Saturday, July 14, 2012

It’s a lock out!

Locked trashcans

I just got back from a short beach vacation.  Did you know that on some beaches the boardwalk association locks the trashcans inside metal cages? And did you also know that when the cage door opens it is automatically spring loaded so when it closes you need a key to re-open it?

You may wonder why they lock them. Well, there are so many panhandlers that loiter around beach areas (and I’m not talking about the gulls) they lock the cans to keep them from going through the trash.  This solution works very well, unless of course some negligent trash man forgets to put a can back in and close the cage door.

While strolling the boardwalk we noticed police cars and fire engines and a crowd gathering around one of those cans.  We wondered and also hoped that there wasn’t any serious problem.  As we approached we saw him, the small boy who had seen the open cage and thought,

“This will make an ideal hiding place!” 

This time the fire department wasn’t getting a cat out of a tree, but a very red faced little boy out of a cage.

Lock out number two coming soon…and this one involved…you guessed it—Crystal (No I didn’t get in a trash can cage so stop your giggling)


craftattack said...

I am speechless! Valerie

Anonymous said...

oh no, poor little guy, I can't wait to find what you were locked out of or IN!!!!

Christine said...

how terrible, glad he was ok!

Heather said...

oh no! how did that happen?????
yes looking forward to hearing more about what happened to you!xx

Magic Love Crow said...

I have a picture of you in the trash can cage! LOL! I wonder what happened with the boy?? Take Care ;o)

Cowgirl Red said...

Ha Ha . That lock out thing was not well thought through by the powers that be Poor kid. I can't wait to hear your story. Terah

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Poor kid! Bet he doesn't do that again!

I had a vision of you in the trash cage! Looking forward to the real story.

Judy Adamson said...

Crystal - I too have learnt something new today! I didn't know what a 'panhandler' was until I looked it up! I used to have a friend called Jan Sadler and my email spell-checker always wanted me to changer her name to 'panhandler', which I thought was quite funny - but now I know what it means, I'm not so sure!

And why are the panhandlers not allowed to go through the trash cans?

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