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Slimbloke'H' 25-08-2020 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15363083)
Seriously? That’s brilliant. :D

Surprised the KC didn’t object, cocks that they are.

Seriously! :)

She came from Siatham's 'Spice T' litter. Her litter mates are:

Siatham Tamarind; Siatham Tandorri, Siatham Tarka Dhal, Siatham Thai Style, Siatham Thyme, Siatham Tindaloo, Siatham Top Chilli and Siatham Tumeric.

Slimbloke'H' 25-08-2020 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15363182)
She did that song "Good tradition.of love and hate"

Tenuous... :)

Worksop Palace 25-08-2020 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15362959)
The scumbag British on holiday. I find it therapeutic, but spent two hours clearing the coast path of rubbish. Two bin liners worth of beer cans, slush puppy cups, crisp and biscuit packets and cigarette packets. What is wrong with these people?

Just to play a little devilís advocate, how do you know it was British people who discarded all this litter ?

DANGERMOUSE 25-08-2020 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15363091)
This ^^

Itís weird. I guess they do it because they personally feel better for having it done because they want to look like that, not because they think it will make them more attractive to blokes.

Perhaps they want to look less attractive to men?

Itís their body.

It's a sort of attractiveness weapons race got out of control. At some point a famous woman regarded as sexy had naturally full lips. So maybe women with naturally thin lips had theirs made slightly fuller. They too were then regarded as sexier. So someone else had their lips done slightly more full. Ditto on the sexiness. Then someone else had them done even fuller. By now the fashion trend had been established, and so women keep on going till it looks ridiculous, probably not helped by the fact that it's an unregulated procedure and any joker can pretty much inject anybody with anything, resulting in bad lip jobs making them look bigger than intended. But women being women, no one ever says, 'sorry hun, you were fine before but now you look ridiculous,' so on they go. Meanwhile, women with daft lips feel validated when they get lots of social media 'likes' from their girlfriends for their pouting selfies, and still manage to get laid, forgetting that blokes will pretty much shag anything, especially when virtually every young woman they meet has daft lips and a stencilled monobrow, so it's either that or go without.

Lip parlours should be made to prominently display photos of Ivy Tilsley and Lesley Ash in their waiting rooms.

olly cromwell 25-08-2020 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15363671)
Just to play a little devilís advocate, how do you know it was British people who discarded all this litter ?

Or did the council supply enough rubbish bins and empty them often enough ?

Terrace Bickle 25-08-2020 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15363671)
Just to play a little devilís advocate, how do you know it was British people who discarded all this litter ?

Just look around the British countryside. I was disgusted with what I saw whilst away in Derbyshire this year, there's a good percentage of the public who are utterly selfish, lazy morons and don't give a shit.

It was the same last year when we were in Norfolk, piles of rubbish discarded (including nappies and broken bottles) on the beach, there were bins nearby. I picked up as much as I could, but it's no wonder the seas are so polluted.

Maz 25-08-2020 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by olly cromwell (Post 15363687)
Or did the council supply enough rubbish bins and empty them often enough ?

Ah, thatís British for sure ; ďitís somebody elseís fault ď.

olly cromwell 25-08-2020 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15363722)
Ah, thatís British for sure ; ďitís somebody elseís fault ď.

Do you ever actually answer a question or just snipe ? :hi:

Worksop Palace 25-08-2020 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 15363721)
Just look around the British countryside. I was disgusted with what I saw whilst away in Derbyshire this year, there's a good percentage of the public who are utterly selfish, lazy morons and don't give a shit.

It was the same last year when we were in Norfolk, piles of rubbish discarded (including nappies and broken bottles) on the beach, there were bins nearby. I picked up as much as I could, but it's no wonder the seas are so polluted.

I was on the Northumberland coast last week and commented to the wife how clean and litter free everywhere was

This constant Britain bashing is tiresome

Wolfnipplechips 25-08-2020 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by olly cromwell (Post 15363730)
Do you ever actually answer a question or just snipe ? :hi:

Did you ever ask a question worth answering?

Wolfnipplechips 25-08-2020 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15363731)
I was on the Northumberland coast last week and commented to the wife how clean and litter free everywhere was

This constant Britain bashing is tiresome

Yes. Letís bash the EU instead. Or Trumpís America. Or the damned Russians, or the French, we havenít bashed them for a while, or the Chinese.

