Dude, someone has actually scheduled an explosion in Belfast city centre. And they’re getting a Yorkshire company to do it. So, they’ll have had to fly people over, ship equipment, pay for surveys, check the layout, jump through a few hoops to get permits, set up seating for people to watch it, etc.
To steal a commonly used advertising slogan, would it not have been faster, easier and cheaper to get a local… contractor… in to do the needful?
[Local … Contractor] When do you want the building down?
[Developer] Well, as soon as possible.
[L … C] How’s tomorrow afternoon?
[D] Great! What do you charge?
[L … C] A quick getaway car, a change of clothes, and throw in a couple of grand for misc. expences.
[D] That’s very cheap? What about the surveys, and clearing people away and all that?
[L … C] Well, we’ll have a look about to see where we should
park the van place the charges…
[D] … Okay… and what about the people?
[L … C] Oh, a quick call to UTV about 10 minutes beforehand should do the trick…
Well, if we’re gonna have decomissioning, we may as well get some use out of the stuff…
I’m surprised you haven’t commented on this yet.
Nice one Ed. Despite accusing you of misogyny
recently I have to concede you are damn sharp and funny.