Friday, 16 January 2009

Bin issues

Our drive is very long and very steep. I have to drag the wheely bins up it about once a fortnight and it nearly kills me every time (Last week I loaded them into the back of my truck and drove them up there!). One of my bins didn't get emptied, so I left it up there for the entire week. Apparently this has annoyed one of our pensioner neighbours and last night I was just in time to see him taking my bin and putting it behind the wall of another nearby house (which is empty).

Obviously (!) I asked him what he was doing - and a rather warm discussion ensued (note - not a 'heated' discussion - just a bit 'warm').

I once had an episode in Sheffield with a neighbour to do with wheely-bins and my preferred solution was to hide inside his bin and jump out on him - thereby causing a coronary and teaching him the lesson of his life!  (I didn't actually do this - it was just my over active imagination together with my love of quirky revenge tactics which prompted my mind to envisage such a scenario - but wouldn't it have been great?)

It must just be me - but why would anybody a) get upset about where a wheely bin is left for a few days,  and b) summon up the energy to move it to another location. I've said it before and I'll say it again - these pensioners have too much time on their hands - we should put them to work doing something useful - like sorting the re-cycling!!! (....and that's a subject for another day - eco warriors please note!)

2 comments:

  1. pensioners complaining isnt as bad as our bin issues.. we get ours collected on monday, it was left out til tuesday and we had a letter from the council saying if it wasnt removed and put back onto our property in 24 hours we would have a fine of £100! arse holes. also... i do believe that the idea of jumping out of the bin was actually sophie pilkingtons :-)

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  2. pensioners complaining isnt as bad as our bin issues.. we get ours collected on monday, it was left out til tuesday and we had a letter from the council saying if it wasnt removed and put back onto our property in 24 hours we would have a fine of £100! arse holes. also... i do believe that the idea of jumping out of the bin was actually sophie pilkingtons :-)

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