Meet extreme adventurous, Abbie, May’s Skip Chick

Hi. Please tell the readers your name and age.
Abbie Hunter and absolutely not!

Oops! Apologies. Where do you work, how long have you worked there, and what do you do day-to-day?
I work at Aspire Civil Engineering Supplies Ltd as a Sales and Waste Management Exec! Well, it feels like I’ve been here since the dawn of time, but it’s only been a month or so – I have been in the industry for years but I am an Aspire newbie! My day-to-day job involves wrangling with tippers, co-ordinating aggregate deliveries, and making sure that waste soil and debris get removed from construction sites without any hiccups. It’s a bit like being a circus ringmaster, but instead of lions and tigers, I’m dealing with bulldozers and dump trucks.

Sounds very hectic! What do you like about working at Aspire?
My colleagues and customers! We have a great team here, and we’re all in this together – trying to keep construction sites clean and tidy, one load at a time. Plus, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a job well done, with a big pile of waste soil and debris neatly loaded and ready for removal. It’s like Tetris but with grab wagons.

Tell us about an unforgettable day at work.
I have never laughed harder than when a driver left his backpack on the vents of the power washer – it heated up, his deodorant exploded, his bag hit the roof with a BOOM and when it landed we found a pile of melted together £20 notes and his spare clothes had turned into dishrags. Fantastico.

Sounds like the Doc from the movie, Back to the Future. What do you get up to outside of work?
Well, when I’m not busy co-ordinating waste removal, I like to indulge in a little bit of virtual destruction on Xbox. My thumbs are in definitely better shape than my biceps. If I’m not busy blasting alien scum or slashing demons on the screen, I like to take a break and get creative with my hands. Not in a weird way – I paint miniatures! It’s a great way to unwind and my collection of tiny dragons and warriors is pretttttttty impressive.

We’re scared to ask, but what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Well, I once decided to try my hand at extreme ironing. For those who don’t know, it’s a sport where you take an iron and ironing board to an odd location like the top of a mountain or the middle of a river, and you iron your clothes there. I thought it would be a great way to combine my love of laundry with my thirst for adventure. Lesson learned – extreme ironing is not for the faint of heart, or the clumsy of foot.

Sounds interesting but I won’t be adding this extreme sport to my bucket list. Imagine you had superhero powers, what would they be and how would you use them?
The ability to turn cheap butter into Lurpak. THINK OF THE MONEY.

You’re onto a winner there Abbie, have you seen the price of Lurpak these days? Let’s hear your theme tune.
Obviously, it’s Prince – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, right?

How can I disagree with that choice of song! Tell us a fascinating fact about yourself…
I thought giraffes were made up until I was 23.

Wow! It was going so well. What three words sum you up?
Never. Stops. Talking.

You deserve a break – we all do! Where would you love to go?
Well, I’ve always been drawn to adventure and excitement, so I think I’d have to say North Sentinel Island – you know, the beautiful archipelago in the Bay of Bengal virtually untouched by humanity, where the locals attack anyone who comes near their shores? I figure, if I’m going to go on holiday I might as well make it interesting.

But if that’s a little too risky I might consider visiting Point Nemo – the most remote point on earth, around 2500km from the nearest land, the spot in the Pacific Ocean where old space shuttles go to die.

That sounds amazing, but who would you talk to? Who would be your ideal dinner guest?
I’d choose my mum. She’s not dead, she just pays sometimes.

Haha. My mum was like the Queen, she never carried any money. Imagine you’ve won the Lottery – what’s on the shopping list?
Two words: Donkey. Sanctuary.

That’s very thoughtful of you. Finally, hit us with a good joke.
Why did the skip yard throw a party?
Because they wanted to bin-dge drink. Sorry.

Well, thanks for not ‘skip’ing any questions Abbie. You’ve been an amazing Skip Chick.

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