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Pidster 03-03-2023 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16839907)
There seems to be a need for people to show their friends and family what exciting lives they are leading. No problem at all with the occasional photo of something a bit different, maybe in the form of a strong recommendation to visit. It gets a bit much when people are constantly posting their restaurant meals.

I might start posting up pics of every time I visit mundane places, fast food emporiums, banks, supermarkets, or the view from my toilet seat.

No need Pedro, your prose paints pictures for us.

Chris K 03-03-2023 11:29 AM

I was in Pizza Express last night with the mrs and you can have the option of doing a half n half option on your pizza. However, to do this it's at least an extra £2 compared to the most expensive 1 flavour pizza, even though you're not getting any extra toppings, the pizza is still the same size and whilst i'm no head chef, I doubt there's a significant enough alteration in the manufacturing process for there to be more production costs.

That £2 is nothing but 100% margin straight to the bottomline. It's really not on in a cost of living crisis.

Also, watching The Apprentice, the first scene is always one of the contestants answering the phone before screaming in panic "The cars will be here in 20 minutes". They've never told us when the cars will be departing which is a key piece of information. I for one do not believe that within 20 minutes they get themselves ready as there's always shots of them pissing about in bed and talking about their hopes for the next task. It's getting annoying now and I could do with some clarification around the timings

El Aguila 03-03-2023 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16840036)
I think the fundamental point here is that of people taking selfies at sites which deserve contemplation especially where, for example, it's a site which represents the horrors of one of the worst periods in human history which still reverberates in our culture(s), rather than taking photos at those sites per se.

So, for example, I have many images from Auschwitz-Birkenau, Vatican City, Maya temples etc. but, as a photographer, I compose and post-process the images in an attempt to relay the profound other rather than the superficial self (check my site out from the link below ;) :supergrin:).

If it's not a profound scene, then yes - absolutely anything is game for a photograph for me although, in the same sense, I shoot with a focus on the subject rather than to get attention.

Nice Lindisfarne stuff thar.

sirdougie 03-03-2023 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16839923)
The amount of people taking selfies at Auschwitz was incredible. I took one photo of *the* gate which I think is allowable.

If you think tourists act inappropriately, you should see what the site managers get up to... http://www.krakowpost.com/9884/2015/...itors-steaming

Aquila_17 03-03-2023 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16840095)
Nice Lindisfarne stuff thar.

Cheers... quite a magical place with all that mist. I've almost finished preparing a new blog & image uploads from another enchanting place - Marrakech - which I hope will be enjoyed by all when done :)

weltklasse 03-03-2023 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16840104)
Cheers... quite a magical place with all that mist. I've almost finished preparing a new blog & image uploads from another enchanting place - Marrakech - which I hope will be enjoyed by all when done :)

please send link once done...

Aquila_17 03-03-2023 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 16840105)
please send link once done...

:p Will do, on the Photography and Post A Picture threads :)

Wayne Andrews is God 03-03-2023 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Chris K (Post 16840088)
I was in Pizza Express last night with the mrs and you can have the option of doing a half n half option on your pizza. However, to do this it's at least an extra £2 compared to the most expensive 1 flavour pizza, even though you're not getting any extra toppings, the pizza is still the same size and whilst i'm no head chef, I doubt there's a significant enough alteration in the manufacturing process for there to be more production costs.

That £2 is nothing but 100% margin straight to the bottomline. It's really not on in a cost of living crisis.

Also, watching The Apprentice, the first scene is always one of the contestants answering the phone before screaming in panic "The cars will be here in 20 minutes". They've never told us when the cars will be departing which is a key piece of information. I for one do not believe that within 20 minutes they get themselves ready as there's always shots of them pissing about in bed and talking about their hopes for the next task. It's getting annoying now and I could do with some clarification around the timings

Cost doesn't just come down to materials, its on the menu as a premium item, a way of up selling. If it was the same cost as the other pizza, everyone may do it and then there wouldnt be this way of tiering up. All business have a tier system with their products. It may take more time to put two different topping on a pizza, or there may be a different preparation process, so again it may be a cost increase to reflect this.

Alfies army 03-03-2023 12:34 PM

Palace goal of the month, we score so little goals that they have to include the women and u18 & u21’s

SA Eagle 03-03-2023 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 16840111)
Cost doesn't just come down to materials, its on the menu as a premium item, a way of up selling. If it was the same cost as the other pizza, everyone may do it and then there wouldnt be this way of tiering up. All business have a tier system with their products. It may take more time to put two different topping on a pizza, or there may be a different preparation process, so again it may be a cost increase to reflect this.

