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Panther 01-10-2022 11:24 PM

Traffic. Got home from Selhurst to Beckenham, admittedly via Forest Hill, just after 6.30 today.

Blind_Eagle 01-10-2022 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16674546)
There are hardly any ex Palace players in this division.

Seeing as most of our recent ex-players were released to sympathetic retirement homes, Iím not exactly surprised to read that.

thefox 02-10-2022 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16674546)
There are hardly any ex Palace players in this division.

Because we had so many old players under the last couple of managers.

Hennessey, Kouyate, Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Bumfluff, Townsend, Alex McCarthy, AWB.

TopKnot 02-10-2022 11:47 PM

Non stop posts on social media with UNBELIEVABLE Haaland-related stats. ‘haaland has scored more goals in 6 minutes this season than van persie and Suarez combined managed in their professional careers’ kind of stuff.

Yes yes he’s an amazing player but please cut out the wanking

Reps AJ 03-10-2022 06:13 PM

Use your indicators, you twat.

HOL_Beagle 04-10-2022 09:58 PM

"Today" as in "Do you want a receipt today" or "is that all today" or "do you have a Nectar card today".

They all seem to do it. At every supermarket. Why the 'today' bit? Its superfluous.

No, I'd like to buy this now but get my receipt tomorrow....

Supersonic 04-10-2022 10:09 PM

People (let's be honest women) that get to the top or bottom of an escalator or wherever and just stop. Get out the way for f**k sake!!

Supersonic 04-10-2022 10:15 PM

and another ... this sort of shite that constantly pops up on my facebook feed

There were times I’ve had £5 to just feed myself and I’ve also had £200 to go out to eat. I’ve had a house full of food and I didn’t have any. I’ve been in stores cashing out with no worries and I’ve also had to add it up and put things back on the shelf. I’ve paid my bills in full and I’ve had to pay them late too. I’ve given money and I too have had to ask for it.
We all have highs and lows in life. Some certainly more than others, but we are all just trying to make it.
No one is better than anyone else and my heart is sad for those people who think that they are. No matter how big your house is, how new your car is, or how much money sits in your bank account - we all bleed red and will eventually fade from this earth. Death has no discrimination and neither should your life.
Be kind to others. We are all here to serve. Stop the power tripping. Your oversized ego won’t get you anywhere.
Be humble. And keep faith going.
Very few will actually read this far but if you’re genuine I challenge you to copy. Most won’t, because they’re the type of people I’m talking about. Copied from a friend x

JimmyAG 04-10-2022 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 16681025)
People (let's be honest women) that get to the top or bottom of an escalator or wherever and just stop. Get out the way for f**k sake!!

Did the situation escalate further?

big bad John 04-10-2022 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by JimmyAG (Post 16681032)
Did the situation escalate further?

That was bad - on so many levels.

garronrav 04-10-2022 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16681035)
That was bad - on so many levels.

I thought that was slapstick clever

Supersonic 04-10-2022 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimmyAG (Post 16681032)
Did the situation escalate further?

no, I just gave her a long stair.

Blind_Eagle 05-10-2022 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimmyAG (Post 16681032)
Did the situation escalate further?

I giggled.

Bizarrely, you must give etc. to Jimmy.

GorBlimey 05-10-2022 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 16681078)
no, I just gave her a long stair.


Probably just gave her a lift.

LN1 05-10-2022 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 16681025)
People (let's be honest women) that get to the top or bottom of an escalator or wherever and just stop. Get out the way for f**k sake!!

You need to to rise above it, next time take steps to avoid the situation.

bubbs11 05-10-2022 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 16681031)
and another ... this sort of shite that constantly pops up on my facebook feed

There were times Iíve had £5 to just feed myself and Iíve also had £200 to go out to eat. Iíve had a house full of food and I didnít have any. Iíve been in stores cashing out with no worries and Iíve also had to add it up and put things back on the shelf. Iíve paid my bills in full and Iíve had to pay them late too. Iíve given money and I too have had to ask for it.
We all have highs and lows in life. Some certainly more than others, but we are all just trying to make it.
No one is better than anyone else and my heart is sad for those people who think that they are. No matter how big your house is, how new your car is, or how much money sits in your bank account - we all bleed red and will eventually fade from this earth. Death has no discrimination and neither should your life.
Be kind to others. We are all here to serve. Stop the power tripping. Your oversized ego wonít get you anywhere.
Be humble. And keep faith going.
Very few will actually read this far but if youíre genuine I challenge you to copy. Most wonít, because theyíre the type of people Iím talking about. Copied from a friend x

I hate those. Good thing is though, if itís a colleague or a neighbour, is that you instantly know what that person is all about so make a mental note to avoid in future.

