It’s an odd sort of memory. I was driving through Windsor Great Park on my way back to Ascot, where I lived during the week, from my work at Hook & Slate Fixings Ltd in the Slough Industrial Park, both locations in Berkshire, UK.
That would place this event between July and November 1990. On the side of the road was some roadkill. Standing beside it was a magpie, inspecting the remains. The black and white markings on the bird immediately reminded me of something obvious: he’s the police!