Worksop Palace 25-08-2020 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15363735)
Yes. Letís bash the EU instead. Or Trumpís America. Or the damned Russians, or the French, we havenít bashed them for a while, or the Chinese.

Iím not quite sure what your point is.

Mine is pretty clear. People love to decry our country and people. I donít get it. Yes of course we have a % of idiots and not so bright ones, but doesnít every country? I donít understand why people who seem to dislike this country and itís people so much, stay here. Itís a beautiful country with amazing scenery and, generally, wonderful welcoming people.

Maz 25-08-2020 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by olly cromwell (Post 15363730)
Do you ever actually answer a question or just snipe ? :hi:

If the council do not provide bins then it is your job to take your litter home. I am sorry that very basic point has eluded you.

Maidstoned Eagle 25-08-2020 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by olly cromwell (Post 15363730)
Do you ever actually answer a question or just snipe ? :hi:

Hes got a good point. No bins? Take your rubbish home with you.

Selhurst Celtic 25-08-2020 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15363731)
I was on the Northumberland coast last week and commented to the wife how clean and litter free everywhere was

Sounds like a wonderful holiday. :D

Worksop Palace 25-08-2020 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15363781)
Sounds like a wonderful holiday. :D

It was. Thanks. Although just a few days rather than a holiday. IM GOING TO PORTUGAL IN OCTOBER FOR OUR MAIN HOLIDAY

How was yours in Yorkshire ?

Maidstoned Eagle 25-08-2020 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15363785)
It was. Thanks

How was yours in Yorkshire ?

He didnt feel guilty about forgetting the bucket they normally use as a toilet.

Isle of Wight 25-08-2020 01:19 PM

Having to wade through line by line refusing consent to be tracked every time I visit a website. They have a HUGE number of companies that they pass this stuff on to I didn't realise quite how many, until I noticed they stopped the "don't consent all button"

Isle of Wight 25-08-2020 02:42 PM

And another one. These bloody apps and internet things are great until you have a problem and want to speak to a human. You then get sent to the 7 steps of AI hell that make press 1 for this a 2 for that seem like a picnic.

Stellavista 25-08-2020 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15363751)
If the council do not provide bins then it is your job to take your litter home. I am sorry that very basic point has eluded you.

Bins on coastal and countryside footpaths are generally quite rare.
And, on the question of the perpetrators Britishness, the SE corner of the IOW is not known for its summer influx of overseas visitors. Unless the West Midlands is now regarded as a foreign country. I am now off out again to clear up some other twats rubbish...

Gazza2 25-08-2020 03:50 PM

Being told that office workers need to return to the office so that they can spend their money in the local food establishments and bars etc in order to keep those businesses going.
The enforced working from home due to Covid has shown companies how effectively huge numbers of office workers can do their jobs from home with little need to waste time and money on a daily commute. Less commuting is good for environment and reduces the pre covid problem of over packed commuter train services.
It will save companies huge amounts on leasing office accommodation (turn the spare into housing at affordable prices).
The last few months has proved that technological advances do enable many office workers to do their jobs from home.
We didn't tell people to not use cashpoints when they first were introduced because doing so would cost many bank staff their jobs. We do not tell people to not bank online because that will cause bank branches to close and bank staff to lose jobs.
No, we accepted the technological advances because they make everyday life easier and less time consuming via removing the need to queue in bank's every time you want to make a transaction.
It is up to companies to adapt to changes that technology enables which results in positive changes to the way we live and work. The best companies will survive, others will not. The loss for businesses based near major office blocks is a gain for local businesses as office workers now based at home will still need to eat and drink.
For example, Pret are planning to make up for the lost shop business by starting home delivery service. If I go out for food or a drink after work, I do so in Beckenham rather than in Canary Wharf or the City.
For what it is worth, I save 40 hours per month commuting time by working from home. I work an extra 20 hours (for free) so my employer gets more work out of me and I take 20 hours for myself. A win, win scenario.

Worksop Palace 25-08-2020 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15364244)
Bins on coastal and countryside footpaths are generally quite rare.
And, on the question of the perpetrators Britishness, the SE corner of the IOW is not known for its summer influx of overseas visitors. Unless the West Midlands is now regarded as a foreign country. I am now off out again to clear up some other twats rubbish...