Having watched the "chefs" in Pizza Express prepare their Pizzas, I highly doubt it.

Jim Cannon 03-03-2023 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris K (Post 16840088)
I was in Pizza Express last night with the mrs

Did you see Prince Andrew in there?

Vendy 03-03-2023 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris K (Post 16840088)
I was in Pizza Express last night with the mrs and you can have the option of doing a half n half option on your pizza. However, to do this it's at least an extra £2 compared to the most expensive 1 flavour pizza, even though you're not getting any extra toppings, the pizza is still the same size and whilst i'm no head chef, I doubt there's a significant enough alteration in the manufacturing process for there to be more production costs.

That £2 is nothing but 100% margin straight to the bottomline. It's really not on in a cost of living crisis.

Negotiate with your wife to order the other one you wanted, then you both get a half n half each, saving £4. :D

Chris K 03-03-2023 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 16840250)
Did you see Prince Andrew in there?

Yes, he said to let you know that he's looking forward to moving into his new residence.

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Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 16840293)
Negotiate with your wife to order the other one you wanted, then you both get a half n half each, saving £4. :D

The issue here being that her half and half was.... American Hot and a Margherita (yes, I know) :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

Joe85 03-03-2023 10:30 PM

Kenya Airways, making me miss my connecting flight to London. *****.

Now relegated back to pleb class on a later flight, from what was going to be my first business class flight. *****.

Aquila_17 03-03-2023 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16840645)
Kenya Airways, making me miss my connecting flight to London. *****.

Now relegated back to pleb class on a later flight, from what was going to be my first business class flight. *****.

:(

redsox 04-03-2023 12:46 AM

Oh dear how will you ever manage

Joe85 04-03-2023 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by redsox (Post 16840704)
Oh dear how will you ever manage


Uncomfortably, next to an enormously fat ****** who was unable to contain themselves to their own seat.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...8d90f71376.jpg

Joe85 04-03-2023 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by redsox (Post 15702757)
Fat guys with long beards and hair riding motorbikes with the music blaring

Did you manage ok, sweetie???

Sick Bucket 04-03-2023 09:24 AM

Rail strikes - generally speaking I'm sympathetic towards people striking, Teachers, Nurses, Ambulance drivers, but according to the Beeb average rail workers salary is 45K how much do you bloody want? It's not ******* brain surgery.

TBH my anger is triggered by the strike on 18th March, I'm supposed to be flying from Gatwick, it's literally impossible to get from Deal to Gatwick if you don't have a car or train.

Maidstoned Eagle 04-03-2023 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Alfies army (Post 16840159)
Palace goal of the month, we score so little goals that they have to include the women and u18 & u21’s

On the other hand, theyre.all.Palace and deserve a mention.

Maidstoned Eagle 04-03-2023 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 16840777)
Rail strikes - generally speaking I'm sympathetic towards people striking, Teachers, Nurses, Ambulance drivers, but according to the Beeb average rail workers salary is 45K how much do you bloody want? It's not ******* brain surgery.

TBH my anger is triggered by the strike on 18th March, I'm supposed to be flying from Gatwick, it's literally impossible to get from Deal to Gatwick if you don't have a car or train.

"According to the beeb".

Sick Bucket 04-03-2023 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16840786)
"According to the beeb".

So you think this is a lie?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61634959

So what's the truth then?

Link please.

Isle of Wight 04-03-2023 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16840762)
Uncomfortably, next to an enormously fat ****** who was unable to contain themselves to their own seat.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...8d90f71376.jpg

Going to happen more and more as the prediction of 50% of the world population being obese by 2050 starts to occur

Socrates 04-03-2023 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 16840795)
So you think this is a lie?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61634959

So what's the truth then?

Link please.

That includes train drivers but excludes train cleaners who are the lowest paid. There’s a link to this on the link you quoted.

Maidstoned Eagle 04-03-2023 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 16840795)
So you think this is a lie?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61634959

So what's the truth then?

Link please.

The beeb? Lie? Never.

Pidster 04-03-2023 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16840762)
Uncomfortably, next to an enormously fat ****** who was unable to contain themselves to their own seat.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...8d90f71376.jpg


JJ 05-03-2023 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Alfies army (Post 16840159)
Palace goal of the month, we score so little goals that they have to include the women and u18 & u21’s

We're one club, not one team. I think it's great that good goals by ANY Palace team can be voted on.

