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ebyeeckeagle 22-03-2019 08:49 AM

Unable to use 'to' and 'too' correctly.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 22-03-2019 08:53 AM

MS Outlook;
1) saving attachments and the fly out menu not disappearing after I have saved them.
2) setting rules and conditional formatting. Why so difficult and unreliable? Why are they different things anyway?

Olympian2 22-03-2019 08:56 AM

People who go on the internet to post 'Can anyone please tell me where the post van is today. Many thanks' on our village Facebook page.

You're already on the internet. Go to the source and find out for yourself, you ****wit. Then - I don't know - maybe remember the page so you can find out this information for yourself next time you need it. Just a suggestion.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 22-03-2019 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by ebyeeckeagle (Post 14699101)
Unable to use 'to' and 'too' correctly.


Closely related;
'I will try and do it' Meaning 'I will try to do it'.
Listen to yourself you multi-verb lunatics.

PIE "N" MASH 22-03-2019 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 14698781)
Don't you care about the environment? Are you so arrogant that just because t's not you paying for the electricity, the cost doesn't matter? What about the quality of the tea. You do know that when you boil water you soften it and de-oxigenize it making it taste worse. And if you encourage your "mates" to make tea in a shoddy way, you risk them losing all respect for the tea-making process, thereby encouraging them to commit further outrages, like letting it stew, using old smelly milk, using too much milk, pouring the last of the water and a quantity of limescale into your cup (they're not going to pour limescale into their own cup).

Nah, it's just wrong.

Really couldn't give a fuck to be fair:p

Selhurst Celtic 22-03-2019 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ebyeeckeagle (Post 14699101)
Unable to use 'to' and 'too' correctly.

Bought/brought
Threw/through
Know/no
Their/there
C*nt/brighton

Vendy 22-03-2019 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ebyeeckeagle (Post 14699101)
Unable to use 'to' and 'too' correctly.

their there they're, don't come on hear seeking advise your a **** for bring that up hear.

Maidstoned Eagle 22-03-2019 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14699281)
Bought/brought
Threw/through
Know/no
Their/there/they're
C*nt/brighton

Where/were/we're

Maidstoned Eagle 22-03-2019 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 14699084)
People who don't get attemps at humour.

People who don't get that their "humour" isn't funny.

fioreuk 22-03-2019 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14699281)
Bought/brought
Threw/through
Know/no
Their/there
C*nt/brighton

:D :p

evvo111 22-03-2019 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14699281)
Bought/brought
Threw/through
Know/no
Their/there
C*nt/brighton

Is this a trick quiz? First three mean different things and the last is interchangeable.

Maidstoned Eagle 22-03-2019 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evvo111 (Post 14699562)
Is this a trick quiz?

Yes, you failed.

evvo111 22-03-2019 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14699613)
Yes, you failed.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...Kad_wLEupEKr7Q

smileysmith 22-03-2019 02:38 PM

Outlook. It won't let me move my emails into folders anymore.

Jules 22-03-2019 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14699281)
Bought/brought
Threw/through
Know/no
Their/there
C*nt/brighton

Clammered/clamoured - on your Millwall thread post.

Selhurst Celtic 22-03-2019 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jules (Post 14699648)
Clammered/clamoured - on your Millwall thread post.

You can be such a brighton.

chrisophiex 22-03-2019 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 14699326)
their there they're, don't come on hear seeking advise your a **** for bring that up hear.


I now right...they should of pissed of long ago

little al 22-03-2019 08:03 PM

People on a facebook group for a hotel that I visit that ask what the weather will be like in any given month, FFS google av temp in said place.

remmer 22-03-2019 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14699655)
I now right...they should of pissed of long ago

of/off

davech 22-03-2019 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14699655)
I now right...they should of pissed of long ago

Your not wrong their.

Hedgehog 22-03-2019 11:24 PM

******* US Stock Markets...

I need to get off the roller coaster... one (supporting Palace) is enough in my life!

Hedgehog 23-03-2019 12:30 AM

This is a deep/heavy one that takes some explaining.

This afternoon I got invited to attend a "Brits night" in the local English pub. Apparently the invitee is setting up a new group for "Brits" that live in this area so they can meet periodically etc., etc..