JimmyAG 05-10-2022 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 16681125)
You need to to rise above it, next time take steps to avoid the situation.

De-escalation is usually the safest bet, but this lady had already gone a step too far.

RazorsEdge 05-10-2022 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by JimmyAG (Post 16681137)
De-escalation is usually the safest bet, but this lady had already gone a step too far.

Momentum took her up there canít really blame her for that

Bizarro 05-10-2022 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 16681129)
I hate those. Good thing is though, if itís a colleague or a neighbour, is that you instantly know what that person is all about so make a mental note to avoid in future.

Said this to someone recently, meet someone new, befriend them on Facebook before you get to know them, you can tell if they:re a complete twat so don't have to bother and know to avoid them

JimmyAG 05-10-2022 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Bizarro (Post 16681160)
Said this to someone recently, meet someone new, befriend them on Facebook before you get to know them, you can tell if they:re a complete twat so don't have to bother and know to avoid them

And did you hear from them since?

Hedgehog 05-10-2022 08:47 PM

We recently got a new washer and dryer. I had a question so went on line to their chat link. After a while it became obvious I was talking to a bot. It was actually very convincing at first and had me fooled for a while. Anyway "it" finally said it would connect me to a technician, but first wanted me to sign-up to be charged $5 for them to talk to me...

Am I missing something here? Why should I pay to talk to their customer service?

Wankers...

RazorsEdge 05-10-2022 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16681721)
We recently got a new washer and dryer. I had a question so went on line to their chat link. After a while it became obvious I was talking to a bot. It was actually very convincing at first and had me fooled for a while. Anyway "it" finally said it would connect me to a technician, but first wanted me to sign-up to be charged $5 for them to talk to me...

Am I missing something here? Why should I pay to talk to their customer service?

Wankers...

That is a good way to employ technicians, where you pay the wages.

I have not come across this in UK, I am sure some bright spark will think of this

Hedgehog 05-10-2022 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16681738)
That is a good way to employ technicians, where you pay the wages.

I have not come across this in UK, I am sure some bright spark will think of this

It's rare here, but I have encountered it before.

Surprised you have not heard of such a scheme in the UK... a country where they charge you to go to the toilet!

RazorsEdge 05-10-2022 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16681750)
It's rare here, but I have encountered it before.

Surprised you have not heard of such a scheme in the UK... a country where they charge you to go to the toilet!

No, never heard of that. I am sure I will come across it.

Public Toilets are free, never clean dare I say

Hedgehog 05-10-2022 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16681751)
Public Toilets are free, never clean dare I say

I'm being a bit disingenuous there. I'm probably harping back to the old days of having "to spend a penny".

Re my current Chat Line help bitch... I wouldn't mind, but it is basically a "Yes - No" answer I'm looking for, and any customer service technician could deal with the question in under 30 seconds including pleasantries I'm sure.

Freddy the Fish 05-10-2022 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16681721)
We recently got a new washer and dryer. I had a question so went on line to their chat link. After a while it became obvious I was talking to a bot. It was actually very convincing at first and had me fooled for a while. Anyway "it" finally said it would connect me to a technician, but first wanted me to sign-up to be charged $5 for them to talk to me...

Am I missing something here? Why should I pay to talk to their customer service?

Wankers...

I've been trying to unlock the keypad of an old Motorola 'brick' mobile phone and tried Motorola's online chat facility. Got through to a real person, but she told me that unless I gave her my name, full address, phone number and email address she would only answer generic phone questions. Is this where we're at these days?

