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Offline Geezer

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« on: 15/07/2010 23:59:30 »
Mrs G's mum, who is 88 years old, lives in Bonnie Scotland. She had been relying on her neighbour to drag her recyclables "wheelie-bin" twenty feet to the pavement for collection, but her neighbour is not so well at the moment, so he's not up to it either.

Mrs G's mum called the local council to see what they can do to help.

"No problem Missus" they said, "We'll have the crew drag it out to the street for you."

Mrs G's mum asked when that would happen.

"We'll have approval in no more that twelve weeks" they said.

Twelve frikin' weeks no less! Does the Queen have to approve it too?


(This is what happens when you rely on a system that is supposed to provide "social services". What happens in reality is that a bunch of useless wan bureaucrats who control the monopoly add buggerall limited value while siphoning off all the funds to make their paycheques.)

If they had told Mrs G's mum to take a hike, she would at least have had the option of telling them what they might do with their wheelie-bin.


 
« Last Edit: 16/07/2010 02:17:53 by Geezer »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 16/07/2010 20:24:12 »
I bet if she decided not recycle anything and just shove it all in the rubbish bin, the local gendarmes would be around to drag her off to the clink for antisocial behaviour in a lot less than 12 weeks!  ;D
 

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« Reply #2 on: 16/07/2010 20:52:59 »
Apparently an assessment is required to establish that she's not swinging the lead ...

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I am elderly/disabled and can’t manage a wheeled bin

An enhanced service is provided for the infirm and disabled following assessment being completed by a Council officer to confirm genuine need.

Assistance will not be provided if there is an able bodied person living at a property or if neighbours are willing to assist. Householders who currently receive assistance will continue to do so under the new service.

Smaller wheeled bins, roughly half the size of the standard bins, will also be available for households that request them.
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« Reply #3 on: 16/07/2010 21:03:31 »
I lied. She's actually 89!

You can't trust these 89 year olds at all. I'm sure the council is fully justified in making sure she's not actually playing a couple of rounds of golf when she should be lugging her wheelie-bin (which is about as big as the Tardes if memory serves) out to the kerb.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 16/07/2010 21:09:04 »
Has her bin got a chip in it (silicon not potato) ? ...

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If an elderly resident needs help getting their bin collected and returned, a microchip quickly flags it up to the refuse collector
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1255565/Spy-chips-hidden-2-5-million-dustbins-council-snoopers-plan-pay-throw-tax.html

Hang on a mo, how did the (full) OAP bin make its way to the curb where its electronic ID “chip” was read by apparatus on the dustcart which indicated elderly resident requires "uplift and return service" ?
« Last Edit: 16/07/2010 21:20:15 by RD »
 

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« Reply #5 on: 18/07/2010 21:50:10 »
May I suugest ordering a trailor load of horse poo to be delivered to the councillor in charge of this silliness.
 

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