- Sep 28, 2008
Except under curfew, he couldn't get a pizza delivery . Maybe waiting for drug delivery or maybe outside waiting for someone doing a collection?I wonder if 'putting the bins out' was the euphemism.
I worked on a banking software implementation project in Melbourne many moons ago (early 1990s) where the manager used to order in pizzas every night for those who worked beyond 8pm or so. The manager's wife had him on a special diet at home at the time which he didn't follow at work. She used to ring him up at the office in the evening and sometimes he was down in the building foyer waiting for the pizzas to be delivered. We were under strict instructions to tell her that he was 'putting the bins out'. Apparently life was not worth living if she thought he had even smelt a pizza let alone scoffed one. He had convinced her that every night the test reports were shredded for security reasons and he took personal responsibility for depositing the bins in the bin collection area.