Saturday, 24 October 2009

Alternative library

I have just saved myself £6.30p and it was easy, anyone can do it. Bet you'd like to know how :-) All you have to do is rifle through your neighbours paper recycle box when they leave it out for collection the night before the lorry comes round. Under the cover of darkness, sneak out with a carrier bag and grab a handfull of newspapers. Magazines are even better, as this would be more money saved.

Wearing a balaclava is advisable, the embarrassment if you are spotted, you don't want people pointing at you in the street. You must do everything to protect your identity, and going out very late when everyone is in bed gives you less chance of being rumbled.

Of course you should be very selective about which neighbours you choose to 'borrow' your reading matter from. Bypass the houses where they read the red tops if your taste is for something a little more cultural, and look out for people who might have the same hobbies as you. Twelve copies of Gardners World could save you a tidy sum.

Please don't misunderstand me, I am not telling you to go out and steal, think of it as a library, you are just borrowing. You can always return them the following week or two weeks, in exchange for a fresh supply. I should add that if you are on very good terms with your neighbours it would be a lot easier if you have an arrangement with them to swap reading matter before it goes to the recycling plant.

How have I saved £6.30? I have seven copies of The Times here to read, at 90p each. :-)


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