Sunday, September 10, 2006

We are going to have an excellent evening

See this piece of stolen* equipment?



See this blank wall?


Anyone want to come over and watch movies?

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* It isn't really stolen if you** have had the following conversation with its owner, right? (I only heard one end of the call):

"Hi, I was wondering if you knew where one of your employees, [flatmate X], has gone... Yes, he's been missing for a few weeks now... Oh, you'd like to know where he is too? Well he took most of his stuff, so he probably isn't dead or kidnapped by aliens or anything, but I don't think he's coming back. The other thing is that he left a few things at our house that we think he might have brought home from work.... What sort of things? Some pretty expensive electronic equipment... You don't think you are missing anything? You might want to check... Yes, this is definitely not his personal gear. Not unless he has a habit of tagging equipment with asset numbers and "return to room number X" labels... You'll look into it? Okay, here are my contact details. Just let us know if it's yours and I'll drop it round to you."

That was several months ago. So it doesn't count as stolen any more, right?

** This is a hypothetical 'you'. Like, not me, but Weekend_Viking, who has now left town and passed the stolen goods on to a friend, on whose behalf we are babysitting it for a while.

9 Comments:

Weekend_Viking said...

Nono, he didn't leave that with us, he left us a router and lots of network cables, which didn't seem to be his, but nor did they have serial tags etched with either of his work addresses.

I will be jealous of your moviewatchingness from afar.

shrinkykitten said...

I am jellus that you own a projector. I totally want one.

By the way, you should stop stealing stuff! :)

StyleyGeek said...

So where did he leave the projector, WV? Was that at R & P's? Because it was definitely his (work's).

Shrinkykitten -- we so own it. Oh yes.

RageyOne said...

So what did you watch?

No comment on the acquisition of said projector. :>)

StyleyGeek said...

We ended up watching episodes of stuff from TV rather than movies. Stargate, Dr Who, Dead Like Me. All very cool on the big screen.

kermitthefrog said...

Sigh. I too was watching TV, but on my computer monitor. Nice work with the acquisition.

shrinkykitten said...

Did you like dead like me?

shrinkykitten said...

ps
I think you should watch porn on it.

StyleyGeek said...

Maybe we did; maybe we didn't :)