Saturday, 27 May 2006

put it in the bank

We have a new lodger arriving in a couple of hours - a Slovakian guy. And we have another new lodger arriving on Thursday.

Who we think may be Czech.

Ah.

We are madly cleaning the house and washing sheets.

We were woken up last night at 3.30 by an enormous kick-off at the end of the road outside the house of someone I'm quite friendly with - I came downstairs just in time to see the police arrive.

This morning it turns out that my friend's fifteen year old son had been beaten up in the street outside the house by three seventeen year olds, in front of her and his three year old sister. He's got a broken nose and cracked ribs and the little girl was busy telling me that he was covered in blood. Apparently she was hysterical.

He's due to join the army next year and seems like a nice lad - carries in old ladies shopping, always says 'hello' when you pass him in the street etc.. My friend says that as the three of them were kicking him around while he was lying on the ground, she could hear him saying something like 'okay, beat me up if you like, but don't do it in front of my mum'.

I am really, really sorry that I didn't wake B up when I first heard them shouting, rather than wait a while to see what was going on. We both feel really guilty :/.

I'm going to try to take a break from blogging over the bank holiday, but may not succeed. Have a nice one ... I hope the rain holds off wherever you are.

17 comments:

  1. Enjoy the bank hol!

    That's shocking about the poor lad getting beaten up. Poor fella!

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  2. Enjoy the bank hol!

    That's shocking about the poor lad getting beaten up. Poor fella!

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  3. Enjoy your rainy Bank Holiday weekend, Ally and good luck with the new lodgers.

    Hard bastards, obviously. 3 against 1.

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  4. Enjoy your rainy Bank Holiday weekend, Ally and good luck with the new lodgers.

    Hard bastards, obviously. 3 against 1.

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  5. Enjoy the bank holidays!

    Shame about the fella. I agree with Stagbeetle. One of my mates got set on by 10 chavs, he later saw one of them alone, and grabbed him around the throat.

    The chav started crying.

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  6. Enjoy the bank holidays!

    Shame about the fella. I agree with Stagbeetle. One of my mates got set on by 10 chavs, he later saw one of them alone, and grabbed him around the throat.

    The chav started crying.

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  7. In my younger years, in a sillier relationship, said ex and I came up with codewords, sepcifically, in relevance, we decided that itchy fanny (itchifanni) sounded like the name for a japanese motorbike amd that grottibolloxs sounded like a (czecho)slovakian tractor.
    I just thought I'd share.

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  8. In my younger years, in a sillier relationship, said ex and I came up with codewords, sepcifically, in relevance, we decided that itchy fanny (itchifanni) sounded like the name for a japanese motorbike amd that grottibolloxs sounded like a (czecho)slovakian tractor.
    I just thought I'd share.

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  9. Honey, don't feel guilty about not doing something sooner. How were you to know it wasn't a bunch of drunken yobboes just kicking up noise? I also agree with Stag ... 3 against 1 and in front of the womenfolk. Nice guys.

    How come you get czech/ polish etc lodgers? Is it an agency or something?

    Have a good weekend. I'm hoping for less rain so i can get some plants in.

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  10. Honey, don't feel guilty about not doing something sooner. How were you to know it wasn't a bunch of drunken yobboes just kicking up noise? I also agree with Stag ... 3 against 1 and in front of the womenfolk. Nice guys.

    How come you get czech/ polish etc lodgers? Is it an agency or something?

    Have a good weekend. I'm hoping for less rain so i can get some plants in.

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  11. Enjoy your break :-)

    3 against 1. What a bunch of arse wipes. Don't feel bad about not going out, you weren't to know what was going on. When I lived in a town, I used to ignore any kind of noise at night, usually it is just idiots making a racket.

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  12. Enjoy your break :-)

    3 against 1. What a bunch of arse wipes. Don't feel bad about not going out, you weren't to know what was going on. When I lived in a town, I used to ignore any kind of noise at night, usually it is just idiots making a racket.

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  13. Poor lad. But don't feel bad about not waking up hon.

    Someone tried to firebomb my next door neighbour one night. They chucked a petrol bomb at their window. It hit the wall about two feet from our bedroom window, fell into the road and exploded. Everybody got up, police arrived etc etc.

    We didn't wake up.

    We did, however, move out quite soon after that!

    :-)

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  14. Poor lad. But don't feel bad about not waking up hon.

    Someone tried to firebomb my next door neighbour one night. They chucked a petrol bomb at their window. It hit the wall about two feet from our bedroom window, fell into the road and exploded. Everybody got up, police arrived etc etc.

    We didn't wake up.

    We did, however, move out quite soon after that!

    :-)

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  15. Wow, here I was thinking I was the only one who had nasty middle of the night police call stories. We've had a jerk who beat his girlfriend, a townie vs. uni party that got out of control, a drive-by shout match,...

    I figure I call when I hear it; if I don't hear anything, well, then, maybe next time.

    Poor guy.

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  16. Wow, here I was thinking I was the only one who had nasty middle of the night police call stories. We've had a jerk who beat his girlfriend, a townie vs. uni party that got out of control, a drive-by shout match,...

    I figure I call when I hear it; if I don't hear anything, well, then, maybe next time.

    Poor guy.

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  17. Ooooh non-polish lodgers.. could be exciting!!

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