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PeterH 01-04-2023 05:30 AM

Something like that.

PeterH 01-04-2023 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by in-exile (Post 16877920)
Compared to your backyard!
Nobody is being demonized by national borders and immigration rules ... of course your country did allow anybody in .... particularly Nazis !

What is my country? You previously told me that I didn't believe in borders? It then stands to reason I don't identify as being particular to any one country.

PeterH 01-04-2023 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by in-exile (Post 16877913)
Your views are!
Simplistic BS !
No wonder S America is left-wing right-wing ****ed from top to bottom.... God it suits you!

Which kind of explains why people might be desperate to leave the área in search of the dream of sleeping in a Nissan Bluebird,.

If you brain hurts too much you can always resort to...nob, pluma, idiot, buffoon.

PeterH 01-04-2023 07:57 PM

It was mentioned much earlier on this thread, but the Wrexham love fest is getting well out of hand now.

It has got to an extent that Man Utd (or some of The Wankers) are playing a pre-season friendly in The USA against Wrexham.

Annoying in one regard, and funny in another, with fees the cheapest tickets are near on 300 quid. WTF is going on with that. Doesn't bode well for the next WC.

Jim Cannon 01-04-2023 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16879841)
It was mentioned much earlier on this thread, but the Wrexham love fest is getting well out of hand now.

At the moment they are not subject to FFP. If they intend to continue this approach for the next few seasons it will blow up in their face. Can see them jumping straight through next season but things will get tougher after that

churley1988 01-04-2023 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16879841)
It was mentioned much earlier on this thread, but the Wrexham love fest is getting well out of hand now.

It has got to an extent that Man Utd (or some of The Wankers) are playing a pre-season friendly in The USA against Wrexham.

Annoying in one regard, and funny in another, with fees the cheapest tickets are near on 300 quid. WTF is going on with that. Doesn't bode well for the next WC.

Each to their own, but barely noticed it in the UK…

PeterH 01-04-2023 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by churley1988 (Post 16879850)
Each to their own, but barely noticed it in the UK…

Really?

big bad John 02-04-2023 05:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16879841)
It was mentioned much earlier on this thread, but the Wrexham love fest is getting well out of hand now.

Nobody can promote like the Yanks. Wrexham will probably go up. Next season I wouldn't be surprized, that with the momentum of winning they once again win promotion. But then it becomes boring. It's not easy to get out of League One.
Fans will get fed up, when three years later they're still mid-table. The owners get bored because the fairytale Amazon series of Wrexham's march to the Prem has had to be put on hold. Attendances go back below Conference levels, the crowd get finicky and demand the owners buy Ronaldo who they were seen dining with at a Saudi human rights party.
Meanwhile back in Salford, no sign of Becks, the Neville sisters, the woman beater or the dwarf at any of the games of the team they own anymore.
A bored child will always throw the toy away.

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2023 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16880233)
Really?

No, not really, they're all over the sports media.

They're neck and neck with Notts County atm and only one team can go up from the Vanrama, so expect late season drama and disappointment.

El Aguila 02-04-2023 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16877937)
Which kind of explains why people might be desperate to leave the área in search of the dream of sleeping in a Nissan Bluebird,.

If you brain hurts too much you can always resort to...nob, pluma, idiot, buffoon.

Pluma? Is this an elaborate Chilean diss?

Isle of Wight 02-04-2023 03:21 PM

The BBC saying the car “tagged” allonso or Tagged the tyre wall. What were they playing? IT ? They HIT

Maidstoned Eagle 02-04-2023 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16880469)
Pluma? Is this an elaborate Chilean diss?

El pluma de mi tia.

cranesparkeagle 02-04-2023 06:19 PM

Using speaker phone mode in public. Its bad enough hearing one end of a long phone conversation without having to listen to the other person as well

Isle of Wight 02-04-2023 06:39 PM

E10 petrol gumming up my carbs. Shitty bloody stuff.

PeterH 02-04-2023 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16880469)
Pluma? Is this an elaborate Chilean diss?

Autocorrect translation of plum. But you were write to pick me up on that. Others wouldn't have an inkling, so a feather for your cap.

PeterH 02-04-2023 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16880463)
No, not really, they're all over the sports media.

They're neck and neck with Notts County atm and only one team can go up from the Vanrama, so expect late season drama and disappointment.

In the UK, or at least on the BBS, last 10 years, it appears that people have little idea what is happening in the World or even in UK outside of their inmediate lifestyle bubbles.