I was also pinged to join their Facebook page, which I took a look at.

Now my annoyance is... I have lived here for 38 years, my wife of 34 years is American born and bred. I see some of the members of this club have been here as long (and longer) than me.

Can we just not let it go? If you are going to live here, embrace it. No need to forget your heritage, but don't flaunt it or wallow in it.

Thoughts?

Slimbloke'H' 23-03-2019 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14700228)
...Can we just not let it go? If you are going to live here, embrace it. No need to forget your heritage, but don't flaunt it or wallow in it.

Thoughts?

In my books you are bang on, Hedge.

Hedgehog 23-03-2019 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 14700240)
In my books you are bang on, Hedge.


Thanks. Appreciate that.

thefox 23-03-2019 02:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ebyeeckeagle (Post 14699101)
Unable to use 'to' and 'too' correctly.

How people seem to be only able to write half a sentence these days.

Maidstoned Eagle 23-03-2019 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14700228)
This is a deep/heavy one that takes some explaining.

This afternoon I got invited to attend a "Brits night" in the local English pub. Apparently the invitee is setting up a new group for "Brits" that live in this area so they can meet periodically etc., etc..

I was also pinged to join their Facebook page, which I took a look at.

Now my annoyance is... I have lived here for 38 years, my wife of 34 years is American born and bred. I see some of the members of this club have been here as long (and longer) than me.

Can we just not let it go? If you are going to live here, embrace it. No need to forget your heritage, but don't flaunt it or wallow in it.

Thoughts?

I bet they dont even speak the language, refuse to eat "that foreign muck" and still watch Eastenders.

stevek 23-03-2019 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14700228)
This is a deep/heavy one that takes some explaining.

This afternoon I got invited to attend a "Brits night" in the local English pub. Apparently the invitee is setting up a new group for "Brits" that live in this area so they can meet periodically etc., etc..

I was also pinged to join their Facebook page, which I took a look at.

Now my annoyance is... I have lived here for 38 years, my wife of 34 years is American born and bred. I see some of the members of this club have been here as long (and longer) than me.

Can we just not let it go? If you are going to live here, embrace it. No need to forget your heritage, but don't flaunt it or wallow in it.

Thoughts?

I guess it depends what they plan on doing as a 'group'. My dad is Welsh but has lived in London for 60 years. He's also a prominent member of the Croydon Welsh Society. I don't see that as a problem or 'wallowing'. It might not be exactly the same, but it's the nearest comparison I know first hand.

Worksop Palace 23-03-2019 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14700228)
This is a deep/heavy one that takes some explaining.

This afternoon I got invited to attend a "Brits night" in the local English pub. Apparently the invitee is setting up a new group for "Brits" that live in this area so they can meet periodically etc., etc..

I was also pinged to join their Facebook page, which I took a look at.

Now my annoyance is... I have lived here for 38 years, my wife of 34 years is American born and bred. I see some of the members of this club have been here as long (and longer) than me.

Can we just not let it go? If you are going to live here, embrace it. No need to forget your heritage, but don't flaunt it or wallow in it.

Thoughts?

Couldnít think of anything worse

Like going on holiday to Spain or Portugal and going to the Red Lion for a full English

Olympian2 23-03-2019 08:33 AM

Folks who cannot comprehend that Cardiff (or any other team) will be ahead of us if they get one more point than us, regardless of the fact that we may have a better goal difference.....

Maidstoned Eagle 23-03-2019 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14700287)
Couldnít think of anything worse

Like going on holiday to Spain or Portugal and going to the Red Lion for a full English

Usually weqring rugby league shirts.....Bloody northerners

CT_Palace 23-03-2019 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14700228)
This is a deep/heavy one that takes some explaining.

This afternoon I got invited to attend a "Brits night" in the local English pub. Apparently the invitee is setting up a new group for "Brits" that live in this area so they can meet periodically etc., etc..

I was also pinged to join their Facebook page, which I took a look at.

Now my annoyance is... I have lived here for 38 years, my wife of 34 years is American born and bred. I see some of the members of this club have been here as long (and longer) than me.

Can we just not let it go? If you are going to live here, embrace it. No need to forget your heritage, but don't flaunt it or wallow in it.