Levski 05-03-2023 01:45 PM

Trying to renew passports for the family. It's taken almost all of the morning. Photos not right, website keeps rejecting them. I keep making mistakes on dates, etc on the website. Kids laughing and p!ssing around, making it 100 times harder than it needs to be.

I now need a stiff drink.

thefox 05-03-2023 02:44 PM

Thais. Pure evil.

big bad John 05-03-2023 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Levski (Post 16843811)
Trying to renew passports for the family. It's taken almost all of the morning. Photos not right, website keeps rejecting them. .

Photos seem to be a bit of a scam. I got passport photos taken at a chemist. After a long line at the passport office the kind woman rejected them. Told me to go across the road and tell the chap in the shop that ??? sent me. In the shop there was a long line of people waiting to get a passport photo. Photos didn't look any different, but were accepted without the scrutiny the other ones received.
When I brought the original pics back the pharmacist gave me the money back and just sighed, saying that they do that all the time at the Passport office.

CT_Palace 05-03-2023 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16844240)
Photos seem to be a bit of a scam. I got passport photos taken at a chemist. After a long line at the passport office the kind woman rejected them. Told me to go across the road and tell the chap in the shop that ??? sent me. In the shop there was a long line of people waiting to get a passport photo. Photos didn't look any different, but were accepted without the scrutiny the other ones received.
When I brought the original pics back the pharmacist gave me the money back and just sighed, saying that they do that all the time at the Passport office.

You can do your photos at home and upload to the passport website.
The problem is the software that checks the photo is extremely finicky - particularly because of the background.
Still cheaper (obviously) and easier than doing it the old way.

CT_Palace 05-03-2023 05:43 PM

This weekend.

Was looking forwards to a mid-table 6 pointer with Villa yesterday, missed the first 30 mins due to ESPN being at home to Mr Cock Up for the second week running, and then having to endure a performance that was remeniscent of those dark days under P. Taylor.
And then today, looking forwards to the F1 restart only to see McLaren turn up with a car that would have been quicker if they had a horse pull it round the track.

Martin H 05-03-2023 05:50 PM

That horrible cheap polystyrene packing that they use with the larger delicate/electrical etc stuff. Pain in the **** to get rid of and if it breaks at all you get covered in the little white balls that it comprises and they stick to you like glue (static). So much so that breaking some up to fit into the bin earlier I looked like I was wearing white mittens as white balls covered both hands and you can't get them off without a real fight. The you spend the next 5 weeks finiding them all over the place. Horrible stuff.

Martin H 05-03-2023 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16844265)
This weekend.

Was looking forwards to a mid-table 6 pointer with Villa yesterday, missed the first 30 mins due to ESPN being at home to Mr Cock Up for the second week running, and then having to endure a performance that was remeniscent of those dark days under P. Taylor.
And then today, looking forwards to the F1 restart only to see McLaren turn up with a car that would have been quicker if they had a horse pull it round the track.

Good shout - that was reminsicent of a Taylor match. Not sure I wanted to remember but thanks.

m355y 05-03-2023 07:32 PM

The way almost empty cans of deodorant manage, when you gently put them back onto the shelf, to defy all laws of physics to bounce straight off the shelf and clatter onto the floor, or into the basin, or onto your head, or through the wall. Seriously, WTF. Am I just really heavy handed?

RazorsEdge 05-03-2023 07:41 PM

With a name like messy, I can only imagine, you being heavy handed

big bad John 05-03-2023 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16844256)
You can do your photos at home and upload to the passport website.
The problem is the software that checks the photo is extremely finicky - particularly because of the background.
Still cheaper (obviously) and easier than doing it the old way.

It was an emergency. I had known my passport was about to expire but I had no plans to fly oversea for at least another six or seven months. So with time to play with, my procrastination went into full gear. No thoughts whatsoever for any family matters that might occur overseas. An emergency did crop up however. Palace only went and reached the bloody F.A Cup final.
I had to go to one of those passport offices where, for a hefty price, you receive a renewal straight away. With my computer skills, it was far easier for me to pop into the local chemist and get the passport snaps taken, than getting stressed when the bot on the computer asks me to say "cheese" for the 45th time.

PALACEWU 05-03-2023 08:32 PM

ITVX

Isle of Wight 05-03-2023 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 16844570)
ITVX

It really is shit isn’t it

west country boy 05-03-2023 10:11 PM

I must be the only person who doesn't have any issues with it. ITV Hub was worse.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 05-03-2023 10:24 PM

Getting an email from the club with the heading Aston Villa v Palace highlights. Can I sue under the trade description act ?