Their awareness of the news is dependant on whatever news story is getting 24/7 coverage - whether it be Paltrow, Trump, Tory PMs, Brexit effects, H & M and the fall out circus, a disappearing woman, panic buying and participation.

Awareness at a broader level seems to have been replaced by some kind of consumption of a reality TV versión of what news should be. A herd syndrome that dictates lots of other elements of life whether it be the need to take a Med holiday or visit Clarkson's farm.

It saddens and disappoints me.

Ian J 02-04-2023 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16881146)
E10 petrol gumming up my carbs. Shitty bloody stuff.

Carbs? How old is your car?

Isle of Wight 02-04-2023 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian J (Post 16881249)
Carbs? How old is your car?

Motorbikes

Lingfield Eagle 02-04-2023 08:27 PM

Street buskers who use sound systems. I don't want to hear you when I'm 100 yards away,

Isle of Wight 03-04-2023 01:10 PM

When you get an auto renewal on a subscription you didn't realise you were signing up for.

west country boy 03-04-2023 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16881196)
In the UK, or at least on the BBS, last 10 years, it appears that people have little idea what is happening in the World or even in UK outside of their inmediate lifestyle bubbles.

Their awareness of the news is dependant on whatever news story is getting 24/7 coverage - whether it be Paltrow, Trump, Tory PMs, Brexit effects, H & M and the fall out circus, a disappearing woman, panic buying and participation.

Awareness at a broader level seems to have been replaced by some kind of consumption of a reality TV versión of what news should be. A herd syndrome that dictates lots of other elements of life whether it be the need to take a Med holiday or visit Clarkson's farm.

It saddens and disappoints me.

You are talking absolute bollocks.

Golf Boy 03-04-2023 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16881184)
Autocorrect translation of plum. But you were write to pick me up on that. Others wouldn't have an inkling, so a feather for your cap.

I thought it was a chest of drawers.

El Aguila 03-04-2023 03:25 PM

In Spain, if you say that somebody has a considerable amount of "pluma", or feather, it means that they are highly effeminate. You might also say that they lose a lot of oil.

Maidstoned Eagle 03-04-2023 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16881966)
In Spain, if you say that somebody has a considerable amount of "pluma", or feather, it means that they are highly effeminate. You might also say that they lose a lot of oil.

Us Spanish are crazy.

PeterH 03-04-2023 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16881956)
You are talking absolute bollocks.

I will give you your due - you know a lot about music and old TV programmes. Maybe some latin phrases.

Not an awful lot else TBF.

west country boy 03-04-2023 09:56 PM

I don’t know as much about dipsomania and [deleted by mods] as some expats tbf.

PeterH 03-04-2023 10:04 PM

You know a lot about posting offensive comments that get deleted by mods.

Can't you conduct yourself better on here. Ya know, as an intelligent, world knowledgeable poster should be able to do.

west country boy 03-04-2023 11:31 PM

(It wasn't actually deleted by mods, you spanner.)

PeterH 04-04-2023 12:17 AM

You would know a lot about spanners considering you are such a tool yourself.

in-exile 04-04-2023 12:22 AM

Can you tighten loose screws with a spanner? :D

PeterH 04-04-2023 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by in-exile (Post 16882667)
Can you tighten loose screws with a spanner? :D

Do you have a few in the Nissan Bluebird? Loose screws or spanners as protection for late night assaults disturbing your sleep.

Maidstoned told me to ask that.

Danny_Cheviot 04-04-2023 10:56 PM

Not sure what the thinnest measurement known to mankind is - but supermarkets certainly know it when they slice their ham.

Hedgehog 05-04-2023 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 16883543)
Not sure what the thinnest measurement known to mankind is - but supermarkets certainly know it when they slice their ham.

Sort of have the opposite problem.

We want thin-cut ham, and the girl will do a slice and show me, and I say can you go thinner, and she will say that is as thin as the machine will go. (odd thing is, a different girl can get it thinner on the same machine)

Maybe I should pop over to England to get my ham.

I should add that I personally am OK with the thicker slices, but I'm working under instructions from she who must be obeyed who gives me an earful when I bring home less than super thin slices.

Hedgehog 05-04-2023 05:54 PM

... when you get some sort of toffee or boiled sweet stuck on the bottom of your shoe and not only does it get in the nooks and crannies of your trainer's sole, but gets on your car floor mat and the break and gas pedals.

Bitch to clean off.

