Stephen: UK residents throw birthday party for abandoned car
This is one way to bring attention to something in a positive way. People in a neighborhood of Shefford, U.K., say a silver VW Golf has been parked in the same spot on George Street since December 2019 and has become an eyesore. As Yahoo reports, one of the car’s tires is now flat, and the inside of the car is full of litter. Residents have reported the car on several occasions to various local authorities, but nothing was done. So last month, when the silver car had been parked there for a year, they threw the car a birthday party. They covered the car in party decorations, including happy birthday banners, balloons tied to the wing mirrors, and a white sheet taped across the windshield reading “Happy one year!” The hope is that drawing attention to the car will lead to something being done about it.