Thoughts?

When I lived in CT we had a group of blokes (8 of us) who would meet up once a month for a few beers. We were all English bar one honorary (a Cloggy). The only rule was no Yanks. We just wanted one night a month when we didn't have to deal with them.

Hedgehog 23-03-2019 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 14700599)
When I lived in CT we had a group of blokes (8 of us) who would meet up once a month for a few beers. We were all English bar one honorary (a Cloggy). The only rule was no Yanks. We just wanted one night a month when we didn't have to deal with them.


Iím fine doing just that, as long as itís not all talk of how great England is/was and bad mouthing America. Which in my experience is what happens when husband and wives get together. Especially when the group has to name themselves ďBrits in (insert name of town here)Ē.

Maidstoned Eagle 23-03-2019 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14700620)
Iím fine doing just that, as long as itís not all talk of how great England is/was and bad mouthing America. Which in my experience is what happens when husband and wives get together. Especially when the group has to name themselves ďBrits in (insert name of town here)Ē.

In that situation I just tell them to **** off back to England if it's so bad here....it soon stopped.

cappuccinoeagle 23-03-2019 04:56 PM

Gregg Wallace- incessantly on TV.
James Martin & Mark Durden- Smith - smug .

CT_Palace 23-03-2019 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14700620)
Iím fine doing just that, as long as itís not all talk of how great England is/was and bad mouthing America. Which in my experience is what happens when husband and wives get together. Especially when the group has to name themselves ďBrits in (insert name of town here)Ē.

No, we were mainly bad-mouthing each others wanky football teams. Baggies, Dirty Leeds, West Ham, Wankers, Norwich, all represented.

Hedgehog 23-03-2019 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 14700707)
No, we were mainly bad-mouthing each others wanky football teams. Baggies, Dirty Leeds, West Ham, Wankers, Norwich, all represented.

:p

Slimbloke'H' 23-03-2019 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14700694)
Gregg Wallace- incessantly on TV.
James Martin & Mark Durden- Smith - smug .

How in anyone's name can you consider James Martin to be smug? He's as down to earth as any chef who's ever been on TV and pretty much only cooks good honest and hearty food. What's wrong with that?

Salad_Burnet 23-03-2019 10:01 PM

I really like James Martin. It's the snotty kid giving dinner party advice at the beginning of the ads that I can't stand.

big bad John 23-03-2019 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14700228)
This is a deep/heavy one that takes some explaining.

This afternoon I got invited to attend a "Brits night" in the local English pub. Apparently the invitee is setting up a new group for "Brits" that live in this area so they can meet periodically etc., etc..

I was also pinged to join their Facebook page, which I took a look at.

Now my annoyance is... I have lived here for 38 years, my wife of 34 years is American born and bred. I see some of the members of this club have been here as long (and longer) than me.

Can we just not let it go? If you are going to live here, embrace it. No need to forget your heritage, but don't flaunt it or wallow in it.

Thoughts?

I understand where you're coming from, but we all seem to spend an awful lot of time on an English Bulletin Board. Maybe to immerse ourselves more we should join the local neighborhood watch board. I'm pro yank, but like Conneticut says it's nice to get away from them for a while. Nice to watch a match with lads and lassies who understand irony, the off-side rule and who you don't have to put down your pint every ten seconds to explain to them, for the fiftieth time, how the away goals rule works.

Hedgehog 23-03-2019 11:49 PM

Itís all true, you can take the boy out of England and all that... the World Cup was a prime example of me being a hypocrite!

Terrace Bickle 24-03-2019 07:22 AM

Harry Redknapp's floppy chops being everywhere on ITV at the moment. The Churchill dog will be looking over his shoulder soon.

biggus mickus 24-03-2019 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 14700896)
How in anyone's name can you consider James Martin to be smug? He's as down to earth as any chef who's ever been on TV and pretty much only cooks good honest and hearty food. What's wrong with that?

Comes from, always talks up Yorkshire. The wanker lives in Hampshire.

Blind_Eagle 24-03-2019 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biggus mickus (Post 14701097)
Comes from, always talks up Yorkshire. The wanker lives in Hampshire.

Lived. His place is up for sale.

