It’s like the Millenial version of Romeo and Juliet, but with a man and a trolley.
Aussie man, Andrew Mitchell found a poor defenceless trolley outside his house in Werribee last week.
He tried to contact the trolley’s (now known as Trevor) owner, Officeworks, but after promising to pick him up they never showed.
Andrew could tell that Trevor was scared and alone, so welcomed him into his world, letting him walk his dog and mow the lawn, as well as teaching him how to take selfies.
But one day, Trevor disappeared. And Andrew’s life hasn’t been the same since.
In an open letter to Officeworks, Andrew tells the full story here:
Hi Mr Officeworks,This guy decided to move into my front yard. I don’t know his name or what to feed him but he seems to like living here. I doubt I can keep him as I have no need for mass transportable storage so i phoned your Werribee store to come and collect him. Three days later he was still at our front door and was getting frightened because he thought you didn’t love him anymore. To keep him happy I phoned your Werribee store again and spoke to your store manager who promised he would be picked up last night. As your can see he is still here, and now he’s sad that you’ve forgotten him.Please helpEdit : I’ve named him Trevor the Trolley. He’s really cool and can go quiet fast before I fall off. I won’t do that again as I bruised my arm. Next time I’ll try it on grass and wear a crash helmet so the impact won’t hurt as much.2nd Edit : Does anybody know a really big hill in the western suburbs of Melbourne, preferably with a large water source at the bottom of the hill? I’ve got a great idea for a YouTube video, I’ll make heaps of cash if I survive.3rd Edit : I woke up early today to head off to work. I said hi to Trevor as I passed him but he wasn’t there anymore. Did he run away and join a gang? Did he self sacrifice and sell himself for scrap metal? Did Officeworks final pick him up? I guess I’ll never know, but I do know for a brief moment we had something special together and now it’s gone. One day I’ll be strong enough to return to Officeworks and maybe even buy a pencil, but that day won’t be today. Today will be a day of self reflection as I think back to happier times when friends had four wheels and the ability to be cleaned with a high pressure hose. Long live Trevor, some friendships and not meant to last.4th Edit : 30 hours later and life moves on. I went to work today, came home then walked around the house aimlessly because something was missing in my life. I drove past a supermarket today and saw the rows of shopping trolleys in a line out the front. Trevor wasn’t there, I don’t know where he is but I know he wasn’t there. Our dog Storm looks for him sometimes, he picks up his lead in anticipation of Trevor taking him for a walk. It doesn’t happen of course but I don’t know how to tell Storm.I tried using a pencil earlier today, but it reminded me of Officeworks so I couldn’t continue. I wonder how they are coping with the return of Trevor? Can they tell him apart from the other trolleys? I could spot him straight away but won’t visit. I need to move on with my life and forget this sad story.
There’s a happy end to this story, though. When they finally got the memo that Trevor had gone, Officeworks tweeted this:
Hi all, we thought we had better give you an update.Trevor took the long roll back to our store last night & is now safe & sound back with his friends & family. Trevor will now undergo intensive counselling to ensure he’s ready to go back to work.As you can see from the photos Trevor got to meet Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe on his way home & then enjoyed a hot chocolate with his mates before playing around with a ball for a little while.He’s asked us to thank Andrew Mitchell for teaching him how to take selfies, mow the lawn & walk the dog and for taking such good care of him.
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