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BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!

skipy 01 May 06 - 03:47 PM
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Subject: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: skipy
Date: 01 May 06 - 03:47 PM

I have a new hobby!
It all started when the local pub misplaced my wife's visa card during a meal transaction.
Several members of staff spent time searching for it, to no avail.
The following day I had them search again, nothing, finally it turned up about a week later - after we cancelled it!
So I suggested to the manager that "he should have a lost property shelf in his office, that way any member of staff from any shift could go and have a quick look for a missing item and sort it".
So he did this!
I left it for a few week & then started leaving things in the pub.
e.g. 2 x handbags with assorted contents, 3 x purses seeded with odd items e.g. earings, tampax, coins nail clippers etc, 2 x sets of keys, last week I left 1 flip flop ( now sure if it was a flip or a flop)& a pair of glasses in a case, today I have left an mp3 player, next week I intend to leave a house plant - so they will have to water it! All the items have come frome skips (nothing new there then).
So come on leave something in your local pub, the more bizarre the better.
I an trying to get a prosthetic arm to leave behind clutching a pint pot.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: skipy
Date: 01 May 06 - 03:50 PM

the "frome" should be "from" - nothing to do with Somerset.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 May 06 - 03:58 PM

LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: GUEST
Date: 01 May 06 - 04:20 PM

Yes, it is bizarre.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: MaineDog
Date: 01 May 06 - 04:29 PM

Back in the good old days I used to ski every weekend in the White Mountains. One Sunday I left my wineskin, with some cheap brandy in it, in a pub on the way home.
Next week was January thaw , so I didn't go.
Next week when I was getting ready to go, I couldn't find my wineskin, but I went anyway.
On the way home, I sat in the same booth at the same pub, put my hand down to my wineskin shoud be, and there it was, but it was empty. I hope this isn't called littering.

MD


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Beer
Date: 01 May 06 - 04:34 PM

How about a set of false teeth the old man doesn't wear anymore.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 May 06 - 05:02 PM

Sounds like a great way to get rid of junk one doesn't need. ;-D I'm going to start leaving stuff at my local restaurants. I finally have an elegant alternative for disposing of the Jehovah's Witness tracts and my deceased leopard frogs! This is good, because the Orillia Post Office has begun trying to find out who the bastard is who keeps putting them in the public mailboxes...


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 May 06 - 05:07 PM

I'm certain that it wasn't intentional, but we recently cleaned out the lost and found:

1 foot-powered "Razor"-type scooter
several wallets
a Palm Pilot
1 baby sock
assorted floppy disks, including a one that was 5.25 inches
a condom (wrapped)
more than a few jackets, coats, hats and gloves


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: jonm
Date: 01 May 06 - 05:12 PM

On the converse side, I have a skip outside my house and every morning is a delight to see what new treasures.

Yesterday, one hi-fi speaker.

The day before, a single ladies shoe.

Still waiting for the Citroen 2CV!


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 01 May 06 - 05:14 PM

I you go round deliberatly leaving items does this make you a manokleptiac?


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 May 06 - 05:32 PM

You should see the pile of jackets at the schools in the area at the end of the school year. And books and lunchboxes and umbrellas and bookbags. . . I tried tracking a lost book bag (the schools dispatch this stuff very quickly to various organizations) because there was a public library book in the lost bag. Never did track it down.

You'd think they'd at least LOOK AT what they were giving away as they toss it into the box or whatever. If it has a name, have some low-paid employee make a few phone calls. "Little Johnny left his name-brand jacket and pack at the school. Please pick it up in the next two weeks or it is history."


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Sparkly_Sheep
Date: 01 May 06 - 05:46 PM

wow. what an interesting hobby!


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 May 06 - 06:27 PM

Why dont I think this is strange ? Perhaps I have known skipy too long !!