Maidstoned Eagle 24-03-2019 09:57 AM

Didnt he spend a ridiculous amount of money on a vintage Maserati to do the Mille Miglia only to break down a few days in?

AddoWolz 24-03-2019 11:01 AM

Mark kermode - BBC film critic - so up himself , annoys the hell out of me .

LN1 24-03-2019 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14701184)
Didnt he spend a ridiculous amount of money on a vintage Maserati to do the Mille Miglia only to break down a few days in?

Something like 3/4 million? The BBC did a program on him in the Mille Miglia and he came across as a bit of a dick regarding the car and his co-driver.

Maidstoned Eagle 24-03-2019 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 14701258)
Something like 3/4 million? The BBC did a program on him in the Mille Miglia and he came across as a bit of a dick regarding the car and his co-driver.

He did. And then made himself feel better by spending a couple of grand in a bookshop.

Johnnieboy 24-03-2019 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14701293)
He did. And then made himself feel better by spending a couple of grand in a bookshop.

Is that how much Haynes manuals cost these days?

Yoda 24-03-2019 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AddoWolz (Post 14701229)
Mark kermode - BBC film critic - so up himself , annoys the hell out of me .

I’ve warmed to him, partly because I like that he has an opinion. I don’t always agree with him, but credit where it’s due, there have been occasions when he’s recommended a film I hadn’t even heard of, and it’s been worthwhile when I’ve subsequently seen it.

He’s also more self-deprecating than perhaps his fast-talking radio manner initially suggests.

I think if the Kermode and Mayo film programme was more vanilla in its opinions, I wouldn’t bother to listen.

LN1 24-03-2019 12:47 PM

There was supposed to be a rumour that he only bought such an expensive and possibly unsuitable car for the rally on the basis that it's being seen on the BBC completing the Mille Miglia would bump its worth up considerably for a quick re-sale? Not sure what a bucket of Maserati pistons and con-rods went for back then?

cantspell 24-03-2019 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14700694)
Gregg Wallace- incessantly on TV.
James Martin & Mark Durden- Smith - smug .


Used to work work Durden smith many years ago before he was on Tv and I can only say he was a nice guy. A couple of is use to take the piss out of him a lot and he always took it well.

Stellavista 24-03-2019 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AddoWolz (Post 14701229)
Mark kermode - BBC film critic - so up himself , annoys the hell out of me .

One hell of a downgrade on Barry Norman.

yorkshire eagle 24-03-2019 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biggus mickus (Post 14701097)
Comes from, always talks up Yorkshire. The wanker lives in Hampshire.

Yorkshire is gods country hes on missionary work down south like me :D

Selhurst Celtic 24-03-2019 01:25 PM

James Martin looks like a less sexy version of psychokiller.

thefox 24-03-2019 01:46 PM

A northern bleating on about how great the north is while living down south. :eek:
The scousers will be at it next.

thefox 24-03-2019 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14701340)
James Martin looks like a less sexy version of psychokiller.

Indeed.

Stellavista 24-03-2019 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thefox (Post 14701351)
A northern bleating on about how great the north is while living down south. :eek:
The scousers will be at it next.

In the words of The Undertones, 'Happens all the Time..' James Joyce became more Irish when he left Ireland.

Olympian2 24-03-2019 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AddoWolz (Post 14701229)
Mark kermode - BBC film critic - so up himself , annoys the hell out of me .

Come the revolution, my friend, he will be first against the wall, closely followed by Mayo, Oliver, Clarkson & Henry.

thefox 24-03-2019 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 14701355)
In the words of The Undertones, 'Happens all the Time..' James Joyce became more Irish when he left Ireland.

Has Selhurst Celtic ever been there ?

BERT'S HEAD 24-03-2019 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thefox (Post 14701396)
Has Selhurst Celtic ever been there ?

Undoubtedly - he drinks the black stuff and often says "Top of the morning to you."

thefox 24-03-2019 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 14701401)
Undoubtedly - he drinks the black stuff and often says "Top of the morning to you."

Anf has a green hat.

old traf 24-03-2019 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by little al (Post 14224142)
It really isn't. Spoons pubs are generally crap. I avoid.

