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swissroll 16-07-2022 06:26 PM

Parcelforce - got a text to tell me they had attempted delivery of something I needed urgently, I was sitting at my desk 10 feet from the front door overlooking the front drive, 30 minutes later another text to say they had tried again and would return parcel to depot and they had left a card, no card left - lying gits

west country boy 16-07-2022 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16542352)
Rather large forest fire near to us for the last 2 days, I say near, its about 10 miles away, but its brought out the attention seekers and dopamine addicts on faceache.

People posting pics and saying how scared they are and garnering lots of "U ok hun" type posts....though theyre 20 miles away. People offering space for people to sleep if evacuated, knowing full well a family from Alhaurin isnt going to be interested in a small room in Monda.

One woman posted that she'd gone to bed terrified and "surrounded by fire"...she lives 100 yards from my house and the fire is a column of smoke in the distance.

Alahurin town had to be closed by police because there were traffic jams preventing the firemen getting to the fires....the traffic jams were caused by bellends driving to look at the fire.

u ok hun :(

congress 16-07-2022 06:53 PM

Families that go out to see their visitors off after being with them for the last few hours and as they drive off the car has to do his hooter!! Why, they are two foot away from the car and have their windows down??? F"$%%£$ neighbours.

JimmyAG 16-07-2022 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by swissroll (Post 16542391)
Parcelforce - got a text to tell me they had attempted delivery of something I needed urgently, I was sitting at my desk 10 feet from the front door overlooking the front drive, 30 minutes later another text to say they had tried again and would return parcel to depot and they had left a card, no card left - lying gits

Aka, Parcelfarce

Stellavista 16-07-2022 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by swissroll (Post 16542391)
Parcelforce - got a text to tell me they had attempted delivery of something I needed urgently, I was sitting at my desk 10 feet from the front door overlooking the front drive, 30 minutes later another text to say they had tried again and would return parcel to depot and they had left a card, no card left - lying gits

I just discovered 4 packages chucked on the doorstep.
We were in. They didn't ring the bell.

Stellavista 16-07-2022 08:39 PM

Pedestrians in London.
F*cking lemmings.

NRM the 2nd 16-07-2022 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16542449)
Pedestrians in London.
F*cking lemmings.

Slow lemmings who need to learn to walk faster and stop taking up the whole width of the pavement and stop being oblivious to what is going on around them

west country boy 16-07-2022 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by JimmyAG (Post 16542433)
Aka, Parcelfarce

Is this the famous sense of humour we've all heard about (i.e. the one that supposedly believes Dinner for One is the Funniest Thing Ever)?

Blind_Eagle 16-07-2022 09:05 PM

Not being able to find out the temperature of a baboon’s arse on Google.

My search history in tatters and I’m none the wiser. :(

GorBlimey 16-07-2022 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16542458)
Not being able to find out the temperature of a baboonís arse on Google.

My search history in tatters and Iím none the wiser. :(


As they are so closely related to humans that they are used for vaccine trials, stick a thermometer up your own arse and you should be on the button.


HTH :)

OLD BASING EAGLE 16-07-2022 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16542460)
As they are so closely related to humans that they are used for vaccine trials, stick a thermometer up your own arse and you should be on the button.


HTH :)

Are you comparing Blind to a baboons arse.

GorBlimey 16-07-2022 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by OLD BASING EAGLE (Post 16542462)
Are you comparing Blind to a baboons arse.


It's known that your arse is the same as a baboon - their arses are so similar to humans that a thermometor correctly inserted into your own arse will give you the temperature of a baboons arse.


Apparently there is a dearth of accurate baboon arse temperature information on the internet.

JimmyAG 16-07-2022 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16542456)
Is this the famous sense of humour we've all heard about (i.e. the one that supposedly believes Dinner for One is the Funniest Thing Ever)?

Dunno, not being German, I've never really watched it.

Joe85 17-07-2022 11:53 AM

Things that annoy you
 
There certain things that reinforce my belief that Iím an alien on this planet, put here to mingle with humanity whilst my fellow aliens observe, record and delight in my ongoing misery of having to experience the absolute worst of human behaviour.

One of those things is geneder reveal parties.

Just **** off.

Wolfnipplechips 17-07-2022 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16542802)
There certain things that reinforce my belief that Iím an alien on this planet, put here to mingle with humanity whilst my fellow aliens observe, record and delight in my ongoing misery of having to experience the absolute worst of human behaviour.

One of those things is geneder reveal parties.

