Further to norma 308 post (I used your title) I had my revenge today.
I live down a small lane which is a right of way, but land not owned by highways. The land is owned by me and my neighbours, but as I'm the only one who uses it I tend to keep it tidy, maintain the road, mow the verges etc. It's a nice approach to my property which is rural and fairly natural looking. That's how I want it.
Now the other day (yes in the day) some rotten sh** decided to dump a whole van load of household rubbish on the verge. Kids toys, brick rubble, clothes, fish tank etc.
Well they were stupid enough to leave their address in there. I reported this to the council who intend to try and prosecute, but that could take a while. In the mean time the rubbish will have to sit there until a court order instructs them to clear it up.
Well I ain't waiting for that I thought, so this morning I took a drive to their house. Knocked the door, introduced myself and explained the situation.
They of course know the council is taking action and realise they are in a bit of a difficult situation. They apparently allowed a job in builder to remove the waste he created doing a job along with the other stuff. Paid him £40 to move a skip load of stuff!!!
Anyway turns out one is a solicitor and the other a probation officer. I pointed out that since they are both professionals that rely on having a squeaky clean record, it wouldn't be very wise or financially sensible to risk that.
I advised they should take the initiative and get this stuff moved.
Well they did and this afternoon they paid for and came and filled a skip with all their junk.
Very pleased with my persuasive powers and a good outcome. They have confirmed they will definitely not be using foreign builders any time soon.