A bit of fun … bad me


I’ve been having a bit of fun with the neighbours. Leeds has produced an app for the smartphone that tells you which waste bin to put out and when. It’s free and can be used on the iPhone or and Android phone. There is even an app for the PC. The take up of this app has only been about 15%, which considering the work and the usefulness of it is a shame. What happens in this street, is that most people will not put out their bin, until I do. They see which bin I put out then follow suit.

Now, this is where the fun comes in. The bin has to be at the roadside by 07:00am. Often, well occasionally I will put the wrong bin out on purpose. For example, I’ll put the recycling bin out on the evening before the general waste bin is due to be emptied. Then the next day, before 07:00am, I will swap the bins over and put the correct one out. Then I sit and wait and watch the reactions.

I know it’s bad of me, but we are all responsible for our own rubbish, so it’s up to us to know which bin and when.

I suspect I’ll get my comeuppance the day I forget to swap the bins over.

Weekly Prompts … Humo(u)r


In my early years as a cook, in a large hospital, I soon found that humour was to be a big part of my life. I am not tall being only 5’ 4”, and this often led to colleagues “taking the proverbial” at every conceivable occasion. At first it was a little annoying, as I did not see myself, at the time as being particularly comedic. I used to get quite angry when I was the butt of a joke, but thankfully it did change and I began to take myself less seriously. This led me to realise that I could be quite funny which increased my popularity somewhat.

 

When it comes to things like television, I much prefer to watch programmes that have at least some humourous elements. I’m not a fan of the current trend for reality shows which apparently do have some humour in them. I always thought that a ‘reality show’ was to reflect real life. Apparently not. They are simply there to make people, celebrity or otherwise look a little stupid. To that extent, they seem to work, but not for me.

At which point this seems to taking the direction of a rant, so I’ll end it here with this:

“It has been the Bramham Horse Trials this week. I don’t know why they bother ! they never find any horse guilty.”