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Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Now the bins don't work

Get thee to a charidee shop, young lady

At lunch time today, I was coming back from a meeting and I saw a woman trying to shove a pair of boots into a sealed up bin at Embankment station, much to the stifled laughter of the bloke sitting next to her.

In an out of town Northern accent she screamed to her female companion a few yards down "The bin doesn't work".

She'd obviously not been down south for some time. Bins have been sealed on the tube for years and years and years now as they made good hiding places for bombs. And that's also why you might see some of those
clear plastic bag bins around - mainly on "overground" underground platforms. Although it's hardly likely that someone's going to put a bomb in one of those bags, without putting it in another container first.

Image from Jag's Route 79 Bus Journal

But I digress, what Ms Wasteful, was doing trying to throw a perfectly good looking pair of beige suede boots away in the middle of the afternoon, God only knows, the concept of "charity shops" had clearly passed her by.

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