I came home last night to find my nephew with his arm inserted into the main drainpipe outside the flat. He was attempting to unblock the drain so we could use the dishwasher and washing machine again.
By 11 pm he had triumphantly declared that he had successfully unblocked it. Hurrah! No more dragging bags of washing to my girlfriend’s house.
This morning there was a knock at the door, it was a man the housing association had sent to unblock my drain. Talk about too little too late!
I explained that we had already done it and he left rather dejected.
I later saw on the repair report that he had marked the report as ‘completed’ and that he had unblocked the drain. This was obviously a ploy by him to get the housing association to pay him. And I was undecided on whether I should report that he did not unblock the drain.
On the one hand, I don’t want to appear as a grass, but on the other hand, this is the kind of thing that pushes my council tax up.
It looks like Parkrun might returning on June 5th as landowners start to permit the events to return on their lands. This is a fantastic piece of news for anyone who wants to get out and get fit.
At this moment 76 events have permission to return, 120 are being discussed and they have had no reply from the remaining 368. Not bad since they only contacted the landowners a few days ago.
But they posted something on Twitter this evening:
It is critical that we achieve permission for the large majority of our events to return. If we can’t do that, none will.
Is it me or does that sound like a tantrum?
It’s like asking ten of your friends if they want to go to the pub and then saying if more than half of you don’t want to go then none of us is going to go.
While it would be sad to see any landowners refuse permission, I think it would be rather short-sighted of Parkrun to throw their toys out of the pram and say none of the events will return.
The only reason I can think of for this kind of reaction is maybe they are concerned about more people turning up to the ones that go ahead. If this is indeed their concern then maybe they will need to think about placing a cap on how many can attend each event each week.