RazorsEdge 05-10-2022 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16681764)
I'm being a bit disingenuous there. I'm probably harping back to the old days of having "to spend a penny".

Re my current Chat Line help bitch... I wouldn't mind, but it is basically a "Yes - No" answer I'm looking for, and any customer service technician could deal with the question in under 30 seconds including pleasantries I'm sure.

:) chat line bitch made me laugh

Smoz 05-10-2022 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16681764)
I'm being a bit disingenuous there. I'm probably harping back to the old days of having "to spend a penny".

Re my current Chat Line help bitch... I wouldn't mind, but it is basically a "Yes - No" answer I'm looking for, and any customer service technician could deal with the question in under 30 seconds including pleasantries I'm sure.

Is it a question that you could look up on the internet search engine of your choice?

Hedgehog 05-10-2022 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 16681780)
Is it a question that you could look up on the internet search engine of your choice?


PossiblyÖ and what I found led me to needing to talk to the manufacturer direct.

PALACEWU 05-10-2022 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16681751)

Public Toilets are free, never clean dare I say

Come to Oslo mate, costs 50p but you get sung to in French and they're whistle clean, genuinely enjoyable.

De franske toalettene i Spikersuppa
https://maps.app.goo.gl/DXQWbej7n3W6rQjf8

PALACEWU 05-10-2022 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 16681780)
Is it a question that you could look up on the internet search engine of your choice?

Ask Jeeves?

big bad John 05-10-2022 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 16681837)
Ask Jeeves?

Or Maz

PALACEWU 06-10-2022 12:49 AM

He's more hair dryer than tumble.

Hedgehog 06-10-2022 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 16681837)
Ask Jeeves?

Boy, is that still around?

Used to use that 20 years ago...

PALACEWU 06-10-2022 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16681863)
Boy, is that still around?

Used to use that 20 years ago...

He got sacked along with all the other's when Charlie moved house.

RazorsEdge 06-10-2022 06:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 16681836)
Come to Oslo mate, costs 50p but you get sung to in French and they're whistle clean, genuinely enjoyable.

De franske toalettene i Spikersuppa
https://maps.app.goo.gl/DXQWbej7n3W6rQjf8

I have been and must say haven’t experienced the French singing. I have noticed in the continent, you need to pay to use the toilets and they are well maintained. It is a price well worth paying.

Reviews for the toilet you posted are good

stange555 06-10-2022 12:10 PM

Don't know if this is an annoyance, or just baffling. I have 4 reasonably sized (4 to 5 inches) goldfish in a large tank. Yesterday evening as I was feeding them, I noticed that one was missing. Gone. Vanished. Checked everywhere - he's just gone. So now I have 3. RIP Clarence. They've lived together happily for 4 years - now this. And it was my birthday yesterday.

JimmyAG 06-10-2022 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16683002)
Don't know if this is an annoyance, or just baffling. I have 4 reasonably sized (4 to 5 inches) goldfish in a large tank. Yesterday evening as I was feeding them, I noticed that one was missing. Gone. Vanished. Checked everywhere - he's just gone. So now I have 3. RIP Clarence. They've lived together happily for 4 years - now this. And it was my birthday yesterday.

Did your wife at least make you a wonderful F&C supper for your birthday?

Olympian2 06-10-2022 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimmyAG (Post 16683003)
Did your wife at least make you a wonderful F&C supper for your birthday?

Point of order, Jimmy. Wouldn't it just be 'F supper'? Doesn't 'Fish supper' mean 'Fish and chips'?

JimmyAG 06-10-2022 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16683008)
Point of order, Jimmy. Wouldn't it just be 'F supper'? Doesn't 'Fish supper' mean 'Fish and chips'?

Dunno, all I get are fish finger sarnies, with a few chips in, if I'm lucky.

weltklasse 06-10-2022 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16681863)
Boy, is that still around?

Used to use that 20 years ago...

Hotbot was the one to use...

weltklasse 06-10-2022 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16682630)
I have been and must say havenít experienced the French singing. I have noticed in the continent, you need to pay to use the toilets and they are well maintained. It is a price well worth paying.

