When did our Civic Amenity site become a cross between the Weakest Link and The Krypton Factor - run by an Attila the Hun Tribute Act?
As it was a beautiful morning I decided to have a minor clear-out. I filled up the boot and whistled my way cheerily to the local tip ... AND THEN!!
Upon entering the gate i was met by a line of crowd safety barriers which made parking to ask for advice impossible.OK, I thought, maybe they are having a Celebrity Salvage-fest.
As I had a mixture of old plant pots, pillows, clothes etc, - which were not being carried on a flat-bed, pick-up, van or trailer more than 3 mtrs in length - I proceeded to the clearly labelled "General Waste" skip which was located between the "Carpet remnants (but not in plastic bags)" skip and the "Wood (but no Trees)" skip.
There I was met by Attilla and his Minder who muttered something incoherently about "you canna put them in there" nodding toward the half-empty "General Waste" skip.
"Where would you like them then?" I asked pleasantly,
"Ower there in the full 'un" he replied "but they shouldn't be gannin' in there anyway".
At this point I lost patience and decided to ignore him.
I proceeded to put my waste in the nearest General Waste skip whilst glaring at the gruesome twosome in a "Go on Punk ... MAKE MY DAY!!" sort of way.
Whatever happened to the Customer friendly sites of the 80s, where you could spend all day (and night if there was a hole in the fence) climbing in and out of the skips recycling valuable 78 records and 60s memorabilia?You could even have a sandwich with the skip-rats if anyone had thrown any away. This country is going to the dogs.RANT OVER!!!
On a serious note do you ever wonder why every rural lay-by has now become a dumping ground for rubbish? Ask Attilla.