Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house..
Not a creature was stirring, except for the mice in the chook pen.
The bin had been placed on the kerb with care..
In the hope that the bin truck would soon be there.
The Other Half and I were nestled all snug in our bed..
While visions of sugar plums danced in our heads.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
but because we were asleep,
nobody sprang from our bed to see what was the matter.
Luckily the security cameras caught the bin thieves,
who rather stupidly live just up the street
and chose to use their quite recognisable 4wd to try and steal our bin.
Because they took off like a bat out of hell,
This bin theft did not go very well.
Because I use very recognisable bin bags,
we found our bin right where they left it.
Just between you and me,
The council replaced our broken bin for free.
And they would have provided our caught on CCTV thieves with a free bin regardless of why it went missing. Your results may vary depending on your council.
Perhaps in the old days before CCTV, people might have snuck out in the night to steal someone else’s bin if something happened to theirs, and the destiny of the bin would forever remain a mystery. These days, not so much.