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Reasons to be Cheerful.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MJB, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Bloody Mary!
     
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  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Cheers!
     
  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    If there is a heaven (doubtful) and therefore is a god (just as doubtful) he/she/it probably hasn’t a clue and is sat there with its head in its hands, muttering WTF.
     
  4. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    A long time ago - in a galaxy right here - I had a very good friend who was a car fiend. He owned 'his initials' 1 through 7, all top-end motors. His lady's car was a Ferrari Dino 246 GT - the small mid-engine one, but she only drove it in London, and as a result it was continually having to go into the agent to get fixed. However, at the weekend the two of them would go off together in one of the RRs, or the Aston, or even the Maserati for a short trip, and my friend knew that every weekend I would beat it down to Devon, so he came up with a cunning plan. I would drive into London and leave my Gilbern Invader (name-dropping again!) in his garage, and take the Dino down to Devon and back for the weekend, on the A303.

    Now that was a real Italian tune-up! :eek::D
     
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  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    But the Mail and Express say we're plunged into national shame at the failure to wrest sovereignty back from Johnny Foreigner and collapse of democracy which we (sorry Greeks) invented.

    Loosely translated that means failure of the Eton classes to get a country back that they can be perpetual rulers of and the media to regain their insider power and influence.


    That is what it is really all about.
     
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  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Shucks!
    You've lost me there...
     
  7. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Or as one protester said last week, It's an Eton mess.

    [​IMG]Eton Mess by Nigel G, on Flickr
     
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  8. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

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    Usually have something to eat after work but not hungry yet for some reason.:oops:
     
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yuk yuk yuk!
     
  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Love the caramel wafer bars. Never tried the caramel logs, but I absolutely hate the marshmallows.
     
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  11. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Can't win them all.:)

    Today when asked how I was by customers I replied "European" and smiled. Doubt I won all of those either!:D
     
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  12. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Not a reason to be cheerful....the "new" car I have is an 8 year old used import from Japan. It has a "stop start" system. I priced a new battery for it yesterday. Gulp! Happily, the existing battery is working fine.......
     
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  13. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I renewed my house insurance today. It is with the same company I used last year. My renewal quote was 14% less than last year. No haggling required. That was as it came.
     
  14. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    I thought they were built into the dashboard on some models!
     
  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    All I have to do is drop the roof. Then my locks blow in the wind. If I had hair that is.
     
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  16. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    A rare event. Perhaps if you haggle it will be even lower.

    Out of interest, do you cover your photographic equipment on the house insurance policy. I used to but switched to a specialist policy 2 years ago when I researched the conditions attached to the house policy and added up the replacement cost of my equipment. I was also concerned with the potential impact of a claim on the premium. You never win with insurance.
     
  17. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    No I didn’t haggle. I struggled getting insurance to cover us anyway owing to the Airbnb so was happy to accept it. Re photographic stuff, no. I have nothing out of the ordinary or expensive so it is covered on normal house cover as it is not above the max value of non specified items.
     
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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I just accept and pay quickly.
    When you've gone through the angst of having a Listed B property, you just say thank you when someone agrees to insure you.
    It got especially bad after my husband died. All of a sudden, they wouldn't insure me. Then when I found one who would, they wanted a co-signatory. I was furious! I said no. It was bad enough being on my own without having to go through misogynist attitudes with insurance companies. They are all crooks!
    I hasten to add we had never ever not paid on time and up front.
     
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  19. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    One of the clues in today's i cryptic crossword raised a small smile - 'Farage is mainly revealing prejudice'.

    It's a container clue - FarAGE IS Mainly revealing prejudice.
    Well, it made ME smile!
     
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  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I take exception to it at any time! :) Ageism, that is. Oh, and Farage too.
     
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