Bin Of The Week

There is a lot to be said for literalism. It enforces a certain precision in the use of language to avoid any potential for confusion. Nick Doherty from Queensland in Australia made the mistake of asking his neighbour, Carl Stanojevic, to take his bins out while he was away.

Carl, taking him at his word, emptied the bins, cleaned them out, and, as he had finished work for the year, proceeded to take them out on a trip to visit some of the beauty spots of Queensland. Stanojevic, a photographer from Mackay, took photos of the bins enjoying their day out and posted them to social media, providing opportunities for some lame jokes.

If only Doherty had asked him to put the bins out, a mild social media sensation would have been avoided.

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