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threaded
15th July 2010, 15:08
One of the access roads to my farm has a little spur that takes one to some wells. It is out of the way, so it is used by dog walkers, drug dealers, car thieves, etc.

Girly saw something going off over there so went to investigate. She comes back and tells me there're all these discs and bars and stuff, but it all looks new, not the usual remains of old cars, mattresses, etc..

I go over and recognise that it's all the tools and important parts for a suspension bridge, definitely are brand new too.

Being public spirited I call the plod, telling them there's a great pile of really expensive looking kit dumped blocking a road. Get asked if I could pick it up and bring it to the station. I point out I'm on a bicycle and unfortunately it doesn't have a basket.

Couple of pretty young things turn up in a patrol car, have a look, try to pick one piece up, shrug and phone up for some more burly types to come and help clear a path as best they can.

Plod send an email later saying that no one has reported it stolen, and as it's on my land I can do whatever I want with it.

Well, I thinks, someone is missing some expensive stuff here: I'm sure they'd want it back. So look for manufacturer's markings. Find some. Send them an email.

A few hours later the bridge builders are on the phone saying they've had a call from their partners and are sending a lorry right away, which turns up in the middle of the night along with a van load of navvies who set up a full set of arc-lamps and carefully collect all the kit. When they're finished they set up a table, stove etc. and make themselves breakfast. I'm already over there, well it's exciting, it's not everyday one finds a lost suspension bridge, and I get a lovely bacon butty.

Bridge building boss man has just now been round and I've received a couple of bottles of wine and some flowers for girly.

Which is nice.

shaunbhoy
15th July 2010, 15:19
One of the access roads to my farm has a little spur that takes one to some wells. It is out of the way, so it is used by dog walkers, drug dealers, car thieves, etc.

Girly saw something going off over there so went to investigate. She comes back and tells me there're all these discs and bars and stuff, but it all looks new, not the usual remains of old cars, mattresses, etc..

I go over and recognise that it's all the tools and important parts for a suspension bridge, definitely are brand new too.

Being public spirited I call the plod, telling them there's a great pile of really expensive looking kit dumped blocking a road. Get asked if I could pick it up and bring it to the station. I point out I'm on a bicycle and unfortunately it doesn't have a basket.

Couple of pretty young things turn up in a patrol car, have a look, try to pick one piece up, shrug and phone up for some more burly types to come and help clear a path as best they can.

Plod send an email later saying that no one has reported it stolen, and as it's on my land I can do whatever I want with it.

Well, I thinks, someone is missing some expensive stuff here: I'm sure they'd want it back. So look for manufacturer's markings. Find some. Send them an email.

A few hours later the bridge builders are on the phone saying they've had a call from their partners and are sending a lorry right away, which turns up in the middle of the night along with a van load of navvies who set up a full set of arc-lamps and carefully collect all the kit. When they're finished they set up a table, stove etc. and make themselves breakfast. I'm already over there, well it's exciting, it's not everyday one finds a lost suspension bridge, and I get a lovely bacon butty.

Bridge building boss man has just now been round and I've received a couple of bottles of wine and some flowers for girly.

Which is nice.

A bacon sarnie and some plonk............is that it?
I thought you were going to get a nice fat finders fee!!!

:ind

ads1980
15th July 2010, 15:25
A bacon sarnie and some plonk............is that it?
I thought you were going to get a nice fat finders fee!!!

:ind

Good work! I once remember when I was younger, I was on a bus with my Gran and found a wallet containing loads of cards and around £300 in cash. We handed it in to the police and it was reclaimed by its rightful owner who was very happy! As a thank you he sent me a plant!! And, it still had the price on it of £2.99!! I still to this day ask myself who would buy an 8 year old boy a plant!?

doodab
15th July 2010, 15:31
I thought you were going to tell us you now had the finishing touch for the water feature at the bottom of the garden.

When I was a teenager I found a ring and handed it into the police, it turned out it was someone's engagement ring, and her husband came round and gave me fifty quid. Which was nice.

Paddy
15th July 2010, 15:37
One of the access roads to my farm has a little spur that takes one to some wells. It is out of the way, so it is used by dog walkers, drug dealers, car thieves, etc.

Girly saw something going off over there so went to investigate. She comes back and tells me there're all these discs and bars and stuff, but it all looks new, not the usual remains of old cars, mattresses, etc..

I go over and recognise that it's all the tools and important parts for a suspension bridge, definitely are brand new too.

Being public spirited I call the plod, telling them there's a great pile of really expensive looking kit dumped blocking a road. Get asked if I could pick it up and bring it to the station. I point out I'm on a bicycle and unfortunately it doesn't have a basket.

Couple of pretty young things turn up in a patrol car, have a look, try to pick one piece up, shrug and phone up for some more burly types to come and help clear a path as best they can.

Plod send an email later saying that no one has reported it stolen, and as it's on my land I can do whatever I want with it.

Well, I thinks, someone is missing some expensive stuff here: I'm sure they'd want it back. So look for manufacturer's markings. Find some. Send them an email.

A few hours later the bridge builders are on the phone saying they've had a call from their partners and are sending a lorry right away, which turns up in the middle of the night along with a van load of navvies who set up a full set of arc-lamps and carefully collect all the kit. When they're finished they set up a table, stove etc. and make themselves breakfast. I'm already over there, well it's exciting, it's not everyday one finds a lost suspension bridge, and I get a lovely bacon butty.

Bridge building boss man has just now been round and I've received a couple of bottles of wine and some flowers for girly.

Which is nice.

