Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Take my chair....please

For two days I have been ringing the council to book for them to collect a big armchair. I even got up extra early to get in first but did not work. I can hum the hold music I know it so well and was doing earlier when breaking for some lunch.
Get in before they shut then and finally at 4.45 today a human voice not a robot spoke to me. Trouble was it made me jump and I nearly cut the call off. Hit the correct button and spoke to him. No he had no idea why it was so hard to contact his department and yes I could have it collected.....at the end of August.
'You're kidding?'
But no he was deadly serious.
I remembered my brother was coming to visit in a few weeks and he has a white van. This cheered up the council man immensely who told me all about the permit he could send me for free. I just needed to give the registration number of the van.
Silence. I have no idea and knew what was coming next.
'Ring back with it' he suggested.
'Noooooooooooooooooooo! Don't make me' I suggested back.

Am now trying to figure out if I know someone with a chainsaw.

6 comments:

  1. Totally idiotic, you do have to ask what we are paying council tax for. No wonder there is so much fly tipping in this country.

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    1. and we have to pay for them to take it away, which I don't mind. I just wish they would answer the phone.

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  2. We had the same problem recently, an old huge chair that somehow got dumped on us and had been in the garage for years. No one on freegle wanted it (have you tried putting it on freegle). In the end we took an axe to it! It fitted in the car after that so we could take to the dump :)

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    1. I don't think anyone would want it. Very used. Still comfy tho and am sat in it at the moment (its still in the living room I hasten to add and not the front garden where it was on its way to till I heard the collection date).

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  3. That is so wrong, I do not know what the procedure is here but South Holland District Council collect within a week, and if you phone Monday morning they collect on Wednesday.

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  4. What a perfect system that would have been perfect.

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