Reviews for the toilet you posted are good

French motorway picnic area loos usually a hole in the ground job.

stange555 06-10-2022 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimmyAG (Post 16683003)
Did your wife at least make you a wonderful F&C supper for your birthday?

Had a curry! Chicken (as least i "think" it was chicken!)

Terrace Bickle 06-10-2022 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16683002)
Don't know if this is an annoyance, or just baffling. I have 4 reasonably sized (4 to 5 inches) goldfish in a large tank. Yesterday evening as I was feeding them, I noticed that one was missing. Gone. Vanished. Checked everywhere - he's just gone. So now I have 3. RIP Clarence. They've lived together happily for 4 years - now this. And it was my birthday yesterday.

Silly question, but do you have a lid on the aquarium? Fish often jump out if not.

If it died in the tank it would likely cause enough ammonia to kill the other fish.

stange555 06-10-2022 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16683256)
Silly question, but do you have a lid on the aquarium? Fish often jump out if not.

If it died in the tank it would likely cause enough ammonia to kill the other fish.

Yep, proper lid. I've checked all the fixtures around the lid too as I was concerned it had got caught around the light.

I'm going to empty the tank tonight so continue the investigation!!

Years ago I had a fish tank in my bedroom without a lid. Had a minnow it in, walked into my room one evening, fish had gone, found it squashed on the floor. What must have happened was that turning on the light (in the room) made it jump, literally, out of the tank and I trod on it!

Terrace Bickle 06-10-2022 04:10 PM

I only commented as I didn't think goldfish are cannabalistic. It's a bit of a mystery.

congress 06-10-2022 04:23 PM

TV personalities and tv people with no personality who still manage to appear on tv and as they dont have anything about them bring along another member of their family who seems just as uninteresting.
e.g Jon Richardson and hie mother in law.

Add to that tv personalities who will just whore themselves for any job or advert. i.e Davina McCall and Mylene Klass.

big bad John 06-10-2022 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16683326)
Yep, proper lid. I've checked all the fixtures around the lid too as I was concerned it had got caught around the light.

I'm going to empty the tank tonight so continue the investigation!!

!

A wild card I know, but did you notice a minature wooden horse at the bottom of the tank that you can't remember putting there?

stange555 06-10-2022 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16683376)
A wild card I know, but did you notice a minature wooden horse at the bottom of the tank that you can't remember putting there?

Just read that whilst in an on line meeting and not on mute. Just had to explain away my laugh as a cough. :D

CP-RJW 06-10-2022 04:44 PM

Colin Farrell’s eyebrows

Johnintheusa1 06-10-2022 04:55 PM

Colin Farrell

stange555 06-10-2022 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16683350)
I only commented as I didn't think goldfish are cannabalistic. It's a bit of a mystery.

He has been found. Not sure how he did this, but, we have an ornament in the tank, an Moai. Somehow, he must have knocked it askew, got into it (it's hollow) and then it has righted itself so it looks completely normal. He is alive, but he was stuck in there. I had to pull the idiot out.

Clarence Lives!!

art malice 06-10-2022 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16683416)
He has been found. Not sure how he did this, but, we have an ornament in the tank, an Moai. Somehow, he must have knocked it askew, got into it (it's hollow) and then it has righted itself so it looks completely normal. He is alive, but he was stuck in there. I had to pull the idiot out.

Clarence Lives!!

:lux:

art malice 06-10-2022 05:17 PM

He should be buoyed by his near-death experience, but has probably forgotten all about it.

Reps AJ 06-10-2022 05:29 PM

It all sounds a bit fishy, tbh

CT_Palace 06-10-2022 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16683416)
He has been found. Not sure how he did this, but, we have an ornament in the tank, an Moai. Somehow, he must have knocked it askew, got into it (it's hollow) and then it has righted itself so it looks completely normal. He is alive, but he was stuck in there. I had to pull the idiot out.

Clarence Lives!!

Needs to be renamed to Houdini

Hedgehog 06-10-2022 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16683484)
Needs to be renamed to Houdini

I was thinking Jacques Cousteau for want of not knowing any famous cave divers!

Blind_Eagle 06-10-2022 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16683350)
I only commented as I didn't think goldfish are cannabalistic. It's a bit of a mystery.

