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Have you ever been skip ratted ?


Kool_Kat e2
8 162 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 12:41PM
We cleared out the loft this weekend getting rid of loads of toys/old records ect & rubbish ( mostly rubbish) rest went to charity shops ect we had some old suitcases which were skipped rang the skip company to collect it Monday no one came it has rained on the skip everything was soaking then last night some time WE WERE SKIP RATTED they had been through the skip opened the suitcase swhich we had packed with junk and thrown it all over the place they must have been around outside for ages we have four dogs who sleep with us in baskets and we never heard a thing YOU HAVE GOT TO LAUGH
KATH

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cambirder 10 7.2k England
10 Jun 2009 12:48PM
Could have been worse Smile
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 12:48PM
In the US going through skips (not destructively) is almost a national pastime. Our friends regularly go 'dumpster diving' and have found all sorts of good stuff, including a piano accordion, fully working and in excellent condition.

Over here we've never been skip ratted, but we have had our skip filled overnight with other people's rubbish.

Ian
BubbaG2000 7 767 1
10 Jun 2009 1:34PM
When it comes to bulk pickup day, everyone in Glasgow leaves their stuff out on the pavements awaiting pickup. A few choice members of society regulary see what they can salvage. Fair play to them. One man's garbage etc...

Leaving a huge mess behind though is not on!!
pcheywood 9 1.3k England
10 Jun 2009 1:39PM

Quote:

Over here we've never been skip ratted, but we have had our skip filled overnight with other people's rubbish.

Ian



That's about the size of it round here also, though it wasn't just overnight, but in the half hour it took me to nip to the shops.

Paul.
MikeA 10 1.2k England
10 Jun 2009 1:47PM

Quote:we have four dogs who sleep with us in baskets


Got rid of the beds as well then Wink
jimthistle73 10 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 2:03PM
My dad is an inveterate skip raker. He literally cannot pass a skip without getting out of the car (no matter who's in it) and spending five minutes rummaging, usually emerging with a bit of timber or somesuch, now destined to lie around his garden for eternity.

Once, memorably for all concerned, he dropped of his ex wife at her clinic (she's a Chinese medicine practitioner) and then made a bee line for the skip over the road. With a gleeful shout, he climbed out of the skip with a manky looking chandelier, nearly knocking over a certain member of the aristocracy (who will remain nameless, but you will have heard of her), who was going to the clinic for her accupuncture session.

Just about the only time I've seen my dad having the good grace to look embarrassed.
Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 2:11PM
I heard on the radio the other day that taking stuff from skips is actually illegal, you have to ask permission of the rubbish owner first.

I've never had a skip but I wouldn't say no to a good rummage.
JBA 6 341 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 4:01PM
It's criminal what some people throw away! Skips are great. Me and a mate liberated an old wardrobe from a skip many moons ago in London, we carried it home and when we opened the door a cat shot out. . . Don't know how it came to in there but that was proof that skip rummaging is A Good Thing Wink
Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 4:26PM

Quote:It's criminal what some people throw away! Skips are great. Me and a mate liberated an old wardrobe from a skip many moons ago in London, we carried it home and when we opened the door a cat shot out. . . Don't know how it came to in there but that was proof that skip rummaging is A Good Thing


Have you ever seen the episode of Malcolm In The Middle when the dad rescues and old wardrobe from a skip as a surprise present for his wife, he gets it home, opens it up and out fly hundreds of bats.
It is hilarious.
User_Removed 12 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 4:27PM

Quote:when we opened the door a cat shot out.

You were lucky - a cat with an AK-47 - how dangerous is that! Smile
10 Jun 2009 4:40PM

Quote:You were lucky - a cat with an AK-47 - how dangerous is that!


Catastrophic! Wink
collywobles 10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2009 5:40PM
It seems to be a pastime for those dregs of society "so called Travellers"
SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
11 Jun 2009 10:16PM
I love looking through skips too, as well as trawling round charity shops and junk shops.

As far as skips go, and stuff being left outside houses, I do always knock and ask if I can take it but I've never had anyone say no. If you're throwing something out, better it goes to someone who wants it rather than ending up on a dump somewhere being ruined by rain.

Smile
Zonda 5 303 1
11 Jun 2009 10:49PM
I sent my stuffed herring gull to landfill last week. I hope the live ones dont try and mate with it.

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