Good on you for doing it btw

weltklasse 25-08-2020 03:59 PM

drivers - whose limited ability has been obviously further eroded by lockdown. Frankly many of the idiots on the road should retake driving tests before being allowed anywhere near their vehicles..

Stellavista 25-08-2020 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15364265)
Good on you for doing it btw

No big deal. I find it cathartic. I have also enjoyed getting the shears out and cutting back the overgrowth on the woodland paths. I am a simple soul ;)

N Herts Eagle 25-08-2020 04:34 PM

Roadworks or more precise roads closed without any proper diversion signs. Being in the back end of Herefordshire and Somerset trying to move between two major towns to be met by Road Closed signs without any proper diversions. Both time finally worked out route which was a comedy of chaos and delays as it involved narrow country lanes unused to traffic and drivers unable to reverse. These were roads ok some had grass growing in the middle of them. Names like Turn Hill was aptly named it had turns. Something Drove I assume was the path to town for geese.
Fine urgent road works but for non locals a decent sign posted diversion. Along decent roads would save insurance companies fa fortune from my experience.

Worksop Palace 25-08-2020 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15364290)
No big deal. I find it cathartic. I have also enjoyed getting the shears out and cutting back the overgrowth on the woodland paths. I am a simple soul ;)

I think you do yourself a disservice. It is a big deal

Stellavista 25-08-2020 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15364389)
I think you do yourself a disservice. It is a big deal

At 60, you need all the exercise you can get, and I am very conscious that our mountain hiking excursions have been kiboshed this year.

hulkster 25-08-2020 05:16 PM

Getting really ****ed off with gammons trying to dismantle the beeb. Utter wankers.

Richard 25-08-2020 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15364409)
At 60, you need all the exercise you can get, and I am very conscious that our mountain hiking excursions have been kiboshed this year.

Good for you !

Perhaps you could pop in on your way home to do some of the detritus that I find from the road that adjoins one side of our property ?

pots1970 25-08-2020 05:34 PM

The paper stickers that for some weird reason they attach to wood, you try to peel the bastards off only to leave the majority behind, when it is eventually removed you are left with a sticky residue that only white spirit seems able to remove, does my effing head in, more prep work needed than for painting an internal door.

Worksop Palace 25-08-2020 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by hulkster (Post 15364419)
Getting really ****ed off with gammons trying to dismantle the beeb. Utter wankers.

Something in particular ?

Custard Pie 25-08-2020 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Gazza2 (Post 15364260)
Being told that office workers need to return to the office so that they can spend their money in the local food establishments and bars etc in order to keep those businesses going.
The enforced working from home due to Covid has shown companies how effectively huge numbers of office workers can do their jobs from home with little need to waste time and money on a daily commute. Less commuting is good for environment and reduces the pre covid problem of over packed commuter train services.
It will save companies huge amounts on leasing office accommodation (turn the spare into housing at affordable prices).
The last few months has proved that technological advances do enable many office workers to do their jobs from home.
We didn't tell people to not use cashpoints when they first were introduced because doing so would cost many bank staff their jobs. We do not tell people to not bank online because that will cause bank branches to close and bank staff to lose jobs.
No, we accepted the technological advances because they make everyday life easier and less time consuming via removing the need to queue in bank's every time you want to make a transaction.
It is up to companies to adapt to changes that technology enables which results in positive changes to the way we live and work. The best companies will survive, others will not. The loss for businesses based near major office blocks is a gain for local businesses as office workers now based at home will still need to eat and drink.
For example, Pret are planning to make up for the lost shop business by starting home delivery service. If I go out for food or a drink after work, I do so in Beckenham rather than in Canary Wharf or the City.
For what it is worth, I save 40 hours per month commuting time by working from home. I work an extra 20 hours (for free) so my employer gets more work out of me and I take 20 hours for myself. A win, win scenario.

And how long before organisations decide that "home" can be anywhere in the world and start employing equally qualified but cheaper "work from homes"?

Maidstoned Eagle 25-08-2020 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15364424)
Good for you !

Perhaps you could pop in on your way home to do some of the detritus that I find from the road that adjoins one side of our property ?

Have your staff been laid off?

Richard 25-08-2020 06:30 PM

If Stella came to do it, I could give one of them a day off !

All heart, me.

Selhurst Celtic 25-08-2020 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15363785)

How was yours in Yorkshire ?

