83 year old edgar mcglarkitt stunned the hide and seek fraternity last night by emerging from his hiding place after 73 years. carrying a long beard he emerged from a rubbish bin in queens park that had been his home for a lifetime. mcglarkitt was still wearing the school shorts and blazer that he disappeared in when he was ten. " i couldnt be sure if that bastard georgie mcfadden had stopped looking" said mcglarkitt " i was sure if i popped my head up out of the bin he'd see me, i figured i'd been there 8 minutes i might as well just stay 80 years."
edgar lived off of bugs who would crawl inside the bin. many would be covered in early morning dew. said edgar: "i would carefully lick the moisture off of the back of each one."
mcglarkitt emerged after overhearing passers-by referring to the funeral of georgie mcfadden in 1991. "thats just the kind of shit that bawbag mcfadden would try to pull to lure me out, so i waited another 16 years just to be safe."
mcglarkitts 102 year old mother said she was, "delighted to have her 'little cherub' back home and that she had kept her 'little peanuts' dinner warm in the oven. its so funny because i used that bin in the park in 1956 and i noticed there was a man in there but i didnt think anything of it."
edgar intends to go back to school to finish his studies where he will find himself alongside the great grandson of his old nemesis. glasgow city council are being asked why the bin in the park was never emptied in 73 years.