We’ve been having some work done out the back. No, not a euphemism for haemorrhoids, but your actual huffing and puffing in the soil, the laying hands on bits of stone, chucking pebbles in between, all of the things that me and bargepoles bar mostly.

What it has meant in practice is a skip on the drive. Bloody inconvenient as we have had to shuffle our two cars. But it has to be done.

All sorts of muck has gone into the skip. Mostly gardenish, as previously mentioned, but you do have to advantage. I’ve had a clear-out, including the deceased PC (suitably wiped) and loads of out-of-date CDs etc.

I’d forgotten all about it until this afternoon. There was a knock on the door. I carried on with my email. Silence. Up I got, complaining that no-one in the house could be arsed to answer. And there was this bloke I’d never seen before in my life.

He looked a bit sheepish. “Er.., I hope you don’t mind. That wheelbarrow in the skip. Are you throwing it away?”

Good guess, I thought, and explained that the reason was that the tyre had come off the rim and that I’d tried to get it back (Lord have I tried) without success.

“D’you mind if I take it then?” he said unfazed. What could I say? “Yep, if you must.” He was a Borrower as I live and breathe.

At least he asked. And no-one has for the PC.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

2 comments… Add yours
  • The Alchemist 15th May 2005

    I've had some good things from skips over the years, and always asked first. About the computer, you ought to give it to one of those charities who send old machines to ogo-bogo land.

  • Mosher 15th May 2005

    Very difficult to give PCs to charities. Every one I've found only accepts them from companies in minimum quantities of 20 or something.

    The guy I replaced at my last company had a complaint lodged against him by a customer once. They caught him on a security camera going through a skip nabbing PC bits.


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