It was glorious. We spent the whole time wandering around commenting on how clean and litter free everywhere was as if we were residing in some sort of faux nirvana. :clown:

Stellavista 25-08-2020 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15364566)
If Stella came to do it, I could give one of them a day off !

All heart, me.

You can't afford my rates, love. ;)

Worksop Palace 25-08-2020 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15364672)
It was glorious. We spent the whole time wandering around commenting on how clean and litter free everywhere was as if we were residing in some sort of faux nirvana. :clown:

Excellent.

Thatís so good to know :p

Wolfnipplechips 25-08-2020 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15364672)
It was glorious. We spent the whole time wandering around commenting on how clean and litter free everywhere was as if we were residing in some sort of faux nirvana. :clown:

F*cking Wombles.

CT_Palace 25-08-2020 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15364672)
It was glorious. We spent the whole time wandering around commenting on how clean and litter free everywhere was as if we were residing in some sort of faux nirvana. :clown:

no church bells either?

Purepalace 25-08-2020 09:01 PM

Pan pipes.

Wolfnipplechips 25-08-2020 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15365096)
no church bells either?

No bells whatsoever.

Hedgehog 25-08-2020 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by pots1970 (Post 15364445)
The paper stickers that for some weird reason they attach to wood, you try to peel the bastards off only to leave the majority behind, when it is eventually removed you are left with a sticky residue that only white spirit seems able to remove, does my effing head in, more prep work needed than for painting an internal door.

I feel your pain. Been there done that.

In fact stickers on anything that you need to remove them from should not have them there. Not so prevalent anymore, but stickers on CD cases was always my pet peeve.

I was looking at a big old flowerpot we have a few days ago, and despite it being out in the sun for about two years now, you can see where the label I removed was.

Selhurst Celtic 25-08-2020 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15365096)
no church bells either?

No sounds other than what you'd expect from your regular british rural retreat; sheep, cattle lowing and fighter jets in the sky.

JJ 26-08-2020 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15362347)
Shall I fetch your coat ?:D

I'm here all week... :clown:

Olympian2 26-08-2020 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Gazza2 (Post 15364260)
Being told that office workers need to return to the office so that they can spend their money in the local food establishments and bars etc in order to keep those businesses going.
The enforced working from home due to Covid has shown companies how effectively huge numbers of office workers can do their jobs from home with little need to waste time and money on a daily commute. Less commuting is good for environment and reduces the pre covid problem of over packed commuter train services.
It will save companies huge amounts on leasing office accommodation (turn the spare into housing at affordable prices).
The last few months has proved that technological advances do enable many office workers to do their jobs from home.
We didn't tell people to not use cashpoints when they first were introduced because doing so would cost many bank staff their jobs. We do not tell people to not bank online because that will cause bank branches to close and bank staff to lose jobs.
No, we accepted the technological advances because they make everyday life easier and less time consuming via removing the need to queue in bank's every time you want to make a transaction.
It is up to companies to adapt to changes that technology enables which results in positive changes to the way we live and work. The best companies will survive, others will not. The loss for businesses based near major office blocks is a gain for local businesses as office workers now based at home will still need to eat and drink.
For example, Pret are planning to make up for the lost shop business by starting home delivery service. If I go out for food or a drink after work, I do so in Beckenham rather than in Canary Wharf or the City.
For what it is worth, I save 40 hours per month commuting time by working from home. I work an extra 20 hours (for free) so my employer gets more work out of me and I take 20 hours for myself. A win, win scenario.

Exactly this. Iíve been pretty much WFH full time for the last 4-5 years. I donít spend 2 1/2 hours in the car every day, I donít spend £10 on fuel every day & my car doesnít send so many emissions into the environment.

I can spend more time being useful for my employer, more time with my kids & more time reading/at the gym.

Pidster 26-08-2020 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by pots1970 (Post 15364445)
The paper stickers that for some weird reason they attach to wood, you try to peel the bastards off only to leave the majority behind, when it is eventually removed you are left with a sticky residue that only white spirit seems able to remove, does my effing head in, more prep work needed than for painting an internal door.

WD40.

DANGERMOUSE 26-08-2020 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Custard Pie (Post 15364531)
And how long before organisations decide that "home" can be anywhere in the world and start employing equally qualified but cheaper "work from homes"?

