This time it isn't my fault. I was a slow leak, rather than me mounting the kerb a bit too vigorously.
I heard a “flapflapflap” sound coming from the car, but I thought that I needed something to eat first. So I pulled up outside McDonalds and two community police officers pointed out the flat tyre.
The plan is that we are supposed to wait around until the RAC come out and change the tyre. Unfortunately they would be between 3 and 4 hours in coming.
So I got my hands dirty and changed the tyre myself. If you were in the Stratford area this morning you may have seen me scrabbling around on the floor trying to work out how to use the car jack.
I changed the tyre, but I don't trust my hand tightened nuts to hold together when I screech round corners. So I am now sitting on station while our fitters change and check the tyre.
For some reason the phrase “I need to get my hand tightened nuts checked” made the women in Control laugh.