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Bomb Disposal

This today from the front page of our intellectually dross local rag brings to mind an incident we had with a hand grenade recently.

A few weeks ago, MP and I were walking around our lake when we came across a grenade that looked somewhat real, but on closer inspection from an expert eye, (I handled real ones in a former life) clearly revealed it was a plastic toy.  Since there wasn’t a rubbish bin around, I made a note to pick it up on the way home from our walk for disposal.  Some kids prank I guess.

We came home via a different route and completely forgot about it until we read in a regional paper a few days later that someone had come across it and called the police and the bomb squad was about to be dragged in when the coppers came to the same conclusion as moi.

Someone would have ended up with egg of their face but I guess if it had been real, they wouldn’t have had one.

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  1. John Quelch
    August 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Not sure I would have picked it up but a very amusing outcome.

    I would have given it a kick first. 🙂

  2. Mary
    August 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Have a great trip to Cambodia and stay alert for the real toys.

    Mines are the problems there.

  3. june in florida
    August 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Have a great trip, lots of pics please. How long will you be gone?

    Always lots of pics. Only be away 2 weeks. A quick easy one this time.

  4. August 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Cambodia, sounds interesting…. have a great trip! Are you biking?

    Thanks. We’re riding 50k a day for 2 days mainly around Angkor Wat. It will be interesting on a bike going from 12c to 35c

  5. AZ
    August 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Fancy that! Another blogger I read, The Food Pornographer, just came back from a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam too. Her trip was a gift from Vietnam Airlines; they must be working hard to improve their tourism. Have fun, take lots of pictures, and photograph at least one of your meals so I can see what’s cookin’ in Nam. 🙂

    We’ll only be in Vietnam for one night on the way home but I’ll take some snaps of what’s cooking in Cambodia and Laos.

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