And even if that doesn't come to pass, the long-term psychological effects of being isolated and alone might turn out to be significant on employees' wellbeing, not to mention a gradual demotivation and loss of productivity for the employer. And that's even assuming the employees have an adequate home work setup - being at home doesn't make you immune from all the ergonomic concerns that can cause conditions such as RSI, and millions don't have spare rooms they can turn into office space, let alone office furniture.

Panther 26-08-2020 08:41 AM

One young man we know had to work from a small alcove at the top of the stairs, with a two year old constantly demanding his dad’s attention. After a few weeks he was going nuts and longing to return to normality.

strawberry mivi 26-08-2020 10:36 AM

What happens to the Xmas party and actually getting to know the people you work with?
WFH isn't the answer to office life.
If you start a new job when will you meet a colleague to show you how to actually do the job?

Martin H 26-08-2020 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 15365664)
What happens to the Xmas party and actually getting to know the people you work with?
WFH isn't the answer to office life.
If you start a new job when will you meet a colleague to show you how to actually do the job?

Less divorces though :) and maybe less fax machine regrets.

strawberry mivi 26-08-2020 11:47 AM

Can you still sit on a photocopier?
Ah, the memories.

Selhurst Celtic 26-08-2020 12:53 PM

Storms.

Brett 26-08-2020 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 15365664)
What happens to the Xmas party and actually getting to know the people you work with?
WFH isn't the answer to office life.
If you start a new job when will you meet a colleague to show you how to actually do the job?

Already abolished if you work in local government. The public decided we are not allowed perks so our employers shut down our social clubs and banned our parties. Also banned us from gathering within x miles of the building in groups larger than x.

No more getting fingered anally by a predatory female director for me.

Richard 26-08-2020 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15365932)
Already abolished if you work in local government. The public decided we are not allowed perks so our employers shut down our social clubs and banned our parties. Also banned us from gathering within x miles of the building in groups larger than x.

No more getting fingered anally by a predatory female director for me.

What the hell were you wearing ?!!

weltklasse 26-08-2020 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15366100)
What the hell were you wearing ?!!

Hope and pray it was not salmon pink trousers:angel:

art malice 26-08-2020 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15365932)
No more getting fingered anally by a predatory female director for me.

The uncivil service.

stevek 26-08-2020 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 15366108)
The uncivil service.

* Pedantry alert *

Local government isn't part of the Civil Service.

Brett 26-08-2020 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15366100)
What the hell were you wearing ?!!

Something fabulous.

Prince Phillip 26-08-2020 06:04 PM

The current Prime Minister's hard hat, apron-wearing, school dinner eating and general "joining in" photo opportunities. Does it have to be every single time and place he visits?
Me and Liz agree to do a couple of "and what do you do's?" and then bugger off sharpish before the poor people get too close.

Brett 26-08-2020 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15366237)
The current Prime Minister's hard hat, apron-wearing, school dinner eating and general "joining in" photo opportunities. Does it have to be every single time and place he visits?
Me and Liz agree to do a couple of "and what do you do's?" and then bugger off sharpish before the poor people get too close.

And his f~cking inane phrases like 'farm to fork', 'pig to plate', 'oven ready' and 'shovel ready'.

Whenever I hear them I just think 'from arse to sewer' and 'bullet ready'.

Richard 26-08-2020 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 15366106)
Hope and pray it was not salmon pink trousers:angel:

Me too - although impossible to imagine anyone getting a finger near my sphincter whilst wearing them.

Maz 26-08-2020 07:06 PM

Thanks for the image.

PeterH 26-08-2020 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15366326)
Me too - although impossible to imagine anyone getting a finger near my sphincter whilst wearing them.

Are they the skinny fit variety?

Are you having a post mid life crisis?

Blind_Eagle 26-08-2020 07:20 PM

My wife was determined that we would ‘enjoy’ a lunch today whilst taking advantage of the Eat out to help Out discount. When I mentioned that everywhere local was totally booked out, she proved me wrong and used her feminine charm to get us a table at a hotel tucked away in the New Forest.

Unsurprisingly the food was old school hotel grim, but that wasn’t my gripe.

Her choice of venue cost us just shy of £50 in taxi fares to save £20. :D

PeterH 26-08-2020 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15366382)
My wife was determined that we would ‘enjoy’ a lunch today whilst taking advantage of the Eat out to help Out discount. When I mentioned that everywhere local was totally booked out, she proved me wrong and used her feminine charm to get us a table at a hotel tucked away in the New Forest.