N Herts Eagle 05-03-2023 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 16844277)
That horrible cheap polystyrene packing that they use with the larger delicate/electrical etc stuff. Pain in the **** to get rid of and if it breaks at all you get covered in the little white balls that it comprises and they stick to you like glue (static). So much so that breaking some up to fit into the bin earlier I looked like I was wearing white mittens as white balls covered both hands and you can't get them off without a real fight. The you spend the next 5 weeks finiding them all over the place. Horrible stuff.

Agree second place goes to Amazon....its the suze of the boxes that the order arrives in..
Yesterday ordered some printer ink arrived in a box big enough about 40 times bigger than needed stuffed with brown paper and the printer ink package hidden away like some needle in a haystack.

adrenalin john 05-03-2023 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by thefox (Post 16843886)
Thais. Pure evil.

Eek. What happened?

big bad John 06-03-2023 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by thefox (Post 16843886)
Thais. Pure evil.

Penicillin is your friend.

thefox 06-03-2023 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16844720)
Eek. What happened?

The usual evil, insane, self-righteous , twisted selfishness, ultra nationalistic, self obsessed behavior of 95% of the population while they stand there in their insane world believing they are perfect and can do no wrong stealing your kids. Endless lies that they actually believe are real.

Timbo 06-03-2023 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16844655)
I must be the only person who doesn't have any issues with it. ITV Hub was worse.

Indeed, is there any meaningful difference?

adrenalin john 06-03-2023 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by thefox (Post 16844912)
The usual evil, insane, self-righteous , twisted selfishness, ultra nationalistic, self obsessed behavior of 95% of the population while they stand there in their insane world believing they are perfect and can do no wrong stealing your kids. Endless lies that they actually believe are real.

Sorry to hear that. However long you live in Thailand, and however enmeshed your life is there and with Thai people, ultimately you are always a farang, an outsider.

It what it is but if you have children then that makes it far far worse. Like in many countries the richer the family the worse, and less excusable, the behaviour.

thefox 06-03-2023 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16844940)
Sorry to hear that. However long you live in Thailand, and however enmeshed your life is there and with Thai people, ultimately you are always a farang, an outsider.

It what it is but if you have children then that makes it far far worse. Like in many countries the richer the family the worse, and less excusable, the behaviour.

Thanks.

No doubt her , her brother , his digger and pretty much anyone from her family are a ultra spoiled rich kids parading as adults and have no concept of right and wrong but the reasons go far deeper - they are ultra salims and believe they are perfect no matter what they do. Smiling assasins. But then again that seems to be most the population certainly around here.

Oldtown Eagle 06-03-2023 08:27 PM

Wrong thread I know. In all my nearly 50 years of employment I have simply lost count of the bottles of Prosecco I have enjoyed at lunchtime.

Polak 06-03-2023 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 16845341)
Wrong thread I know. In all my nearly 50 years of employment I have simply lost count of the bottles of Prosecco I have enjoyed at lunchtime.

Perhaps you should start a things that get you pissed thread.:D

the digger 07-03-2023 11:52 AM

My parents are currently visiting from the UK so the list could go on forever but I'll keep it simple.

Me, for thinking my relationship with my parents could ever be anything but toxic and investing time, energy and emotion on getting them to come.

Isle of Wight 07-03-2023 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by the digger (Post 16845749)
My parents are currently visiting from the UK so the list could go on forever but I'll keep it simple.

Me, for thinking my relationship with my parents could ever be anything but toxic and investing time, energy and emotion on getting them to come.

I'm really sorry to hear this :(

Isle of Wight 07-03-2023 12:21 PM

Why is it so difficult to see a doctor! Ever since covid they want to push you to telephone calls. Then they do everything possible not see face to face. You used to phone up get an appt and saw the doc. Is it less doctors Is it more people? Earliest appt I can get is April 4th Mrs is ill After a morning on the phone we get a telephone appt after being 14th in the queue to even make it. How the hell can they make a diagnosis on the phone. I can see a trip to the hospital coming to even see someone.

west country boy 07-03-2023 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by thefox (Post 16845139)
Thanks.

No doubt her , her brother , his digger and pretty much anyone from her family are a ultra spoiled rich kids parading as adults and have no concept of right and wrong but the reasons go far deeper - they are ultra salims and believe they are perfect no matter what they do. Smiling assasins. But then again that seems to be most the population certainly around here.

