It seems that the binmen are on strike. The overflowing wheelie bins, flies and smell is pretty usual for this area of London and the time of year, but it seems there’s actually a reason for it this time. All the wheelie bins on my street are full which means it’s only going to get worse. What a lovely thing to happen at the height of summer. And the Muswell Hill Journal says it’s going to continue indefinitely…


4 responses to “Rubbish

  1. Will August 6, 2006 at 12:10 am

    And Haringey council say it’s not their problem. Big fucking surprise there then.

  2. Rachel August 6, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    See, this is what comes of outsourcing. You have no control over the end product.
    I’m also hanging my head at some of the ‘advice’ on how to cope with the ever expanding piles of rubbish, including double-bagging rubbish to discourage mice and rats. As though a mouse is going to chew through one bag (in about two seconds), then think:
    “Damn these crafty humans! I cannot possibly chew through yet another piece of very thin plastic! Foiled again!”

  3. kate August 7, 2006 at 11:26 am

    can i just say, i’m loving the title ‘the Muswell Hill Journal’. It sounds so, well, respectable. Does it lead with sensational revelations about the pensioners’ crochet contest?

  4. Rachel August 7, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Come up here, you will see immediately why the title fits 🙂
    Oh, I’m going to miss being so middle class. Incidentally, when I was at home the other weekend I was saying something and said “middle clarse”; my Mum got me to repeat it three times before saying “you don’t know what you said, do you?!” Of course I did; doesn’t it defeat the object to say “middle class” like a peasant?

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