Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Coronation Street life strategy: running away

please note this post makes reference to the Feb 19 episode on CBC

Got financial, legal or personal problems? Try running away to Ireland. After all, it seems to be a traditional option on the Street. Doing a runner seems to be an accepted solution to life's problems even though it defies logic and almost never works.

Currently Tyrone has determined that the only practical solution to his woes is to run off with baby Ruby. Where, you ask? Perhaps Australia or Canada (fingers crossed - ed)?  No, Ireland. Yes, that should do the trick. Nothing like a day trip to throw the police off your trail.

Mind you, it's certainly not the first time this plan (and I use the term loosely) has been tried. As I recall, Joe McIntyre tried running away (yes, he aimed for Ireland) when he (wait for it) tried to fake his own death.

Claire Peacock decided that running away to (wait for it) France would be the perfect solution to her troubles after assaulting Tracy Barlow. She took off one night with her kids and was never seen again. (Vive Le Runner! - ed).

Even the rational and astute Roy and Hayley went AWOL with one of their young foster children to protect the child from possible harm.

I'm sure there are lots of other examples but the bottom line is that doing a runner almost never works. Sorry, Tyrone. I know you're desperate but it's really not a good idea.


  1. Hi, just discovered your brilliant blog! One of the listeners recommended it to us - it's definitely given us a chuckle! We'll give it a mention on the next episode of our podcast. :)

  2. Hi and thanks for the nice comment. It's very kind of you to mention the blog in your podcast, All the best, Corrie.