Just **** off.

Instead of itís a boy / girl reveal it should say my parents are wankers!

CP-RJW 17-07-2022 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16542802)

One of those things is geneder reveal parties.

Just **** off.

‘Baby showers’ in general, ‘proms’ at secondary school, all that American shite can do one.

gold76 17-07-2022 12:08 PM

I went to a baby's "1st birthday party" a while back.

I think the mum just wanted a bash, the dad must have forked out a fortune on food, booze etc..

I did bring a crate of beers as I'm not a freeloading ****, but my thought on the matter is what's the ******* point? The kid won't remember it, all a big waste of time and money

Les Butler 17-07-2022 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16542802)
There certain things that reinforce my belief that Iím an alien on this planet, put here to mingle with humanity whilst my fellow aliens observe, record and delight in my ongoing misery of having to experience the absolute worst of human behaviour.

One of those things is geneder reveal parties.

Just **** off.

Good ole days, blue and the baby had a dick it was a boy, pink, and the baby did not have a dick, girl.

Sexuality, wait till they are older for them to decide and not because a 3-year-old played with a barbie or liked to dress up.

Terrace Bickle 17-07-2022 01:10 PM

I appreciate there is not a hosepipe ban yet, but common sense still dictates you don't waste water in a heatwave.
Unless you're my prick of a neighbour who has had his sprinkler on all afternoon for the past 3 days. He doesn't even have what you would call a lawn, it's just roughish grass, the wanker.

Stellavista 17-07-2022 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16542811)
I went to a baby's "1st birthday party" a while back.

I think the mum just wanted a bash, the dad must have forked out a fortune on food, booze etc..

I did bring a crate of beers as I'm not a freeloading ****, but my thought on the matter is what's the ******* point? The kid won't remember it, all a big waste of time and money

Kidults.
There's lots of them about.
New person in my office was outraged that there wasn't a list with everyone's birthday on it.
I pointed out that some grown ups didn't given a f*ck. She just looked confused.

3 Beers at HT 17-07-2022 01:42 PM

The pant-wetting and overbearing warnings about a couple of days of hot weather.

JimmyAG 17-07-2022 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by 3 Beers at HT (Post 16542871)
The pant-wetting and overbearing warnings about a couple of days of hot weather.

Bit of a worry, though, for people like my Dad (88) who has breathing/circulation problems at the best of times.

CP-RJW 17-07-2022 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JimmyAG (Post 16542873)
Bit of a worry, though, for people like my Dad (88) who has breathing/circulation problems at the best of times.

This. It’s nothing to scoff at.

cantspell 17-07-2022 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16542811)
I went to a baby's "1st birthday party" a while back.

I think the mum just wanted a bash, the dad must have forked out a fortune on food, booze etc..

I did bring a crate of beers as I'm not a freeloading ****, but my thought on the matter is what's the ******* point? The kid won't remember it, all a big waste of time and money

A bloke at work told me they did exactly that for a 1st birthday the other day - and he said itís all about keeping the wife happy and itís all done for the Ďgram.

joyce the voice 17-07-2022 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by 3 Beers at HT (Post 16542871)
The pant-wetting and overbearing warnings about a couple of days of hot weather.


Paris could have temperatures of 50 degrees by 2050. Still you'll be long dead by then so it won't matter to you

Mad Max 17-07-2022 01:57 PM

Next doors kids smashing a football around the garden constantly hitting the fence.We are 1 minute away from a park :veryangry:veryangry

Joe85 17-07-2022 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 3 Beers at HT (Post 16542871)
The pant-wetting and overbearing warnings about a couple of days of hot weather.


You realise that, architecturally, (and from an infrastructure perspective) this country isnít designed with these sort of extreme climatic conditions in mind, right? And that itís the duration of these conditions that are the public health issue?

Joe85 17-07-2022 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mad Max (Post 16542881)
Next doors kids smashing a football around the garden constantly hitting the fence.We are 1 minute away from a park :veryangry:veryangry


All due respect, why donít you go to the park then. ;)

Maidstoned Eagle 17-07-2022 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16542868)
Kidults.
There's lots of them about.
New person in my office was outraged that there wasn't a list with everyone's birthday on it.
I pointed out that some grown ups didn't given a f*ck. She just looked confused.

She'll want a postbox set up for Valentines day.

Mad Max 17-07-2022 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16542888)
All due respect, why donít you go to the park then. ;)

I`ve a nice little shady spot in the garden with a very comfy sun lounger/chair with a little side table with a cold beer on and a good book.