PeterH 06-04-2023 01:58 AM

Are you Mr Bean?

jrnicholson 06-04-2023 02:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16884014)
... when you get some sort of toffee or boiled sweet stuck on the bottom of your shoe and not only does it get in the nooks and crannies of your trainer's sole, but gets on your car floor mat and the break and gas pedals.

Bitch to clean off.

Americans who cannot understand that it's an accelerator pedal that makes the car go and that, when you want to stop, unless you use the brakes your car will break.

Jonboy 06-04-2023 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by jrnicholson (Post 16884462)
Americans who cannot understand that it's an accelerator pedal that makes the car go and that, when you want to stop, unless you use the brakes your car will break.

Isn't that the loud pedal?

LN1 06-04-2023 02:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16884014)
... when you get some sort of toffee or boiled sweet stuck on the bottom of your shoe and not only does it get in the nooks and crannies of your trainer's sole, but gets on your car floor mat and the break and gas pedals.

Bitch to clean off.

You should stop eating those Werther's originals Hedgey!

strawberry mivi 06-04-2023 08:37 AM

Wearing trainers when in your 60's? - that's just wrong.

Scoot 06-04-2023 08:43 AM

Ageist pricks

Maidstoned Eagle 06-04-2023 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 16884497)
Wearing trainers when in your 60's? - that's just wrong.

Why?

Maidstoned Eagle 06-04-2023 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16884011)
I should add that I personally am OK with the thicker slices, but I'm working under instructions from she who must be obeyed who gives me an earful when I bring home less than super thin slices.

Then tell "she who must be obeyed" to get the ham herself.

El Aguila 06-04-2023 10:05 AM

I don’t think people should wear trainers until they’re over 60.

Maidstoned Eagle 06-04-2023 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16884542)
I don’t think people should wear trainers until they’re over 60.

You wear them then?

Hedgehog 06-04-2023 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16884524)
Then tell "she who must be obeyed" to get the ham herself.

Been there, done that... didn't work. :rolleyes:

Maidstoned Eagle 06-04-2023 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16884825)
Been there, done that... didn't work. :rolleyes:

Then buy it how you want it if she can't be arsed.

Hedgehog 06-04-2023 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 16884497)
Wearing trainers when in your 60's? - that's just wrong.

So I should wear my slippers when shuffling out for the evening?

west country boy 06-04-2023 06:12 PM

You can wear what you want on your mobility scooter.

RazorsEdge 06-04-2023 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16884859)
You can wear what you want on your mobility scooter.

Not to forget a DAB radio on full blast :)

I am so looking forward to that.

west country boy 06-04-2023 06:35 PM

Hedgers has a wind-up gramophone on his.

RazorsEdge 06-04-2023 06:43 PM

Hahaha :)

Rule Britannia or glad it is all over?

Sick Bucket 06-04-2023 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 16884497)
Wearing trainers when in your 60's? - that's just wrong.

What do you want them to wear in hot countries like Spain for example? and before you say flip flops it's illegal to drive in those.

I saw a guy the other day in his 60s wearing white trainers, adidas tracksuit, baseball cap and big white headphones, now he did look a twat.

ozzieEagle 06-04-2023 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 16884898)
What do you want them to wear in hot countries like Spain for example? and before you say flip flops it's illegal to drive in those.

I saw a guy the other day in his 60s wearing white trainers, adidas tracksuit, baseball cap and big white headphones, now he did look a twat.


Did he look bovvered! Was he Bovvered, Did you look at his face and was it Bovvered?

One glorious thing getting older gives you, is not giving a phuck what others think.

As for assuming age on appearance.... now come on! He could have been 45 for all you know.

More 'runners' in FNQ and other tropical parts of Aus than any other type of footwear.

davech 06-04-2023 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16884943)
Did he look bovvered! Was he Bovvered, Did you look at his face and was it Bovvered?

One glorious thing getting older gives you, is not giving a phuck what others think.

As for assuming age on appearance.... now come on! He could have been 45 for all you know.

More 'runners' in FNQ and other tropical parts of Aus than any other type of footwear.

I'm in my 60s (almost out of them now) and I sure as hell look it :D

Plus I now wear shoes with velcro straps as it takes me 10 minutes to tie my laces :(

ozzieEagle 06-04-2023 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 16884948)
I'm in my 60s (almost out of them now) and I sure as hell look it :D

Plus I now wear shoes with velcro straps as it takes me 10 minutes to tie my laces :(

I'm going to take this and respond in the retirement thread. :)

Hopefully legal under bbs rules.

west country boy 06-04-2023 08:28 PM

Having “Driftwood” by Travis in my head all effing day.

strawberry mivi 06-04-2023 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16884831)
So I should wear my slippers when shuffling out for the evening?