Unsurprisingly the food was old school hotel grim, but that wasn’t my gripe.

Her choice of venue cost us just shy of £50 in taxi fares to save £20. :D

LOLOLOL.

Feck me, taxi fares of 50 notes.

Doesn't sound like the type of haven that featured on The Trip, either.

CK 26-08-2020 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15366382)
My wife was determined that we would Ďenjoyí a lunch today whilst taking advantage of the Eat out to help Out discount. When I mentioned that everywhere local was totally booked out, she proved me wrong and used her feminine charm to get us a table at a hotel tucked away in the New Forest.

Unsurprisingly the food was old school hotel grim, but that wasnít my gripe.

:

Her choice of venue cost us just shy of £50 in taxi fares to save £20. :D

:lux::lux:

andyocpfc 26-08-2020 07:55 PM

Things that annoy you
 
Making the decision this evening pre showering to have a trim on the tripod leg. Scissors was getting boring so chose the clipper option with no attachment. Much better until I lost concentration and nicked the sack. Instantly jumped back like itíd touched my balls on an electric fence knocking things off the cabinet in the bathroom. Put hand under balls to see blood on hand! Stopped at this moment and decided to shower and can only compare the pain thereafter to pouring vinegar in a cut once the shower water touched affected area. Scissors next time.

Blind_Eagle 26-08-2020 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15366395)
LOLOLOL.

Feck me, taxi fares of 50 notes.

Doesn't sound like the type of haven that featured on The Trip, either.

Five miles each way.

https://i.ibb.co/hmM9SBw/9379-D636-2...2-E205-F04.png

Both the Haven - which you’d have to pay me to eat in during the summer holidays - and the Tripp - which is a great pub, but has had nothing but trouble since it reopened - were fully booked anyhow.

Like your research.:p

Blind_Eagle 26-08-2020 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15366188)
Something fabulous.

:D

Reps AJ 26-08-2020 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by andyocpfc (Post 15366445)
Making the decision this evening pre showering to have a trim on the tripod leg. Scissors was getting boring so chose the clipper option with no attachment. Much better until I lost concentration and nicked the sack. Instantly jumped back like itíd touched my balls on an electric fence knocking things off the cabinet in the bathroom. Put hand under balls to see blood on hand! Stopped at this moment and decided to shower and can only compare the pain thereafter to pouring vinegar in a cut once the shower water touched affected area. Scissors next time.

Every day is a learning day

Stellavista 26-08-2020 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15366237)
The current Prime Minister's hard hat, apron-wearing, school dinner eating and general "joining in" photo opportunities. Does it have to be every single time and place he visits?
Me and Liz agree to do a couple of "and what do you do's?" and then bugger off sharpish before the poor people get too close.

When Mayor, he came for a photo-op at my daughter's Guides pack. When I picked her up, I asked how it went. "He's a wanker" , was the reply. Never been so proud of her. :)

Alfies army 26-08-2020 10:41 PM

The current Leeds love in by the media

Worksop Palace 26-08-2020 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15366382)
My wife was determined that we would Ďenjoyí a lunch today whilst taking advantage of the Eat out to help Out discount. When I mentioned that everywhere local was totally booked out, she proved me wrong and used her feminine charm to get us a table at a hotel tucked away in the New Forest.

Unsurprisingly the food was old school hotel grim, but that wasnít my gripe.

Her choice of venue cost us just shy of £50 in taxi fares to save £20. :D

Thought she wo from Yorksheeer ?

£50 in taxis ? :eek:

I hope you were pissed as farts

Maidstoned Eagle 26-08-2020 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by andyocpfc (Post 15366445)
Making the decision this evening pre showering to have a trim on the tripod leg. Scissors was getting boring so chose the clipper option with no attachment. Much better until I lost concentration and nicked the sack. Instantly jumped back like itíd touched my balls on an electric fence knocking things off the cabinet in the bathroom. Put hand under balls to see blood on hand! Stopped at this moment and decided to shower and can only compare the pain thereafter to pouring vinegar in a cut once the shower water touched affected area. Scissors next time.

You need the professionals for this, would you like my number for next time?

Brett 27-08-2020 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15366326)
Me too - although impossible to imagine anyone getting a finger near my sphincter whilst wearing them.