Joe85 17-07-2022 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Mad Max (Post 16542892)
I`ve a nice little shady spot in the garden with a very comfy sun lounger/chair with a little side table with a cold beer on and a good book.


The ball with come over at some point. Make sure you have a pen knife ready :D

Stellavista 17-07-2022 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 16542893)
The ball with come over at some point. Make sure you have a pen knife ready :D

If he does that, he won't get his bar of Dairy Milk

Stellavista 17-07-2022 02:14 PM

A very posh, entitled, neighbour has just rung me up to enlist my support in stopping other neighbours kids playing in their paddling pool. What a f*cking bitch.

Herr Colonpharter 17-07-2022 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16542868)
Kidults.
There's lots of them about.
New person in my office was outraged that there wasn't a list with everyone's birthday on it.
I pointed out that some grown ups didn't given a f*ck. She just looked confused.

Why would anyone choose to go to work on their birthday?

wedgetail 17-07-2022 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16542911)
Why would anyone choose to go to work on their birthday?

Because they don't give a ****.

Stellavista 17-07-2022 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16542911)
Why would anyone choose to go to work on their birthday?

What's the difference? It's just another day.

Custard Pie 17-07-2022 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16542811)
I went to a baby's "1st birthday party" a while back.

I think the mum just wanted a bash, the dad must have forked out a fortune on food, booze etc..

I did bring a crate of beers as I'm not a freeloading ****, but my thought on the matter is what's the ******* point? The kid won't remember it, all a big waste of time and money

Iíve just returned from my grand-daughterís first birthday party*. I played ping pong, went on the bouncy castle and got soaked with water guns. It was bloody brilliant.

*She did share it with her 5 year old brother whose birthday was a week ago.

Sick Bucket 17-07-2022 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16542899)
A very posh, entitled, neighbour has just rung me up to enlist my support in stopping other neighbours kids playing in their paddling pool. What a f*cking bitch.

Wow, on what grounds? Hates the sound of happy children?

Stellavista 17-07-2022 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 16542919)
Wow, on what grounds? Hates the sound of happy children?

About the size of it.
A right horror.

west country boy 17-07-2022 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16542899)
A very posh, entitled, neighbour has just rung me up to enlist my support in stopping other neighbours kids playing in their paddling pool. What a f*cking bitch.

In their own garden? Kinell. You Belsize Park toffs live in a different world to us plebs.

AJ 17-07-2022 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16542911)
Why would anyone choose to go to work on their birthday?

Weird....why wouldn't one?

Maz 17-07-2022 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by AJ (Post 16542952)
Weird....why wouldn't one?

Is the right answer.

Herr Colonpharter 17-07-2022 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AJ (Post 16542952)
Weird....why wouldn't one?

. . . because surely your birthday should be spent pampering yourself. If your job falls into that category then lucky you.

Stellavista 17-07-2022 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16542950)
In their own garden? Kinell. You Belsize Park toffs live in a different world to us plebs.

Yes, in their own garden.
The insane and privileged neighbour recommended they go to a 'public space'.
She needs a proper kicking.

Stellavista 17-07-2022 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16542982)
. . . because surely your birthday should be spent pampering yourself. If your job falls into that category then lucky you.

Ah, the kidult option. Me, me, me.
Seven etc with candles, 18 or 21, and 100, if you make it.
The rest is fluff and, quite frankly, a bit odd and self-regarding.

PeterH 17-07-2022 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16542458)
Not being able to find out the temperature of a baboonís arse on Google.

My search history in tatters and Iím none the wiser. :(

Legend. :lux:

west country boy 17-07-2022 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16542982)
. . . because surely your birthday should be spent pampering yourself.

Sorry, HC, as you appear to be a jolly good egg, but that is a bit weird.

PeterH 17-07-2022 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16542868)
Kidults.
There's lots of them about.
New person in my office was outraged that there wasn't a list with everyone's birthday on it.
I pointed out that some grown ups didn't given a f*ck. She just looked confused.

Related a little to this..

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article...-in-the-office

PeterH 17-07-2022 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16542899)
A very posh, entitled, neighbour has just rung me up to enlist my support in stopping other neighbours kids playing in their paddling pool. What a f*cking bitch.

You are nailing it today.

What a miserable bitch.

Not sure what she'd make of our 3 youngest grandkids. They have such carry ons that the police have been called.

PeterH 17-07-2022 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16542982)
. . . because surely your birthday should be spent pampering yourself. If your job falls into that category then lucky you.

