Friday, March 21, 2008

The Lazy And The Tramp

Don't Air Your Dirty Laundry Here

A laundrette in England has moved a tramp in - to act as overnight security. The homeless man, 50, keeps vigil in the shop in Crawley, West Sussex, after a window was broken last month. Owner Daniel Capstick refuses to have it mended, after claiming the council broke it. He said: "You get yobs hanging about outside, so Barry gives us a bit of security."

FOOTNOTE: Synchronise your washes.

12 comments:

Cowgirl said...

Hi David - Happy Easter!

Hey his surname isn't Manilow is it?? Nah - too young I guess.

At least he has a roof over his head albeit with broken window for extra ventilation.

Carolyn said...

Again with great footnote. Where do you get this stuff? So imaginative.

CrazyCath said...

Well, that's a novel mutual arrangement!

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

He'll protect the laundrette from things that go 'bum' in the night, for sure...

quilly said...

Oh David! Thank you, thank you! You've just reminded me of a moment from my past that is definitely worth sharing. It will be my Friday night post (Saturday night to you, given our time zones).

Good clean humor ....

Maggie May said...

Well at least he could keep himself clean while he watches.
Think its a good idea!

oldmanlincoln said...

Neat read. Have a nice holiday weekend.

Mima said...

That is a lovely way to solve the problem, good on the laundrette owner for helping the tramp at the same time as sorting out his problem.

Shrinky said...

You'd think the owner might at least pay to fix the window in payment for this poor guy patrolling the place?

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Marvelous idea!

Bubba's Sis said...

Not such a bum deal for either of them, is it?

Debbie in NC said...

I think this is a wonderful idea...wish our area would consider this :) Happy Easter, David!

Thanking God for the roof over my head, among other things, is a nightly ritual...