** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby Psamathe » 23 Apr 2018, 10:29am

mercalia wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:the paper headline ( just seen in Lidls ) is "quip off the old block" :lol: what ever else the merits of that paper, it can rise to the occasion :lol:

If you mention which paper I'll see if I agree :wink:

either the Mail or the Sun. The newspaper section is just before the self checkout so was waiting and glanced over

Not just The Sun
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prince-charles-race-row-woman-from-manchester-anita-sethi-a8315187.html wrote:Prince Charles in race row after telling woman she ‘doesn’t look like she is from Manchester'
Writer left 'stunned' by 'ignorant' exchange

It seems to be a case of like father like son: Prince Charles has been engulfed in a race row after telling a woman whose mother was born in Guyana that she did not look like she was from Manchester.


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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby reohn2 » 23 Apr 2018, 10:53am

Vorpal wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:well soon the temps will return to normal 14C or so that will be a shock. I think haveing a few days of hot weather then cool suits me fine - I dont like hot weather in the summer when it goes on and on

Which summer was that then? :?

2003

Oh! That summer :shock:
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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby mercalia » 23 Apr 2018, 11:52am

reohn2 wrote:
Vorpal wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Which summer was that then? :?

2003

Oh! That summer :shock:


5-7 days of hot weather is a summer for me and too much :mrgreen:

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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby mercalia » 30 Apr 2018, 4:51pm

Popped into M&S the expensive food store to see if they have any reduced price stuff ( I have a £20 voucher I need to use from a refund ). Notice on the way out a stack of tins of Duke & Duchess bikkies celebrating their new sprog - would any one here want to buy them?

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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Apr 2018, 4:53pm

mercalia wrote:Popped into M&S the expensive food store to see if they have any reduced price stuff ( I have a £20 voucher I need to use from a refund ). Notice on the way out a stack of tins of Duke & Duchess bikkies celebrating their new sprog - would any one here want to buy them?

Save it for the 19th of May, there should be plenty of merchandise then :wink:
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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby reohn2 » 30 Apr 2018, 5:02pm

mercalia wrote:Popped into M&S the expensive food store to see if they have any reduced price stuff ( I have a £20 voucher I need to use from a refund ). Notice on the way out a stack of tins of Duke & Duchess bikkies celebrating their new sprog - would any one here want to buy them?

Do they taste any different to ordinary biscuits?
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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby reohn2 » 30 Apr 2018, 5:03pm

brynpoeth wrote:
mercalia wrote:Popped into M&S the expensive food store to see if they have any reduced price stuff ( I have a £20 voucher I need to use from a refund ). Notice on the way out a stack of tins of Duke & Duchess bikkies celebrating their new sprog - would any one here want to buy them?

Save it for the 19th of May, there should be plenty of merchandise then :wink:

Why what's happening on the 19th of May?
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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Apr 2018, 5:11pm

reohn2 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
mercalia wrote:Popped into M&S the expensive food store to see if they have any reduced price stuff ( I have a £20 voucher I need to use from a refund ). Notice on the way out a stack of tins of Duke & Duchess bikkies celebrating their new sprog - would any one here want to buy them?

Save it for the 19th of May, there should be plenty of merchandise then :wink:

Why what's happening on the 19th of May?

The Fairytale Wedding of the century, Meghan and Hairy are getting married
God shave them all!
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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby gaz » 4 May 2018, 2:18pm

#@@&^%$£)_+*^%$ drivers :evil: .
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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby roubaixtuesday » 4 May 2018, 4:32pm

Continuing on Gaz's theme:

descending a twisty and narrow back lane on the tandem last weekend, going pretty much flat out (c. 30mph). That's probably a bit faster than I would do it in a car if anything.

Van behind us, as soon as we get to a straight bit, overtakes, then, to the point I can only just brake fast enough not to rear end him, *immediately* slams on the anchors and turns right into his drive.

What a #@@&^%$£)_+*^%$

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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby brynpoeth » 15 May 2018, 5:57am

I do hate people who waste water by leaving the tap running while washing their hands, I mean I hate the habit
I turn off the tap while rubbing my hands, then turn it on again for a moment to rinse
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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby mercalia » 15 May 2018, 6:34am

brynpoeth wrote:I do hate people who waste water by leaving the tap running while washing their hands, I mean I hate the habit
I turn off the tap while rubbing my hands, then turn it on again for a moment to rinse



but then the tap gets sudsey?

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Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

Postby Psamathe » 17 May 2018, 1:39pm

Actually I'm adding a compliment for our politicians (no rant and none of my usual using every opportunity to criticise them and their vested interests). For once I feel they have acted sensibly and in the interests of the public (at least it appears that way to me).
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/17/maximum-stake-for-fixed-odds-betting-terminals-cut-to-2 wrote:Maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals cut to £2
Ministers ignore pleas from bookmakers and decide to reduce stake from £100

Completely the wrong thread to add my comment to but not worth starting a new thread and I'm sure I can revert to despising our political classes within the next few minutes.

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Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Postby brynpoeth » 17 May 2018, 8:50pm

You could put it on "a positive thread" too

I rather admire people who stand for town councils, they have a lot of work, get expenses if they are lucky, I doubt they achieve much, very few ascend to a lucrative career at West Minster

Going into politics could be something to keep one occupied in retirement :wink:
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Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Aug 2018, 12:16pm

Oh no, sales of bottled water have greatly increased during the bad weather

One of the most useless products IMHO :(
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