Me too, if it costs almost nothing, its going to be s**t

Jonboy 24-03-2019 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14700228)
This is a deep/heavy one that takes some explaining.

This afternoon I got invited to attend a "Brits night" in the local English pub. Apparently the invitee is setting up a new group for "Brits" that live in this area so they can meet periodically etc., etc..

I was also pinged to join their Facebook page, which I took a look at.

Now my annoyance is... I have lived here for 38 years, my wife of 34 years is American born and bred. I see some of the members of this club have been here as long (and longer) than me.

Can we just not let it go? If you are going to live here, embrace it. No need to forget your heritage, but don't flaunt it or wallow in it.

Thoughts?

I went to a Brit Show here years ago. Having got used to North American service I was a bit taken aback by the servers at the bacon buttie stand chatting among themselves for 20 minutes and completely ignoring the line of waiting customers. It was strangely nostalgic.

Selhurst Celtic 24-03-2019 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 14701355)
James Joyce became more Irish when he left Ireland.

James Joyce is an effing C.

(In before wcb)

old traf 24-03-2019 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thereichstuff (Post 14236608)
Diane Abbott :veryangry

Now your talking, can't say what i think about her or will get a yellow, maybe even a red.

strawberry mivi 24-03-2019 04:36 PM

Superglue.
Adverts for superglue that suggest it will stick anything.

old traf 24-03-2019 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wedgetail (Post 14246319)
When I worked at Bracknell I used to dread Ladies day at Ascot. The train was full of women pissed as hell with tits falling out of their dresses as they tottered around on high heels.

Must of been awful for you, mind you, any woman under 60 is a young chick to me

Selhurst Celtic 24-03-2019 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 14701467)
Superglue.
Adverts for superglue that suggest it will stick anything.

I fell for the recent Gorilla Glue advert. It's not as good as they say. The most adhesive substance in the world is leftover weetabix in a bowl. I think I'm right when I state that it's used to attach the wings to space shuttles.

strawberry mivi 24-03-2019 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14701474)
I fell for the recent Gorilla Glue advert. It's not as good as they say. The most adhesive substance in the world is leftover weetabix in a bowl. I think I'm right when I state that it's used to attach the wings to space shuttles.

Instead of buying another tube of superglue I'm going to use spit - the effect will be the same.

old traf 24-03-2019 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 14256910)
I won't even mention the results of the tests they did on the bowls of peanuts on the bar at the pub :D

People who eat peanuts out a bowl in a pub are so dumb they deserve what they get.

old traf 24-03-2019 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 14700896)
How in anyone's name can you consider James Martin to be smug? He's as down to earth as any chef who's ever been on TV and pretty much only cooks good honest and hearty food. What's wrong with that?

No way, he might be down to earth on a TV cooks show, try one of his books, i can only do one recipe, i have never had a cook book with so many ingredients i have never heard of are almost unobtainable, nice guy and presenter sure enough, but his "honest hearty food recipes are useless when you cant get at least one of the ingredients, even simple meals like Toad in the Hole are over complicated.

Worksop Palace 24-03-2019 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by old traf (Post 14701488)
No way, he might be down to earth on a TV cooks show, try one of his books, i can only do one recipe, i have never had a cook book with so many ingredients i have never heard of are almost unobtainable, nice guy and presenter sure enough, but his "honest hearty food recipes are useless when you cant get at least one of the ingredients, even simple meals like Toad in the Hole are over complicated.

HTF can you complicate TITH ? Sausages and yorkie pud batter with some salt and pepper

Worksop Palace 24-03-2019 05:18 PM

I was slightly annoyed today. It’s a longish story but basically we had to get the paramedics out today because my daughter split her eye open on the edge of the car window and she couldn’t see. All quite distressing and as there was a lot of claret, she couldn’t see and was distressed, we called an ambulance (we were down in Cheltenham for a weekend away and didn’t know where the nearest hospital was). Anyway, ambulance turns up after 20 mins or so, takes a look and says she needs to go to A&E to get it stitched up. I thought at the time surely as paramedics they can do that - steristrips or glue at least. I didn’t say anything because I just wanted to get her sorted so off we went to A&E at gloucester hospital. 3 hours of waiting and she’s steristripped and sorted. And the Doc says, I don’t know why the paramedics didn’t do this when they came out. So they could have done it but decided to let us sit in A&E for 3 hours and then have a 3 hour drive home

Thanks

cappuccinoeagle 24-03-2019 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14701392)
Come the revolution, my friend, he will be first against the wall, closely followed by Mayo, Oliver, Clarkson & Henry.


