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12 Jan 2018 20:42
Gove won't endear himself to a large proportion of the populace if he bans this
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12 Jan 2018 20:15
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every nucleus of every one of their body cells is immutably ambitious...See original post
Your immutable nuclei reminded me of my daughter and her first Medical School interview experience.
She was 17 and rather nervous about her first interview at Guy's Hospital, London. For several days, she and I practised "interviews" using questions that were related to "hot" medical issues: heart disease, lung disease, diabetes etc.
When I’d suggested AIDS, she responded with a mild shock. "That's got to do with sex! I'm only 17, they won't ask me THAT! And wouldn't even contemplate the possibility, despite my efforts to convince her otherwise.
I took her there on the day and when she was called in, I went to one of the hospital cafeterias, where we'd arranged to meet after the ordeal.
The first thing she said when she met me was, "They asked me about AIDS!"
She then elaborated, "They asked why has no vaccine been formulated yet against it. I replied, because the virus keeps mutating. They then asked me, why is it mutating? I told them because it tries to survive (!!!!)"
Whereupon, the chief examiner, who had the same surname and first name initial with my daughter(!), burst out laughing and remarked, "So, it's a conscious decision on the part of the virus to mutate!"
My daughter wasn't going to ignore his hysterical laughter, so she told him, "It's evolution; that's how it works!"
He didn't quite apologise for offending her, but he did explain that it was mutating because of its unstable nucleus.
And then, he offered her a place!
06 Jan 2018 18:42
Why is he more concerned about smoke in his car than smoke in his lungs?See original post
From experience I know that many smokers don't like the smell of smoke in a "room". As to why a smoker cares more about smoke in his car than in his lungs, I imagine it's because he can neither smell his lungs nor see what cigarette smoking does to his insides.
19 Dec 2017 22:44
You didn't think I would neglect my Virtual friends, did you?
19 Dec 2017 22:02
We, too, have had a sunny, crisp day and a spectacular sunset. Really beautiful!
It was winter at its best. I really wanted to go for a long, long walk but I had too much to do as I'm having a few people to a pre-Christmas afternoon tea tomorrow, with bonfire and the rest of it.
I will enjoy it tomorrow but right now I'm very tired!
18 Dec 2017 12:54
Happy Christmas, Dove, and all members of this board!
18 Dec 2017 12:46
I hope Christmas gives me the time to consider the things I can change, the ability to accept those I can't and the wisdom to know the difference.
As for Father Christmas, I hope he brings EVERYONE the car s/he desires!
15 Dec 2017 21:03
How right you are, Sam, about the hordes of assuming simpletons.
In the early 80s my Athenian-born aunt had a similar experience. She was a lecturer in Classics, so sometimes she went in late, returned home early or didn't go in at all, unlike her English husband who worked "regular" hours.
When their Hi-Fi system had developed a problem, my uncle took it to the shop where he'd bought it from, just 2 miles away, and arranged for them to deliver it on a day she would be at home.
When the man arrived with the fixed item and rang the bell, my aunr reached the door just before her cleaner who'd been in the kitchen. My aunt greeted him and asked him in. Hearing her foreign accent, he ignored her, turned to the English cleaner and asked her where she wanted it placed!
He was another one who'd imagined people with foreign accents can't possibly live in large, detached houses!
My aunt told us she'd found it "ridiculously" amusing but I don't think she tipped him!!
15 Dec 2017 18:30
That's quite hilarious! You sure you didn't do it....purposely?
By the way, did the delivery man ask her where she would go after Brexit?
12 Dec 2017 18:43
Remind you of anyone?
Reminds me of a few - both sides of the AtlanticSee original post
Yes, of every single Brexiter on the planet.
12 Dec 2017 18:37
I so agree, Artemis, both with you and Professor Grayling: it's disastrous for us and our children.
The "FREEDOM" that the rich Brexit architects bang on about means our LOSS.
We LOSE our NHS.
We LOSE our workers’ and human rights.
We LOSE our 28-country passport.
We LOSE our freedoms.
But they WIN the:
FREEDOM to fire us
FREEDOM to not pay maternity or sick leave
FREEDOM to tank standards and
FREEDOM to avoid paying billions in taxes.
12 Dec 2017 13:30
And what a case it is too, B3! Lies, more lies and shamelessness.
It seems to me that this Lying Triumvirate are hell-bent on leading us to our loss for their own personal purposes.
05 Dec 2017 22:12
Carnaby Street! Every time I see its lights, I remember one particular Christmas, when my daughter was four years old.
When our children were young, we used to take them to see the lights every year and they loved it. This particular year, after seeing the lights, we decided to do a little silly shopping in Carnaby Street. In one shop, my daughter took a shine to a huge basket with all sorts of unrecognisable knitted things, most of which had a helpful label attached, telling you what the article was.
My daughter could read quite well, so she picked up one thing after another and read aloud the description to us. Suddenly, she came across a non-descript something and she read: "willy warmer!" Several people turned their heads to look and started laughing. As she had never seen one before, she wasn't quite sure the description was right, so she kept asking him, "Is it, daddy? Really, daddy, is it?"
Needless to say, daddy had turned beetroot colour! Mercifully, the shop-keeper came and reassured her that it was!
03 Dec 2017 22:00
Sam, Artemis and Danae, impressive banners I admit but, I think I'll wear my special T-shirt.
03 Dec 2017 21:53
Don't know whether to laugh or cry ....See original post
It would seem the world is really going mad. We've got to try and laugh or we'll all be as depressed as the dog.
03 Dec 2017 21:41
Wonderful! What took him so long?See original post
That's what I thought too!
14 Nov 2017 18:51
One can quite empathise with their anger and disgust, including Stefania's outrage.
Whilst the government and opposition insist on ignoring the wishes of HALF the country, the shambles that is Brexit, the revelations about the "filthy" rich hiding their money out of the country ( as far as I recall, Margaret Thatcher, that great patriot, used the same trick with her property, to avoid death taxes) and the contempt for human dignity and rights by the likes of the-hoover-man, it's not surprizing that so many are incensed.
10 Nov 2017 17:25
Hi Sam, I don't lift mine either. I simply cover it with a piece of fleece and that's all.
06 Nov 2017 22:04
The British public voted for Brexit largely at the behest of non-domiciled billionaires.
Billionaires like Rothermere, the owner of the Daily Mail, who inherited his non-domicile status from his own father. Also, Lord Ashcroft, and the Barclay brothers who own the Telegraph, have their own Channel Island and own the Ritz.
Very few journalists are covering this stuff, as these billionaires are their pay masters who own publishing companies, polling companies and newspapers.
A country manipulated by money maniacs?
06 Nov 2017 20:56
How right you are, Artemis! According to research, the majority of the people who voted out did so either because they wanted to "protest" against uncontrolled migration (mostly unaware that OUT was irreversible) or because they didn't want "them" to tell "us" what to do; not realizing we're part of "them" and they part of "us". That's the nature of a community.
The elderly, whose past was always glorious, of course (!), voted for what they believed would bring about a return to the past. Let's not forget the average age of a Tory voter is 72.
The "filthy" rich, who financed this harmful-to-Britain Brexit, did it for personal gain. Apparently, the EU is planning to stop tax-avoidance/evasion, so they used emotional vocab to persuade the emotionally susceptible to get us out, before their tax tricks were stopped by EU legislation. Not to mention employment law, workers' rights etc, etc, all hateful to those who simply want to exploit others. So here we go blindly down a road to more self-harm?
And I'm sure they're splitting their sides laughing.