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Cops called after pair enter Canadian home and give it a good clean

Steve K Silver badge

Re: Mistakes Happen


Many years ago (1970s/80s) my Dad had a carpet warehouse.

We had a job to supply and fit new carpets to a new-build house on a new estate while the owners were away on holiday before moving in when they got back.

They returned from holiday and asked where their carpets had got to.

“We fitted them.”

“Where are they then?”

It turned out that the builders had different plot numbers to the actual house numbers (WTF?), and we’d fitted it at the Plot number, not the House number.... Both houses were empty with it being a new estate, partially sold.

Luckily the correct house was almost identical in size and a trip to move the carpet and underlay was all that was needed... the Gripper-Rods stayed and they got new ones.....

While I'm at it, 1970's glam-rockers Sweet came in (at the height of their powers) and bought a load of carpet from us too (I don't think it was like Vic Reeves/Bob Mortimer's "Slade on Holiday" but would have been brilliant if it was!)


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