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Old woman yells at grass
« on: June 06, 2021, 11:44:52 PM »


An elderly woman has shared her anger after her council mowed the lawn outside her home but left it covered in cut grass which ‘absolutely stinks’.

The pensioner said: ‘It’s just ridiculous. They have cut the grass and left it. They should put it in a compost bin, but it’s just laying there. It’s still there from when it was cut in April.’

She added: ‘I always write it down when they cut the grass. I like to keep an eye on it. I’m part of the neighbourhood watch. I thought it was supposed to be cut every month.

‘It’s just such a mess. It just lays there. Why they can’t come round with a trailer on the back of the mower, or a box on the front, I don’t know. The sun has been out, and the grass just sits there, absolutely stinks and looks unprofessional.’

Asked what she would like to say to the council, she raged: ‘Get your bloomin’ fingers out and do something about it. Give us something for our money. It’s a lack of care, lack of responsibility.

‘It is just disgusting. It really is. It looks like straw. We would do better if we had a flock of sheep out here.’


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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 11:53:34 PM »

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Re: Old woman yells at grass
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 12:09:47 AM »
So she's picked some of it up. Bet she put it straight down again afterwards, not in a bin.

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 12:11:41 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 12:15:43 AM »
Wonder which way she votes at a general election.

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 12:20:08 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2021, 12:31:15 AM »
I agree with elderly woman. It's a fucken eyesore. The grass just lays there and it stinks; then when it's finally decomposed and disappeared, it's killed the grass underneath so there's big brown patches. Elderly woman is right- the council should get their finger out.

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2021, 12:35:49 AM »
I agree with elderly woman. It's a fucken eyesore. The grass just lays there and it stinks; then when it's finally decomposed and disappeared, it's killed the grass underneath so there's big brown patches. Elderly woman is right- the council should get their finger out.

How many worthers original do you eat a week?

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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2021, 12:36:24 AM »
If only there was such a thing as a rake. I suppose that is the great tragedy here.

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2021, 12:38:13 AM »
She's lucky, 5 times the council have came and cut a tiny patch of grass outside my house in the past 2 weeks, it's a fucking mess and then some dickhead lazy workshy bastard walks along and uses a leaf blower to blow the cuttings all over my path and through my windows while staring into space with one of his eyes and looking at his phone with the other.

And has even taken phone calls and walked away from the fucking thing left on right outside my house. And the grass still hasn't been cut properly. They just do whatever the width of the mower is and fuck off to the next patch. Great work if you can get it.

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2021, 12:41:24 AM »
Well actually I cut and tend to the verges outside my house (and for a few elderly neighbours in fact). They are an absolute state as a result because I couldn’t give a fig. The “Big Society” indeed.

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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2021, 12:49:09 AM »
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She added: ‘I always write it down when they cut the grass. I like to keep an eye on it. I’m part of the neighbourhood watch. I thought it was supposed to be cut every month.

When someone has this little in their life they should be euthanised and their bodies re-purposed as furniture.

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2021, 01:07:45 AM »
She should pick it up and make a compost heap for her garden.
The council is doing her a favour.

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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2021, 01:19:32 AM »
Pretty sure she was yelling at her husband when she said "Fuck off, you sod!"

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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2021, 02:02:47 AM »
appropriately her vest seems to be made out of mould.

oh ok 1943. ok boomer. get under that grass already

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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2021, 03:04:42 AM »
Is she wearing shoes, or has she just put nail varnish on her big toe?

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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2021, 05:12:04 AM »
She's at least partly right about the cutting though.  Not sure if they do it in the UK but here, they have a thing for cutting verges.  Not verges outside the town hall or something, verges all along country lanes from one tiny village to another for fucking miles.

