Lower Clapton man left with 22ft phone in front garden
PUBLISHED: 11:44 17 August 2010 | UPDATED: 14:59 19 August 2010
A Hackney builder is calling for people to buy giant phone off him and stop his family nagging.
A BUILDER from Hackney has taken a leaf out of Blondie’s book and is pleading for people to not leave him hanging on the telephone although for different reasons – his is 22ft long.
Dennis Murphy, 58, of Urswick Road, Lower Clapton, is in the doghouse with his good lady after bringing home a giant green phone receiver and parking it on his driveway.
The phone is a former prop used by the NSPCC for adverts and promotion and Mr Murphy, who worked for the charity for a number of years, took ownership when the organisation did not need it anymore.
Mr Murphy said: “A friend and I thought we might be able to use it for an advertising company or something.
“We have had many a phone call and lots of people coming to see it but no firm offers.”
Mr Murphy brought the huge prop home a few months back and had to get two friends to help him get it off the truck.
“When I first told my partner she said ‘I do not want it in my front drive’ so I slipped it in when she was at work,” he said.
“Did she notice it when she got back? Oh by God she noticed it alright! Now I have the whole family moaning at me and telling me I should never have bought a phone on credit.”
The phone is for sale at £500 or £100 a day to hire.
Anyone interested should call 07984 540268.
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