Simply 6 Minutes: 2nd August

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This picture shows someone walking a bicycle that is piled with bricks. The man has left a hole in the pile of bricks so he can reach the handlebar of the bike.

He didn’t think he’s get away with it, but his friend said it was a doddle. He’d done the same with wheelbarrows. Before long he had ten barrows to sell as he’d never been challenged for theft because no-one thought anything of a guy wheeling a barrow carrying tools across a building site.
Bricks were a different matter. They weren’t exactly the easiest of things to pilfer, but this seemed as good an idea as any. All a question of balance.
It was damn awkward steering his bike though and he’d had to put a rag through the hole to protect his arm which was now grazed and badly bruised. Still, he had enough now to build the patio his wife was forever harping on about, so he could now quit while he was ahead and make a start. Next thing to get though was sand to brush between the laid bricks. The beach was a lot further away than the building site. He wondered if Mick still had a spare wheelbarrow.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Simply 6 Minutes: 2nd August

  1. Hahaha! No one would suspect stealing when someone is trying to struggle with all that! Who would be dumb enough?

  2. Reblogged this on Stine Writing and commented:
    Di’s story on endurance for a wife….

  3. I briefly imagined him trying to pile sand on that bicycle! LOL

  4. murisopsis says:

    Your imagination amazes me! I would have never gone there in a million years!! Love this one!

  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    That reminds me of living country. The things that disappeared from building sites

  6. Carol anne says:

    Lol very good di! 😀

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