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A Warning to all, be careful, be very careful what you mix in your cleaning buckets, mix the wrong cleaners together and you get Phosgene Gas, the poison gas of the first world war, deadly and in enclosed surroundings a killer, more than one person has died mixing cleaners.The kitchen and Bathroom can be deadly places as ex-ICI I could make you a bomb, a poison, several gases, and an incendary device all from everyday ingredients in your kitchen and bathroom.When cleaning Always leave windows and doors open even in winter and those household chemicals are not meant to be mixed. My way is mainly Domestos and water, wipe it on, leave it a few minutes wash it off, squeegee it down and dry. That usually gets the soap scum off the glass and walls though the steamer is best and also dangerous.Probably it is best to be a slut???
Thanks for the warning Frank but I don't need it.
Mine eye's will be afflicted and then some?Yesterday as I got out of the car in T's car park I heard my name called, looking around I saw a smartly dressed lady who I vaguely knew and then this wizened chap with a beard who I had no idea, then the penny dropped.First I had to put my sunglasses on to stop being blinded then looking at the apparition wondered why, the smartest man in my old planning office had suddenly decided to wear curtains for extra long shorts with a clashing shirt that would have made a Hawaiian wince, ordinary socks and scruffy trainers. In his retirement he had obviously flipped, we talked and I could see his wife knew what I was thinking, her face said it all and so we parted me still well and truly flummoxed but taking note, and in the shop the sun had brought out all the Costa del Sol gear.Why do men well past their sell by date need to wear those stupid shorts and shirts and men not even reached their years of responsibility if ever they do wear trousers with a waist band which if it was a boot lid would cover the exhaust pipe and nothing else, the crutch around the knees either in hope or expectation.What is wrong with normal clothes I ask? or is it just me.
No Frank, it's not just you. There's a place for everything and what you describe is not for venturing out in! Only recently, I commented to someone that I wondered whether some people actually looked in the mirror before they ventured out, women included. I hate this attitude 'I'm only popping to the shops', etc,etc. Where is their sense of pride? Perhaps we are old fashioned. Well, so be it. I like to look my best even when shopping. Do garden in night attire though.
I agree that dress standards have got very sloppy in recent years, and when I'm in some of the other countries in Europe it's very noticeable how much more effort the locals seem to make. In some places, such as Germany and Italy, there is a decided feel of elegance around, whereas in the U.K, if you venture out in the evening in most towns, half the populace have their backsides falling out of their trousers, or falling out under their skirts! I suppose, after that little rant, I must be careful what I wear when I go out later!
No Frank/Dad- it's not just you. Used to just be a mid-life crisis - now it's early, mid and late-life.
Tina why don't you try that onesie for the shopping?
I believe many people now don't even bother getting dressed to go to the shops to the point where Tesco - I think - has banned them. What is wrong with these people????
Manky - that's what they are.
My OH often says "The sight's that you see when you haven't got your gun".
Love the word Manky.
Will add on a serious note that sometimes oddly dressed people are in the early stages of dementia, and no persuading to dress appropriately will work.
KEF the trouble is the ones I've seen barely look out of school
Love that phrase of your OH's too!
Is manky just a Scottish term?
I'll go along with that Kef, but they are few and far between. My late MIL walked around with a shower cap on, bless her. She did get stroppy when we tried to suggest what she should wear and there were times that she didn't look too good. Very sad.
HI have to agree with frank in dublin the amount of ladies wearing pyjamas going shopping ect dose my head in maby i would not mind if some of them washed them i ask my OH do they go straight to the shops from bed what about haveing A Ashower
james - my point exactly. As we say here in Scotland ( as well as manky) - clatty!
You'd think they could at least pull a pair of trousers over them, but I suppose that requires effort too
Round 'em up and put them in the stocks!
Just reading that Tesco in Tiverton has banned what they call 'half-naked' men and women from the store, saying they're a health hazard. Apparently the recent warm weather brought out the shirtless men and barely-clad women, and enough other customers complained that Tesco thought the ban was appropriate.
Perhaps we should all get our coats...................!
Fairygirl/Daughter, we do speak the same language, "Manky" or "Clarty" being oft used in our area, manky meaning "bad, inferior, defective, dirty and even mutilated" among the printable section.I was expecting to be castigated for my lack of sartorial savvy although it seems I am not the only one offended by the lack of dress sense.I Germany we always knew the British visitors by the lack of dress sense and kept away from them not wanting to be associated with such lack of taste. Why any man would wish to don those stupid long shorts is beyond me.Issued with KD's for over seas (khaki drill) we would try it on, two pairs of shorts very long, two pairs of longs slightly longer than the shorts two KD jackets sack like and three KD shirts charity sack like. The Garrison Tailor would earn a years wages in a week altering it all to fit and box pleating shirts and jackets. The shorts would end up very slightly beneath the knee cap but once out in the field with our bayonets those shorts would look like modern boxer's, just do not let the S/Major see you.I was always told at school wearing compulsary uniform "Pride in ones appearance is a window on that persons ability" carried on into the Army then my work in ICI, always had at least two clean shirts in the locker just in case.This rant could become a tome.
Another give-away is men's shoes. When I worked in the City of London, many of the Hoorays wearing suits costing hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds, had shoes that hadn't been cleaned in weeks. At crucial meetings, little signs like that made all the difference in my perception and handling of people.
My daughter has always taken care of her shoes, and she tells people that she used to watch her Daddy polishing his shoes every night, and always felt so proud watching me go off to work! .......a salutary lesson that every action ( or indeed lack of action ) has a reaction. Unfortunately, if parents are slobs, invariably their children will go down the same route.
I also hate,piercings in the lips and through the tongue which seem to go with most of the above mentioned garb,and exposed middles with pieced belly buttons
Agree that trousers with the crutch hanging down around the knees,and those shorts are the worst.Would also like to nominate heavily pregnant ladies in tight lycra mini dresses clinging to the bump teetering around in ridiculously high heels.
I always think that those trousers with the crutch hanging around knee level, look like the person has just filled his nappy.
From the exposed bits of backside that you often see,don,t think many of them wear nappies.
We've opened up a real can of worms here!!
Pentillie I used to work with horses and ponies produced for the show ring so attention to detail was vital. Well polished boots (and hooves!) were standard. An immaculately produced but slightly inferior animal could look head and shoulders above a better type which was poorly presented - especially if the performance was also immaculate.
And men in shops without tops on....please stop it!!!!!!
Gilly - how on earth do they walk in them?
They do a kind of shuffle Fairygirl,suppose the shuffle is in time with the music they permanently have plugged into their ears.
The other huge downside of all the exposed flesh is the number of people covered in pathetic tattoos - as an artist myself the so-called artwork is terrible! The idiots who pay for this horrible doodling are hopefully so dim that they don't realise how ridiculous they look.