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Posted: 8/28/2004 9:13:38 AM EDT
www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,10594351%255E1702,00.html

Skeleton found in front of TV

From correspondents in Poitiers, France
28aug04

A MAN'S skeleton has been found in his flat in central western France, stretched out in bed in front of the television nearly two years after he died.

No one had missed the 57-year-old from Chatellerault since November 2002, when he is believed to have died.

Bailiffs discovered the skeleton dressed in a tracksuit during a visit to the fourth floor apartment after being called for non-payment of rent.

The man who lived alone was unemployed. Police say he died of natural causes.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:16:42 AM EDT
I am fairly certain my landlord would show up in less than two years if I ceased paying rent. Just a hunch.
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Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:20:17 AM EDT
What was he watching on TV?


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:20:45 AM EDT

The man who lived alone was unemployed.


Well duh, dead people don't usually attract many room mates and it is hard for them to keep a job.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:21:09 AM EDT
It takes two years before they wonder why you haven't paid rent? I guess the utilities got cut long ago
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:23:00 AM EDT
Was he watching Seinfeld?



No one had missed the 57-year-old from Chatellerault since November 2002, when he is believed to have died.



Are they saying he's 57 now, or 57 when he died?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:23:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 9:23:18 AM EDT by Strudle54]

Originally Posted By Paul:
It was France, who cares!



Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:23:16 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:36:02 AM EDT
I wonder what happened to all of his mail, bills, etc. Its hard to believe anyone can disappear for two years and someone wouldn't be looking for them!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:36:44 AM EDT
No one in that apartment (flat) area wondered about that stank in all that time either.


freakshow

Bed for sale: Used....cheap.....


Chris
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:39:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jason280:
I wonder what happened to all of his mail, bills, etc. Its hard to believe anyone can disappear for two years and someone wouldn't be looking for them!



I agree. That's stupid. The smell alone would have brought attention to the guy. What, all the neighbors dead too?

Colt_SBR
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:42:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Avtomat:
It takes two years before they wonder why you haven't paid rent? I guess the utilities got cut long ago



If he had it set up to automatically pay the bills from his bank account & had direct deposit of retirement/disability payments then it might take a while for the money to run out.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:46:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:

Originally Posted By Jason280:
I wonder what happened to all of his mail, bills, etc. Its hard to believe anyone can disappear for two years and someone wouldn't be looking for them!



I agree. That's stupid. The smell alone would have brought attention to the guy. What, all the neighbors dead too?

Colt_SBR



Maybe they just thought he was just slightly more stinky than the average frog.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:24:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:25:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By racer934:
I am fairly certain my landlord would show up in less than two years if I ceased paying rent. Just a hunch.



that's what I was thinking.....
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:26:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
It was France, who cares!



Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:27:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By virginia22:
No one in that apartment (flat) area wondered about that stank in all that time either.


Chris



Remember their French. They probably assumed it was their own ass
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:29:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:

Originally Posted By Jason280:
I wonder what happened to all of his mail, bills, etc. Its hard to believe anyone can disappear for two years and someone wouldn't be looking for them!



I agree. That's stupid. The smell alone would have brought attention to the guy. What, all the neighbors dead too?

Colt_SBR



They all stink over there ....
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:32:27 AM EDT
A friends sister was complaining about this funky smell in her apt building in NYC, turns out the guy below her was dead for some time, they found him last week. EEEWW!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:35:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:

Originally Posted By Jason280:
I wonder what happened to all of his mail, bills, etc. Its hard to believe anyone can disappear for two years and someone wouldn't be looking for them!



I agree. That's stupid. The smell alone would have brought attention to the guy. What, all the neighbors dead too?

Colt_SBR




Uhhh, well DUH!! It is France and everyone smells like crap anyway...how would they know this guy was dead.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:39:37 AM EDT
I need to go to France freeload and pay no bills for 2 years.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:41:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I need to go to France freeload and pay no bills for 2 years.



Yeah, but you would have to live in France. My ass would never stop hurting living in such a un evolved place.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:46:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
What was he watching on TV?


ByteTheBullet (-:



Jerry Lewis
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 11:42:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
What was he watching on TV?


ByteTheBullet (-:



Six Feet Under.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 11:57:41 AM EDT
I know the french smell like rotten feet but they can't smell as bad as a dead body. Can they?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 12:32:29 PM EDT
He was probably whacking off to a childrens show.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 12:58:53 PM EDT
Oh shit! This (TV)program bores me to death...

MN
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:15:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
What was he watching on TV?


"The Dead Pool"?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:06:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
What was he watching on TV?


ByteTheBullet (-:



Jerry Lewis



I'm with NoVaGator. Jerry Lewis telethon. He's a rip off artist to the max. Everyone thought he and the other stars weren't getting paid. They get paid right of the top. No free appearances.

Rant over.

Colt_SBR
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