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The mysterious case of the stretched limos Jul 06

Here’s something that puzzles me: the frequency of stretched limousines on the streets of Falkirk in the early evening during the week. I’ve lived in, worked in and visited many different places, and never have I seen such a preponderence of limos.

There may be only two in total (one white, one pink) but, walking home from the station, I might spot them three or four times a week, nearly always accompanied by sound of the young female occupants shrieking at passersby. Six o’clock on a Tuesday evening surely isn’t a common time for hen nights? Occasionally a rentable fire engine with a similar clientele passes, Sirens wailing.

Possible explanations:

  • Falkirk is the hen night capital of Scotland
  • Limousines are the place to be seen if you’re an affluent young woman in Falkirk.
  • It’s actually dirt cheap and undercuts the local bowling alley for low-priced fun.
  • There is a very small group of girls who enjoy the experience so much they hire a limo over and over again.
  • The local novelty car hire company is trying an innovative method to promote its service.
  • The daughter of the owner of the local novelty car hire company likes taking her friends out for a spin.

Alas, I fear this is a mystery that will remain unsolved.

6 Responses

  1. Maybe the limo is cheaper per person than the local taxi company?

  2. 2

    I once walked up Dundee Law. When I reached the top a limousine slowly made its way up the road to the top of the hill, turned around the small roundabout-shaped dead-end at the top and slowly made its way back down again. The most sheepish wrong turn ever?

  3. I passed 4 on my walk from Tesco’s to my flat last night in Bathgate, they may be breeding.

  4. 4

    There does seem to be a marked increase in the number of limos on the streets at the moment. I boil with internal rage when I see the stretched hummers going around. I can find it in me to even try to understand how someone could think that something so vulgar was a good way to spend an evening.

    I might start carrying around bags of damp charcoal to pelt at them as they squeal by merrily.

    I might not though.

  5. 5

    i hired a 24 seater limo and everone paid 15 pond each and we got unlimited champaign so its worth it . when u gt out i the limo u dont need to buy drink in the club cos ur awready blottered . and they arni actually ugly . uv gt summit wrong wi u mate.

  6. 6

    hey you got the easy bit i own the fire engine and have to listen to these screaming women lol and you could be right falkirk may be the hen night capital