Granny Frustrated With Slow Contractors Kidnaps Them Till Work Is Done For Christmas


GrannykitchenIf you have ever gotten caught in the contractor game you know the frustration that this Granny in England. She wanted her kitchen remodel done before Christmas and after repeated delays and missed appointments, she had enough.

While we at Scared Monkeys do not officially condone kidnapping your contractor, having a torn up kitchen for Christmas dinner with 16 houseguests arriving when the work was promised to be done would probably be hard to get a conviction by 12 of your peers.

A BATTLING gran took four workmen HOSTAGE to ensure her new kitchen is finished by Christmas. Josie Medlock, 59, locked in two contract workers, a project manager and a supervisor.

And she refused to let them out until they agreed to finish modernisation work at her council flat by this weekend. Police armed with a battering ram raced to the scene. But the great-gran remained defiant and said from inside her home: “I’m not going to hurt them. I’m just making a point.

“They will be released eventually. They can’t stay for Christmas because I can’t afford it — I’ve got 16 coming already.” The two-hour siege ended when council bosses and contractors Connaught agreed to step up the work.

Josie said later: “The workmen have had me up nearly every day at 6am for them to start at 8am — and then one day they didn’t turn up. I couldn’t take any more. My cooker had to be fixed to cook the Christmas dinner. I’ve made my point.” via the The Sun Online

Posted December 23, 2006 by
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    7 Responses to “Granny Frustrated With Slow Contractors Kidnaps Them Till Work Is Done For Christmas”

    1. Kat_Gram on December 23rd, 2006 10:21 am

      Haven’t we all wanted to do this type of thing ?
      Me with the city water worker people quite a few years back.

    2. joe bear on December 23rd, 2006 10:28 am

      I agree with granny.Time is of the essence clauses don’t exist to contractors.

    3. another granny on December 23rd, 2006 11:19 am

      Hooray! About time SOMEONE made a statement. Empty promises would have ruined hers and her family’s holiday.

      You GO, Granny!

    4. Carpe Noctem on December 23rd, 2006 1:20 pm

      I had to go back and read the detail that the Gran
      came from England. For a second there I was worried
      that it may have been our own ‘Gram23′…

      Ooooh Noooooo Mr. Bill!

      Merry Christmas Gram 23, I hope you are well, where-evuh

      you B. ;-)

    5. Lisa on December 23rd, 2006 7:48 pm

      Give Gran the Nobel Peace Prize. If she can get a contractor to finish the Job, make her President!

    6. nurturer on December 23rd, 2006 8:44 pm

      Old folks are great.

    7. Patti on December 23rd, 2006 11:38 pm

      I’ve been shopping and getting ready for Christmas:

      Does anybody remember seeing those guys that model
      for Hanes His Way? I was just thinking, how easy
      would it be to…… Well, never mind.

      Merry Christmas!!!

      (and for all you guys out there: I was just kidding!)

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