As we drove home yesterday, a large truck in front suddenly braked and drew in to the side of the road so we stopped too. We couldn’t see what was happening for a while, but then an escort vehicle came into view travelling in the opposite direction, lights flashing like a demented Christmas tree. This was soon followed by a motorcycle outrider. Gosh – was it royalty?
It was a Children in Need stunt. Adults on bikes trundled in to view, one towing a big version of Pudsey Bear on some kind of trailer. We moved off, but the tailback behind the stunt riders was a good two thirds of a mile long. Why would anyone wish to hold up the traffic to support a celebrity charity gig?
Do people enjoy being publicly sanctimonious?
Do they care where the money goes?
I suspect it's yes and no.