Pretty sure they came close one year outside the Stadium of Light. :angel:

Believe it’s known in the trade as a ‘Mackem Pointer’.

Hedgehog 27-08-2020 02:00 AM

As apparently I am now the designated market shopper in the house, it is rather annoying to find the market of choice think it is a grand idea to "rearrange" things... bastards!

art malice 27-08-2020 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15366172)
* Pedantry alert *

Local government isn't part of the Civil Service.

Even the digital section?

CT_Palace 27-08-2020 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Alfies army (Post 15366710)
The current Leeds love in by the media

this is doing my head in. Did you see the farkin Niagra Falls lit up with white yellow and blue?

You won the Championship FFS not the ******* World Cup. *****.

Martin H 27-08-2020 02:30 AM

Don’t blame Leeds fans at all for celebrating loud and long as they have been waiting so long but I do find the media love in annoying. TBH it’s bad enough every year as they go gooey eyed over the promotion teams like some teenage infatuation only to abandon them by the eof the year as no hopers. With Leeds it does seem to have that extra zing as journalists remember yesteryear, or should thag be yesterdecade :)

Hedgehog 27-08-2020 02:54 AM

It's all a bit like when Wolves got back up, but even they seemed a little less obnoxious about it than Leeds.

Panther 27-08-2020 08:25 AM

The words “Leeds” and “obnoxious” do sit rather well together.

FourtyTwo 27-08-2020 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 15366996)
Donít blame Leeds fans at all for celebrating loud and long as they have been waiting so long but I do find the media love in annoying. TBH itís bad enough every year as they go gooey eyed over the promotion teams like some teenage infatuation only to abandon them by the eof the year as no hopers. With Leeds it does seem to have that extra zing as journalists remember yesteryear, or should thag be yesterdecade :)

I agree you canít blame them for celebrating, but even as far back as November they were talking about who theyíd buy when they went up and whether or not top 6 would be a good season or did it have to be top 4.

Iíd love for it all to fall apart for them and end up in a relegation battle right to the end, but I suspect theyíll never get fully dragged in

Martin H 27-08-2020 01:31 PM

Minor grumble but I thought i would look up the Richard Osman book that's due out next week to perhaps order it on Kindle. Crikey £9.99 for a digital version of a first book. I am happy to pay £2.99 with a 20% sell on fee based on profit but that's having a laugh isn't it

To make the point, the Audiobook only costs £8.20, so how on earth is the digital book version more than that? I don't begrudge him his success as he seems such a nice bloke for a Fulham fan and successful nerds are a good thing. I susbscribe to audible anyway and so might pick it up there but fancied it on kindle.

cantspell 27-08-2020 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 15368223)
Minor grumble but I thought i would look up the Richard Osman book that's due out next week to perhaps order it on Kindle. Crikey £9.99 for a digital version of a first book. I am happy to pay £2.99 with a 20% sell on fee based on profit but that's having a laugh isn't it

To make the point, the Audiobook only costs £8.20, so how on earth is the digital book version more than that? I don't begrudge him his success as he seems such a nice bloke for a Fulham fan and successful nerds are a good thing. I susbscribe to audible anyway and so might pick it up there but fancied it on kindle.

When Kindle was fairly new the prices were reasonable and discounted - now they are the same price or more than the paperback version. Given that there are no distribution or printing costs, it's a bit of a joke.

Stellavista 27-08-2020 02:16 PM

I've never got past the notion that reading a novel on a screen is a bit like work, a task. Give me a physical tome every time.

Brett 27-08-2020 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15368281)
I've never got past the notion that reading a novel on a screen is a bit like work, a task. Give me a physical tome every time.

Nothing more relaxing than two bronzed adonis/adonises/adonisi lifting an Athenian original of Herodotus onto your lap

Richard 27-08-2020 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15368355)
Nothing more relaxing than two bronzed adonis/adonises/adonisi lifting an Athenian original of Herodotus onto your lap

Are you still thinking about being fingered anally ?

andyocpfc 27-08-2020 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15366766)
You need the professionals for this, would you like my number for next time?

:love:

Stellavista 27-08-2020 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15368370)
Are you still thinking about being fingered anally ?