Ex Pat English breakfast, permission to watch football undisturbed, and a family barbecue with wine.

Maybe, some nice wine, or a nice shirt or two as gifts.

For that, I have to accept the fuss starting from 12am. I like it to be remembered by people, but happy with it being a fairly unspecial day. Ticking towards 60.

Herr Colonpharter 17-07-2022 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16543093)
Sorry, HC, as you appear to be a jolly good egg, but that is a bit weird.

Appears I'm out of sync with the herd here. Could be as there's no kids, all the fuss on birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas gets lumped on the missus and vice-versa.

Stellavista 17-07-2022 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16543131)
Appears I'm out of sync with the herd here. Could be as there's no kids, all the fuss on birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas gets lumped on the missus and vice-versa.

Christmas can F**k off as well. :D

CT_Palace 17-07-2022 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16543098)
You are nailing it today.

What a miserable bitch.

Not sure what she'd make of our 3 youngest grandkids. They have such carry ons that the police have been called.

I blame the Grandparents

west country boy 17-07-2022 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16543131)
Appears I'm out of sync with the herd here. Could be as there's no kids, all the fuss on birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas gets lumped on the missus and vice-versa.

I don't think any BBSers would appreciate me being lumped into any "herd" with them, but I'm not remotely bothered about my birthday. My missus is about hers so I'll do a few bits and bobs (not that sort at my age) for her, but there's no kids involved with us either, thankfully. We'll also normally do something for our anniversary but that's between xmas and New Year.

cross_eyed_ed 17-07-2022 08:16 PM

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cross_eyed_ed 17-07-2022 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AJ (Post 16542952)
Weird....why wouldn't one?

To save a fortune in the pub at lunchtime.

PeterH 17-07-2022 08:27 PM

Tbf. A day off playing golf with a couple of mates, or other activity that takes your fancy, seems a good way to enjoy the day.

I quite like Christmas - without going crazy about it - as in promoting it in August, sending cards, burning the electricity of a small third world country on christmas lights etc..

Sam Spade 17-07-2022 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16542950)
In their own garden? Kinell. You Belsize Park toffs live in a different world to us plebs.

Is that you Nads?

SA Eagle 17-07-2022 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16542458)
Not being able to find out the temperature of a baboonís arse on Google.

My search history in tatters and Iím none the wiser. :(

That on reading this post, I couldn't not search "temperature of a baboon's arse" on Google. :D

strawberry mivi 17-07-2022 08:57 PM

Can we upset the Google algorithm if we all search for it?
I'm in.

palacemetros 17-07-2022 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16543086)
Yes, in their own garden.
The insane and privileged neighbour recommended they go to a 'public space'.
She needs a proper kicking.

I hope you opened all the windows and turned the volume up to max.

palacemetros 17-07-2022 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16542458)
Not being able to find out the temperature of a baboonís arse on Google.

My search history in tatters and Iím none the wiser. :(

FFS Blind!. :D:D:D

PeterH 17-07-2022 11:15 PM

I had a look....and this related question came up..

How come human buttholes don't show like the baboons or chimps?


And this...


Could a panther give a head butt to a human?

art malice 17-07-2022 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16543086)
Yes, in their own garden.
The insane and privileged neighbour recommended they go to a 'public space'.
She needs a proper kicking.

Or a dunking.

greybot 18-07-2022 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16542899)
A very posh, entitled, neighbour has just rung me up to enlist my support in stopping other neighbours kids playing in their paddling pool. What a f*cking bitch.

Report her to the police for suspicious behaviour. It's more than a bit weird for her to be watching half naked kids using their own paddling pool in their own garden.

stange555 18-07-2022 09:25 AM

Belgians

Maidstoned Eagle 18-07-2022 09:49 AM

Dopamine addicts on faceache.

greybot 18-07-2022 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16543444)
Belgians

My Belgian uncle is at the Tour de France. Prob him :moo:

Maidstoned Eagle 18-07-2022 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16543444)
Belgians

Great beer, good chocolate. Shit drivers

Panther 18-07-2022 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16543298)
I had a look....and this related question came up..

How come human buttholes don't show like the baboons or chimps?


And this...


Could a panther give a head butt to a human?

Oi! Leave me out of this.

stange555 18-07-2022 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greybot (Post 16543496)
My Belgian uncle is at the Tour de France. Prob him :moo:

Possibly! Does he drive like a complete lunatic? I would say that 80% of the really risking driving I witnessed over the last week in France was performed by Belgians.

