Ahh, no hiding from the recycling chap today, Monty. We have a delivery on its way!
Well, it won’t fit through the door so best get the shutter up.
Oh heck, the lorry can’t get down the road. I’d best go and see what we can do.
Goes from bad to worse. The lorry has a crane, nothing else. The driver can only unload out there. Good thing I have a pallet truck I guess.
Here goes! It won’t be fun on the cobbles.
“Cheers mate! I guess I will just manage it from here!” (grumble)
“Morning! Looks heavy. Can I help?”
“Umm, err, oh, it’s you! Umm, yes please, yes, thank you!”
“OK if I push on his bit?”
“Should be, I’ll pull this end.”
“So you’re not agency cover then?”
“Ahh, no, we swapped rounds, it happens sometimes.”
“If we can just get it inside…
So you’re my.. err, you’re back next week then?”
“Yep, I might get to see what you do with this… ummm,.. ‘thing’ then.”
“Thank you! Wadkin AGS 10 table saw. Yes, if it’s all working ok. we can cut some wood…”
“Is that what you do?”
“Yes, I’m a maker, I make stuff. Mostly wood though. You?”
“I’m collecting your recycling?!!”
“Oh yeah, doh! Ha, and when you’re not?”
“Anyway, best get that recycling box. Hello you, thank you for bringing the box to me.”
“That’s Monty, Monty Dog. He’s a rescue.”
“Hello Monty, you’re a lovely dog, aren’t you!”
“He is. Lovely and helpful, always trying to help.”
“I bet you like long dog walks, Monty…”
“There’s a thought, if you fancy a dog walk…”
“I’m working til 5ish, 6ish if I don’t get on.”
“Oh, yeah. I’ll walk out with you and bring the box back.”
Yes, Monty, she was lovely.
And she liked you.
And she thinks you are funny carrying the box for her.
And she wants to take you for a walk….
Aren’t you a lucky dog!
Right, back to work!
That is really awful strapping! Some four by twos, and a loose rope! I’m surprised it got here!
Now then, how am I going to get this off the pallet?