain vapourising on contact with its hull, and curling as steam into the air. Lights of purest white ran down its length on
each side, and an almost inaudible hum filled the air around it.
The gobsmacked siblings climbed down from thier van , jaws slack with wonder and approached the vehicle.
"Holy crap... I never... I mean... its just.... " Barry trailed off mid scentence, the language to which he was accustomed utterly incapable of
describing what he was feeling or seeing at that moment.
"I know...Brother , this is incredible!" Garry responded. Barry simply nodded, then shook his head a little and began to carefully peer at the space
between the ground and the crafts hull.
"Well Garry , it looks like you win ." He said after a close inspection.
"What ? Huh?" Garry looked at his brother stupified with awe.
"We arent going to clamp this vehicle Garry. I just cant do it." said Barry with a smile .
"I dont believe it !!! Do you mean to tell me that my brother is passing up cash money just because of sheer awe?" Garry's expression had gone from
stupifaction ,to utter confusion, and then to joy in a flash.
"No way bro!" Barry's smile had become impish as he cast glances toward the bottom of the craft "Its just theres nothing to clamp on this