Whoís Henry?

yorkshire-eagle 24-03-2019 05:51 PM

That sounds so frustrating, even worse during a weekend away)! Well done for keeping your cool
And hope your daughter is OK

Olympian2 24-03-2019 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14701515)
Whoís Henry?

Lenny Henry. He thinks that shouting makes him funny. Heís wrong.

chrisophiex 24-03-2019 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14701491)
I was slightly annoyed today. Itís a longish story but basically we had to get the paramedics out today because my daughter split her eye open on the edge of the car window and she couldnít see. All quite distressing and as there was a lot of claret, she couldnít see and was distressed, we called an ambulance (we were down in Cheltenham for a weekend away and didnít know where the nearest hospital was). Anyway, ambulance turns up after 20 mins or so, takes a look and says she needs to go to A&E to get it stitched up. I thought at the time surely as paramedics they can do that - steristrips or glue at least. I didnít say anything because I just wanted to get her sorted so off we went to A&E at gloucester hospital. 3 hours of waiting and sheís steristripped and sorted. And the Doc says, I donít know why the paramedics didnít do this when they came out. So they could have done it but decided to let us sit in A&E for 3 hours and then have a 3 hour drive home

Thanks


Distressing story and hope sheís ok.

The only justification for the ambulance crew would be if theyíve got to shoot off to something deemed more ďimportantĒ like a motorway pile up or some such.

I would be well annoyed if they just couldnít be bothered.

Hedgehog 24-03-2019 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14701491)
I was slightly annoyed today. Itís a longish story but basically we had to get the paramedics out today because my daughter split her eye open on the edge of the car window and she couldnít see. All quite distressing and as there was a lot of claret, she couldnít see and was distressed, we called an ambulance (we were down in Cheltenham for a weekend away and didnít know where the nearest hospital was). Anyway, ambulance turns up after 20 mins or so, takes a look and says she needs to go to A&E to get it stitched up. I thought at the time surely as paramedics they can do that - steristrips or glue at least. I didnít say anything because I just wanted to get her sorted so off we went to A&E at gloucester hospital. 3 hours of waiting and sheís steristripped and sorted. And the Doc says, I donít know why the paramedics didnít do this when they came out. So they could have done it but decided to let us sit in A&E for 3 hours and then have a 3 hour drive home

Thanks

Sorry to hear that, sounds stressful and frustrating... could Health & Safety regs. be behind this... then again, if paramedics can't do it, who the heck can apart from an ER doctor.

Blind_Eagle 24-03-2019 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by old traf (Post 14701481)
People who eat peanuts out a bowl in a pub are so dumb they deserve what they get.

I get free nuts.

No one else dares eat them these days.

Worksop Palace 24-03-2019 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 14701521)
Distressing story and hope sheís ok.

The only justification for the ambulance crew would be if theyíve got to shoot off to something deemed more ďimportantĒ like a motorway pile up or some such.

I would be well annoyed if they just couldnít be bothered.

Yes, shook us all up. Luckily my sister in law was there and was a nurse so she was very calm and stemmed the bleeding.

They didnít say they had anywhere else to go. In fact I saw the same medics pull into the hospital about half an hour after we got there

Wolfnipplechips 24-03-2019 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14701579)
Yes, shook us all up. Luckily my sister in law was there and was a nurse so she was very calm and stemmed the bleeding.

They didnít say they had anywhere else to go. In fact I saw the same medics pull into the hospital about half an hour after we got there

Lazy bastard Ambulance drivers.:hmph:

;)

Hedgehog 24-03-2019 08:10 PM

I have a dumb question (excuse me, I've been in America too long), but are all ambulance crews in The UK paramedics also, or are there a different team that come out as paramedics?

