Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The skip (Mister Zero)

I loaded it carefully. Sundry knick-knacks and formerly personal things like old birthday cards, torn up letters and tat on the bottom, out of reach. Then three bags of clothes for the second layer. Then some old rug and flat pillows to top the thing off, the neatest skip in Dublin.

Then I went to town for a potter, something to eat and some afternoon refreshments with the barely accented one.

I got home around 7pm to find two people, a 'man' and a 'woman' drinking cans around it and making a bollix of my system.

"Lads, eh, what the fuck...?"

I shoo'd them off with the bribe of a can and the threat of the guards, throwing good liquor after bad.

Fuckers came back. Of course they came back.

I went out this morning to check on it and saw bits of me everywhere, in no particular order.

One page of a horrible diatribe, on display. The single ESB bill that I threw out by mistake, on display. Cards and clothes, cases and remnants of nights out, of nights in, of three and a bit years on display.

I set back to work and tidied it up through a hoor of a headache, and I'm writing this now while waiting for Mr. Celtic Jersey to pick it up.

Mr. and Mrs. Scumbag are at the bottom, under the throwaway carpet. Don't fuck with Mister Zero.


mapstew said...

And no mattresses yet? :¬)

Kitty Cat said...

It sounds like a rubbish cake the way it's layered all nicely. Lousy that those smelly skangers fucked with it. They got theirs.

Holemaster said...

Always shore up.

Conan Drumm said...

Usually it's the other way round, at early o'clock your skip mysteriously fills with someone else's rubbish. Speaking of which I have a lovely wooden chest relieved from a skip's ugly grasp towards the end of the last century. Sits at the end of the bed, full of things.

Radge said...

Mapstew - No heavy lifting involved.

Kitty Cat - I was thinking of a trifle in its creation, like I've ever made trifle.

Holemaster - Shore up?

Conan - Someone threw a particularly ugly jacket and an umbrella in, but otherwise it was all my own stuff. I commend your scavenging skills but not sure I could take something from a skip.

Kath Lockett said...

Mr Zero knew...?

Radge said...

Kath - Yeah, it's harsh. Can't believe he knew before I did.

Holemaster said...

Shore up the sides Radge. A good skip is one shored up around the sides with doors and panels of wood. You get more in and it's harder for human pigeons to raid it and mess it up.

Radge said...

Ah, well the horse bolted I'm afraid. It's gone now and there were no further incidents.

Anonymous said...

I find it handy to keep a barrel of rats in my garage for such occasions. Like guard dogs, but creepier.