Shrinking Violet

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Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:52

It's Monty Don, various talking heads and slebs these days.  There are a few rays of sunshine when they leave the over-hyped designer gardens and look at a few plants. 


Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:48

I'm a devout coward, so tend to keep my eyes closed at all times!  I couldn't bear, for example, to see the needle that actually enters to numb the tooth in question!

I am now on the horns of a dilemma - do I keep my eyes closed and hope and pray that my dentist does things properly, or do I let my imagination run riot?  Or - final option - do I try to be brave and keep my eyes open, the better to see the thong-wearing, nether-regions groping dentist of my nightmares!


Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:35

In my experience, saying something like, "I wonder if you can help me?  I think this may be wrong . . . " brings more assistance than if it seems a bit more confrontational.  It may turn out that I was wrong, or that the staff had somehow got it wrong - but it gets sorted in double-quick time. 

Another opening is to say "I find it hard to complain about something, but I am concerned that . . . " and lo and behold, you have got the staff on your side from the outset.

If neither of the above works, then it's more than justified to insist on proper attention, asking for the manager if needs be. 

You attract more flies with honey than with vinegar, so I heard once. (though why you would want to attract flies goodness only knows!!!) 


Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:04

Ooooh-er!  I have an appointment with my dentist for Tuesday morning to replace a lost filling.  I am now filled with trepidation!!!


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 23:32

PP - you naughty thing!  I've just made the connection in Cockney rhyming slang:  threepenny bits!!!

Not a good day today

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 23:27

Oh, Jacqueline29 that is so sad.  It's hard to find any sunshine when you have a rotten day.  But perhaps someone will find your phone and hand it in to the police?  there are good people out there, and that may be worth checking tomorrow.

I'm afraid that doctors do sometimes seem to talk down to you.  But I guess if everyone you saw each day presented with a problem, you'd not always be as positive and as helpful as you ought to be.  What's it they say?  "Walk a mile in my shoes . . . . ."  But I'm glad you're OK, though.

Poor blue tit.  It happens, unfortunately.  I think they don't realise that the glass is there. 

You don't have to just grin and bear it alone, though.  This forum is full of helpful people.



Posted: 20/05/2016 at 23:21

Not at 4d each it doesn't!

Is talking aloud madness?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 23:17


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 23:13

Jubblies!  4d each.  Frozen - lasted for ages.  And what about Jamboree Bags with pictures of pre-war scout in shorts, no less, on the front?  And the contents were rubbish!

Is talking aloud madness?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 23:10

PP I used to have a neighbour the other side of a very high hedge and we would "chat".  It could be dangerous at times when he lobbed a the odd cabbage or three in my direction!  (done without malice, and at least with forewarning, 'cos he had too many and was giving away the surplus!)

I talk to my plants all the time.  For some reason, I assume they are all male.  Does anyone else ascribe gender to their own plants I wonder?

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