Monday 6 January 2014

This Month in Fibreglass: December 2013

Damaged fibreglass, damage done by fibreglass, damaged reputations, it's more crazy news that "involves fibreglass" in some way.

Tank Vs Bungalow

"When you said you wouldn't mind a roller parked on the driveway......."
Set free from a nearby distillery, this fibreglass tank took a 2 mile journey across Scotland before finally being halted by a bungalow. Judging by the damage, you wouldn't have wanted to be in the way of this thing during it's journey. No news on if the tank contained any booze.

Strawberry Vs Ground

Nothing says Happy New Year like a giant fibreglass strawberry being lowered from a hotel, but it helps
if you don't drop it the day before! Those wacky Americans and their ancient traditions.

Other GRP lowerings at new year include:

Mount Olive, North Carolina. A giant pickle replica  is lowered down a flagpole for good luck.
Eastport, Maine. An 8ft replica of a sardine sporting dozens of LED lights is lowered and residents line up to kiss it for good luck.
And these are just the tip of the iceberg! Here is a list of crazy things dropped at new year, many of which will be made of fibreglass.

Man Vs Post Office

Post-box depression for shop owner
A shop owner in Hoddesdon (no, I don't know where that is either) has landed in some hot water with the Post Office for putting this replica fibreglass post box outside his shop. The P.O. had received complaints that it was being confused as a real postbox (?) according to this report.
"No way can it be mistaken for a real postbox," said the shop owner, then adding that he had found a small number of real letters which had inadvertently been posted in the box.  Never underestimate the stupidity of the public or shop owners.

Thefts of the Month

Be careful if anyone offers you a swimming pool with POOL SALE written in it, oh yes this demo model has a massive hole in the bottom so it may take a while to fill. Nice trailer though.

And just to confirm that some people will steal anything that's not bolted down, how about a Klargster grease separator. This fibreglass baby is 2000 litres and will sort out all your grease separating needs. It was stolen from a hotel in Yorkshire, probably waiting for someone to bolt it down.

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