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Reasons to be Cheerful.

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

  1. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    I am retiring five years early. I will have to wait five years for the government pensions. And yes the age may be raised by then.
  2. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    If I need to go back to IT to pay the bills I might need them myself. On call work was all hours and London trips were long days and if I was doing that sort of stuff the cost of pet services shouldn't be an issue.

    However there also seems to be a fair bit of people leaving their dogs with relatives who will enjoy them but are not able to walk them....and parents who don't trust their kids if they go away for the weekend!
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  3. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately some people have no-one to walk the dog during the day, and often need someone to let the poor beastie out for half an hour or so.
    It's sad that they don't have neighbours they can trust to do this, but that's the price of our wonderful society.

    I'd prefer to see someone pay rather than leave their dog home alone all day like some do.
    One of my friends walks dogs for people but makes no charge. There is a website called borrowmydoggy, which lets her walk someone's dog (she doesn't have her own) which also helps the owner, who can't always get out.
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well I pet the Burmese cat from over the road and a couple of houses down. He comes in and jumps on my lap and tells me he's starved of love over there.

    Then he usually tries to kill me, or assassinate a scatter cushion if I get out of the way in time.
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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    It's sunny and warm - and my lovely neighbour's son is pressure washing the concrete bit of the back yard, and the paving. Looks great! They are so kind to me.
  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I've been invited to the huge sewage works at Kingston for induction to H&S requirements before being given a permit to photograph the river that runs through it. At least I think it is a RTBC.
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  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Interesting places. I wonder if they still grow loads of tomato plants?
  8. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    We used to have sewage sludge spread on the fields. It's amazing what plants get flushed.
  9. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Is that where they play a floating crap game?
  10. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    No shit Sherlock?!
  11. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    @Roving Mike, no doubt you will need some jabs before they let you loose, just be careful out there....
  12. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Surely not 'unlimited' films, but limited to what they have on offer?
    I looked at some of these services a while ago, and the number of films available that I would want to watch was less than I expected.
    I decided to stick with Freeview HD and very occasionally renting a recent film on DVD from my local library for £1.50.
  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yes that is my concern. They won't tell me what "induction" involves, just to be there at 10am.
  14. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I guess I will find out. But given my reaction to the bug from India last year, I have no wish to peer into the murky depths of what they do, even for sake of the unique opportunity I'll have. All this just to fill in a missing stretch of river.
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  15. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    A safety induction is a means of familiarisation with site rules, emergency procedures, working practices, permit procedures etc. Depending on the site/business it can be a short or long process.
  16. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    But no needles, hazmat suit?
  17. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Capacitance, inductance......
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  18. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

  19. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Just ask Henry:D
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  20. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It's a water treatment plant, not a biological weapons facility! Should be interesting.

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