Tuesday, April 29, 2008

bombs away!


this post is a little out of sync, dear readers. in my excitement to tell you about the cupboard i failed to tell you about the trip to the dump. i will have to keep this fairly short as herself is suffering a bit with her car-pull tunnel wrists. nothing to do with laying paving slabs of course. she has finally given up attempting to beat the wrists and is trying to get the wrist-mending op done before himself's transplant. this is because she can't drive for any length of time without her hands going numb and the op will happen in london, a 2 hour drive away.

anyway, back to the matter in hand, as it were. on saturday morning, the diy god needed wood to line the cupboard. as the diy superstore is next door to the dump, herself decided to kill 2 birds with one stone(relax dear readers, its a saying) and loaded up the trailer with a pile of things that have been ejected from the garden. the gypsy, the diy god and herself negotiated the narrow streets fairly successfully and arrived at the dump. at the gate was a policeman. the dump was closed. you could tell because the gates were shut.

"sorry, but the dump is closed," said the policeman, stating the obvious, as only policemen can (apologies to sgt goose, who i know will understand), "someone appears to have inadvertantly thrown away a hand grenade."

"how careless!" said herself, laughing, all the while thanking life for throwing up constant blog-fodder, "why you would have a hand grenade in the first place is puzzling, but how you could throw away your hand grenade by mistake is even more puzzling."

"you couldn't make it up," said the policeman, who obviously draws inspiration for his lines from inspector gadget's blog.

later that day the peeps were out in the town when two bomb disposal vehicles roared by, nee-naws blaring. it seems the policeman had indeed not been making it up...

8 comments:

Lesley Rigby said...

Ebay missed out on something there didn't they? I'll bet that would have gone for a good price........

womaninawindow said...

Puts a different light on me in the backseat of my grandmother's car while she draws out a knife she keeps under the seat to sift through bags in the dump. Of course, I was 4 and now my grandma's dead. Not by a grenade, I'm happy to report. Geesh!

some bloke said...

There was another story about a dump being closed, had a dog and a Police Officer in it too ( and a knife ).

Alices Restaurant, Arlo Guthrie

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7C0QGkiVo

Tabba said...

LOL to some bloke's comment!!

I've missed these tidbits from your life, Joker!

crazymumma said...

why are your lives always filled with such good adventure?

Lisa *leelee* said...

"dumps closed" we rednecks in america would say "theres your sign" lol. I am trying to imagine the dump next door to the diy store lol.

Andrea said...

*Sigh* You know it was the WIFE who figured things out...

"HU-nnee? Where's my grenade?"

"Last time I checked it was right next to that giant pile of refuse I've been screaming needs to be taken to the dump..."

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