Author Topic: A random thread for small things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 1339970 times)

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
The oddest thing has happened. Our wheelybin disappeared about 3 weeks ago. Peli posted on a local Facebook site asking if anyone had seen it, easy to spot our number on it and some paint I spilled on it when I used it a stand. Peli asked the council today about paying for a new bin and someone has already bought one for us! Mystery bin-buyer!

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
We are, deep in the darkest jungles of Surrey, about to get wheely bins for added pavement fun (ok, we have wheelies for recycling, just not for rubbish which is currently bagged). We actually have our own wheely bin for rubbish to aid transport of said rubbish to the bottom of the drive. Alas, we can't use that because H&S.

So we'll have a spare wheelie bin. The fun!
!nataS pihsroW

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
The oddest thing has happened. Our wheelybin disappeared about 3 weeks ago. Peli posted on a local Facebook site asking if anyone had seen it, easy to spot our number on it and some paint I spilled on it when I used it a stand. Peli asked the council today about paying for a new bin and someone has already bought one for us! Mystery bin-buyer!
Somebody stole your bin to hide the bodies.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
well if it was our bodies we would be happy, since we now don't have a place to put them

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
We are, deep in the darkest jungles of Surrey, about to get wheely bins for added pavement fun (ok, we have wheelies for recycling, just not for rubbish which is currently bagged). We actually have our own wheely bin for rubbish to aid transport of said rubbish to the bottom of the drive. Alas, we can't use that because H&S.

So we'll have a spare wheelie bin. The fun!

MrsT left our spare open at the end of the garden to catch rainwater. Then a bloke we had in to do something or other most obligingly emptied it for us and closed it.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
The oddest thing has happened. Our wheelybin disappeared about 3 weeks ago. Peli posted on a local Facebook site asking if anyone had seen it, easy to spot our number on it and some paint I spilled on it when I used it a stand. Peli asked the council today about paying for a new bin and someone has already bought one for us! Mystery bin-buyer!
ok update to BinGate: It's bin day and our lost bin is no more lost, its hiatus of four weeks has come to an end. AND the new bin that someone - the council don't know who is - called the council and paid for was delivered just now ...

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
The old one was probably mv'd to /etc.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
The old one was probably mv'd to /etc.

/lost+found, shirley.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...


You could have had my spare bin. The council decided to replace our garden bins with a different colour bin one week when I was away so not having put the old bin out (because they only gave 1 weeks notice of the change) I ended up with two. There is an online page where you can order replacement bins but no way you can just ask them to take away a bin without leaving a new one.
“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
― Douglas Adams

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
The council will recycle our old wheelie bin but since I paid something like £50 for it, I'm determined to hang onto it. My wife less so.
!nataS pihsroW

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
I reckon the council regularly recycle the recycling 'pod' that lives in our recycling bin for separating the paper/card from the body of glass/metal/plastic.

Fortunately, for some reason, they'll issue a new one free of charge, unlike the bins themselves.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
I may model it into anti-yeti armour and use it to safely venture to the upper heights of the garden where the fabled summer house, and home of the geriatric computers, lives. Once there, I will do as every venturer to the mysterious mountain top heights does, and learn kung fu and the mystical arts. I'll be back in five years to both fight crime and belabour expositions.
!nataS pihsroW

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
The old one was probably mv'd to /etc.

/lost+found, shirley.

Depends who's fscking about with it.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
You could have had my spare bin. The council decided to replace our garden bins with a different colour bin one week when I was away so not having put the old bin out (because they only gave 1 weeks notice of the change) I ended up with two. There is an online page where you can order replacement bins but no way you can just ask them to take away a bin without leaving a new one.
Dalek.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
I ordered a new wheelie bin but misunderstood the cryptic form and ended up with a speedboat instead.

/out of date reference

Andrij

  • Андрій
  • Ερασιτεχνικός μισάνθρωπος
Why do I always wait until the last minute to pack?
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Partner is in an hotel in Dorchester on Thames for English Music Festival.

Facebook gives his location as Attleborough.

Looking at Dominion Hospitality's website, it seems guests in this chain's sites are misplaced there, be they in Amesbury or Yeovil!

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
GeoIP location giving incorrect results is well into BONG Not News territory by now, surely?  Unless something particularly unfortunate (eg. a police SWAT team) decides to act on that information, I suppose...

(One day I need to actually visit Arnold, Nottingham and wave to the guys on the AAISP support channel from there.)
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...