Obviously I have no idea what is going on but I wish you nothing but the best, foxy.

Maidstoned Eagle 07-03-2023 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by the digger (Post 16845749)
My parents are currently visiting from the UK so the list could go on forever but I'll keep it simple.

Me, for thinking my relationship with my parents could ever be anything but toxic and investing time, energy and emotion on getting them to come.

Big hugs nino. xx

brighton_eagle 07-03-2023 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16845768)
Why is it so difficult to see a doctor! Ever since covid they want to push you to telephone calls. Then they do everything possible not see face to face. You used to phone up get an appt and saw the doc. Is it less doctors Is it more people? Earliest appt I can get is April 4th Mrs is ill After a morning on the phone we get a telephone appt after being 14th in the queue to even make it. How the hell can they make a diagnosis on the phone. I can see a trip to the hospital coming to even see someone.

My wife actually got told to go to A&E by the GP receptionist because she couldn't get an appointment for 3 weeks. A&E staff said they get this a lot, and obviously it really annoys them because that's clearly not why they are there.

Sick Bucket 07-03-2023 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16845768)
Why is it so difficult to see a doctor! Ever since covid they want to push you to telephone calls. Then they do everything possible not see face to face. You used to phone up get an appt and saw the doc. Is it less doctors Is it more people? Earliest appt I can get is April 4th Mrs is ill After a morning on the phone we get a telephone appt after being 14th in the queue to even make it. How the hell can they make a diagnosis on the phone. I can see a trip to the hospital coming to even see someone.

Tired, overworked, sick of being abused and of course our old friend Brexit, heard it first hand from a Portuguese nurse who quit after 20 odd years living anf working in London, 'don't want to live somewhere where I no longer feel welcome'

thefox 07-03-2023 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16845788)
Obviously I have no idea what is going on but I wish you nothing but the best, foxy.

Thanks. :p

Martin H 07-03-2023 02:25 PM

I think the whole medical profession needs redesigning. We appear to be still chasing making an ancient model that in truth was broken donkeys ago work in a way that can't be resourced and does it even make any sense any more?

The reality is that today we know of zillions of medical conditions and treatments and we expect a GP to study for years and years and remember all of that AND keep up with unmanageable levels of new data and changing opinons and then chat to you for 10 mins (if you are lucky) and diagnose you correctly? In a world of internet/video calls and databases I am not sure that we need doctors as know them but rather someone to lead you through a data driven diagnosis at best and perhaps often simple self service. I am not qualified to define the exact solution but I know enough docs etc to be pretty confident that it doesn't look like todays fractured service. It's currently a set of powerful fiefdoms which is part of the problem with making significant changes.

If there is a home for private medicine it's perhaps in re-engineering what this looks like outside of the inertia and constraints of the current NHS solution and then rolling it back across the NHS but it would be a bloodbath and a political landmine I am sure and beyond politicians these days it seems.

bubbs11 07-03-2023 04:39 PM

My daughter's SEN school was closed for two days last week due to teaching strikes.

Just got an email to say that they'll be closing certain classes this week too, due to lack of staff this time.

Waiting on a text to see if my daughter's class is one of the lucky ones.

WTF has happened to our country?

adrenalin john 07-03-2023 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 16845923)
My daughter's SEN school was closed for two days last week due to teaching strikes.

Just got an email to say that they'll be closing certain classes this week too, due to lack of staff this time.

Waiting on a text to see if my daughter's class is one of the lucky ones.

WTF has happened to our country?

The Tory Party, the referendum, followed by the takeover of the Tory party by its lunatic fringe leading to catastrophic governance, incompetence and a suicidal form of Brexit.

CT_Palace 07-03-2023 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16845937)
The Tory Party, the referendum, followed by the takeover of the Tory party by its lunatic fringe leading to catastrophic governance, incompetence and a suicidal form of Brexit.

And yet they still have their supporters and will get a sizable percentage of the next GE votes.
It's important to point out that the majority of the UK population have been enablers in the "what has happened to the UK? answer.

(yes, yes, I know.. the true majority don't or did not vote Tory nor did the majority of the UK pop vote for Brexit, but enough people did to enable both the Tories and Brexit)

the digger 07-03-2023 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16845756)
I'm really sorry to hear this :(

Thanks IoW (and Maidstoned). I genuinely feel more care and heartfelt sentiment in your messages than anything that comes from my father's mouth.

