Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Berludy Bins






Good grief and all that - how sad is this my poor little blog not touched since January. Well excuses, excuses - it has been a busy few months what with getting ready for the Aviemore Trade Show and then doing the show - but I will blog about that at a later date.

I put this up in the Moans and Groans Forum of Purplecoo (www.purplecoo.co.uk) and thought I would put it here as well so that my blog gets used again . . .


We have three types of bins - grey ones for normal rubbish - fortnightly collection, brown ones for recycling, fortnightly collection and a big green wheely bin for the commercial rubbish from the cottage - oh and recycling boxes which are only for the domestic rubbish. We have had ten years of problems with the bins which I can't go into without the red haze descending . . . However the result of which is the domestic bins are now all locked and so are the commercial bins - to foil the fly tippers.

So for the last three weeks the commercial bins - despite repeated calls to the council haven't been emptied . . . slight red haze creeping in. . . . I managed to speak to the depot chap on Friday and was told

- ah well . . . the main crew have been off sick for three months . . .

uhuh . . .

and the guys that have been doing it are on the domestic crew . . .

uhuh . . .

and your bin was locked . . .

SCREAM . . . of course it was fekking locked THE WHOLE WORLD AND HIS DOG DUMP THEIR RUBBISH IN MY BIN IF IT ISN'T LOCKED . . . we had a whole cooker top shoved in the bin once - not to mention vats of used cooking oil and a bag of sick . . . shudder.

and the crew didn't have the key . . . .

AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH WHAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE KEY FOR THREE FEKKING WEEKS . . . Total red haze . . . I think there is a strong possibility here of SOMEONE IS LYING.

There was more to this conversation but what with the red haze and the rushing in my ears . . .


So apparently they are going to empty my bin on Monday - yeah right - even though it is Bank Holiday - yeah right - and then will come the battle of the fully charged bill - we can't give you a credit - we will just empty you weekly instead of fortnightly for a while and only charge you for the fortnightly . . . THERE IS NO FEKKING POINT IN EMPTYING A HALF FULL BIN ONCE A WEEK . . . I WANT A CREDIT . . . we don't do credit . . . oh let me introduce you to my chainsaw . . . I think you might change your mind Twisted Evil . . . sigh then again last time I got REALLY P*SSED OFF - AND REFUSED TO PAY THEY TOOK MY BIN AWAY . . . BARSTEWARDS . . . and I can't take the bin bags down to the tip because it is commercial waste . . . yeah prove it . . . Twisted Evil Our Council commercial bin department I REALLY REALLY HATE YOU . . . SIGH . . . If you ever wondered what a lying jobsworth is like - well this department is it.

PS I couldn't put in any speech thingies cos this ' is the only one I have left - I have ordered a load more though.

16 comments:

Preseli Mags said...

Holy cow. Did they empty it? (Asks timorously... ducks...)

Calico Kate said...

Well done WW! Nice to see you in Blogland too!

Westerwitch/Headmistress said...

Gives THE STARE . . . actually I don't know - the bin is at the end of our track - half a mile away - and haven't been down to find out yet . . .but will today. I also left the bin unlocked - so no excuses this time.

ChrisH said...

Oh, I feel your pain! (If you pop over to my blog and visit last week's post, you can adjust the words to my BT protest karaoke song... yours can begin,
'Well, it ain't no use me putting out my bins 'cos,
the bin men say it's locked.
And it ain't no use me calling up the Council,
'cos they don't give a fock! etc.

I'll play air chainsaw while you sing it!

Elizabethd said...

Council workers seem to live by their own agenda. What a rotten lot they are.

Faith said...

It must be so frustrating for you - I don't know what to say.

Frances said...

Surely do hope that those bins have gotten emptied this time around.

I guess this is one service that might actually work better in this big city.

Best wishes!

Exmoorjane said...

Crumpets. That is one scary blog!! Ducks and runs......

Westerwitch/Headmistress said...

Ah well clearly I was scary enough - they have actually emptied my bin - although I made it easy by leaving the bin open for them and of course they didn't lock it so someone has already dumped rubbish in it - not as bad as my neighbours they have a huge shower tray dumped in theirs and there was a sink in it on Sunday.

Arcadian Advocate said...

well we have probs with fly tippers etc but differen to yours and you convey it so well.. i am really ducking as I write this.. more power to your keybboard and have a fe " " " i seem to have some spare " " "
Aa

Cait O'Connor said...

Well I commented over in Purplecooland so I won't repeat myself but I just want to say it is good to see you blogging again WW. Good therapy sometimes this blogging lark.

Twiglet said...

I am an occasional visitor to purplecoo and I just wanted to thank you for your article on angels but in this hot weather I think you should have issued a safety warning as my blood pressure soared and I needed to take my vest off to cool down!!!!!

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