Since Mr. and Mrs. Fixer are just back from Jolly Olde England, I thought this was apropos:
"LONDON — Ding-ding! That old-fashioned red double-decker bus, the one that has graced scores of movies about London and become an international symbol of Britain, is tooling off into the Waterloo sunset."
Read the whole article in the LATimes.
You don't suppose that Mrs. F.'s purchases from Harrods collapsed one of these in the middle and burnt out its clutch, do you? Bloody 'ell!