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What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

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  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Years since I've had Icelandic beer. Einstok I think.
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  3. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Good business. Get folks to panic buy booze 4 weeks before Christmas. Drink it through lack of self discipline, and then they will buy again for Christmas, and then again for the New Year.
    Me cynical? No. Its just business ain't it.
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Just seen another notice from my dear Health Board.
    In essence, don't use the Emergency Department unless you are dead.
    Operations cancelled, normal (?) services not available etc etc etc.
    It's a grand life so long as you don't weaken.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2021
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  5. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    No. It's business.

    "Good" business it ain't.
  6. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I trust everyone is enjoying Thatcher's Britain? o_O :(
  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    It's going to get worse.

    Have you seen the reports about the Health and Care Bill the Tory party just forced through a first [?] reading?
    Just hope the Lords send it back with a "See me" note attached. Still at least a few of the back-benchers rebelled.

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  8. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Red seat back-benches rebelled. They know that their seats have not been given; they are loaned.
  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I prefer their cider.
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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    We've had two years of precious little health care here. It's an utter disgrace. Yes, the Bill will go through, even though the lords send it back with proposed amendments. We are screwed (into our boxes).
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  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Time to organise a mob?

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  12. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I agree - it doesn't have that bitter after-taste.
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  13. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Funnily enough, finished one about half an hour ago.
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  14. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Oh Gawd. Zou San, what are you writing. If you are going to drink factory made cider then at least drink cider made from cider apples. Weston's.
    Not the second press stuff( often sold in pubs; you could drink half a pint and maybe drive home), but their their best ciders. Not posh, not exclusive, available in all supermarkets with a decent multibuy deal. To my taste better than fizzy wine with duck, pork and even Christmas goose.
  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    It was a word joke - Thatcher's Britain/Thatcher's cider. Which doesn't mean I enjoy Thatcher's cider, just that (even) that is preferable to Thatcher's Britain. Thistly Cross is my favourite but Weston's vintage is an acceptable alternative.

  16. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Any MP with any sense of decency or morals would have voted against it.

  17. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    No wonder it fell then.
  18. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    He believes me I showed him all the emails that I have sent and all their replies

    I am now just completely sick of the whole business. I came in about 5 and I still can't take my coat off. I am off sick , which has caused me a lot of trouble at work and I can't help but think but for the lack of heating it would have just been a bit of a cold for a few days instead of which it's turned into a chest infection. And it is so damp in here, I can't dry clothes properly and even after they have dried they still smell musty (and yes some nasty comments have been made at work) even when I moved the draft excluder on the way out, it was damp.
    They're coming Friday to adjust the water pressure and assuming they do then I will still have to wait for the engineers to come back and repressurise the boiler. So no end in sight there
  19. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    The BloJo government is making a cracking job of killing the NHS. Herr Thatcher would have been so proud of him.
    Mum has been re-admitted to hospital. She spent more than 12 hours in A&E waiting for a bed. Suspected lung scarring due to Covid related pneumonia.
    Poor nurses must be tearing their hair out.

    ..Here's an idea.

    You know that they are introducing 'wellness' rooms for nurses - somewhere for them to chill or vent?
    Well, punchbags for them to take out their frustration would be a good start.
    Smashing plates would be another.
    Or we could perhaps chuck a few deserving pigs-at-the-trough politicians in there and save on the punchbags?
    I would hasten to add that as nurses and doctors they are fully aware of the most sensitive areas to punch and kick, and these areas should be pointed out to them just to ensure that they...err miss them?:eek:
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    "The NHS is (un)safe in our hands" ...Conservative Party Claim

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