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And you thought you had one up on this Granny … definitely not!

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You get a news feed from www.bbcnews.com on your instagram account with the following headline:

Hairdryer gran Jean Brooks is ‘national hero’ say fans

You wonder how many hairstyles Jean could be doing every day to make her a national hero. Sounds as though she must be something special so you click on the link to see this introduction:

“A hairdryer-wielding grandmother who became an internet sensation says schoolchildren in her area now consider her a “national hero. Jean Brooks uses the hairdryer as a pretend speed gun outside her home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.”

Of course you want to read more! I also wanted to see how well this worked because it was just so far fetched.  The report went on to say this:

“A video of her has been viewed more than 33 million times on the BBC Radio Nottingham Facebook page.  Since her new-found fame, she said she is asked for selfies and fans visit her home.”

Click on the link above to see the hilarious video but guess what? Success was achieved.  It was a serious situation that called for desperate measures and I could totally relate to this as something possibly affecting many of us in other parts of the world.  Here on my little rock for sure, we have stunt bike riders performing wheelies in the middle of thick bumper-to-bumper traffic and in neighborhoods every single day but especially on weekends aka super dangerous but the riders just do not care.

Jean’s streets are much safer for residents now, including young vulnerable children; she is a great granny and an excellent role model. She did what she had to do to restore order, stability and safety from out of the chaos because as they say, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and this invention was most definitely necessary.

But what’s your take? Would you have gone to these lengths? And on a scale of 1 – 10 what’s your rating for ingenuity? Let’s start a conversation; share your thoughts in the comments box 🙂

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Author: galeweithers

Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to leave out my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others especially when it rains."

4 thoughts on “And you thought you had one up on this Granny … definitely not!

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  2. I wouldn’t have done that. As a motorist I recognise that she might have a problem. Would I have slowed down? No. There are guidelines issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers which state that “police officers using speed guns must be clearly visible to the target vehicle throughout the check” That also applies to local communities who set up speed traps in their village etc.

    In truth what she did could be dangerous, a speeding motorist seeing something like that may slam on the brakes possibly causing an accident.

    However when all’s said and done you shouldn’t be speeding in the first place.

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    • I think I agree with your last statement most of all, especially if it is through an area or neighbourhood with children. Thanks for visiting and sharing your views (I definitely learnt a few new things) 🙂

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