On Monday a hard rubbish collection was announced for the building by the way of public notices in the lift etc. Put out between 5pm Tuesday and 5am Thursday.
Today, Wednesday, was my day off. R can't bear our building manager but I know he is a useful person to cultivate. I roll my eyes upwards at him and give the impression of being of being subservient to him and if he asked me to ???, I would oblige. He is a quite nice looking pale skinned Sri Lankan. Thus, I had no problem getting him to fetch for me the building trolley to cart our drawers downstairs to the collection area.
One large and then separately two small sets of drawers fitted perfectly onto the trolley and by 11am we had our drawers out in the street for collection by the local council hard rubbish collection people. At 11.30 we drove out to take the car to be washed, refill the barbeque gas bottle, put petrol in the car and have some lunch at Station Pier.
By 11.30 when we left the building, our drawers had been snatched. You would have to be quite prepared to be ready to pick up our old and not so clean drawers on the street at such short notice. I suspect either the building cleaner or the building manager took them. No problem with that, but next time a similar situation arises, I might just gently ask the building manager if anyone he knows of anyone would like our used drawers (and they can damn well carry them).
Our drawers were quite heavy and left marks on the carpet at their temporary location but R got busy with the iron and a damp cloth and easily raised the indented carpet pile.