N Herts Eagle 18-07-2022 12:14 PM

The electrician who installed the system in our bungalow. Why hide a RCD trip in the meter box when you havd two on the fuse box. Which meant when resetiing after it tripped in fusebox (will come to that in a minute) still had no power. As its a new place assumed it was a more complex fusebox error and called electrician without checking meter cupboard. A few score lighter not happy.
Fusebox blowing was down to wife putting water in iron whilst still plugged in. Dripped some down flex and shorted. Fair enough one might think till she tells me its done it before at old place just use to reset fusebox. Is there not a clue then there is an issue did not go down well. So i started checking funeral plans that worked she threw iron in bin......

Martin H 18-07-2022 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 16543582)
The electrician who installed the system in our bungalow. Why hide a RCD trip in the meter box when you havd two on the fuse box. Which meant when resetiing after it tripped in fusebox (will come to that in a minute) still had no power. As its a new place assumed it was a more complex fusebox error and called electrician without checking meter cupboard. A few score lighter not happy.
Fusebox blowing was down to wife putting water in iron whilst still plugged in. Dripped some down flex and shorted. Fair enough one might think till she tells me its done it before at old place just use to reset fusebox. Is there not a clue then there is an issue did not go down well. So i started checking funeral plans that worked she threw iron in bin......

Guessing you are to follow it later :)

pallet 18-07-2022 01:24 PM

Going for a job interview on Wednesday, taking the afternoon off work, thinking the interview went well and being told I would know by close of play Friday. Its now mid monday and still nothing.
I am a big boy, I can handle not getting the job just at least tell me

swissroll 18-07-2022 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16543671)
Going for a job interview on Wednesday, taking the afternoon off work, thinking the interview went well and being told I would know by close of play Friday. Its now mid monday and still nothing.
I am a big boy, I can handle not getting the job just at least tell me

Probably haven't got the right guy in the office to sign it off or its sitting at the bottom of large in-tray, common - the one that really bugs me is when you find out they haven't actually had the vacancy signed off to recruit and are just trying to front run the process - invariably the job never happens and I've lost count the number of times agents have lied to me saying it has been signed off to get me to go to the interview

Blind_Eagle 18-07-2022 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SA Eagle (Post 16543212)
That on reading this post, I couldn't not search "temperature of a baboon's arse" on Google. :D


Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16543298)
I had a look....and this related question came up..

How come human buttholes don't show like the baboons or chimps?


And this...


Could a panther give a head butt to a human?

So I think itís fair to come to the conclusion that Google cannot tell us the temperature of a baboonís arse?

Anyone got a set of encyclopaedia Britannica still lying around? if you own a set and canít find them, theyíre probably in your bookcase. If the volume youíre after canít be found, check your coffee table.

Isle of Wight 18-07-2022 11:38 PM

I have just emailed my MP to see if he knows. He talks so much out his I’m sure he would have a feel for it.

Blind_Eagle 18-07-2022 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16543158)
I don't think any BBSers would appreciate me being lumped into any "herd" with them, but I'm not remotely bothered about my birthday. My missus is about hers so I'll do a few bits and bobs (not that sort at my age) for her, but there's no kids involved with us either, thankfully. We'll also normally do something for our anniversary but that's between xmas and New Year.

We are the same, she asks me what I want to do and Iíll just say Iíll go up the local for a chat and a few beers. Followed invariably by a discussion which ends up with me having to change the clothes I live in for something more appropriate for The Jetty restaurant on the banks of Christchurch Harbour. £400 pounds lighter, I finally get to have a pint in my local.

Happy bloody birthday.

Hedgehog 18-07-2022 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16544254)
We are the same, she asks me what I want to do and I’ll just say I’ll go up the local for a chat and a few beers. Followed invariably by a discussion which ends up with me having to change the clothes I live in for something more appropriate for The Jetty restaurant on the banks of Christchurch Harbour. £400 pounds lighter, I finally get to have a pint in my local.

Happy bloody birthday.

Very similar here. My wife gets to celebrate my birthday more than I do - like you she will make reservations at one of the nicer restaurants and gets to dress up and drink half the bottle of the expensive wine she chooses while I get the other half.

When you say change clothes, she often buys me clothes for my birthday, which I don't like, so she has to take them back and either change them for something I might like, or just get the money back, which is more often the case.

Still, she seems to enjoy the whole process...