Perhaps slippers, more likely stout shoes.
Trainers are for yoofs.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 07-04-2023 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16884943)
Did he look bovvered! Was he Bovvered, Did you look at his face and was it Bovvered?

One glorious thing getting older gives you, is not giving a phuck what others think.

As for assuming age on appearance.... now come on! He could have been 45 for all you know.

More 'runners' in FNQ and other tropical parts of Aus than any other type of footwear.

Looking forward to all this when I get there.:rolleyes:

PeterH 07-04-2023 01:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 16885045)
Perhaps slippers, more likely stout shoes.
Trainers are for yoofs.

Depends on your definition of trainers?

If you are talking about the typical white (and other colours) Nike, Adidas trainers marketed at the youth market - then fair enough. I find some of them ugly.

But there are all kinds of trekking trainers usually in an understated colour. And those kinds of footwear are extremely comfortable for people who may have leg/hip/foot/back problems and can't walk that far - Columbia, Merrill etc..

PeterH 07-04-2023 01:56 AM

Anyhoo... 'they really should know better' 50 year old, bald, beer-bellied thugs can't do the hoolie dance properly if they aren't wearing the correct footwear.

ozzieEagle 07-04-2023 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16885118)
Depends on your definition of trainers?

If you are talking about the typical white (and other colours) Nike, Adidas trainers marketed at the youth market - then fair enough. I find some of them ugly.

But there are all kinds of trekking trainers usually in an understated colour. And those kinds of footwear are extremely comfortable for people who may have leg/hip/foot/back problems and can't walk that far - Columbia, Merrill etc..


Black is recommended in the Outback, plus black is Melbourne's go-to shade for everything really.

I reckon I've got 4 different types of black or mostly black 'runners' Hmm can't bring myself to call them trainers, feels odd.

Maidstoned Eagle 07-04-2023 06:58 AM

Im.s!owly building up a collection of trainers that I always wanted in my yoof (Adidas gazelles, puma classics, Nike Cortez etc) I couldn't give two ducks what someone thinks about whether im.too old to wear them.

Wayne Andrews is God 07-04-2023 08:07 AM

I think about this often, In 20 years time just as in the 90s when old people only wore beige, the elderly generation will all wear baseball caps, jogging bottoms and hoodies, as most the generation that is aging to that point is wearing that currently. Ive more and more started to see 60 year old looking skater men about.

Maybe the the young generation around the time will devise another fashion or start to look smarter, as that is how fashions start, with the young. There was a massive shift in clothing during the 80-90s away from smart to comfort, with sport brands taking the position as brands to buy. We are still riding that wave as the generations that grew up with that are now approaching old age.

Comfort does come first in my book, why where tight uncomfortable clothing if you dont have to.

pallet 07-04-2023 10:08 AM

Look at this generation when they are in their 60s with all their tattoo s and beards.
Anyway I am in my mid 50s and wear trainers, in summer it will be flip flops or sliders as I am told they are called now, so what. I don't see anyone my age dressing how my parents dressed at our age.

Nostrils 07-04-2023 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16885195)
Look at this generation when they are in their 60s with all their tattoo s and beards.
Anyway I am in my mid 50s and wear trainers, in summer it will be flip flops or sliders as I am told they are called now, so what. I don't see anyone my age dressing how my parents dressed at our age.

Those face scribbles aren't going to age well. I kind of feel a bit sorry for them when they realise the word 'innovator' or 'badass' over their eyebrow isn't actually as innovative or badass as they once thought.

Maidstoned Eagle 07-04-2023 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16885195)
Look at this generation when they are in their 60s with all their tattoo s and beards.

I've got tattoos and a beard....best get the razor and concealer out in 3 years time then.

pallet 07-04-2023 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16885321)
I've got tattoos and a beard....best get the razor and concealer out in 3 years time then.

Thought you already had the consealer love😁

Maidstoned Eagle 07-04-2023 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16885355)
Thought you already had the consealer love😁

Only for when you come over and want face to face sex.

Paulinmorden 07-04-2023 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 16885154)
I think about this often, In 20 years time just as in the 90s when old people only wore beige, the elderly generation will all wear baseball caps, jogging bottoms and hoodies, as most the generation that is aging to that point is wearing that currently. Ive more and more started to see 60 year old looking skater men about.

