This little anecdote sent into the Grantham Journal gave us all a little giggle on a Monday. See what you think!
“You may or may not be interested in this funny story regarding a local midwife,” begins Carl Vickers...
“My wife was on call Tuesday night and she was called in by Lincoln at 0300hrs. As she left Grantham on the A607, there is a dip in the road, and blocking the road was a large highland cow with sizable horns.
“Now recognising the danger, she stopped, put her hazards on at the brow of the hill, and Googled the Grantham Police for a telephone number. She explained to the officer that she was a midwife that had been called out, and that she had come across a cow in a very dangerous position.
“The officer said it would be considered a major incident and asked what was the location. ‘A607’, she tells him. ‘I’m not familiar with the 607,’ he says.
“‘Are you from Grantham?’ she says.
“Yes madam I live in Grantham.’
“‘Right then it’s Manthorpe Road, just past the Hospital in the dip in the road.’
“‘No madam I do not know where you mean.’
“‘I need to get to Lincoln quickly - can you put someone on the phone that knows Grantham,’ she says.
“He replies: “‘I have lived here all my life Marm and I do not know where you are.’
“‘You have a strong accent, and you don’t sound like you’re from here because you should know the A607 just past Manthorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire.’
“‘NO MADAM THIS IS GRANTHAM NEW HAMPSHIRE (USA)!.”
Carl adds: “I know this is not news worthy but it’s a funny story about a local midwife at 3am in the morning that may cheer up your readers?”