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Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 12:14

Stop it Doghouse - you're not going to provoke me.  We disagree and that's all there is to it.  

Last edited: 03 December 2016 12:15:19

Climate Change?

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 12:07

Fission or fusion Pdoc? 

Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 12:02

Goodness me - where did that come from?  I thought you'd got the hang of quoting. I'm not going to argue but I'll explain what I meant about 'defrauding' ... you said that you answer emails in your own time, not other people's - to me that implied that many people using their phones during the working day are sending personal emails in their employer's time.

Obviously some people are more adept at using modern technology than others.

I'm perfectly chilled thanks 

Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 11:46

LOL !  Of course it's their mission in life - at one stage in his past my son used to sell them - he could tell you a few things about that industry - we all know that's their job, just the same as it's my OH's "mission in life"  to sell more meat and veg at the farm shop and more paintings from his studio and my niece's 'mission in life' to sell more pigs to top class hotels and restaurants.   It's what makes the world go round.  I used to work in marketing (I've had a varied career ) and the world of the mobile phone seller is no different to the world of any other retailer and most organisations - the whole aim is to 'add value' whether we think we want it or not - hence bags full of ready shredded curly kale at the supermarkets which cost more per kilo than the whole leaves.   In my view it is patronising to suggest that a lot of people don't understand that - to suggest that people may be defrauding their employer is, in my view, an insinuation - you say that I am entitled to my view - I'm glad that you agree with me on that point at least.

No one but you is taking anything personally - please don't take umbrage if I disagree with you - I'm sure it's not the first time you've come across someone who has a different view to you.  I'm perfectly happy for you to disagree with me. 

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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 11:08

So glad you're having a really good time Hosta - you both deserve it 

Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 11:04

I really don't wish to fall out with anyone, but to say ' what a lot of people don't understand is that mobile phone companies' "mission in life" is to sell you stuff you don't need.' is very patronising.

My phone is a second hand iPhone, purchased via Gumtree and the service I receive costs me less than £10 a month.  No one's selling me anything I don't want.

Also insinuating that people are answering personal emails in work time as in  "I do send and receive a lot of e-mails, mostly hobby related. But in my time, not someone else's." is disregarding the fact that nowadays most business is conducted by email.  Even when I worked for social services, I'd be sending and answering a lot of emails every day whilst out and about, via a work mobile using a secure service.  Our phones were also set up with an alarm which we could trigger if we felt threatened at any time - it would identify our location and alert the police - as someone who had been attacked and injured at work in the days before this was possible, it was a wonderfully reassuring application of technology.  

I still write letters to friends by hand using nice paper and a fountain pen and ink.  I also read books, listen to music, make art and do loads of other stuff that doesn't involve my mobile phone ... but my phone is very useful and makes my life easier and some of the 'chores' simpler and quicker.  I use it ... it doesn't use me.  That's what intelligent people have always done with technology rather than adopt a Luddite stance.  

I mean, I'm sure there were some people who prophesied that humanity would lose the use of its legs once people had taken up using the horse and cart 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 10:21

Topbird ................. STEP AWAY FROM THE WINDOWS !!!  

A few years ago I did a similar thing and then cleaned a window just a few days before Wonky's wedding ............. I spent her big day doped up on dihydrocodeine and was totally incapable of helping to clear up the next day following the BBQ and Icecream  reception - I don't think her step-mother has ever forgiven me  

The windows will wait until your back muscles are not strained!!! 

Last edited: 03 December 2016 10:22:15

Disease on my baby marrow?

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 10:13

I thought you might be in that region from the beautiful tree in your avatar photo 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 10:10

Hello flowers - good luck with the shops on a December Saturday!!!  I'm keeping away ... it was bad enough on Thursday!  I'll do the last presents and odds and ends shop one day next week.  The last minute food shop will be from the farm shop up the road where OH works - I've ordered the cheese and I'll order a cockerel and piece of gammon later today.   I suppose I ought to make a list .......... 

Disease on my baby marrow?

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 10:00

Hi again - having taken another look at your picture - it looks as if the plant is surrounded by grass - in future it would be better to prepare a much larger area of ground for your plants, so they don't have to compete with the grass for moisture and nutrition. 

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