I walk these roads, I see what these arseholes do.  All the trees along the road, gouged and wounded, not just talking a graze, great big slices of bark missing.  The verge, turned from a verdant and varied habitat, bursting with extremely rare wild plants (I'm not even exaggerating), into a foetid sweating airless desert.  Yesterday, one had been along, orchids, just crushed and lying there rotting in the sun, small trees hacked off at ground level, plastic, shredded and spread in uncollectable mess.  People ordering it need punting into the ocean.  And I've been examining the strips of verge that are regularly done and those areas the machine cannot reach, completely different, diverse flora-rich ecosystems bursting with life, rare orchids, wild thyme, fennel, broomrapes, numberless species of grasses and other specialised plants or barren virtual monocultures of mixed baked earth and rough fast-growing weeds, scattered with fragments of cut up plastic and drinks tins.  We are dealing with morons.

And finally, you can't compost grass like that on its own, if you pile it up, even in small lumps like the one she's holding, it'll turn into super-hot slime that excludes air and light.  If you're composting it, you need to mix it with other material to let air and light remain within.  If you leave it on the grass, it'll just kill off big areas and encourage moss. 

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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2021, 05:31:58 AM »
You need to get onto Le Figaro, B.

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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2021, 06:20:59 AM »
Heheh. 

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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2021, 08:06:32 AM »
Why has she got three satellite dishes? I think all this crap about grass is to distract from her undercover MI5 work, hiding in plain sight and all that.

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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2021, 08:15:55 AM »
How many worthers original do you eat a week?

Only two packets, which I'm sure is a normal amount. I give most of them to my grandson; after all, he's someone very special too you know.

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Absolutely caterwauled with laughter you cunt

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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2021, 08:35:50 AM »
She's at least partly right about the cutting though.  Not sure if they do it in the UK but here, they have a thing for cutting verges.  Not verges outside the town hall or something, verges all along country lanes from one tiny village to another for fucking miles.

I walk these roads, I see what these arseholes do.  All the trees along the road, gouged and wounded, not just talking a graze, great big slices of bark missing.  The verge, turned from a verdant and varied habitat, bursting with extremely rare wild plants (I'm not even exaggerating), into a foetid sweating airless desert.  Yesterday, one had been along, orchids, just crushed and lying there rotting in the sun, small trees hacked off at ground level, plastic, shredded and spread in uncollectable mess.  People ordering it need punting into the ocean.  And I've been examining the strips of verge that are regularly done and those areas the machine cannot reach, completely different, diverse flora-rich ecosystems bursting with life, rare orchids, wild thyme, fennel, broomrapes, numberless species of grasses and other specialised plants or barren virtual monocultures of mixed baked earth and rough fast-growing weeds, scattered with fragments of cut up plastic and drinks tins.  We are dealing with morons.

And finally, you can't compost grass like that on its own, if you pile it up, even in small lumps like the one she's holding, it'll turn into super-hot slime that excludes air and light.  If you're composting it, you need to mix it with other material to let air and light remain within.  If you leave it on the grass, it'll just kill off big areas and encourage moss.
In Plymouth the council used the lockdown as an excuse to let more wildlflowers grow everywhere and it seems like they're not going to go back on it. It looks great to me but obviously miserable bastards germinate faster than flowers so I wonder if it will last.

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« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2021, 08:39:46 AM »
Mulch ado about nothing.

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« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2021, 09:19:43 AM »
Well actually I cut and tend to the verges outside my house (and for a few elderly neighbours in fact). They are an absolute state as a result because I couldn’t give a fig. The “Big Society” indeed.

My retired neighbour does this about twice a week and it makes me really angry. Literally nothing better to do than mow grass that isn't even his land. What harm to let it grow? It encourages pollinators. Who cares if looks a state? It's not like litter.

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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2021, 09:46:46 AM »
Buelligan make them stop

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« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2021, 09:53:28 AM »
She should pick it up and make a compost heap for her garden.
The council is doing her a favour.

Perhaps she doesn't want a compost heap or already has one and uses the grass from her own garden. Why can t the council just rake up the grass and take it away, seeing as it is their land?

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