Goldfish will happily eat their dead buddies. :)

ozzieEagle 06-10-2022 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16683596)
Goldfish will happily eat their dead buddies. :)

My mates got a place outside of Euroa here in Victoria, his dam is full of unwanted giant Goldfish, they must have got there in a flood.

He is a wild outback West Australian boy, who is considering putting explosives in his dam. He ain't happy at all.

I'll get a video if he does... LOL.

Actually BE, can you think of another solution for getting rid of them?

KYLIE MINEAGLE 06-10-2022 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 16683350)
I only commented as I didn't think goldfish are cannabalistic. It's a bit of a mystery.

I keep cichlides . If one karks it you got to get it quick or the others will eat it in less than a day. Course I don't feed them for a few days after that so save on fish food :D I see Blind things that goldfish will eat their own, thought most fish were like this.

Gooders 06-10-2022 11:23 PM

Going to the station on a day when they're not supposed to be on strike to find that there are no trains.

GorBlimey 07-10-2022 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16683723)
My mates got a place outside of Euroa here in Victoria, his dam is full of unwanted giant Goldfish, they must have got there in a flood.

He is a wild outback West Australian boy, who is considering putting explosives in his dam. He ain't happy at all.

I'll get a video if he does... LOL.

Actually BE, can you think of another solution for getting rid of them?


Piranha?

ozzieEagle 07-10-2022 01:58 AM

Daughters conman partner, who's actions have caused her to split from him, thus her needing our support. Which ended our round Australia trip.

When I say conman this is one right out of the box. A gaslighting kuunntt I'm working out how to react at an extreme level. A proper full blown double life mental cruelty conman....black is white, white is black prickk.

Timbo 07-10-2022 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16683787)
Daughters conman partner, who's actions have caused her to split from him, thus her needing our support. Which ended our round Australia trip.

When I say conman this is one right out of the box. A gaslighting kuunntt I'm working out how to react at an extreme level. A proper full blown double life mental cruelty conman....black is white, white is black prickk.

Sorry to hear this, man.

Make sure you are patient and think rationally about any moves, in order to ensure you achieve the best mid to long term outcome for your family

Maidstoned Eagle 07-10-2022 07:05 AM

And then kill him.

Olympian2 07-10-2022 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16683787)
caused her to split from him.

Long term, this is the most important bit, Ozzie.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 07-10-2022 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16683787)
Daughters conman partner, who's actions have caused her to split from him, thus her needing our support. Which ended our round Australia trip.

When I say conman this is one right out of the box. A gaslighting kuunntt I'm working out how to react at an extreme level. A proper full blown double life mental cruelty conman....black is white, white is black prickk.

Don't expect me to be a character witness at the Melbourne crown court :angel:

stange555 07-10-2022 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16683484)
Needs to be renamed to Houdini

Clarence is still alive this morning, which is good. Interestingly (well, you'll be the judge of that) I had a fish that i named Houdini and a another called Houdini Junior.

Long story short, when I moved into a flat in Horley, there was a mouldy old fish tank in the lounge, it was full of green, unfiltered, unheated, unaerated, unlit mank. I said I keep it, not expecting anything to be in there. When I emptied it out there were two Glowlight Tetra in there. One big (Houdini), one small (HJ), I sorted the tank (didn't heat it) and lived for quite a while alongside small goldfish.

JimmyAG 07-10-2022 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16683899)
Clarence is still alive this morning, which is good. Interestingly (well, you'll be the judge of that) I had a fish that i named Houdini and a another called Houdini Junior.

Long story short, when I moved into a flat in Horley, there was a mouldy old fish tank in the lounge, it was full of green, unfiltered, unheated, unaerated, unlit mank. I said I keep it, not expecting anything to be in there. When I emptied it out there were two Glowlight Tetra in there. One big (Houdini), one small (HJ), I sorted the tank (didn't heat it) and lived for quite a while alongside small goldfish.

With the price of fish fingers going up so much, it may pay to keep Clarence for a bit longer...

strawberry mivi 07-10-2022 11:00 AM

Yesterday it was a single bolt to attach a new front seat into my car - felt like 2 hours to get the bugger to catch.
(the 3 others went in easy)

So far today, nothing yet.

