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    • pop37
    • By pop37 10th Aug 18, 10:07 AM
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    Weird Event happened should I do anything about it
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:07 AM
    Weird Event happened should I do anything about it 10th Aug 18 at 10:07 AM
    Not sure if this is the correct place for this but here goes.
    I went to the local tip this morning to get rid of a load of boxes that we had accumulated. I had just finished and was walking back to my vehicle when a new-ish (17 plate) white car pulls up next to me and the male driver beckons me over. I take a step closer to the car to be asked what time the tip closes. I thought it was a bit odd as he was already there. I reply but get drowned out by him revving the engine so have to step closer to repeat myself. He then asks me to remove his rubbish for him from the vehicle.

    I say no, to which he acts like he has cerebral palsy, (I have a friend with it so know what it looks like) or something similar. I say I am unable to do lifting so no. He then tells me its only quilts. I repeat my no having stepped further away from the vehicle and get back into my vehicle.

    He drives off towards the exit and then turns round, still within the tip area and drives back towards the entrance as I drive to the exit and leave the site. Presuming that he was looking for a member of staff.

    As I drive home two things occur to me.
    1. My friend is less visibly affected by her condition and is not allowed to ever drive, so what did I just see.
    2. Why did he choose that moment to rev his car.
    3. Why did he not ask the two men unloading the vehicle next to me to assist.

    Due to having a dash cam I have the mans full registration plate and I am wondering if I should bring this event to anyone's attention.

    Please tell me what you would do in this situation as I am a bit worried.
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 10th Aug 18, 10:19 AM
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    I wouldn't worry about it.

    Sounds like he just wrongly assumed you worked there. I agree his behaviour was a little odd and could well be due to mental illness or a learning disability but depending on the type and severity of the condition it wouldn't necessarily preclude him from obtaining a driving licence.
    • Scorpio33
    • By Scorpio33 10th Aug 18, 10:21 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:21 AM
    The correct thing to do perhaps was to alert a member of staff in the tip at the time. However, as you have not done this, perhaps get in contact with the company that run the tip - you should be able to find this out from the website or the local council.

    Then contact them, tell them what happened and give them the dash cam video perhaps.

    At least then you've done what you need to do and your consciouns is clean.

    I suspect nothing more will happen, but it is worth telling them in case the same person does something similar in the future and something more serious occurs. I don't think it will, but you can never assume.
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 10th Aug 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:25 AM
    Some people at our local tip in Surrey do think that the staff are there to unpack their cars! We have a recycling shop and often people park and get a member of staff to unload, then wander over to the shop to have a look around!
    • pop37
    • By pop37 10th Aug 18, 10:27 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:27 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:27 AM
    The tip staff are not allowed to assist, I know I asked them before and are males wearing high viz. I should add that I am a small middle aged lady wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 10th Aug 18, 10:29 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:29 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:29 AM
    Not sure if this is the correct place for this but here goes.
    I went to the local tip this morning to get rid of a load of boxes that we had accumulated. I had just finished and was walking back to my vehicle when a new-ish (17 plate) white car pulls up next to me and the male driver beckons me over. I take a step closer to the car to be asked what time the tip closes. I thought it was a bit odd as he was already there. I reply but get drowned out by him revving the engine so have to step closer to repeat myself. He then asks me to remove his rubbish for him from the vehicle.

    I say no, to which he acts like he has cerebral palsy, (I have a friend with it so know what it looks like) or something similar. I say I am unable to do lifting so no. He then tells me its only quilts. I repeat my no having stepped further away from the vehicle and get back into my vehicle.

    He drives off towards the exit and then turns round, still within the tip area and drives back towards the entrance as I drive to the exit and leave the site. Presuming that he was looking for a member of staff.

    As I drive home two things occur to me.
    1. My friend is less visibly affected by her condition and is not allowed to ever drive, so what did I just see.
    2. Why did he choose that moment to rev his car.
    3. Why did he not ask the two men unloading the vehicle next to me to assist.

    Due to having a dash cam I have the mans full registration plate and I am wondering if I should bring this event to anyone's attention.

    Please tell me what you would do in this situation as I am a bit worried.
    Originally posted by pop37
    1. A man who is able to drive with a condition you have no idea about driving his car.
    2. Maybe he thought his car was going to stall?
    3. Maybe he thought you were a member of staff. I dont know. Maybe you looked approachable.