Here they are totally separate, and the paramedics are with the fire department. They have their own trucks. The ambulance is only on scene as a means of transporting someone to the hospital if needed. The ambulance crew offer nothing more than rudimentary first aid if they are first on the scene, which sounds like what happened in this case.

It can get a bit silly (or over the top) here, where you end up with the ambulance crew of 2, 2 paramedics with their truck, and a full on fire truck/tender with a crew of 5 or 6 on board. On a slow day even a cop car might show up.

No wonder it cost an arm and a leg when you get the bill!

little al 24-03-2019 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 14701467)
Superglue.
Adverts for superglue that suggest it will stick anything.

Less is more with superglue.

BERT'S HEAD 24-03-2019 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14701641)
I have a dumb question (excuse me, I've been in America too long), but are all ambulance crews in The UK paramedics also, or are there a different team that come out as paramedics?

Here they are totally separate, and the paramedics are with the fire department. They have their own trucks. The ambulance is only on scene as a means of transporting someone to the hospital if needed. The ambulance crew offer nothing more than rudimentary first aid if they are first on the scene, which sounds like what happened in this case.

It can get a bit silly (or over the top) here, where you end up with the ambulance crew of 2, 2 paramedics with their truck, and a full on fire truck/tender with a crew of 5 or 6 on board. On a slow day even a cop car might show up.

No wonder it cost an arm and a leg when you get the bill!

I believe all ambulance crews over here are paramedics nowadays.

I was a bit incredulous watching a programme from the States about the opioid epidemic and seeing firecrews routinely dealing with overdosers - why is that in their remit ?

Hedgehog 24-03-2019 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 14701746)
I believe all ambulance crews over here are paramedics nowadays.

I was a bit incredulous watching a programme from the States about the opioid epidemic and seeing firecrews routinely dealing with overdosers - why is that in their remit ?

When you say firecrews, do you mean the guys with the full on yellow hats and gear, or guys that were with the fire department without all the fire fighting gear?

As I said, the paramedics are part of the fire department and are housed under the same roof in the fire stations. But, I don't think a paramedic is expected to put on the fire fighting garb and go out putting out fires.

Sort of makes sense (or I'm used to it) that they work hand in hand at road traffic accidents and major injury scenes.

One complaint I know they (the paramedics) have, is that they have to go with the injured party to the hospital ER and stay with them until such time as they are taken under the care of the hospital, this does not include the patient sitting on a gurney waiting to see a ER doctor. This can be a problem if they are getting called out to another incident where they are needed, but are not allowed to leave until cleared to do so.

The ambulance service is no more than a transportation service, although one of the crew maybe an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) or first responder.

They would be in the back of the ambulance with one of the FD paramedics on the trip to the hospital.

I maybe doing the ambulance crew a bit of a disservice here, but I'm talking pretty generally only. I'm sure different areas/cities have different set-ups.

BERT'S HEAD 24-03-2019 09:59 PM

I can't remember if they had their gear on so to speak, but found it strange they were racing to some addict's house in a fire engine (or truck).

Maidstoned Eagle 25-03-2019 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14701340)
James Martin looks like a less sexy version of psychokiller.

Slimmer too

big bad John 25-03-2019 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14701491)
I was slightly annoyed today. Itís a longish story but basically we had to get the paramedics out today because my daughter split her eye open on the edge of the car window and she couldnít see. All quite distressing and as there was a lot of claret, she couldnít see and was distressed, we called an ambulance (we were down in Cheltenham for a weekend away and didnít know where the nearest hospital was). Anyway, ambulance turns up after 20 mins or so, takes a look and says she needs to go to A&E to get it stitched up. I thought at the time surely as paramedics they can do that - steristrips or glue at least. I didnít say anything because I just wanted to get her sorted so off we went to A&E at gloucester hospital. 3 hours of waiting and sheís steristripped and sorted. And the Doc says, I donít know why the paramedics didnít do this when they came out. So they could have done it but decided to let us sit in A&E for 3 hours and then have a 3 hour drive home

Thanks

If you lived in the States you'd be even more pissed off. Looking at a bill for 3 grand.Hope you're daughter is okay.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 26-03-2019 12:13 AM

Holly Walsh. Brexit is funnier.

WLYWLYAWYPWF 26-03-2019 12:13 AM

A hard one at that.