My mum, I just feel sorry for, having lived with him that long.

adrenalin john 07-03-2023 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by the digger (Post 16846138)
Thanks IoW (and Maidstoned). I genuinely feel more care and heartfelt sentiment in your messages than anything that comes from my father's mouth.

My mum, I just feel sorry for, having lived with him that long.

Sorry Digger. It sounds like it's the hope that kills you. Hope you can somehow acheive and maintain an adult emotional distance, rather than be provoked into the emotions of your childhood.

At least he has to go back soon!

Supersonic 07-03-2023 10:25 PM

Having to drive for nearly an hour tomorrow for a meeting about "Team Morale"

FFS team morale would be a lot higher if we didn't have to attend such stupid bloody meetings!!

Maidstoned Eagle 07-03-2023 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 16846175)
Having to drive for nearly an hour tomorrow for a meeting about "Team Morale"

FFS team morale would be a lot higher if we didn't have to attend such stupid bloody meetings!!

Maybe bring that up at the meeting.

Hedgehog 07-03-2023 10:30 PM

You may have heard about the Southwest Airlines plane that was flying from Havana, Cuba, to Fort Lauderdale that a bird strike caused smoke to pour into the passenger cabin causing the plane to have to return to Havana.

I just saw a video taken from inside the cabin when it landed... yes there was a lot of smoke and the deployed the emergency procedures and evacuated the aircraft via slides.

A couple of thing that are pretty annoying about this... 1) People were actually filming this rather than concentrating on getting out of the plane/listening to instructions from the crew, and 2) people were collecting their carry-on luggage (mostly oversized... but that's another post) and trying to squeeze though the crowds and the emergency exit over the wings with their cases, or even down the chutes with them. This goes against everything you are instructed to do in an emergency.

People eh?

PeterH 07-03-2023 10:32 PM

I suspect it is one of those meeting where you are expected to listen and nod. Anything else is considered divisive and potentially grounds for dismissal.

Supersonic 07-03-2023 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16846178)
Maybe bring that up at the meeting.

it's tempting, though the idiot area manager who's organised it hates me enough already!!

PeterH 07-03-2023 10:38 PM

There you go.

Suck it up.

Don't let it destroy your confidence so much that it stops you interviewing elsewhere.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-03-2023 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16846185)
I suspect it is one of those meeting where you are expected to listen and nod. Anything else is considered divisive and potentially grounds for dismissal.

Are they Scientologists?

Maidstoned Eagle 08-03-2023 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 16846186)
it's tempting, though the idiot area manager who's organised it hates me enough already!!

I worked for a company called Wurth UK, they had a big sales conference over the Christmas period up near Birmingham, all the teams were complaining about it but said **** all at the time...especially as we didn't get paid for it. I went, left at lunch, fiddled my expenses and a month later, spent a week on their time taking my Class 2 HGV, had a meeting with the area manager and told him to stick his job.

Left the company car, sales material etc in the car park of Little Chef on the A20 (where we had the meeting) and got a lift home from my wife at the time.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 08-03-2023 09:14 PM

Team colours by the score on the TV graphics that make it look like they've had a Red card. Feck off with team colours. Anyone who can't work it out for themselves doesn't f*cking care.

Little Fozzie 11-03-2023 06:13 PM

The amount of whinging and pessimism on the way to the ground today. Not sure why some people bother. Don't see how you can be a palace fan without a bit of blind optimism/delusion!

PeterH 11-03-2023 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16846485)
I worked for a company called Wurth UK, they had a big sales conference over the Christmas period up near Birmingham, all the teams were complaining about it but said **** all at the time...especially as we didn't get paid for it. I went, left at lunch, fiddled my expenses and a month later, spent a week on their time taking my Class 2 HGV, had a meeting with the area manager and told him to stick his job.

Left the company car, sales material etc in the car park of Little Chef on the A20 (where we had the meeting) and got a lift home from my wife at the time.

This.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-03-2023 08:56 AM

Going for a menu del dia at a local events and being served by a waiter proudly displaying his bright green "Vox" wristband.

For those who dont know, Vox is a Spanish right wing political party that is somewhat akin to (though not as extreme as) Britain First.

Pidster 12-03-2023 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16851921)
Going for a menu del dia at a local events and being served by a waiter proudly displaying his bright green "Vox" wristband.

For those who dont know, Vox is a Spanish right wing political party that is somewhat akin to (though not as extreme as) Britain First.

Let’s face it, Spain has got form for that type of thing.

