Have you ever noticed the increasing number of cones that seem to be hanging around these days? Now don't get me wrong, I know they have been around for years, but I swear their numbers are increasing. This worries me slightly as I believe there may be more to their population explosion than meets the eye.
I reckon at some point in the future, maybe not soon, and hopefully not within my lifetime, they will rise up and take over this world and make it their own. It will be similar to that episode in Dr Who when the shop dummies come to life. Nobody really notices the increasing numbers until it is too late, but sadly I am not sure the lovely Dr will be around to save us.
These "cones" hang around in large groups often lining the streets blocking our way forcing us to go in a direction "they" want. Sometimes they are even in large enough numbers to make cars and trucks drive the opposite way down the motorway, or squeeze them into one lane in order to slow them, down often for hours.
It is not just the "Gangs" that you should be worried about though, the single ones are all still part of the same army, they are just lone assassins keeping watch often in suburban and deserted areas.
How are they going to take over this world I hear you cry, they are just cones! Well I reckon that they are slowly gathering information about the infrastructure of cities, which is why they are always around building sites and road works. They take over the minds of construction workers and get driven and placed where ever they like. They take over the fragile minds of students and those influenced by alcohol and get taken indoors where they can link up with TV's, radios and computers. They force people to place them on top of statues so they can Lord over us. As I said previously I do not know when this will happen or quite how, but I will monitor their progress.
Obviously like any war there are casualties, and many can be found in rivers, squashed by trucks etc, but they are always replaced, the numbers never go down. Think about it and keep your eyes open!
All photographs by Caroline Harvey