Sunday, September 20, 2015

One man's junk is another man's treasure or.. cross-trainer v chocolates!


One of the many services we get in return for paying our council rates is a twice yearly bulk rubbish collection, bulk garden waste, trees etc. and any un-wanted 'anything' really! Last week we put out two old side tables, a chest of drawers, a door and the 'jewel in the crown' my almost unused cross-trainer :) Most of it disappeared before the pick up truck arrived, excellent.. and just as I was about to give up on the evil cross-trainer finding a new home, a very fit looking lady pulled up and excitedly with P's help loaded it into her 4wheel drive.. returning an hour later with a box of chocolates for me as a thank-you. Now that's what I call a happy ending :) Have a wonderful Sunday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. come on confess, what exercise equipment have you bought and never used? 

26 comments:

  1. It's a great service we get for our council rates! We had ours end of August. Oh had I know I would have picked up your cross-trainer! Some of our stuff was also picked up by people before collection day.

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  2. Ah, yes, you're right -- no exercise equipment for me and I would have been more than happy to exchange one for a box of chocolates!! It is great to be able to clear out all of those "unused" items isn't it!! Hope your weekend is going well, Grace!! Enjoy!!

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  3. I have an old rowing machine in the basement gathering dust! I'd trade it for treats any day, Grace!

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  4. Chocolates! SCORE! My bread machine doesn't count does it?






    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  5. The same thing happens here! Heck, if I lived in Perth, I would have probably relieved you of most of that stuff myself!

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  6. Ze was er in iedergeval heel blij mee en heeft dat ook laten merken.

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  7. The only exercise equipment I've bought- climbing gear- I get use out of. We often see items of furniture put out on collection days- it's often taken before the trucks arrive too.

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  8. I wonder how long the new owner will use the wretched thing before putting it out for collection again.

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  9. Wow the young lady got really lucky, cross trainers are pricey. Very nice to bring you chocolate though...

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  10. Who trows that away? Good for the one who picks it up.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  11. I've got weights that are heading to the roadside too. Exercise is in my rearview mirror. Am I bad?

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  12. OH my gosh! You got rid of something you did not want and got a box of chocolates in return? I'll never be able to match that deal!

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  13. That was very kind of the woman to give you chocolates. In a sealed up fireplace with a fixed in bookcase in front at our last house is an exercise bike and an ab cruncher.

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  14. Im sorry but I'm sitting here thinking you gave AWAY a cross trainer? I'd have been carting it to my place too. It's lovely that she gave you chocolates though..

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  15. That was great! A box of chocolates for a cross-trainer. I bet the chocolates will get used much more than the cross trainer.

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  16. Interested in an almost unused Nordic Track? No chocolates needed but a nice bottle of Penfold's Grange is always appreciated.

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  17. My goodness, Grace, you had some good stuff there!! Have a great day. My daughter, Sam, is now off to USA & other places to run in marathons.

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  18. It's great when people magically remove these items before the formal pick up. I guess that means they are going to be wanted and used. Great return with the chocolates. That's unusual.

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  19. Oh boy you had quite some pretty stuff. Nice someone took it away. No more crossing training for you?

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  20. I notice P has dumped the walking stick to stop you using it as a weapon...

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  21. That´s a nice gesture of the lady, Grace! I sold my crosstrainer, too. It was so plain boring on that thing. Plus I read it´s not really effective. So, right decision, I´d say :-)

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  22. And the cane belongs to whom??

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  23. It's a big thing around here too, I really enjoy it when something you have goes to real worthy cause, or brightens the life of someone else, and those delicious chocolates proves how excitedly thankful she is! A win! Win!

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