Terrace Bickle 07-10-2022 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16683416)
He has been found. Not sure how he did this, but, we have an ornament in the tank, an Moai. Somehow, he must have knocked it askew, got into it (it's hollow) and then it has righted itself so it looks completely normal. He is alive, but he was stuck in there. I had to pull the idiot out.



Clarence Lives!!

[emoji3] That's what his tank mates would have you believe!

Leopald Stotch 07-10-2022 02:54 PM

Latest e-mail from HR.
Now instructing us to refer to someones partner/husband/wife/sigfnicant other as their 'person'.
Why?
Because XXXXX thought it would be a more inclusive thing to do and wouldn't place a strain on people to determine the status of their relationship.
Of course XXXXX did. Because XXXXX is also the same c**t that insisted upon people putting their prefered pronouns in their e-mail signatures, and then reported me to HR for not playing along with their game. XXXXX also then suggested I was making a mockery of the whole exercise by my insistance that everyone refer to me as xim/xam.
Ok. But can't we just do this to appease people?
Appease people? You mean one person. The same person who, coincidentally, hasn't actually had a 'person' for 10 years because she manages to stink of cat piss without actually owning a cat.

El Aguila 07-10-2022 02:59 PM

Sounds like you got a job in a Kafka novel.

El Aguila 07-10-2022 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16683787)
Daughters conman partner, who's actions have caused her to split from him, thus her needing our support. Which ended our round Australia trip.

When I say conman this is one right out of the box. A gaslighting kuunntt I'm working out how to react at an extreme level. A proper full blown double life mental cruelty conman....black is white, white is black prickk.

Shit, I was vicariously enjoying your trip. Hope this gets sorted effectively.

Olympian2 07-10-2022 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 16684208)
Latest e-mail from HR.
Now instructing us to refer to someones partner/husband/wife/sigfnicant other as their 'person'.
Why?
Because XXXXX thought it would be a more inclusive thing to do and wouldn't place a strain on people to determine the status of their relationship.
Of course XXXXX did. Because XXXXX is also the same c**t that insisted upon people putting their prefered pronouns in their e-mail signatures, and then reported me to HR for not playing along with their game. XXXXX also then suggested I was making a mockery of the whole exercise by my insistance that everyone refer to me as xim/xam.
Ok. But can't we just do this to appease people?
Appease people? You mean one person. The same person who, coincidentally, hasn't actually had a 'person' for 10 years because she manages to stink of cat piss without actually owning a cat.

Absolute nonsense. You've been referring to your wife as 'my wife' for the last 10 years. You refer to your wife as 'my wife' in every single other interaction. But if you refer to your wife as 'my wife' in the working environment, you'll face disciplinary action? ******* hell, world's gone mad, mate.

Isle of Wight 07-10-2022 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16683416)
He has been found. Not sure how he did this, but, we have an ornament in the tank, an Moai. Somehow, he must have knocked it askew, got into it (it's hollow) and then it has righted itself so it looks completely normal. He is alive, but he was stuck in there. I had to pull the idiot out.

Clarence Lives!!

This is fantastic news and cheered me right up :)

PeterH 07-10-2022 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16684220)
Absolute nonsense. You've been referring to your wife as 'my wife' for the last 10 years. You refer to your wife as 'my wife' in every single other interaction. But if you refer to your wife as 'my wife' in the working environment, you'll face disciplinary action? ******* hell, world's gone mad, mate.

Extending that, doesn't referring to someone as 'my anything' (my person) suggest ownership rights. Surely that can't be acceptable language in 2022.

Leopold could go back with that argument, but will be ironically accused of being difficult/obstructive/silly not taking the exercise seriously.

PeterH 07-10-2022 03:38 PM

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article...-misunderstood

All very well - but I found it quite hard to read with the they/them/their pronouns etc. In my mind I got confused with the reference to one person and the main picture of a couple.

garronrav 07-10-2022 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16683818)
And then kill him.