PeterH 19-07-2022 02:04 AM

I have it easier. Just a barbecue. Things I like to eat and drink, with the family, and some left for the next day. Usually a contribution financially from them (depending if my birthday falls when they have liquidity lol).

Tbf. That last point applies to Father's Day. Recently our taxi driver commented that Father's Day is extremely expensive for the father in question, because the adult kids never have any fecking money. Never a truer word spoken, and caused quite a lot of mirth. And yes, the more recent one cost me the lion's share of 100 quid. 'Celebrate good times, come on.'

Maidstoned Eagle 19-07-2022 06:06 AM

I have it even easier, my wife just completely ignores the fact it's my birthday and blithely carries on with whatever she has planned for her day.

pallet 19-07-2022 06:57 AM

I get asked what i would like to do and then when i tell her she looks disapponited and says is that it.

Reps AJ 19-07-2022 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16544329)
I get asked what i would like to do and then when i tell her she looks disapponited and says is that it.

Don't do the joke, don't do the joke, don't do the joke

Joe85 19-07-2022 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16544333)
Don't do the joke, don't do the joke, don't do the joke


:D

pallet 19-07-2022 11:45 AM

Just read that back:supergrin:

JimmyAG 19-07-2022 12:11 PM

MU-effin-TV

Herr Colonpharter 19-07-2022 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by JimmyAG (Post 16544775)
MU-effin-TV

SKY . . . wankers went live down under pitch side pre-match this morning for roughly 5 mins. Reckon we got 30 maybe 45 seconds. Prejudiced c-nuts :veryangry

KYLIE MINEAGLE 20-07-2022 01:44 AM

You oughta ******* be here.

gold76 20-07-2022 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16543158)
I don't think any BBSers would appreciate me being lumped into any "herd" with them, but I'm not remotely bothered about my birthday. My missus is about hers so I'll do a few bits and bobs (not that sort at my age) for her, but there's no kids involved with us either, thankfully. We'll also normally do something for our anniversary but that's between xmas and New Year.

Albeit I'm a grumpy old ****, but I hate and dislike any fuss on my birthday, I do like to take it off work and probably drink too much..

On the flipside I do enjoy making a fuss of other people's birthday, so if anyone is ever near birmingham and celebrating let me know and I'll gladly buy you a beer!

stevek 20-07-2022 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16547164)
Albeit I'm a grumpy old ****, but I hate and dislike any fuss on my birthday, I do like to take it off work and probably drink too much..

On the flipside I do enjoy making a fuss of other people's birthday, so if anyone is ever near birmingham and celebrating let me know and I'll gladly buy you a beer!

I always thought it made more sense to take the day after your birthday off, to recover from any excesses.

El Aguila 20-07-2022 01:43 PM

The verbs.... I can't handle it. It irks me every time I see "I think we sign him", "I think he plays". Can't anything be done about this? We seem to have lost the future tense and all the conditionals. It really does grate.

Harry Holmesdale 20-07-2022 02:18 PM

'You got this' said in an empty vacuous manner because it sounds good

Similar goes for 'you're a star/legend' for carrying out a simple task

Les Butler 20-07-2022 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Harry Holmesdale (Post 16547817)
'You got this' said in an empty vacuous manner because it sounds good

Similar goes for 'you're a star/legend' for carrying out a simple task

You got this in one.

west country boy 20-07-2022 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16547689)
The verbs.... I can't handle it. It irks me every time I see "I think we sign him", "I think he plays". Can't anything be done about this? We seem to have lost the future tense and all the conditionals. It really does grate.

El Aguila, yesterday:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/multimed...m_1700291c.jpg

Maidstoned Eagle 20-07-2022 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16547943)

Aren't you one of those posters who enjoys correcting people on their spelling and grammar?

RazorsEdge 20-07-2022 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16544688)
Just read that back:supergrin:

:D

west country boy 20-07-2022 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16547949)
Aren't you one of those posters who enjoys correcting people on their spelling and grammar?

Only foreigns like you and Hedgehog, so not actual people.

Maidstoned Eagle 20-07-2022 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16548045)
Only foreigns like you and Hedgehog, so not actual people.

You're foreign to us.

Hedgehog 20-07-2022 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16548045)
Only foreigns like you and Hedgehog, so not actual people.

I wondered why my wife ignores me... I am a figment of my own imagination!

Maidstoned Eagle 21-07-2022 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16548337)
I wondered why my wife ignores me... I am a figment of my own imagination!

A bit like wcb's "missus".


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