Maybe the the young generation around the time will devise another fashion or start to look smarter, as that is how fashions start, with the young. There was a massive shift in clothing during the 80-90s away from smart to comfort, with sport brands taking the position as brands to buy. We are still riding that wave as the generations that grew up with that are now approaching old age.

Comfort does come first in my book, why where tight uncomfortable clothing if you dont have to.

Not sure about the caps. Decided I can no longer wear baseball caps, just didn't feel or look right anymore. Went out and bought a couple of flat caps instead. Also had a straw Panama style hat for holidays for the last few years. Comfortable to still wear trainers but luckily never liked white ones. Similarly I've never liked wearing sports type clothing out though have found I've bought more walking/ hiking type trousers rather than jeans these days.

Hedgehog 07-04-2023 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 16885154)
I think about this often, In 20 years time just as in the 90s when old people only wore beige, the elderly generation will all wear baseball caps, jogging bottoms and hoodies, as most the generation that is aging to that point is wearing that currently. Ive more and more started to see 60 year old looking skater men about.

Maybe the the young generation around the time will devise another fashion or start to look smarter, as that is how fashions start, with the young. There was a massive shift in clothing during the 80-90s away from smart to comfort, with sport brands taking the position as brands to buy. We are still riding that wave as the generations that grew up with that are now approaching old age.

Comfort does come first in my book, why where tight uncomfortable clothing if you dont have to.

I look back at my dad, and he was just an average Joe, but he never owned a pair of jeans, never wore a Polo/Golf type shirt - always a long sleeve button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows, and I never once saw him in need of a shave. Oh, and never wore a pair of trainers in his life.

The complete opposite of me in fact, and I'm older now than my memories of my Dad.

CT_Palace 07-04-2023 06:24 PM

Scissors that dont cut

davech 07-04-2023 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16885591)
Scissors that dont cut

They might be left-handed scissors.

CT_Palace 07-04-2023 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 16885828)
They might be left-handed scissors.

No.
I know exactly what they are:

Kitchen scissors that the Mrs, despite countless requests not to, uses for any manner of purposes in the garden, around the house etc., until they are blunted or the hinge is loosened.

Hedgehog 07-04-2023 11:16 PM

... my internet provider sending an email saying their rates are going up $5 a month, but they will waive it if we sign up for Autopay.

Hate Autopay.

Brummie Allan 08-04-2023 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16885832)
No.
I know exactly what they are:

Kitchen scissors that the Mrs, despite countless requests not to, uses for any manner of purposes in the garden, around the house etc., until they are blunted or the hinge is loosened.

So it's the Mrs that annoys you and not the scissors.

strawberry mivi 08-04-2023 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 16885828)
They might be left-handed scissors.

I'm sinister myself but have never tried a pair of left-handed scissors. Normal ones work just fine.

Having to bow down to a right-handed fascist dominated world does annoy me though.

CT_Palace 08-04-2023 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brummie Allan (Post 16885965)
So it's the Mrs that annoys you and not the scissors.

That's very perceptive of you, however, in the spirit of entente, the seeking of a quiet life and knowing what's good for me, I will stick with the original source of the annoyance.

RazorsEdge 08-04-2023 01:40 PM

Wifey has 30GB of data on her phone but she still turns it off and relies on WI-FI. When I say for what you use your phone, you can't run out, she just shrugs her shoulders.

Oh well

RazorsEdge 08-04-2023 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16885833)
... my internet provider sending an email saying their rates are going up $5 a month, but they will waive it if we sign up for Autopay.

Hate Autopay.

I got most of my bills on Auto Pay (or Direct Debit as we call it here)

It does make life easy.

pallet 08-04-2023 01:56 PM

My nephew he is 26 but his mum still treats him like his is 6, he came around yesterday had a shower at our house as their pump has broken. Showed for about 1/2 hour which annoyed me then didn't even say thanks.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-04-2023 02:13 PM

The wife has covid, but she hasnt got covid because she refuses to take a test....after 2 days in bed she has decided that, as its a holiday weekend "we" should clean the house top to bottom....she has now slumped on the sofa after an hour because she can't breath.

The stubborness is astounding at times.

big bad John 08-04-2023 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16886147)
I got most of my bills on Auto Pay (or Direct Debit as we call it here)

It does make life easy.


