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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppabillytea View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tins View Post

    You didn't mention her five daughters, can they come as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    You didn't mention her five daughters, can they come as well?
    She wouldn't be welcome without them now would she?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppabillytea View Post
    She wouldn't be welcome without them now would she?

    Naaaah, I guess not, cuppa.

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    What's made me grumpy today is it was bin day and it rained, so it looks like the garbo decided to leave a lot of the bin lids open for some reason, not sure if it is what passes for entertainment or job satisfaction/involvement in the life of a garbo, or if he thinks they stink and needed a wash.I closed three of the neighbour's lids on the other side of my street, but as mine was emptied later it had an inch of water in it this evening when I brought it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDLOVER View Post
    What's made me grumpy today is it was bin day and it rained, so it looks like the garbo decided to leave a lot of the bin lids open for some reason, not sure if it is what passes for entertainment or job satisfaction/involvement in the life of a garbo, or if he thinks they stink and needed a wash.I closed three of the neighbour's lids on the other side of my street, but as mine was emptied later it had an inch of water in it this evening when I brought it in.

    At least you didn't find your over the road's Xmas crap in there & half a block away because he didn't release the bin until he got half a mile down the road. Or his lifter needs work?.


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    One of the big differences between the UK and Australian is the garbos. Here they still work a team of 4 or 5 per truck. They used to collect from the back door until about 10 years ago when wheelie bins were introduced. Now we put them on the footpath for collection. A lot in the bin and the lid not closed- not a problem. Bin full and a bag beside the bin - not a problem. Not sensible with what you leave out - not collected

    The other difference is pay. Here is at the bottom of the council pay scale. But you do get council holidays and being government employee the second best pension in the country. NHS has the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDLOVER View Post
    What's made me grumpy today is it was bin day and it rained, so it looks like the garbo decided to leave a lot of the bin lids open for some reason, not sure if it is what passes for entertainment or job satisfaction/involvement in the life of a garbo, or if he thinks they stink and needed a wash.I closed three of the neighbour's lids on the other side of my street, but as mine was emptied later it had an inch of water in it this evening when I brought it in.
    Wheelie bins?

    Ours stay open if the wind is coming from a certain direction as the truck lowers it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Wheelie bins?

    Ours stay open if the wind is coming from a certain direction as the truck lowers it.

    Are you sure it is caused by the wind Mike? It could be the blowies humming around after the driver didn't shake all the crap out.


    Bear in mind that a Mass Blowie Slip Stream is a very powerful phenomenon. Has been known to move 20 tonne trucks.

    We use Plastic Garbage Bags first, but from what I hear a lot don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3toes View Post
    One of the big differences between the UK and Australian is the garbos. Here they still work a team of 4 or 5 per truck. They used to collect from the back door until about 10 years ago when wheelie bins were introduced. Now we put them on the footpath for collection. A lot in the bin and the lid not closed- not a problem. Bin full and a bag beside the bin - not a problem. Not sensible with what you leave out - not collected

    The other difference is pay. Here is at the bottom of the council pay scale. But you do get council holidays and being government employee the second best pension in the country. NHS has the best


    I can recall the Rubbish Man (that was his title) calling around to the rear of the house with his big heavy oval shaped tub which he then carried out to his Horse & Dray on his shoulder.

    Coincidentally his name was Mr. Sampson.


    A real olde farm type dray, Blue with Red wheels & Pete (his draught Horse) would automatically move onto the next house ready for the next Bin. Sometimes he would take the **** & you'd hear "Whoa Pete".

    Pete was bit gay I think, he'd get all dressed up in his best Horse Brass Collar & horsey ornaments every day just for the Boss.


    You don't see today's Garbos going to all that trouble, even Gay ones.


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