He may not, but you seem to be. :p

Hedgehog 27-08-2020 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15368246)
When Kindle was fairly new the prices were reasonable and discounted - now they are the same price or more than the paperback version. Given that there are no distribution or printing costs, it's a bit of a joke.

I would agree... $9.99 seems to be the median price these days. I think I've paid $14.99 for a couple of "name" writer's books.

Still get the occasional $2.99 for some self published guy's book, but usually they are not that great.

I haven't bought a paper or hardback book for years, so not really sure how this compares, although I just saw two Brad Thor paperbacks my wife got recently, and they both have $9.99 stickers on them. Both are $8.99 on Kindle.

Maidstoned Eagle 27-08-2020 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15368601)
I would agree... $9.99 seems to be the median price these days. I think I've paid $14.99 for a couple of "name" writer's books.

Still get the occasional $2.99 for some self published guy's book, but usually they are not that great.

I haven't bought a paper or hardback book for years, so not really sure how this compares, although I just saw two Brad Thor paperbacks my wife got recently, and they both have $9.99 stickers on them. Both are $8.99 on Kindle.

I have offered to send you files of books...for free.

Hedgehog 27-08-2020 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15368718)
I have offered to send you files of books...for free.

And I thank you for the offer.

I don't think I'm complaining about the cost of books on Kindle (I know this is the "Things that annoy you" thread), but was responding to cantspell's post - who was annoyed.

Personally I think they are pretty good value in the scheme of things.

CT_Palace 27-08-2020 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15368840)
And I thank you for the offer.

I don't think I'm complaining about the cost of books on Kindle (I know this is the "Things that annoy you" thread), but was responding to cantspell's post - who was annoyed.

Personally I think they are pretty good value in the scheme of things.

Do they include sales tax?

Always remember that it annoyed me that books qualify for sales tax in the US whereas no VAT on books in the UK (is that still the case?)

Martin H 27-08-2020 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15368246)
When Kindle was fairly new the prices were reasonable and discounted - now they are the same price or more than the paperback version. Given that there are no distribution or printing costs, it's a bit of a joke.

I donít object to paying for a book at all, especially for the less popular authors who donít have the benefit of volume sales. I realise that digital bears some costs but struggle to believe those costs are sufficient to justify similar costs to the printing and distribution of physical books. What bemused me about this is that it is his first book. I doubt he sets the price tbh, it will be the publisher I am sure. It just seems higher than I would expect for an unpublished author. Suspect I will end up getting it at some point because I am interested to see what itís like and will weaken I am sure.

I admit I do tend to look out for the various kindle sales and pick books up cheap, in part because I discove new authors that way.

Panther 27-08-2020 08:47 PM

Nothing to do with being a tight sod then��?

The ?s are meant to gr a smiley face!

Hedgehog 27-08-2020 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15368852)
Do they include sales tax?



Always remember that it annoyed me that books qualify for sales tax in the US whereas no VAT on books in the UK (is that still the case?)


No tax on Kindle purchases, don’t know about books though.

Blind_Eagle 27-08-2020 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 15368867)
I realise that digital bears some costs but struggle to believe those costs are sufficient to justify similar costs to the printing and distribution of physical books.

Only if you think that the choice of distribution method constitutes the bulk of the value of a book.

PeterH 27-08-2020 08:55 PM

Prices are still high for long time published books.

I sometimes baulk at paying the prices Amazon (or Penguin etc,) charge for a paperback from Greene, Hemmingway or Steinbeck. Then I have to generally double that to get the book to me in Chile.

A few titles I would rather have a physical copy.

I would have imagined that there statute of ownership rights would have passed by now and these titles would be more affordable. I doubt grandchildren and great grandchildren are benefitting from the author's works. I suppose there are sites you can download for free - like archive etc..

But I should be able to get these titles as a new paperback for 6 or 7 dollars and not the double price quoted. Publishing outlets or someone somewhere are overbenefitting from rights they signed decades and decades ago.

El Aguila 27-08-2020 09:08 PM

Cheap isn't necessarily good. I'd be happy to see the return of the net book agreement.
Not sure any of those writers are yet out of copyright, maybe Steinbeck.

west country boy 27-08-2020 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15368355)
Nothing more relaxing than two bronzed adonis/adonises/adonisi lifting an Athenian original of Herodotus onto your lap

His original would probably have been transmitted orally lol.

Once written down it would of been on the scrolls, hence the Carry on Cleo joke.


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