The art of refuse disposal

Armchair in the gardenI’ve talked before about my neighbours, and their odd ideas about refuse disposal. Well, now someone’s decided to start clearing out some of the furniture and put it out on the street, someone else has decided it shouldn’t be on the street (and it shouldn’t), and the result is that there’s now an armchair in the garden.

Now I’m not against furniture in gardens per se. A nice bench and a fountain would look really nice in the block’s communal garden. Perhaps polish it off with some landscaping – perhaps a little path around the fountain and a few shrubberies. But an armchair tipped over the wall with a view of the dead possum just doesn’t work. Not even a reasonably nice armchair like this one. (No, it’s not so nice that I’d want to acquire it.)

With the flat downstairs from us now empty again (and it looks directly onto the garden), it’ll be interesting to see if it gets let before someone moves the chair. What would your impression be on looking out of the livingroom window of an otherwise very nice flat and seeing a deserted armchair sitting overturned in the garden?

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.