Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Rubbish Bin Chess ...

Its been going on all summer ...

One neighbour (1) arrives, and moves the rubbish bins to the other side of the street. The council men move them back. The neighbour argues with the men, and tells them they have to be left there.

Neighbour (2) arrives, and moves them back again, and an argument ensues. Neighbour (3) moves them off the wall of Neighbour (1&2) property whenever passing by ...

Neighbours (1&2) who are not here at the same times this year, so the bins move back, and forth across the street. This week they are outside neighbour (2) house, and sometimes round the corner. This upsets neighbour (3) who moves them back round the corner.

Neighbour (1) then moves them again back and forth, Only this week a new tactic has evolved - Now neighbour (1) is moving them into no mans land, right in the centre of the street.

We currently have the only street central, block everything refuse bins, in Skiathos ...

Anyone accessing the street by car be it a deliveryman or truck, then moves them back to outside neighbour (1) house, which is the widest, and unobtrusive part of the street.

Exactly where the rubbish has been left for years ...

Later in the evening, the bins were back in No Mans land, Only for someone to move them firmly back outside neighbour (1) house, last night, under cover of darkness. A clear notice of intent by person or persons unknown. (It could be Neighbour 2,3 or even a new neighbour no 4? entering the fray).

Neighbour (1) moved them back into no mans land at around 1am ...

This morning the street cleaner has moved them, from the centre of the street, to the corner of Neighbour (2) house ready for Neighbour (3) to move them back again later ...

If you imagine the moves on a chess board, then I thing just about every one, has been employed in this game. The merry go round continues ...

Latest: Neighbour (1) has just looked up, and down the street, and slowly moved the bins out into No Mans land as quietly as possible ...

Later: Bingate update: A new change, the bins still centre street, have now have moved a few metres uphill. Standby for neighbour (3) to intervene. It could be the bins were aided by the forecast strong winds, which have just arrived, However the bins do appear to have also climbed a step by magic. Confrontation lines now drawn on the cobbles Neighbour 1 v Neighbour 3 it seems ...



2 comments:

  1. Brilliant! You seem to have a bit of time on your hands, twitching those net curtains ;-)

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    1. I would love to take a photo, current position is up against Neighbour (2) house :)

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