This is the car jack
That somebody used to wrench off a downspout
That WASN'T lead.
And that is the wrenched downspout
That ruined the bathroom plumbing
That led to shower water
Flooding a bathroom
Pouring through the ceiling
And soaking the staircase carpet.
And that was the whole horrible mess
That led my friend and neighbour F
To ring me in tears this morning at 8.30am.
Which led to phone calls to plumbers who could have been more sympathetic
But who eventually sorted it out this afternoon.
We have a police incident number
We have a police reference number.
Another crime statistic.
Oh, and we have a grateful but distressed friend.