No, I really don’t believe it! A scheme I considered in a previous issue of The Skip, after another one of my Pot Noodle pondering sessions, has actually made it to fruition! Oh, if only my dear mum could see me now (she’s not dead, she just can’t see very well nowadays).
I’m sure you’ll remember my enthusiasm for a ‘Skip Sharing’ scheme, back in issue 37 of The Skip, when I briefly deviated from my favourite passion to explore the terrible reality of underloaded skips. Well, would you believe it, National “Share-A-Skip” Week has now been officially born! I’m just glad I patented the idea at the time in case it takes off. Oh crap, no I didn’t; that was the re-usable bog roll fiasco.
National “Share-A-Skip” Week 2008 runs from the 10th to the 17th of November and should provide a very welcome boost to the skip hire industry, as well as doing a great job towards reducing fly tipping, skip jacking, wasted skip space and all the needless carbon emissions that come with it. You can read all about it at http://nationalshareaskipweek.co.uk, where you can also find that “Skipjacking Jerk” tune that is currently plaguing my mind to the point of near insanity!
Anyway, I’m excited at the prospect of several people sharing one skip, because that surely increases the chances of more juicy overloaded numbers out there. Not that I’d ever (been seen to) encourage the deliberate overloading of a skip merely to satisfy my own personal, twisted fixation with the delightful spectacle.
And that takes me seamlessly, once more, to this month’s ‘overloaded skip porn’! The first beauty, in desperate need of a haircut, was sent to us by Nigel McGillicuddy, of Howard Waste. Nigel said they were “appalled and horrified” by the state of the skip when they turned up to collect it. I suppose it’s a different ball game when you’re the person who actually has to deal with the inconvenience, but I have to say that I felt something more along the lines of “delighted and ever so slightly aroused”!
The second skip, courtesy of John Cinnamond, of R Collard Ltd, is a rare classic. On first glance, it looks like a full skip on a full skip (which, as you can imagine, left me quite weak at the knees). But there actually appears to be some kind of mattress convention going on. I only hope they checked them all thoroughly for students before tying them down.
Please keep your overloaded skip photos coming in. Email them to us or post them to – The Skip, Metropolitan House, Station Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 7GA
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