RazorsEdge 12-03-2023 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16846183)
You may have heard about the Southwest Airlines plane that was flying from Havana, Cuba, to Fort Lauderdale that a bird strike caused smoke to pour into the passenger cabin causing the plane to have to return to Havana.

I just saw a video taken from inside the cabin when it landed... yes there was a lot of smoke and the deployed the emergency procedures and evacuated the aircraft via slides.

A couple of thing that are pretty annoying about this... 1) People were actually filming this rather than concentrating on getting out of the plane/listening to instructions from the crew, and 2) people were collecting their carry-on luggage (mostly oversized... but that's another post) and trying to squeeze though the crowds and the emergency exit over the wings with their cases, or even down the chutes with them. This goes against everything you are instructed to do in an emergency.

People eh?

I will have to google this. I think the time to evacuate is normally 90 seconds and the cabin crew are quite capable of achieving this, but this filming is a new thing and a risk I reckon

PalaceForever 12-03-2023 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 16846175)
Having to drive for nearly an hour tomorrow for a meeting about "Team Morale"

FFS team morale would be a lot higher if we didn't have to attend such stupid bloody meetings!!

Yeah, the older I get, the more tiresome I am of this sort of corporate box ticking. All the nonsense around ‘Well-being’ for example…it feels so empty. Some (well paid) management consultancy has probably instructed some senior managers how to roll out a well-being program, at great cost, which seems to have minimal engagement from employees. Instead, just give that budget to your employees directly, which would actually have a positive impact on their well-being. I don’t need someone emailing me tips on how to budget during a cost of living crisis or inviting me to a ‘how to meditate’ session during my lunch break. I hate the pretence that this sort of stuff is important to employees, am I alone in finding it utterly useless and patronising?

I suppose the downside of working at a very large organisation, too much box-ticking invented by people with not enough actual work to do.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-03-2023 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 16851990)
Let’s face it, Spain has got form for that type of thing.

The older catetos still have Francoist tendencies to be honest. I was just surprised at this guy's blatantness, especially as he serves many foreigners during the day.

Needless to say, I won't be returning.

Martin H 12-03-2023 12:44 PM

Vacuum cleaners. I seem to remember a few years back that a reg, European I think, was introduced that limited the power usage of vacs or something like that. Either that or it was the ‘dirt preservation society’ because I sweat modern vacs don’t have the suction like they used to and ‘hoovering’ is rubbish compared to the gold old days. These days I have to sweep up after vacuuming. Wtf’s that all about!

Not sure if the above explanation is accurate but if this was a green strategy are they sure that we aren’t all vacuuming for longer that is outweighing having a powerful vacuum ? Also what an odd place to start conserving power.

Signed Mrs Mopp.

ddfunk 12-03-2023 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 16852271)
Vacuum cleaners. I seem to remember a few years back that a reg, European I think, was introduced that limited the power usage of vacs or something like that. Either that or it was the ‘dirt preservation society’ because I sweat modern vacs don’t have the suction like they used to and ‘hoovering’ is rubbish compared to the gold old days. These days I have to sweep up after vacuuming. Wtf’s that all about!

Not sure if the above explanation is accurate but if this was a green strategy are they sure that we aren’t all vacuuming for longer that is outweighing having a powerful vacuum ? Also what an odd place to start conserving power.

Signed Mrs Mopp.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...acuum-cleaners

Stellavista 12-03-2023 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16852222)
The older catetos still have Francoist tendencies to be honest. I was just surprised at this guy's blatantness, especially as he serves many foreigners during the day.

Needless to say, I won't be returning.

I assume you can still by a Franco keyring at any self-respecting roadside outlet?

Pub Idol 12-03-2023 05:45 PM

Being colour vision deficient and watching football is getting harder. Their keeper wore blue yesterday. Luckily for me we barely got near their goal.

Martin H 12-03-2023 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ddfunk (Post 16852431)

Yeah - can't argue the science of it - but as a consumer - it's a lot harder to vaccum these days and we have a Vaccum cleaner graveyard to prove that we have tried a few. Just seems like an odd thing to focus upon with legislation.

Odd one.

Hedgehog 12-03-2023 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 16852805)
Yeah - can't argue the science of it - but as a consumer - it's a lot harder to vaccum these days and we have a Vaccum cleaner graveyard to prove that we have tried a few. Just seems like an odd thing to focus upon with legislation.

Odd one.