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Hawker
Date: 01 May 06 - 06:51 PM

Me too, I started collecting beards this year.
Aren't hobbies fun!
:0D


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: LadyJean
Date: 02 May 06 - 12:28 AM

Many years ago, after an S.C.A. event, we discovered a live guinea pig in his cage, among the left items. I wound up taking the wretched rodent home with me. Which is how I found out I'm allergic to guinea pigs. I rode home with 3 good looking men, red faced and sneezing.
The guinea pig spent the night in our basement, on a stool, where the cats couldn't get him. Ocelittle looked all over. She was certain the ultimate mouse was somewhere! If she could only find him. It did take a while to find the beasty's owner, but I wasn't sorry to see the last of him.
So, don't leave a guinea pig. Might I reccomend you try the Archie McFee company. They offer all manner of weird stuff for you to leave at the pub. Or perhaps you could check out Giant Microbes. They sell giant plush germs. Mononucleosis is really cute.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 May 06 - 09:11 AM

Rapaire,

you found a 5.25 inch floppy WHAT?


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 May 06 - 09:18 AM

"I rode home with 3 good looking men, red faced and sneezing."

Come to think of it Lady Jean, why were they red faced - what did you say or do? and why were they sneezing?


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 May 06 - 09:21 AM

Sorry, surely you MEANT to say

"Red faced and sneezing, I rode home with 3 good looking men."

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 02 May 06 - 09:57 AM

I thought a 2CV was a skip on wheels.
Are you a dumpster diver?
Is that why they call you Skipy?

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 May 06 - 09:58 AM

"You should see the pile of jackets at the schools in the area at the end of the school year. And books and lunchboxes and umbrellas and bookbags"

SRS: I think your system should have a garage sale at the end of the year. (Let the PTA do the work.) It might be a wake-up call to parents who need to keep a closer watch on their kids' lives. For example, "Isn't that Johnny's winter coat? What has he been wearing instead? How much did we spend on that, anyway?"


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 May 06 - 10:06 AM

GOOD idea Leenia!


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 May 06 - 10:41 AM

You got it! It's amazing the cost of what is lost. And I've been more than a tad upset at the kids when they lost perfectly good jackets or sweaters I know I spent good money for.

You start going to the thrift store after a while if they can't hold onto their stuff.

That poor guinea pig! Think about the care and attention it must get at home if the kid doesn't even know it is missing.

SRs


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 02 May 06 - 03:55 PM

Suddenly my mind is a blank - I can't think of anything I would leave in a pub. Certain people I would leave....

when they were silting up the entry and exit points of the house, I took a pile of guitar magazines down to the doctors surgery, but mysteriously they weren't there in the waiting room for me to read - next time I had to go, although the grubby 3 year old Hello magazines still were there.
Can't believe the doctor plays guitar....not bright enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 02 May 06 - 04:26 PM

How about a set of false teeth the old man doesn't wear anymore.

But for the "right touch" the teeth should be embedded in the last piece of steak, beside the unused "doggie bag," at least at a couple of "fine restaurants" I've tried recently.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 May 06 - 06:06 PM

None of the usual cracks about bodhrans, banjos and accordions, I see.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: HuwG
Date: 02 May 06 - 06:22 PM

The debris I have collected cleaning a pub includes:

- Several mobile phones. How can these be left ? Their owners seem incapable of independent thought without these pressed to their ear. They must wander home like something from "Night of the living Dead".
- A jar of honey.
- A tube of pile ointment.
- Fourteen (!) umbrellas.
- One scarf, apparently abandoned by Doctor Who. It measured eight feet.
- An A5 publication entitled "Screw". It was a trade directory for the construction trade. We assume the buyer abandoned it when it turned out not to be what he excpected.

Since the pub also hosts sessions and performances, several picks and strings turn up every week. Unfortunately, the vacuum cleaner usually collects these. The picks tend to be ruined, and the vacuum cleaner uses the strings to convert itself into an improvised strimmer.

