Skip Envy

As part of a general “empty the shed and tidy the garden” campaign I’ve hired a waste skip – 4 cubic yards of gloriously empty space ready for filling up.

Within minutes of the skip being delivered it had attracted a small crowd of men all anxious to share the glory of owning a skip.  Forget sports cars – a skip commands much more interest; “how big is it”, “how long have you got it for”, “where did you hire it from”, but nobody daring to ask the un-askable question… “can I put something in your skip”?

Eventually, as I started to fill the skip, people drifted away but not before giving assurances that they too would be hiring skips in the not too distant future.

Skip envy is a terrible (but funny) thing to see….. 🙂