A local woman has began putting her bins out on different nights of the week just to mess with her neighbours heads. 81 year-old Bridie Flanagan from Pearse Park in Tullamore says she’s been doing it for a few months now after realising everyone seems to take their cue from her. She told us that watching her neighbours putting their bins out on the wrong night is the best laugh she’s had in years.
“I noticed a while ago that I’m the one they all follow when it comes to putting the bins out. As soon as I put mine out they all put theirs out so I saw an opportunity to have a bit of fun at their expense. I don’t like any of them anyway. They’re mostly young and I hate young people.”
Bridie says she can’t believe her neighbours keep falling for it and that some of them have even phoned the waste collection companies to complain.
“The only thing funnier than watching them all put their bins out on the wrong night is watching them looking into the bins the next morning when they go to bring them in.” she laughed. “The look on their faces never fails to make me piss me knickers. And at my age I mean that literally. I always have to go and get a clean pair.”
Bridie also revealed that she’s been pulling pranks on her neighbours long before this.
“I just love annoying the shite out of them. I used to knock on their doors and run away but me knees are knackered now so sadly I had to give that up. These days I mostly just egg their cars.
“There’s always loads of cars around so I just lob the eggs from my bedroom window. Of course they’d never suspect an aul’ one so the local kids always get blamed which makes it even more hilarious, especially as they make them clean the cars afterwards. The look of disappointment and frustration on their little sad faces when they realise nobody believes them. Now that’s funny!”