    Whose attention would you bring it to?

    I would do literally nothing because its pointless. Sorry to be blunt but this is no different to someone asking you directions in the street and you getting in a tizz.
    • ognum
    • By ognum 10th Aug 18, 11:03 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 11:03 AM
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    Maybe he had a body rolled in the quilt and didn!!!8217;t want to be seen to dump it!
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 10th Aug 18, 11:21 AM
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    The tip staff are not allowed to assist, I know I asked them before and are males wearing high viz. I should add that I am a small middle aged lady wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
    Originally posted by pop37
    Depends on the area, certainly in my neck of the woods they are more than happy to help out.
    • Madbags
    • By Madbags 10th Aug 18, 12:56 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:56 PM
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    Yes they help here as well and to be honest you don't even have to ask them, they just kind of see you, take the rubbish from your hands and throw it into the skip.

    I wouldn't call what the OP saw as especially weird. People are just weird sometimes. It doesn't seem to be anything worth reporting.
    • -taff
    • By -taff 10th Aug 18, 1:50 PM
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    He;s not liely to have wanted to abduct you in full public view.


    Too lazy to do anythng himself I expect.
    • pop37
    • By pop37 10th Aug 18, 1:52 PM
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    Thanks everyone, you have put my mind at rest. Its annoying our tip staff are not allowed to help. They just pick through what people throw and reuse what they want. Its something to do with health and safety.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 10th Aug 18, 2:11 PM
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    Thanks everyone, you have put my mind at rest. Its annoying our tip staff are not allowed to help. They just pick through what people throw and reuse what they want. Its something to do with health and safety.
    Originally posted by pop37
    Its probably not what they are employed to do. If you can get it in your car, you can get it out. (and if someone helped you get it in then they should be in the car with you...)
    • davidwood681
    • By davidwood681 10th Aug 18, 3:43 PM
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    Depends on the area, certainly in my neck of the woods they are more than happy to help out.
    Originally posted by Comms69
    I know at our tip you're most likely to get help if you're female, attractive and between the ages of 18 and 35



    I fail on all 3 requirements
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 10th Aug 18, 4:09 PM
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    Was also going to suggest a dead body lol!


    I wonder too if it's something to do with dumping something that shouldn't be dumped. Or evidence. Maybe by you doing it, if it was on CCTV, they could claim it wasn't them. Or maybe I've just read too many thrillers...
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 10th Aug 18, 4:11 PM
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    Was also going to suggest a dead body lol!


    I wonder too if it's something to do with dumping something that shouldn't be dumped. Or evidence. Maybe by you doing it, if it was on CCTV, they could claim it wasn't them. Or maybe I've just read too many thrillers...
    Originally posted by hazyjo
    If there was CCTV it would clearly show who was in what car, and what item came from each car.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 10th Aug 18, 4:43 PM
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    Thanks everyone, you have put my mind at rest. Its annoying our tip staff are not allowed to help. They just pick through what people throw and reuse what they want. Its something to do with health and safety.
    Originally posted by pop37
    It will be the same as bin men are not allowed to touch the rubbish in case there is something in it that could harm them e'g dirty needle, broken glass.

    At the tip an item could be heavy and they damage themselves lifting it.

    All comes under Health and Safety- the employer has to make sure the working practice is safe for the employees.

    Some employees may be willing to assess the situation and consider helping if the feel there is no danger to them.
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 10th Aug 18, 5:25 PM
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    If there was CCTV it would clearly show who was in what car, and what item came from each car.
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    Would it be the car though that got fined? If they could prove they weren't the one disposing of the rubbish? I'm prob just overthinking it looking for explanations!
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 10th Aug 18, 6:41 PM
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    Would it be the car though that got fined? If they could prove they weren't the one disposing of the rubbish? I'm prob just overthinking it looking for explanations!
    Originally posted by hazyjo
    There is no explanation for it other than a man who has mobility issues asking for a hand (who looks exactly the same disabledness as her friend who canít drive and revved his engine!)
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Aug 18, 8:14 PM
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    It could be a manipulative type who enjoys getting other people to do work for them. And quilts -- what state were they in if they were being dumped?
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 11th Aug 18, 7:56 AM
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    Sounds like he just wrongly assumed you worked there.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    +1 to this.
    You're over-thinking this.
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