Without really reading the Guardian article in full, maybe it's a Health and Safety thing? Too many small dogs and pets getting sucked into the vacuum, not to mention people who might have been doing themselves mischief performing some sort of sexual act upon themselves or a loved one!

Maz 12-03-2023 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16852875)
Without really reading the Guardian article in full, maybe it's a Health and Safety thing? Too many small dogs and pets getting sucked into the vacuum, not to mention people who might have been doing themselves mischief performing some sort of sexual act upon themselves or a loved one!

Er, no. :)

PeterH 12-03-2023 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16851921)
Going for a menu del dia at a local events and being served by a waiter proudly displaying his bright green "Vox" wristband.

For those who dont know, Vox is a Spanish right wing political party that is somewhat akin to (though not as extreme as) Britain First.

You could have stopped at wristband.

You should have asked him if it was a gay/trans thing. That would have wound him up.

Martin H 12-03-2023 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16852875)
Without really reading the Guardian article in full, maybe it's a Health and Safety thing? Too many small dogs and pets getting sucked into the vacuum, not to mention people who might have been doing themselves mischief performing some sort of sexual act upon themselves or a loved one!

Errrm I am both deeply worried about the health and safety of your loved one and surprised at how small your cat and dog must be …… or how big your vacuum is?

Please seek help from VCAS (vacuum cleaner abuse society) as soon as you can. Probably a good time to change the old bag too………..

P.S. please don’t ever buy a floor polisher

Hedgehog 12-03-2023 08:10 PM

I wasn't being entirely serious... but the EU has form for stuff like that!

Hedgehog 12-03-2023 08:24 PM

Anyway... and I appreciate there are devices out there to counter this - When we first turn the hot water tap on at anytime during the day, we just get cold water for what seems like a minute, wasting what would appear to be at least a gallon of water, before the water gets warm, let alone "hot". Within seconds of getting hot, you have to add the cold water into the mix to be bearable.

If you turn the water off, but need more hot water a minute later, you more or less have to go through the whole process again.

This is particularly annoying as we are supposed to be in a drought (although I think this my be over for a while) and wasting a gallon or two of water waiting for it to get hot is pretty frustrating.

Again, I appreciate this is a third world way of getting hot water, i.e. from a 40 gallon gas fired water heater that is out in the garage, 30 feet from the faucets, but the alternatives would be a pain to get installed.

Nostrils 12-03-2023 08:28 PM

Probably a bit irrational this one; I find the posters/covers for stand up comedians DVD/show really annoying.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 12-03-2023 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Pub Idol (Post 16852749)
Being colour vision deficient and watching football is getting harder. Their keeper wore blue yesterday. Luckily for me we barely got near their goal.

Oh man... I read on here recently that the 20 Premier Club strips (home / away / keeper / 3rd?) are subject to scrutiny by some kind of AI computer code that checks for various types of colour deficiencies???

Anyway... I have just looked at this, and I have learnt something...
https://www.colourblindawareness.org...our-blindness/
Cheers Pub Idol

Prince Phillip 12-03-2023 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 16853061)
Probably a bit irrational this one; I find the posters/covers for stand up comedians DVD/show really annoying.

Same for me with video games - always some grandiose artwork representation of the game. Be brave and put a screenshot on the front.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-03-2023 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16852732)
I assume you can still by a Franco keyring at any self-respecting roadside outlet?

Nope. Lots of Ken Follett books though, for some strange reason.

GorBlimey 12-03-2023 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16853054)
Again, I appreciate this is a third world way of getting hot water, i.e. from a 40 gallon gas fired water heater that is out in the garage, 30 feet from the faucets, but the alternatives would be a pain to get installed.


English people living in America who have forgotten that the word for a tap is a tap, not a faucet. :D

KYLIE MINEAGLE 12-03-2023 10:27 PM

Where is Selhurst Celtic when you need him.

Panther 12-03-2023 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Pub Idol (Post 16852749)
Being colour vision deficient and watching football is getting harder. Their keeper wore blue yesterday. Luckily for me we barely got near their goal.

What worried me more was that the referee wore blue.

Pub Idol 12-03-2023 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Panther (Post 16853272)
What worried me more was that the referee wore blue.

This too. As AWFWW said there is an algorithm, but that algorithm doesn't seem smart enough. It's been an issue this year more than before so something is not right.

Hedgehog 12-03-2023 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16853239)
English people living in America who have forgotten that the word for a tap is a tap, not a faucet. :D


A tap is what beer comes out off….

Although some might say American beer is the same as water.


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