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MOB rants

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 08:34

 I had such an experience last October, I went with the intention of buying leaf mold from a local Garden center/Nursery/Agricultural Collage , as I entered the G/C till area I came across two shop assistants who were very busy on their I phones their thumbs going at a fast rate of speed , do you collect leaf's to make leafmould I asked , the look I got you would swear I came from Mars the place was empty .No. one of them said but you'r well come to make your own , why don't you collect the leafs I asked  we are two are too busy was there joint reply this place I am talking about is huge , most of the trees are deciduous and all the grass borders where covered with fallen leaves  so I went home got loads of plastic refuse bags and a leaf rake then returned to An Grianan in Termonfeckin 5 km away, and spent the day collecting leaves which will be put to good use when I am planting my spuds in three weeks,.


MOB rants

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 22:31

Frank,the voice of experience it only come's with age. The garden centers need to make money and since there  is no guarantee with many bedding plants I suppose they will get repeat custom , if you look at the other threads a lot of people keep asking the same questions when can I sow this or that the most experienced amongst us know  that Feb' and March can be dodgy months I myself made that mistake last year when I sowed my Parsnips in the middle of March and they failed because we had a very wet last two weeks that month , then again a lot of young Adults look upon older people when they give advice , what does he/she know ? the saying "Don't re-invent the wheel every time you do something new" is I believe they never heard off.


MOB rants

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:41

me thinks we need a new rant what say ye


MOB rants

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 16:40

there you my grammar lets me down every time ,no hard feelings /none taken .There was an item on the news this morning ,the Manager of a company called "Pay-pal" had to refuse job's to Graduates because they sent in their "CV's " in txt spk ?


Fork Handles

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 16:23


Here is a picture of an I,C,R 22000class rail-car taken from the Internet . I am retired from Irish rail where I was employed as a maintenance fitter for 39.5 years don't miss it. just back from Dublin where I go once a month to get my prescription filled .Did I miss anything interesting ,.



MOB rants

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 15:52

Hi, Fellow Ranters, I was not getting at any individual person ,I believe that one should try one's best to use our language to the best that they can, it's so irritating to try and decipher what they are trying to say in there enquiry to the forum .

Tina Turner , would it be possible for Tesco to deliver to your shopping in their returnable trays as they do in Ireland as I said before in Ireland there is a tax levy of €0:80 per bag which would add an extra €24:80 to your shop if you lived in Ireland arn't you lucky that you don't .

I will take on board what you say Frank


Fork Handles

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 08:11

Good Morning everyone. -2 sunny day   weather man say its to stay dry and temp to rise to a balmy 5 more frost tonight, I'm off to Dublin today to get my happy pills so I will see you in the afternoon


MOB rants

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 07:55

GG, As funny as your reply is there is a serious side to my rant I am constantly asking my children not to txt spk when writing as I think it diminishes  the standard that Teachers are trying to teach


MOB rants

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:45

 Good night all ,While I enjoy a good Rant and a good bit of friendly banter on this thread, and others , would it be possible that before posting that every one use the spell checker , I know that there are different dialects and region variations in the British Isles  But ?



Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:34

Hi I bought today a couple of bags of Aldi seed and potting compost I have never seen compost like it in years,rich crumbly and nearly black and €1:99 for 20 litres


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