Until they make a cock-up and you try and get your money back. You get the problem looked into and solved much quicker when you withhold the disputed amount.

RazorsEdge 08-04-2023 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16886671)
Until they make a cock-up and you try and get your money back. You get the problem looked into and solved much quicker when you withhold the disputed amount.

To be fair I have lazy in checking and I cancelled sky as I didn’t realise how much I was paying every month and o am hardly indoors to watch any of it.

But I get your point

thefox 08-04-2023 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16886143)
Wifey has 30GB of data on her phone but she still turns it off and relies on WI-FI. When I say for what you use your phone, you can't run out, she just shrugs her shoulders.

Oh well

Porn...

ceeby 08-04-2023 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16886671)
Until they make a cock-up and you try and get your money back. You get the problem looked into and solved much quicker when you withhold the disputed amount.

It's better in the UK. The Direct Debit Guarantee works flawlessly from my experience. I have used it a few times, once last year from Mini Financial Services who took Ł12k from my account for the wife's car that we had already paid off. Phoned the bank and the money appeared back in my account as I was talking to the bank. The banks also come down quite hard on companies who mess up direct debits.

Isle of Wight 08-04-2023 08:35 PM

Eryri WTF is that, how do you pronounce it and why? What was wrong with Snowdonia ?

GorBlimey 08-04-2023 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16886759)
Eryri WTF is that, how do you pronounce it and why? What was wrong with Snowdonia ?


It's Welsh innit.


They can call it what they want but I still couldn't be arsed to go there.

davech 08-04-2023 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16886759)
Eryri WTF is that, how do you pronounce it and why? What was wrong with Snowdonia ?

You get a train to the summit. Where's the fun in that?

PeterH 09-04-2023 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16886190)
The wife has covid, but she hasnt got covid because she refuses to take a test....after 2 days in bed she has decided that, as its a holiday weekend "we" should clean the house top to bottom....she has now slumped on the sofa after an hour because she can't breath.

The stubborness is astounding at times.

I empathise.

I also applaud you for your taste of classic trainers.

I like that style rather than anything big, bulky and garish.

Maidstoned Eagle 09-04-2023 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 16886794)
You get a train to the summit. Where's the fun in that?

Some people love trains.

mte103 09-04-2023 11:46 AM

Old neighbours.

Myopic, bored, cantankerous.

All I've learned from them is to, at all costs, prevent my world from becoming so small that I fixate about the margin of error of where someone else's recycling bin is situated.

Aquila_17 09-04-2023 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by mte103 (Post 16887115)
Old neighbours.

Myopic, bored, cantankerous.

All I've learned from them is to, at all costs, prevent my world from becoming so small that I fixate about the margin of error of where someone else's recycling bin is situated.

Middle aged, so called "professional" (read 'arrogant'), neighbours can be a lot worse... even with recycling bins.

Aquila_17 09-04-2023 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16886998)
Some people love trains.

For those that do or even if you're a neutral, the train to Europe's highest station (Jungfraujoch at 3,454 metres (11,332ft for Brexiteers)) - goes through the North Face of the Eiger... where you can get out and look through windows in the rockface, after which you have the additional fun of being economical with the truth when you tell people "I've climbed the North Face of the Eiger".

PeterH 09-04-2023 07:45 PM

I love trains, but have probably missed the chance to do some of the great journeys.

Joe85 09-04-2023 07:47 PM

That Lloyds advert.

Fatboy 09-04-2023 07:55 PM

We buy any car adverts - especially the one with the wobbling woman in blue.

Overweight people should not be shown on TV 'dancing'

RazorsEdge 09-04-2023 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Fatboy (Post 16889377)
We buy any car adverts - especially the one with the wobbling woman in blue.

Overweight people should not be shown on TV 'dancing'

I thought with a username like yours, you would be welcoming ads from overweight people :)

Isle of Wight 10-04-2023 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Fatboy (Post 16889377)
We buy any car adverts - especially the one with the wobbling woman in blue.

Overweight people should not be shown on TV 'dancing'

Unless it’s for fast food

Johnsonpen 10-04-2023 11:37 AM

Coverage of Northern Ireland troubles with no mention of what it was like to be a Catholic in the 60s and 70s, B specials and being able to vote or have a job. Ulster fry was being burnt in your home.

thefox 10-04-2023 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Fatboy (Post 16889377)
We buy any car adverts - especially the one with the wobbling woman in blue.

Overweight people should not be shown on TV 'dancing'

Just wait for The Chase to add a new segment.


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