Reps AJ 26-03-2019 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 14701746)
I believe all ambulance crews over here are paramedics nowadays.

We still have a mix of EMTs and paramedics. Differences are what drugs can be administered (and how), I think.

That was when a friend was an EMT but not a paramedic but might be out of date, happy to be corrected.

Worksop Palace 26-03-2019 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 14703021)
If you lived in the States you'd be even more pissed off. Looking at a bill for 3 grand.Hope you're daughter is okay.

This is true

And I didnít want to sound like I was having a go because I have a huge amount of time for anyone working in the NHS. And I wouldnít have thought any more about it had the Dr who stitched her up in A&E not said they could have done it there and then.

And thanks, sheís fine. Proper boxers black eye though. Bloody kids

Sharkba1t 26-03-2019 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by old traf (Post 14701481)
People who eat peanuts out a bowl in a pub are so dumb they deserve what they get.

You are taking the pi$$:lux:

Selhurst Celtic 26-03-2019 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14703065)
This is true

And I didn’t want to sound like I was having a go because I have a huge amount of time for anyone working in the NHS. And I wouldn’t have thought any more about it had the Dr who stitched her up in A&E not said they could have done it there and then.

And thanks, she’s fine. Proper boxers black eye though. Bloody kids

I'm sure it was distressing for all concerned, but I would hope that the nurse that was present would see that it wasn't an ambulance job and google would have provided directions to the nearest a&e?

Maidstoned Eagle 26-03-2019 01:09 PM

People that repeat myths as fact.

False Fact: A scientific study on peanuts in bars found traces of over 100 unique specimens of urine.

After rigorous searching for more information, it turns out that no scientific study (or non-scientific study for that matter) has ever been conducted in to peanuts at bars. However, there was a study in ice-cubes in UK bars in 2003 which discovered that 44% of ice cubes tested contained coliform bacteria – bacteria that comes from human poop. Even more shockingly, 5% were infected with the potentially deadly E. Coli bacteria. I guess that proves that they aren’t making their ice cubes from bottled water. So, next time you are in London, pass on the ice and enjoy some peanuts instead.

http://listverse.com/2009/02/04/top-...hat-are-wrong/

Worksop Palace 26-03-2019 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14703333)
I'm sure it was distressing for all concerned, but I would hope that the nurse that was present would see that it wasn't an ambulance job and google would have provided directions to the nearest a&e?

Yes in hindsight you maybe right, and maybe my wife overreacted by calling an ambulance. But when your kid is pouring blood and screaming she can’t see, you do what you think is right at the time. Better safe than sorry and all that

Anyway, all’s well that ends well etc etc

Joe85 26-03-2019 07:52 PM

Any **** that owns a dog an doesnít pick the shit up after them.

I hope the dog feasts on your face whilst you sleep.

Selhurst Celtic 26-03-2019 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14703648)
Yes in hindsight you maybe right, and maybe my wife overreacted by calling an ambulance. But when your kid is pouring blood and screaming she canít see, you do what you think is right at the time. Better safe than sorry and all that

Anyway, allís well that ends well etc etc

Aye, I'm glad your daughter is okay.

Worksop Palace 26-03-2019 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14703728)
Aye, I'm glad your daughter is okay.

Ta duck

Blind_Eagle 26-03-2019 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14703359)
People that repeat myths as fact.

False Fact: A scientific study on peanuts in bars found traces of over 100 unique specimens of urine.

After rigorous searching for more information, it turns out that no scientific study (or non-scientific study for that matter) has ever been conducted in to peanuts at bars. However, there was a study in ice-cubes in UK bars in 2003 which discovered that 44% of ice cubes tested contained coliform bacteria Ė bacteria that comes from human poop. Even more shockingly, 5% were infected with the potentially deadly E. Coli bacteria. I guess that proves that they arenít making their ice cubes from bottled water. So, next time you are in London, pass on the ice and enjoy some peanuts instead.

http://listverse.com/2009/02/04/top-...hat-are-wrong/

Shush, Iíve had a good run of uncontested access to free pub bar peanuts ever since I read a report saying it was a load of bollocks.

Thereís more piss on the exit door handle in most pub bogs.


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