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To wonder why someone has posted a spatula through my letterbox?

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gracielacey Mon 11-Jun-18 20:59:15

I've come home and found a wooden spatula on the inside of my front door that must have come through the letterbox.

Does anyone have any idea where that would have come from?

gracielacey Mon 11-Jun-18 21:00:03

I'm rather perplexed about its origins

BasilFaulty Mon 11-Jun-18 21:00:46

Aaghahhahahahahhahahahahaha sorry OP but that's hilarious. grin

I'd hazard a guess that they've either borrowed of bought it for one of your neighbours and put it through the the wrong door.

neddle Mon 11-Jun-18 21:00:59

Were there any leaflets or anything else?
It’s recommended to use a spatula to open stiff letterboxes and avoid fingers getting trapped or bitten by dogs.

dawnc27 Mon 11-Jun-18 21:01:03

was there any leaflets or junk mail there too?

WereAllBladesArentWe Mon 11-Jun-18 21:01:47

It wasn't me.

babybrainusedtobesmart Mon 11-Jun-18 21:01:49

Could be more sinister and they were trying to get the door open by reaching for a handle/key?

Aprilshouldhavebeenmyname Mon 11-Jun-18 21:01:54

Could it be a coded message that you have stirred up trouble for someone?

Sashkin Mon 11-Jun-18 21:02:05

I expect it was for somebody else and they have just put it through the wrong door. Your NDNs are probably sitting at home pissed off that their friend hasn’t returned their favourite spatula yet.

But that is quite a boring solution, so hopefully people on here will have more entertaining ideas...

Sturmundcalm Mon 11-Jun-18 21:02:08

i would guess leaflet deliverer who put it through by accident!

Isleepinahedgefund Mon 11-Jun-18 21:02:27

Is it instead of growing pampas grass in front garden? Apparently pampas grsss isn’t that popular anymore. Maybe a spatula is the new pampas grass.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 11-Jun-18 21:03:06

I was put posting sone leaflets recently, with a spatula, and a dog very quietly took it from the other side. I had to ring the bell and ask for it back. Do you have a dog?

bakingdemon Mon 11-Jun-18 21:03:07

I used to do a lot of leaflet delivery and the poster above is right, it's often recommended to use a wooden spoon or similar to poke letterboxes open in case they're really stiff or there's a dog on the other side

wowfudge Mon 11-Jun-18 21:04:08

I agree with the pps that a leafleter has put it through accidentally.

gracielacey Mon 11-Jun-18 21:04:13

Ah, leaflet delivery would make sense as it was surrounded by Labour and Lib Dem leaflets!

(In Lewisham, and there's a parliamentary by-election on Thursday)

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 11-Jun-18 21:04:29

Isleep the spatula would be much better than the pampas grass as you could use it for spanking too...

FiestyCherry Mon 11-Jun-18 21:04:37

Did a slimming world leaflet appear through your door at the same time....I have friends who are consultantsand they use a wooden spoon / spatula to push leaflets through doors in case there is a snappy dog on the the other side of the door....I kid you not 😂

Ohyesiam Mon 11-Jun-18 21:04:40

They want to spank you with it.....

gracielacey Mon 11-Jun-18 21:04:46

Don't have a dog though!

FiestyCherry Mon 11-Jun-18 21:05:20

Wondering if they pushed it too far through with your leaflet and lost it!

FiestyCherry Mon 11-Jun-18 21:06:03

They wouldn’t know you didn’t have a dog though they use it just in case

BasilFaulty Mon 11-Jun-18 21:06:50

I suppose they don't know if you've got a dog though tbf.
Is that elastic bands around the bottom of it?

JustGettingStarted Mon 11-Jun-18 21:07:07

Definitely a leaflet deliverer. I have lost similar implements when I have leafletted.

JustGettingStarted Mon 11-Jun-18 21:08:23

Also I didn't use the implement only because of dogs - I wanted to push it in hard so it would fly out further into the front hall.

eleventybillion Mon 11-Jun-18 21:11:26

Ooh another thing to add to my list of weird “things mumsnet has taught me”.

Constantly amazed at the things you lot know grin

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