If 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