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Crikey! I thought "I" was crazy😵

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:49

If the owners of the cafe did ban anybody from entering who was carrying or wearing anything which originated from animals I would have some respect for them.  I very much doubt they do, so it seems to be more a case of getting publicity than actually occupying the moral high ground.

Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:40

I do have a 'smart phone' and agree that it is a computer rather than a phone and has far more functionality.  That said, for me there is absolutely no excuse for people having their eyes glued to one when they are out with other people.  My nephew's thankfully now ex-girlfriend was one of the worst I've come across.  She came round to us for Christmas dinner one year and as long as the conversation was based around her she chatted away quite happily.  Immediately the conversation moved to something else she was straight onto her phone.  By immediately I literally mean within less than a minute.  That is simply downright rude.

I also don't agree with having mobile phones switched on at work, unless it's necessary for the job.  The world functioned perfectly well before they were invented.  The normal response is along the lines of "What if the school needs to get hold of me".  The simple solution is to have a central number to contact, or the landline number for the desk the person works at.  That, at a stroke, would stop those who do spend half their life seemingly on the d**** things texting!

When one guy left our office the manager even joked in his leaving speech about having told the individual many times to stop using their phone at work, but having been ignored.  If you have managers, and staff, like that there really is no hope.

PS.  Regarding the current spat going on in this thread, there are people who will deliberately go out of their way to find fault with others and then act the innocent when picked up on it.  Before anybody comes back asking if I refer to them I'll pre-empt it by saying if you think the cap fits then wear it.

Last edited: 03 December 2016 13:45:03

Strictly is back!

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:26

On the basis of previous performances I would be surprised if Judge Rinder isn't in the dance-off.  He's a decent dancer but not on the same level as the others.  I suspect the other will be either Ore or Claudia but so long as they perform to their best either one should survive one more week.

Attic poop

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 13:54

I would advise contacting you local council pest control people.  If they don't undertake the work themselves they should be able to point you in the direction of a reputable contractor.  You certainly don't want to live with it any longer then necessary.  Rats and mice apparently love electrical cables!

Garden visitors

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:03

I spotted a fox sunning itself in my neighbours garden on Tuesday afternoon.  It looked a bit mangey when it moved away.  It was obviously determined to find a sunny spot because it must have climbed over at least 4 or 5 timber fences to get there.

Healthy Eating

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:01

I agree with Hortico's philosophy, I simply work on the basis of all things in moderation.  About the only thing I won't eat is duck eggs, and that's because I'm allergic to them.  If I want to stuff a cream cake in my face I will do, along with the occasional bacon butty (not generally both at the same time).  I can't remember the last time we had anything deep fried at home, but I do have chips when I'm out.

Christmas decorations

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 08:14
B3 says:

I will be taking earplugs with me when I go shopping. If I hear #Santa roasting on an open fire#See original post

 Now that's a variation of the song I haven't heard.  Like it though

Your worst Christmas present!

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 08:41

We started to give our niece and nephew the money after we bought our nephew what he had asked for but in the wrong size.  He took it back, planning to exchange it, but noticed it was half price in the sale.  He got the money back, bought the replacement plus another item.  We all agreed that it made more sense to give cash, although my missus does still buy them a small present because "It's not fair if they don't get something to open on Christmas Day".  Our niece and nephew are now 31 and 27 respectively!

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 22:03

In the early days of Strictly the clear inference was that nobody would have had any formal dance training.  It quickly became apparent, even to those of us with two left feet, that the claim was on dubious ground. 

Funnily enough they were talking to Erin Boag on Take 2 this evening.  She commented that in the early years Strictly was a dance show pure and simple, whereas over recent years it has change to a dance based entertainment one.

Personally, I'm not bothered whether people have dance training or not.  I am bothered when false claims are made.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 18:43

I would be amazed if any of the competitors over the years who have a background in drama / music haven't also had dance training as part of their time at whichever art school or college they attended.

Jill Halfpenny, for example, actually attended two drama / stage schools, although apparently she tried to deny she'd had any dance training.

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