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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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#48061 OFFLINE   Rusty Sills

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:48 PM

I'm grumpy as we've been sent to a site that's two and a half hours away (adding 5 hours to my day) with no additional remuneration at all.
Seeing an f16 practicing for farnbourgh directly overhead helped though...

#48062 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:16 PM

Looks like the mods have cleared up the politics hence it's gone.

#48063 OFFLINE   busmansholiday

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:25 PM

Walked out of my local 'spoons (Monday club, real ale £1.65) and this went past, (crap pic, beer)...

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#48064 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:26 PM

Looks like the mods have cleared up the politics hence it's gone.



The NHS shouldn’t be political which is a fault all the parties ignore.
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#48065 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:29 PM

The NHS shouldn’t be political which is a fault all the parties ignore.

I agree to an extent.

It is a badly run mess though, at all levels.

#48066 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:33 PM

The NHS shouldn’t be political which is a fault all the parties ignore.

political

pəˈlɪtɪk(ə)l/

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1.

relating to the government or public affairs of a country.

#48067 ONLINE   mikenumbers

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:51 PM

The NHS shouldn’t be party political which is a fault all the parties ignore.

FTFY

 

It is a badly run mess though, at all levels.

Oi, I resemble that remark


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#48068 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:23 PM

So do I hence I can make it with confidence.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:36 PM

Thanks to the heritage lottery fund, we've had a shitload of stuff done to our house for nowt. Some poor bastard spent weeks doing the pointing, we've had new hardwood windows, new stone surrounding the windows, new doors on the way, even a bloody new fence, We've been so lucky.

I've had to rewire it, redo all the plumbing and gut every room, new kitchen and bathroom etc, but I love this house, if it had a decent driveway I'd never move. The mrs bought it for 52k 6 years ago. 2 miles from the M1, 10 miles from the Peak district.

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I'll be sad when we move, but it's always going to be temporary because there's no driveway and the garden is no good.


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#48070 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:37 PM

That's a very snazzy house, but that drainpipe needs moving so it's halfway between the windows.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:38 PM

I like the ridge tiles.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:47 PM

I like the ridge tiles.

Two of the fancy ones are reproductions, done for free!


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:08 PM

I live near Bursledon Brickworks, they have a museum of bricks and tiles which sounds well dull, but having gone there with low expectations they've made it actually really interesting and engaging. the tiles and chimneypots through time bit is really good. Nice to see stuff actually saved.

 

There is also an indoor boat for the kids to play on while you look at the tile and chimney stuff - clearly someone bright thought of the best thing they could think of to entertain kids to allow the parents 20 minutes to read about the tilemaking process and look at the exhibits without "dad I'm booooooooored" on repeat for the entire time.

 

10/10 for effort.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:07 PM

The Princess has the Cold War Motors seal of approval.  I shall wear my CWM sticker with pride when it arrives.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:54 AM

My daughter passed her test this morning, 2nd attempt , 1st fail was a bit harsh I thought , some twonk had parked a van right on the corner of a junction blocking the view , she had to edge forward until she could see but another van had to brake as her bonnet came into view
She said it was a 20 road and the van was doing about 35-40 , inconveniencing another road user

What's she supposed to do, sit there until he moves the van

Still at least she's passed, I suppose she'll be bothering me for a car now
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:58 AM

Just add her on the 'stang insurance.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:03 PM

My daughter passed her test this morning, 2nd attempt , 1st fail was a bit harsh I thought , some twonk had parked a van right on the corner of a junction blocking the view , she had to edge forward until she could see but another van had to brake as her bonnet came into view
She said it was a 20 road and the van was doing about 35-40 , inconveniencing another road user

What's she supposed to do, sit there until he moves the van

Still at least she's passed, I suppose she'll be bothering me for a car now

 

 

See at my age now , I would have argued my case if id failed my test on that. But as a young un you dont have the confidence .


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:04 PM

I think it's a fail as she crossed a give way line without knowing it was safe to do so.

 

We all know how it works in the real world, but that's not what tests are based on.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:28 PM

Just wached the RAF flypast from the office - I are grinning like a cheshire cat after seeing so much flying air chod together

 

:-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:30 PM

I think it's a fail as she crossed a give way line without knowing it was safe to do so.

We all know how it works in the real world, but that's not what tests are based on.


She should have told the examiner to get out and stand in the road to check if it was safe for her to proceed...
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:34 PM

She should have told the examiner to get out and stand in the road to check if it was safe for her to proceed...

 

Aye I think that'd pass, but then she'd be driving illegally with no qualified driver in the car.

 

Seems like a can't win situation on a test to me.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:54 PM

It's a case where discretion should have been used IMO, like me locking the front wheel during the emergency stop in my bike test due to diesel on the road, either that or he heard my swearing when I did it...

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:12 PM

Exhaust blowing on the Saab 9-5. Big holes and rusty stuff. Not itself a grin, but have scored a new replacement main section from Ebay for not much. Grin.
Doubtless this will turn into a grump soon once replacement is started...
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:36 PM

It's a case where discretion should have been used IMO, like me locking the front wheel during the emergency stop in my bike test due to diesel on the road, either that or he heard my swearing when I did it...


On my first test we came to a 2 lane filter bit up to some lights. The twunt in the Rh to turn right was sat over the white line. Little old me comes along and can't fit through so waits. Car behind me beeped. Instant fail...

Nowadays I'd have just bumped up the kerb to get past (fail), ignored the beeping car behind (fail as above) or turned round and told him to fuck off (fail and probably a punch in the face)

My second test was much better, we came out of the centre to a gridlocked high Wycombe so 70% of the test was just crawling in traffic, a quick reverse around the corner and back to the centre! Pass...
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:32 PM

She changed instructors after the fail because he liked holidays too much , his wife was a teacher so they went away for a month last August , couldn't fit round her test appointment because of another holiday so he got binned

 

second instructor she really liked, when she  booked the test the instructor gave her a list of times and dates to avoid because at certain times of day on the test route various groups empty out, slimming world etc , it's detail like that you want in an instructor


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:33 PM

Just add her on the 'stang insurance.

 

 

lend me 15k and i'll give them a ring


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:17 PM

My second test was much better, we came out of the centre to a gridlocked high Wycombe so 70% of the test was just crawling in traffic, a quick reverse around the corner and back to the centre! Pass...

 

I know someone who did their bike test with the instructor following in a car. First thing he did out of the test centre was filter down a busy dual carriageway & got out of sight of the instructor. If he can't see you make a mistake you can't fail.... worked too :D



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:18 PM

lend me 15k and i'll give them a ring

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:28 PM

I knew a guy that used to be a Magician , part of his act involved his wife who was tattooed with a full deck of cards, all 52 

 

Unfortunately he had to give the act up when she developed an alcohol problem, he couldn't deal with her  


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:42 PM

Congrats to your lass :D passed mine on my second attempt too :D 


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