Shrinking Violet


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So...............

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:52

My appointment is 10.30 tomorrow.  Fingers crossed (or dentist's fingers may be for the chop) that all is painless.  Numb face afterwards though is a nightmare. Cup of tea:slurp, slurp, dribble slurp! 


 

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 22:48

Got our voting cards, too.  We are new to the area, so will have to work out where to go to vote.


The vote can't come soon enough for me - I'm thoroughly sick of all the childish spats and sily playground nonsense.  It seems to me that the most overused word at the moment is "could".  No-one can predict precisely what the outcome will be whether or not the vote is to remain or leave - but all the soothsayers, having examined the entrails of sundry chickens no doubt, and held a finger up to see which way the wind is blowing, tells us to be afraid, be very afraid of what "could" happen.

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Grrrrrr......

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 22:35

Not suggesting rudeness Mynx - just passing on what I have found over time.  Doesn't always hold true, of course, and there are occasions when being more forthright works wonders.  Personally, I hate the fact that the staff have name badges - but no surnames.  It always sounds so much more official if you can say "What are you intending to do about it Ms. Smith?" than calling her "Kirsty" or whatever.


I was in Morrisons and was castigated by the till person for daring to have 11 items in my basket rather than "10 or less".  I pointed out it was "fewer" not "less" and lobbed one item out of the basket in, I have to admit, a rather petulant manner.  Oh, dear - I wasn't proud of myself, but I felt as if I had scored a minor victory!

Help identifying plants!

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:13

Number one looks like a form of bitter cress?   a weed that will seed prolifically if left.  Number two looks like a member of the willowherb family - another one that, left to its own devices, will seed prolifically.  It also looks as if there are some forget-me-not seedlings in there, too.


Agree with the other plants, but would add that it looks like you have a Linarea Purpurea behind the Euphorbia.  Pretty plant, can be left to grow if wanted or pulled out if not.  It can be quite a useful filler, though, providing you don't let the seedlings get out of hand.

Titchmarsh oin Chelsea FS 2016 Compost Heap?

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. 

So...............

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!

Grrrrrr......

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!!!) 

So...............

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!!!

So...............

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.


SV

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