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MOB rants

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 19:41
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

Frank, you never cease to impress me. You are fully involving yourself with life and I'll bet you are a force to be reckoned with!

G/G you do not get to be a WO1 in the army by being a wet lettuce, get in there and sort it was my motto. My Daughter says take it easy, why? that way you will fade away, keep busy do what you can do without injuring yourself, the way to a long life., "err" well a longer life in my case, a birthday card from the Queen next, maybe, possibly, well hoping.


MOB rants

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 12:13

Hello and welcome James, yes indeed the same one and only and still putting the odd comment on here.
Been off a bit lately, we had a wedding then a birth a week later and now a funeral yesterday they say it all comes in threes.
Today the gas Maintenance who will be back tomorrow to sort the central heating, those thermostatic valves do not seem to last long and the pump was forgetting to switch itself off, why we pay insurance I suppose and cannot complain about the service, the engineer could not have been more helpful and better still cheerful we had a laugh.
Spend a lot of time with the local history, not many remember the days when the garden and smallholding had to feed the entire extended family, we had the farm as well, I get asked some very funny questions from youngsters who cannot imagine a life before ipods, they do at least listen.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 10:28

Stockton this has been one glorious week, in fact too hot to do any work in the garden that was not under the umbrella or the shade of the garage door. I have a bench I can move under that to work on. The tan is topping up nicely after all it is well over a year since we saw weather like this.


MOB rants

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 12:30

The bane of my life is Virgin media, every week without fail this large envelope drops through the door with a pile of other rubbish, there is nothing on the envelope to say what it is although properly addressed to me, then on opening I find more half price offers. Having told them I do not have, want, or even need be on the same planet as them they still come, Branson would not be a Virgin long if I get my hands on him, why can they not understand that not everyone thinks them the best thing since caviar ice cream, in fact why should I pay them for even more rubbish programmes than are on TV now. Can we bring back hanging quartering and the roasting of entrails whilst still alive please.


MOB rants

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 10:02

G/G, FairyGirl/ Daughter, now you know why I do not put any details on the laptop, no E/bay no electric banking and if anything come up in the e-mail that I do not know it does not get opened but sent straight to trash.
G/G do not be tempted to pay anything, £2 odd will not sound much but once you pay them then they have you, ignore it.
Fairygirl one of the Saturday papers had ways to beat the cold callers who were sold your details, it seems hitting the # tag three times gets you straight through to a supervisor and you can tell them what you think.
I keep getting mail for my wife two years after she died obviously new mailings as some we never used so those details are still being sold on by firms, it needs stopping.


MOB rants

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 23:29

I do not believe I am reading this MMP and Gilly, opening tins???
You can get Corned Beef in pre-packed slices, normal, less salt and less fat so plenty of choice.
Fray bentos pie well the army ration packs cured me of those.
Bang all the ingredients into a casserole on 150 for three hours while you shop do the washing top up your tan in the garden, then in the fridge to mature. Next day cover with Jus-rol pop in the oven and one lovely home made pie, some frozen peas with mint and Jersey Royals a feast for a King or Queen.
I bought chicken for my dog and a pill stuffed into the chicken vanished.

My day of collecting waste paper did not end this morning, the evening paper was full of leaflets and then the local adverts paper dropped noisily through the letter box so my filling the waste paper holder in on day nearly came true, what a waste of time money and "well" paper.


MOB rants

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 12:23

MMP an old Yorkshire saying is "theer's nowt queerer than folk" very true, if we were all the same it would be a boring world.
I am one up on you and your trusty Bow, I could hit a target at 1000 yards with my trusty weapon, titivated of course and hand filled rounds so do not come after me.
That is unless you want help with ancient Land Rovers, we had a lot of bother with them in Cyprus and Germany, most of those were left handers and for some reason did not work as well as the rightees. We would often tilt them to work on the bottom, prop shaft changes etc, we got a few of those with the rough time we gave them.

Rant today, I have had six differing bits of paper and leaflet pushed through the door which went straight into the paper waste bag next to the door, then I took another six bits of booklet and paper from my morning paper, I could fill that waste bag in a morning. I think we get them all because we are slightly upmarket area, neat lawns and long drives attract them like bees to nectar.
I am getting a notice printed for the gate. I do not order food to be delivered I cook it, I do not need a new drive it has been there 30 years and never moved or had weeds, I do not need plastic windows doors gutters, I had them put in by the best. I do not need a new boiler because I am the old boiler around here and ready to blow my safety valve.


MOB rants

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 17:39

One problem MMP is the freedom movement, you should never be stopped doing what you wish in the name of freedom no matter who it hurts.
They should be made to sit in on trials such as we have just seen and made to realise their fight for total freedom can do much harm.
I spent time as a Regimental Policeman as a young lad and we had plenty of prisoners, men called up for their two years who did not want to be in, they went AWOL and always got caught, we treated them in a proper manner until they brought in the rat who had raped one of our Naafi girls, he fell up and down the Guardroom steps daily (we had no steps), I refused to take part but did nothing to stop it, he was glad to leave for Colchester and I was one of the escort.
He did a runner on the station but I was faster he arrived at the prison in a bit of a state and got no sympathy there.
People make porn because there is money in it, if others did not buy the filth it would stop dead.


MOB rants

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 11:00

Torture never works, a stoic will enjoy it and laugh, a coward will tell you anything to stop it, usually not the truth.
He will suffer hell in jail because the hard lads in there hate child molestation, they will probably have to lock him up 23 hours a day for his own safety although they will have to let him out sometime and God knows what they will do to his food.
He will suffer years of torture, will not get the mod-cons for a long while so will be stewing on his own thoughts and memories alone without the alcohol he once used.
That is hell on earth to normal people, the death penalty is too quick.

Online Porn should be banned, what sane person needs it and what kind of twisted mind would get any enjoyment out of watching the stuff. We talk about freedom to do as we wish although there is also the freedom of the people who suffer from the people who then go and enact their fantasy's.
Also when will social boards like face book and such clamp down on the people who trawl them for their own ends.
Some call it progress, yes progress into the pit more like it.


MOB rants

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 22:45

Gilly, That book would be a biography as if written by another person as that is how it seems to me looking back, as If I was outside looking in, snooping would be a good word.
My reading seems archaic when I look at the Authors you all name, of course Miss English, my English Tutor (yes that was her name) dragged me kicking and screaming into the classics.
Homer when we were still doing Greek and Latin, the Elizabethan Poet George Chapman, Alexander Pope, Andrew Lang, W B Yeats, Ezra Pound and not to be missed Daniel Defoe. I did like all the Smiley books nothing like a good spy novel.
Does Readers Digest count I ask?


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