Woman finally finds out why mysterious 6ft pole was cemented in her driveway
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A New Zealand woman has finally discovered who is responsible for mysteriously erecting a 6ft pole in her driveway.
She told the Bay of Plenty Times: "I thought maybe the neighbours ordered something - maybe it's a pole for a basketball hoop. I saw and said 'oh s***' it's cemented in."
“They were as surprised as me. They thought I was building something. Or maybe it was a basketball pole. I don’t know what else you would do with it,” Sophie also told news website Stuff.
“They said it wasn’t anything to do with them. Everyone is very confused.”
As expected, people on social media have been very amused by the situation.
One said that she should call the 'pole-ice', while another added: "I find this post offensive, can you please remove it."
But once the jokes had settled, Sophie was still left with the pole and was desperate to get it removed.
She said: "You've provided a lot of entertainment value for everyone, but can you please come and get rid of it. I do not need that pole."
A week went by, without a single a-pole-ogy in sight.
However, after seven days, Sophie revealed that the culprit has been identified.
“It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity/address,” she wrote on a Facebook community group, explaining how it was a total 'muck up' by a fencing installation company.
“Bit funny: they were laughing about it after seeing it on the news before they realized it was their bad.”
She said the company involved sent her some bubbles and was “very a-pole-getic”.
“What a ride that was,” Sophie admits.
Commenting on the post, one person wrote: "This has been entertaining good on you for following this through and sharing with us."
A second added: "Good on her for being a good sport this was actually quite the funny mystery.
"Good on the company too glad no one was named and shamed."
Another commented: "Good outcome in the end and good on you for keeping the company out of it respect all the way."