The alsatian and the budgie

Member: ajayw49

I was working for Granada TV Rental at the time. I think it was the late 70s and I was crouching down removing the back from a colour tv when a rather large Alsatian intent on giving me an olfactory appraisal began sniffing rather too close to my lunchbox for comfort. Because of this I abruptly stood up knocking a birdcage on a stand with my head. As it arced downwards it dislodged a clock on the mantelpiece. I’m not sure what happened first – the clock in pieces in the hearth or the budgie on the floor having a heart attack.

I think I managed to fix the TV in the end. The customer claimed for a new clock and the budgie recovered and lived to a ripe old age.

2 thoughts on “The alsatian and the budgie

  1. Reminded me of a third (or maybe fourth) hand story where the engineer had clonked the dog on the head with his screwdriver handle to deter it’s attentions and then had to leave it stunned behind the sofa when he left..
    Customer asking if he’d had seen the dog?

    True or not I’ll never know for sure? Maybe one of those urban Tellyman myths.

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