Have you thought about using an old laptop for cctv use?

dang65
15th July 2010, 15:56
I still to this day ask myself who would buy an 8 year old boy a plant!?
My 8-year-old found 30 quid on a deserted country path we were walking along once. There was no one around, so we said we'd walk along a bit and see if we met anyone but otherwise he could keep it.

Of course, not much further on we came across some people picking blackberries. "Don't suppose you've lost some cash?" we asked. Quick fumbling in pockets. "Oh, gosh, I've lost 30 quid!" says one of them. So we handed the money over, explaining that our 8-year-old had been the one who spotted it. And she said, "Thanks!" to us, without looking at him. And that was it.

We had to give him a couple of quid ourselves to demonstrate that being honest pays and you might even get a reward from someone who is nice and grateful. :frown

moorfield
15th July 2010, 16:01
I still to this day ask myself who would buy an 8 year old boy a plant!?

These days we just list our unwanted carp on ebay for a penny buyer must collect only rather than offloading onto the nearest 8 year old. ;)

shaunbhoy
15th July 2010, 16:06
I still to this day ask myself who would buy an 8 year old boy a plant!?

Alan Titchmarsh??

Platypus
15th July 2010, 16:18
well it's exciting, it's not everyday one finds a lost suspension bridge

I'm curious to know if it was nicked from a bridge that was already built, or one in the process of being built.

Very odd!

xoggoth
15th July 2010, 18:34
Sister found several sacks of cannabis plants and growing equipment in their drive last month. I never get anything exciting, just fag ends usually.

threaded
16th July 2010, 05:44
I'm curious to know if it was nicked from a bridge that was already built, or one in the process of being built.

Very odd!

It was stuff for several bridges in the process of being built some ways from here, they're widening and extending motorways. Bridge building man was surprised they'd travelled so far.

He was ever so happy as they needed 40 'wedge plates' for one job and had only 19, yet in amongst the pile were exactly 21 pieces.

Forgot to mention there was a nice card with the wine. Girly is happiest for that.

DS23
16th July 2010, 07:53
what about the unbelievers?

norrahe
16th July 2010, 08:46
Sister found several sacks of cannabis plants and growing equipment in their drive last month. I never get anything exciting, just fag ends usually.

Was that her weekly delivery?

milanbenes
16th July 2010, 09:51
Was that her weekly delivery?


:laugh



Norah,

have your bought one of these yet....

Weber Charcoal Rotisserie - Weber Charcoal Accessories: Amazon.co.uk: Garden & Outdoors (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Weber-Charcoal-Rotisserie-Accessories/dp/B003AJL1I8/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279273987&sr=8-1-fkmr1)


once you've got that there's no turning back.

oh yeah, put the kettle on

Milan.

norrahe
16th July 2010, 09:53
:laugh



Norah,

have your bought one of these yet....

Weber Charcoal Rotisserie - Weber Charcoal Accessories: Amazon.co.uk: Garden & Outdoors (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Weber-Charcoal-Rotisserie-Accessories/dp/B003AJL1I8/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1279273987&sr=8-1-fkmr1)


once you've got that there's no turning back.

oh yeah, put the kettle on

Milan.

No, I'm not that much of a mug! :rolleyes:

Go change yer tapes!

Sysman
16th July 2010, 10:01
Good work! I once remember when I was younger, I was on a bus with my Gran and found a wallet containing loads of cards and around £300 in cash. We handed it in to the police and it was reclaimed by its rightful owner who was very happy! As a thank you he sent me a plant!! And, it still had the price on it of £2.99!! I still to this day ask myself who would buy an 8 year old boy a plant!?

A mate who was a bus conductor found a briefcase left on his bus and handed it into the bus company's lost property office. It turned out to contain a large amount of money collected from one armed bandits, and the bus company wanted a 10% finder's fee.

One very unhappy collecting lady.

milanbenes
16th July 2010, 10:01
No, I'm not that much of a mug! :rolleyes:

Go change yer tapes!

the rotisserie is the best, with the lid on you get constant temperature with the meat rotating and all the juices running through the meat round and round it goes

yum

best thing I bought this year

Milan.

SupremeSpod
16th July 2010, 10:45
the rotisserie is the best, with the lid on you get constant temperature with the meat rotating and all the juices running through the meat round and round it goes

yum

best thing I bought this year

Milan.

The mail order bride was last year then?

milanbenes
16th July 2010, 10:47
The mail order bride was last year then?



he he less of it

ask yer missus about the 'AuPair' scenes from Sex and City II

Milan.

SupremeSpod
16th July 2010, 10:53
he he less of it

ask yer missus about the 'AuPair' scenes from Sex and City II

Milan.

Ok, just so you understand. I've been working away all week. Do you really think my topic of conversation when I get home tonight is going to include a crap film?

milanbenes
16th July 2010, 11:00
Ok, just so you understand. I've been working away all week. Do you really think my topic of conversation when I get home tonight is going to include a crap film?



cheer up mate

Milan.

SupremeSpod
16th July 2010, 11:03
cheer up mate

Milan.

I'm fine. It's nearly hometime! :banana: :music: :D

milanbenes
16th July 2010, 11:18
I'm fine. It's nearly hometime! :banana: :music: :D


very good

well then, after you've got home, caught up....

ask the missus about the 'AuPair' scenes in Sex and City II

Milan.

SupremeSpod
16th July 2010, 11:19
very good

well then, after you've got home, caught up....

ask the missus about the 'AuPair' scenes in Sex and City II

Milan.

Milan, no, I'm not interested.