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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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26 minutes ago, Mally said:

Further to yesterdays report in the grump thread about me transferring  shards of steel into my eye via an angle grinder

This morning I attended Urgent care centre at Rochdale Infirmary.

You're in my Ambulance patch Mally, I didn't know. 

They're a decent bunch in the Infirmary, couple of paramedic colleagues work there now, people forget it's not an A&E anymore (that's another story..)and rock up either themselves being very unwell or with unwell children. They manage the situation rather well until we show up. It's a shame it's not a "proper" hospital these days. 

Glad your eye is fixed up and you didn't end up in Manchester eye hospital. I'd a similar tale from a few years back, got no end of bollocking from the aul lad for not wearing safety squints. Lesson learnt now... 

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1 hour ago, Spurious said:

You're in my Ambulance patch Mally, I didn't know. 

They're a decent bunch in the Infirmary, couple of paramedic colleagues work there now, people forget it's not an A&E anymore (that's another story..)and rock up either themselves being very unwell or with unwell children. They manage the situation rather well until we show up. It's a shame it's not a "proper" hospital these days. 

Glad your eye is fixed up and you didn't end up in Manchester eye hospital. I'd a similar tale from a few years back, got no end of bollocking from the aul lad for not wearing safety squints. Lesson learnt now... 

Yes Fairfield and Oldham now if you are really ill.

I wear all the gear, don't know how it happenend, but I've  used an angle grinder regularly for the last 56 years.

This was only my third visit so on average it's not bad.

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8 hours ago, cobblers said:

I've got metal in my eye three times in my 20 year angle grinder career, and it's been dug out with needles each time. I was wearing goggles every time it happened!

 

Only once myself which was more than enough. Then again, it was nothing compared with the bloke who had preceded me according to the doctor. That person had been using a nail gun and a nail had ricocheted into his eye. Nice!

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I've never got metal in my eye whilst grinding:

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Many thanks to the British Army when having to return my kit, for believing me when I said I lost it.

One thing I'd advise though, is check the rim for spiders. I didn't once and even a small spider looks quite big when it scurries across the lens millimetres from your eye. Could've easily lost a couple of fingers due to that one. 

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On 4/22/2022 at 11:15 AM, MikeR said:

just been checking my pensions .. :-)

after spewing my job at easter as I had a basinfull of it ,  and the setup I left behind was going tits up thanks to the management .

this was more of a jump than a contolled exit thanks to the stress/shite that went on . 1 staff left behind out of a team of 3 and no takers on the recruitment , but the work load is going up ..... thankfully I am out of it and I feel a lot better , I cant believe how my body feels , stress plays funny games . just a body scan to go now .

despite a bit of a worrying wobble over the future I decided to get my arse into gear and do some checking   ... better late than never ( after jumping ! )

govt  , up to date , 40 odd years of qualifying , cannot be improved .....  claim it in 2019  .

private  . was avb at 55 , I gave extra time to it  , just need to tick box on quote , and put feet up .

look for work   .hhhhmmmmmm   , perhaps , if only to get out of the house ..and earn beer money !

I am going to save 800 notes next week by being availible to do some painting instead of working and paying someone else to do it  .

OAP pass already in use ..  car sat on drive .. sun is shining

Sneaky government  don't tell you when you have made max contributions and just let you carry on paying.

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It's usually a sea of utterly dull sub 2 year old moderns in the directors parking spaces at the office, all rented of course. 

Which is why walking out a while ago seeing this seems like such a big deal 😂 (bar the hr directors suzuki next to it, she's had that years) 

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The front bumper is totally fucked so it's not a well cared for car, but for once I'm not the oldest car in the car park. 

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2 hours ago, DSdriver said:

Sneaky government  don't tell you when you have made max contributions and just let you carry on paying.

Dont tell them I am doing my F in best to avoid paying any more/less tax !!! 

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Halford - sign up for their emails and get a 10% discount, bought a new battery for the 525d from them and had it fitted for 151 quid, 5 year warranty. Great service and a nice lad who did the job on the driveway. Battery was original, 15 years old and nearly 200k on the clock, still worked!

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10 hours ago, DSdriver said:

Sneaky government  don't tell you when you have made max contributions and just let you carry on paying.

As I understand  it you have to continue to pay National Insurance until state pension age even if you've made 35 years worth of contributions (the number required to claim full state pension.)

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15 hours ago, The_Equalizer said:

As I understand  it you have to continue to pay National Insurance until state pension age even if you've made 35 years worth of contributions (the number required to claim full state pension.)

Yes, but if you are thinking of retiring early, knowing you'll get a full pension at 68, can be factored into your sums. 

All your figures can be downloaded from the internet.  If you have to do self assessment, you'll already have a log in. 

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3 hours ago, New POD said:

Yes, but if you are thinking of retiring early, knowing you'll get a full pension at 68, can be factored into your sums. 

All your figures can be downloaded from the internet.  If you have to do self assessment, you'll already have a log in. 

Indeed. As you point out, it's all available online and I found it well worth the effort checking my NI payment record. In reality I'll be in harness until state pension age despite making a decent effort with my work pension. I know friends who have no private provision. Madness.

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Just got the rolling junk heap home ( Focus ) and a rear brake is running warm and making a whishing sound .....

30mm hub nut stopped play ..

the addition of a clean air filter has knocked a few guage needle widths off the trip fuel usage and is back under 1 segment on the guage for the round trip of 140 miles ..

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Disco had rusty brake discs on the back, which I initially put down to only done 200 miles since MOT in December. Planning on going a bit further soon so dropped it off at local garage for his opinion. Slider pins are fucking fucked, both calipers seized and needs a set of pads as one has 1mm left due to being stuck on.

In grin section as total cost to fix was only £120. Does make you think about genius idea of 2 year MOT's though. Reckon disco passed due to tapley meter use.

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31 minutes ago, jakebullet said:

Disco had rusty brake discs on the back, which I initially put down to only done 200 miles since MOT in December. Planning on going a bit further soon so dropped it off at local garage for his opinion. Slider pins are fucking fucked, both calipers seized and needs a set of pads as one has 1mm left due to being stuck on.

In grin section as total cost to fix was only £120. Does make you think about genius idea of 2 year MOT's though. Reckon disco passed due to tapley meter use.

£120 for two calipers, set of pads, and labour? Might as well hang the spanners up if I could be paying someone else to do jobs for that money!

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14 minutes ago, RoverFolkUs said:

£120 for two calipers, set of pads, and labour? Might as well hang the spanners up if I could be paying someone else to do jobs for that money!

£120 for pads, sliders & strip / free off calipers. Pistons not rusty where it counts apparently.

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