Yeeah

Olympian2 07-10-2022 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16683416)
He has been found. Not sure how he did this, but, we have an ornament in the tank, an Moai. Somehow, he must have knocked it askew, got into it (it's hollow) and then it has righted itself so it looks completely normal. He is alive, but he was stuck in there. I had to pull the idiot out.

Oh dear. I have a similar tale with a not-so-happy ending.

I had a tropical fish tank & the catfish (called 'Old Man') disappeared. Couldn't see him for days.

I took all the plants out (making sure he wasn't still in there when I removed them) - nothing.

I took all the wooden log feature out (making sure he wasn't still in there when I removed it) - nothing.

I checked the filters - nothing.

I checked everything - nothing.

Left the tank as it was so it would be easy to see him when he reappeared. Nothing for about two weeks so I put in some new plants & went to put the log back in. This is when I noticed the remains of Old Man in the log. I'd basically removed him & left him to die when I removed the log. God knows how I didn't see him.

Couldn't bring myself to tell the wife as he was her favourite. Every time she tells friends The Story Of The Disappearing Catfish, I squirm & a little part of me dies in shame.

big bad John 07-10-2022 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16684220)
Absolute nonsense. You've been referring to your wife as 'my wife' for the last 10 years. You refer to your wife as 'my wife' in every single other interaction. But if you refer to your wife as 'my wife' in the working environment, you'll face disciplinary action? ******* hell, world's gone mad, mate.

I'm glad I don't work in an office. I don't think "my old lady," would go down too well in the 2022 office environment, where a simple slip of tongue can cause, shock, contempt and in some cases, especially with the more fragile and sensitive employees, an embarrassing accident to occur.

PeterH 07-10-2022 03:59 PM

I suspect it all depends who has the 'slip of the tongue'. Someone junior or on the same level as the stickly HR person, or someone senior to IT.

I doubt they will sending the same tone of emails to the General Manager or CEO somehow. Which makes them HR bullies.

stange555 07-10-2022 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16684256)
Oh dear. I have a similar tale with a not-so-happy ending.

I had a tropical fish tank & the catfish (called 'Old Man') disappeared. Couldn't see him for days.

I took all the plants out (making sure he wasn't still in there when I removed them) - nothing.

I took all the wooden log feature out (making sure he wasn't still in there when I removed it) - nothing.

I checked the filters - nothing.

I checked everything - nothing.

Left the tank as it was so it would be easy to see him when he reappeared. Nothing for about two weeks so I put in some new plants & went to put the log back in. This is when I noticed the remains of Old Man in the log. I'd basically removed him & left him to die when I removed the log. God knows how I didn't see him.

Couldn't bring myself to tell the wife as he was her favourite. Every time she tells friends The Story Of The Disappearing Catfish, I squirm & a little part of me dies in shame.

OMG! That's pretty tragic!! I had a Clown Loach once who was clearly just fed up of being a fish. We used to have an under gravel filter in our tropical tank and he had a habit of swimming down the up tune to mooch around under the gravel, eating all the crap, we could see him when we looked up through the glass bottom. Of course, he got stuck. and died. Had to completely empty the tank of everything to sort that out. I don't have under gravel filters now!

CP-RJW 07-10-2022 07:39 PM

There’s a new show on channel 4 called “make me prime minister.” For Christ’s sake, I thought the apprentice was insufferable.

Alistair Campbell is one of the judges too. Nice bit of reputation washing for that ****.

CT_Palace 07-10-2022 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16684397)
Thereís a new show on channel 4 called ďmake me prime minister.Ē For Christís sake, I thought the apprentice was insufferable.

Alistair Campbell is one of the judges too. Nice bit of reputation washing for that ****.

I assume they have an episode about cheese?

Blind_Eagle 07-10-2022 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16683787)
Daughters conman partner, who's actions have caused her to split from him, thus her needing our support. Which ended our round Australia trip.

When I say conman this is one right out of the box. A gaslighting kuunntt I'm working out how to react at an extreme level. A proper full blown double life mental cruelty conman....black is white, white is black prickk.

Why don’t you invite him on a fishing up on the tidal Daintree, let the salties deal with him and, having given a tear laden statement to the police, you can continue your round Australia trip not far from where you left off. :)

Direwolf 07-10-2022 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16684238)
Extending that, doesn't referring to someone as 'my anything' (my person) suggest ownership rights. Surely that can't be acceptable language in 2022.

