Grimsby resident takes with good humour someone attaching an Argos sign to his house on New Year’s Day whilst journalist reporting story of it goes all Miss Marple
“I think if people were all a bit more like Andy, there would be no wars” remarked one Nick Kay on the Facebook group ‘Angry People in Local Newspapers’ of a story about an Argos sign “taking a tour of Grimsby before ending up attached” to the house of someone named Andy.
Featured in GrimsbyLive on Saturday, the aforementioned sign was taken from the closed down Argos store in Osborne Street in the coastal town – a place where a UKIP candidate dopily named Victoria Ayling asked a council meeting: “What happens when renewable energy runs out?” in 2015 – on New Year’s Day.
According to the paper’s Gregory Ford, a journalist with plainly a hell of a lot of other subject matter to sift through as he moves into 2021, “[the sign] first took a stop at the town hall a few yards away” and appeared the next day “at an address in West Marsh where it appeared to have been attached to the side of a house.”
Ford – a man who makes Miss Marple looks like an amateur – continued:
“GrimsbyLive finally caught up with the wandering logo at around 1pm where it was found still attached to the side of a property on Haycroft Street near the junction with Lord Street.”
Speaking to the “resident at the property,” a man whose surname he neglected to include named ‘Andy’ subsequently, Ford gained the following surprisingly witty comment:
“I think someone has put it here as a bit of a joke, we have some banter with the neighbours, one of my friends sent me a video of someone attaching it to the house last night.”
“I’ve got no idea how they got it down or if they were even the ones that took it off the wall in the first place to be honest.”
“I’m keeping it up though I think, it is a bit funny isn’t it? I might just treat it as a bit of a late Christmas present, I’ll have to set up my own click and collect.”
Chain them down. Argos signs will become as desirable to nab as VW car badges were, I just know it.
Health and Safety will be round to deal with him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gregory Ford is headed to win Journalist of the Year 2021!
They actually published this story? It’s not April 1! GrimsbyLive must be really short of news.
Just what I needed to cheer me up today — not that I am planning on divorcing my husband any time soon.
There will be riots. Mark my words. Enough is enough.
I’d like a night out with Andy! He sounds like fun! Let’s go sign nicking!