Monday 23 March 2015

Man who queued for over four hours demands ‘a go’ with Richard III bones


Richard III queues

A Leicester man who queued for nearly five hours to see the bones of Richard III has demanded a go at playing with him like a marionette.

Leicester resident Simon Williams said he didn’t mind queuing for half the day, as long as he gets a decent video clip out of it at the end.

He told reporters, “My feet ached by the time I got the front, so I just wanted to rig up my phone camera and make him do a little dance to the Macarena for my Twitter followers.”

“I’ll be honest, I thought it would be funny and that I might get a few retweets.”

“But the moment I tried to prise the coffin lid open to begin putting him together with my string they went absolutely mental.”

“It’s not as if we’re queuing at Alton Towers – at the end of the queue you just get to see a stationary box.”

“I just wanted  to try and liven it up, but some people just don’t have a sense of humour.”

Richard III queues

Others have said that the queue had proven to be a great way to spend the afternoon.

As one explained, “You meet the most interesting people when you’re queueing all day for a brief glimpse of the remains of a child murderer that you never knew.”

“No, seriously.”

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