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What grinds your gears?

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

  1. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Just looked at the website. Looks rubbish, cynical and adds nothing positive to Vincent's legacy.
     
  2. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Made my annual trip to Westfield Stratford to use my employers Xmas gift of a John Lewis voucher in Waitrose, Waitrose being at least half a mile from the bus stop and to get to it I had to walk all the way through the bloody centre! I hate the place!!!!
     
  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Oh dear, someone gave us tickets for Xmas. Must say I would not have bought them for myself, but going on Feb3, so I'll chip in further then.
     
  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Ours were a present too. Looking at the internet, it is clear it has been different in other cities. My sister who lives in the US went to it in NYC. There, they also had some of it on VR headsets. No such thing here. The images are projected onto huge screens in the building with music being played. It was busy, there were 2 benches to be sit on, so folk were standing, wandering around, sitting on the floor, getting in the way etc. it really was poor. They show a mirrored room with sunflowers in it. It was a very small space. More for a photo opportunity than anything else (I didn’t bother) in fact I only took one photo and that is because I thought it apt. I thought it was a good job he was dead, as he’d have died of boredom!

    [​IMG]Untitled by Nigel G, on Flickr
     
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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Weird thing.
    This wordl made me look for other word games.
    I found one and was playing away no bother then my PC switched off.
    I rebooted and it came up. Then went off.
    Rebooted and cleared cache - and refused restart page.
    It has stayed on so far!
    Slightly nervous...
     
  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Careful, you only get 6 attempts!
     
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  7. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Then the trapdoor springs open and
     
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  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I just wish I knew what I did! Is there an instant shut down key? Anyway, I'm not going to that wbsite again.
     
  9. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Does it have a red button, if so ask Fen how to deal with it...:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Just a thought.
    Do you think the GP surgery will notice I haven't requested a repeat prescription? First time in about 30 years? Hmm.
    No probably not.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2022
  11. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Cartons of UHT milk, when you open them they are so full you have difficulty holding them without spilling some, as soon as you pick them up the pressure of fingers on the sides forces some milk out
     
  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    As a variant on that, once bought a bottle of supermarket "own brand" tonic water. As soon as the pressure released the bottle lost all rigidity. Which, seeing as a firm grip was needed to get the top off, was a bit unfortunate.
     
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  13. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Mrs S's brother has host of medication on repeat prescription.
    He is supposed to get painkillers in amongst the supply, but the top line of the entry of the item is at the bottom of a page so he never gets the item.
    However I did wonder if the pharmacy got paid for non supply of the drugs
     
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  14. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    People on the bus who seem to have absolutely no control over their brats!

    Bus journey was a nightmare this morning
     
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  15. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    When I first arrived in London, in 1965, I saw a clippie throw a woman off a bus because the woman was letting her child run up and down between the seats!

    I doubt that such a straightforward approach would be allowed anywhere in Britain today.
     
  16. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Not literally, I trust! :eek:
     
  17. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Its OK. She was his other grannie.;)
     
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  18. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Probably was. In those days there wasn't even any need to stop the bus. There was an open rear platform.
    If you wanted a short ride without paying then you could jump on the platform while the bus slowly moved in heavy traffic and jump off again if the conductor appeared. Its surprising how children mastered the technique without being injured or killed. Perhaps some were killed, but in those days there was no interweb to tell us so. Jumping off a bus while travelling faster than one could run was not a good idea.
     
  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I think she waited until the bus stopped - but I might be misremembering... ;)
     
  20. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Finding that my continuous toothache (since the start of the pandemic) is caused by the newbie dentist pushing the filling right up against the nerve.
    Lovely - not!:mad:

    Went back to my usual dentists and saw a decent guy who actually showed me the Xray and explained what's what. 3 nerve roots in the tooth, two really wonky and one virtually invisible. Offered me a referral to a specialist at the hospital, or he could try it himself first. Opted for the latter.
    I will have to wait another month if I can't get a cancellation slot, but I am not sure I can wait that long. If I hadn't already been on Gabapentin I would have probably been smashing my tooth out with a hammer:confused:.
     

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