The case of a missing lunch bag

Whilst crocheting on the bus this morning, the ball of wool decided to leap off my lap and roll under the seat on the other side of the aisle. Then as the occupants of that seat reached down to retrieve it, the ball took another dive down the bus, with me scrambling on my hands and knees to bring it to a halt.

Once it had been rescued, one of my neighbours remarked that today wasn’t my day. Except that not only did the bus get to Leeds city centre in good time, but I felt I had made much headway with my research at work.

Then on the way back home, I found the lost property office at the bus station and the lunch bag I had left on a seat yesterday was there. Admittedly, it wouldn’t be of much interest to a thief but I had wondered if it might have been dealt with by bomb disposal or some such.

On a roll myself, I noticed a rather large branch which council gardeners had chopped off one of the trees which decorate a green space on my housing estate. Since they didn’t seem to want it, I thought it would do very well in the next hugel bed I build, so that came home with me.

Coming full circle, on the last stage of the journey home I ended up feeling as embarrassed as I had on the bus this morning. Just about all my neighbours happened to be getting into or out of their cars just as I was passing with a large piece of wood. Fortunately, no one stopped me to enquire why I was liberating it from the undergrowth.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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13 Responses to The case of a missing lunch bag

  1. Not to worry about what people think of random findings. My sister once got on a train to her job as a biology teacher with a dead jellyfish she’d picked up on an early morning walk on the beach. Fellow passengers thought it was the greatest thing.

  2. Clare Pooley says:

    Haha! That is always the way when we want to do something discretely! It is good to know that your neighbours are polite but I wonder what they were thinking!

  3. An eventful day πŸ™‚

  4. Very funny, I was picturing the bomb squad inspecting your day old lunch bag! Heaven forbid, some one actually comes up with the idea. Your neighbours may not have wanted to ask, looks like it would make a pretty good broom stick…πŸ˜‰

  5. Just think of the stories you could have told … πŸ™‚

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