You have inspired me to prepare some props to be left for someone else to discover, possibly next Hallowe'en.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Mo the caller
Date: 02 May 06 - 06:58 PM

"From: Foolestroupe - PM

Sorry, surely you MEANT to say

"Red faced and sneezing, I rode home with 3 good looking men." "

No, no-one would ever say that


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 May 06 - 08:34 PM

You could turn your pastime from a mildly antisocial one to a friendly one by (1) leaving only useful objects, (2) leaving a note explaining what you are doing and why (just so people don't think it's a lost object that they ought to return to its rightful owner).

People are already doing something like that, with books. Here's the official website: www.BookCrossing.com, and here's an article about it from the San Francisco Chronicle.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 02 May 06 - 08:55 PM

No big brass broken bedstead?

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: A 5-inch melon is twice as big as a 4-inch melon. :||


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 03 May 06 - 03:14 AM

d'you remember that bit in Men Behaving Badly where Debbie says of Tony, he put that down as one of his hobbies....hiding.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 03 May 06 - 05:19 AM

London Transport occasionally publishes lists of the odd stuff people leave behind on buses or tube trains.

How do you manage to forget a six-foot-long whale penis on a bus?


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: frogprince
Date: 03 May 06 - 11:35 AM

LOL Jack Campin; maybe the real story was, someone out there asking himself (or herself) "How can I get rid of a six-foot whale penis anonomously?"


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: skipy
Date: 05 May 06 - 05:42 PM

Tonight I left, a pair of spectacles in their case, 2 telephones, and a bra.
Not bad for one night.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Pauline L
Date: 05 May 06 - 06:20 PM

Be careful about leaving things in the pub. You might get arrested for littering, like Arlo.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: LadyJean
Date: 06 May 06 - 12:57 AM

One of the laundromats I use has an enormous pile of clothes in the back that people have left behind. I'm not sure how someone could forget an entire load of wash. But people do.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: GUEST,Skipy
Date: 10 May 06 - 06:30 AM

Last night:-
an umbrella (in was really sunny!) and an ornamental mouse made out of straw.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 10 May 06 - 06:38 AM

One year when our car was due for its annual MOT Geoff and I deliberately planted a leather whip, jar of vaseline, rubber glove and a tin of custard in the car (the mechanic is a friend). To this day he has never mentinned them but we do catch strange sideways looks occasionally


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: GUEST,Mingulay at work
Date: 10 May 06 - 08:30 AM

I've just realised that KNOWING Skipy is a bizarre hobby in itself.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: frogprince
Date: 10 May 06 - 09:39 AM

Love that, Mrs. Duck.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: Mr Red
Date: 11 May 06 - 08:14 AM

skipy - we would not expect anything nearer normal of you

I am amazed the bambinos go along with your "interests" so readily.

Nice kids.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: skipy
Date: 11 May 06 - 04:52 PM

Hi Mr Red, You should see the 2 dresses that I just got today for the boys to wear at jolly old chippers in a couple of weeks.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: skipy
Date: 12 May 06 - 03:49 PM

Tonight a floral make up bag with eye shadow, lash brush, nail files etc.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: skipy
Date: 15 May 06 - 06:14 PM

Rumbled, stiched up like a kipper, I no longer have a hobby, I must now wander aimlessly through time, not banned from the pub though.
Skipy.
Might take a look at the Folkforms concert on the 10th June @ the Old mill hall in Grove, might be a chance to leave something there, if I can bluff my way in.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 May 06 - 12:36 AM

Skipy

Did you know that you are a Dadaist?


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: GUEST,Mingulay at work
Date: 16 May 06 - 08:28 AM

Robin - compared to Skipy Dadaists are sane and normal beings with ordinarally weird ideas.

Anyway, Skipy is more of a Daddy-o.


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: gnomad
Date: 16 May 06 - 01:00 PM

Skipy, I sense a missing anecdote, what happened when they got you?

I have enjoyed the story so far, it would be a shame to miss the climax/denouement/punchline.

If you miss your old hobby you could always start indulging it somewhere else, buses maybe, or your local museum/library?


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Subject: RE: BS: I have a bizarre new hobby!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 May 06 - 07:35 PM

Yes Skipy, now you have us all in suspenders waiting for the other shoe to drop!


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