Leopold could go back with that argument, but will be ironically accused of being difficult/obstructive/silly not taking the exercise seriously.

Exactly my thought - itís ironically impersonal and thus potentially offensive. It could get confusing if you are a police officer and trying to explain that the drugs were concealed about someoneís person with everybody shouting that their wife did nothing.

Direwolf 07-10-2022 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16684399)
I assume they have an episode about cheese?

And opening up pork markets and one about growing pies.

ddfunk 07-10-2022 09:03 PM

Brompton bikes

Prince Phillip 07-10-2022 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ddfunk (Post 16684434)
Brompton bikes

Especially when they're taking up a perfectly good standing spot in the train carriage vestibule.

pallet 07-10-2022 10:45 PM

Just so I understand you cant now call your wife your wife when your at work???

Smoz 07-10-2022 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ddfunk (Post 16684434)
Brompton bikes

Brompton newbie here :hi:

Bought it this summer to help me get fitter, had probably ridden a bike three times in the previous forty years and I love using it.

Leopald Stotch 07-10-2022 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16684491)
Just so I understand you cant now call your wife your wife when your at work???

After clarifying, it is being suggested that we use the term 'person' whenever possible. There is no demand, however they would prefer it is used.

Blind_Eagle 07-10-2022 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by stange555 (Post 16684284)
I had a Clown Loach once who was clearly just fed up of being a fish. We used to have an under gravel filter in our tropical tank and he had a habit of swimming down the up tune to mooch around under the gravel, eating all the crap, we could see him when we looked up through the glass bottom. Of course, he got stuck. and died.

With the greatest of respect, if ďOf course, he got stuck. and died.Ē, why didnít you just sort out your tank before the inevitable happened?

People donít really give a crap about fish, beyond their financial value. If someone who had a puppy that kept squeezing into a tight space until it of course, got stuck and died, there would be utter outrage.

Again, this is not aimed at you, Itís just given me an opportunity to vent on the subject.

Iíve just watched yet another exposure on the abhorrent Scottish salmon farming. Just think of what youíre actually eating when you next shove farmed salmon down your throat.


CP-RJW 07-10-2022 11:49 PM

Christmas ads already

GorBlimey 08-10-2022 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16684510)
Christmas ads already


They've been showing Christmas movies since early September!

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 08-10-2022 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16684510)
Christmas ads already

There's no need to be afraid.

Hedgehog 08-10-2022 01:23 AM

Riding my bike on a bike 2-way bike trail the other day, there is a woman coming towards me and is talking, but I completely ignored her as I assumed she was talking on her AirPods phone, which is the norm for people talking to themselves these days.

Anyway just as we past each other I caught the end of what she was saying... she was actually asking me if, "That was a fire she could see up ahead of her". (It was BTW).

Cue me quickly trying to save face and yell out after her, that yes it was. But I don't think she heard me, or just ignored me in retaliation.

So thanks to idiots talking on AirPods being the norm (or are they actually talking to themselves - who knows), I look like a stuck up tit who ignores my fellow bike riders.

Such is life in 2022.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 08-10-2022 01:50 AM

People who deck their gardens out for Hallowen, seen three really elaborate ones this morning. 1 more bloody Americanisation coming un 2 it aint for another 3 weeks.

ozzieEagle 08-10-2022 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 16684417)
Why donít you invite him on a fishing up on the tidal Daintree, let the salties deal with him and, having given a tear laden statement to the police, you can continue your round Australia trip not far from where you left off. :)

Nice solution. I was in far West outback Queensland, which is more remote than Cape York in many ways when we got the news that we probably should go back. Was supposedly heading towards Hervey Bay and my BiLaws place. He has a decent ocean-going boat and goes after the big ones 80ks out on the reef... We had a date we'd missed out on and would have had the bonus of Whale watching... Next time... Drove back from Winton (Dinosaur central) to Melbourne in 3 days.



Meantime things are progressing with my Daughters and 2YO grandson's new future.


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