Crikey, Frank, I didn't realise Tanks could skid! I would have thought that thirty tons and the metal tracks would have broken through ice. I also thought that you had to put rubber boots on the top of tracks (like a tyre that fits on the top) if you were taking them out onto public roads, so as not to damage them and have a man from the council shout at you - mind you, if I were a man from the council, I would be intelligent enough not to shout at anyone in a tank.
GF - great story, thats the sort of thing that gets me annoyed, although when I had something similar, a chap parking so close to his front wall that I couldn't get past, let alone the pushchair, I called the 101 number and complained. Couple of days later and there was a PCSO doing the rounds of the street, talking to everyone who was parking on the pavement, and asking them to shift their cars as there had been complaints, and warning them they would be patrollng to make sure it wasn't a regular thing. The guy whose car I originally complained about was 'known to the police' and driving around in a car registered abroad, as he still has the car, I believe he paid the fine and escaped having his beemer crushed.
My driving bugbears are being cut up (it weighs nearlly two tons and is pillar box red), I think all old range rovers come equipped with cloaking device, people who don't bother indicating so you are left guessing, people who stop and wait for an invitation at roundabouts. And what really , really gets me are the lazy a£%£$%£$ that park in disabled or parent and child spaces (I really need the extra room as I have two child seats in the back, usually with a child in them), because they're suffering from near-terminal ignorance and there's nothing wrong with them, no blue badge either!!! GRRRRRRRRR!