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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/21/22 8:03 p.m.

I went to take the dog for a walk this evening and came across a mystery: 

Yes, five chrome-plated grates placed across the end our driveway.

I texted our neighbor. "I gotta come see this," he replied.

They weren't there when my wife left in the morning. We have security cams, but I haven't gone through the footage yet. 

But who? Why? How? Kids being kids? If so, where did they grab them? It's not a common thing to find out in the trash.

And anyone need some chrome-plated grates? 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
11/21/22 8:11 p.m.

They look like oven racks.

russde
russde Reader
11/21/22 8:15 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Yup, I have the exact (well, without a tape measure I'm not positive) ones in my oven

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/21/22 8:28 p.m.

I measured them: 25x18 inches. (Give or take as I did this in the dark.)

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
11/21/22 8:29 p.m.

I have zero clue but I'm following so I can see the outcome.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/21/22 8:31 p.m.

In reply to ProDarwin :

It's riveting. 

The racks are now next to the end of the driveway. I'm about to take out the trash and recycling. 

What to do with the racks? (I already tried to give them to JG.)

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
11/21/22 8:44 p.m.

Don't assume that you're safe from Michael Myers. 

hobiercr
hobiercr UltraDork
11/21/22 8:45 p.m.

Someone thinks you should be baking more?

eastpark
eastpark HalfDork
11/21/22 8:46 p.m.

It's a rack attack!

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
11/21/22 8:46 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Are they stainless?  Think you can hold onto them until Memorial Day weekend?

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
11/21/22 8:53 p.m.

The placements seem intentionally spaced but the orientations of the racks seem random.   

Odd.  I'm not sure what that means, if anything. 

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
11/21/22 8:54 p.m.

Someone thought you could use sacrificial racks for home powder coating.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
11/21/22 8:57 p.m.

I'm baffled, but curious to hear what you find in the footage.

One upside down just to see if a passerby is OCD enough to turn it over, as a sociological experiment?

My money's on someone you know doing some sort of (im)practical joke. But still mostly baffled.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
11/21/22 8:59 p.m.

Nice rack. laugh

Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself
Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself PowerDork
11/21/22 9:07 p.m.

Placing them there really seems like a half-baked idea.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
11/21/22 9:43 p.m.

It was the ducks. 

Antihero
Antihero PowerDork
11/21/22 9:55 p.m.

Could be someone is casing your house to see if they have been moved? Drugs make people do stupid things

03Panther
03Panther PowerDork
11/21/22 9:56 p.m.

In reply to Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself :

Scrolled past that about half way, 'for I caught it. Good one. 

MyMiatas
MyMiatas Reader
11/21/22 10:25 p.m.

Have you been dreaming of building yourself a fancy meat smoker grill again??

I have not seen a oven with that many baking racks in one. Is there a used appliance store nearby?

WonkoTheSane
WonkoTheSane UltraDork
11/21/22 10:53 p.m.

It's migration season for oven racks.  Those are the young who couldn't keep up with the flock and needed a rest.

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/22/22 5:49 a.m.

This is the kind of stuff I do myself, forget about it and then get really confused.

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) MegaDork
11/22/22 6:41 a.m.

Duck guards instead of cattle guards?

Honestly I am with the "house being cased" group. 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
11/22/22 7:42 a.m.

Just came here to admire your rack. 

jharry3
jharry3 Dork
11/22/22 8:43 a.m.

A vegan sending a message that meat is murder?

eastpark
eastpark HalfDork
11/22/22 8:45 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

It was the ducks. 

Then you better have a stern conversation with JG. 

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