Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Stuck up a chimney



My chimney men turned up to clear my flue. They dropped a cannonball down my chimney.
It got stuck. They left.

PS: To make it heavier, the cannonball was filled with water. In order to get it unstuck, they had to empty it. I'd forgotten my school science that soot + water makes black ink.

Living room looks like I've scared an octopus.

4 comments:

Nicholas said...

The trouble is, you're not allowed to put small children up your chimney any more. Some petty red tape or something.

Skip said...

If only cats were a little cleverer and not so fussy...

James said...

Have you considered taking the builders to court?

Provided they don't offer to make the judge a lovely new witness stand, you could do quite well out of it...

Brian Sibley said...

One GOOD THING: if the cannon ball had not got stuck it would most definitely have not simply cleared the blockage but also smashed the cast-iron fireplace...