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  1. @Liveware Problem A family friend had a similar issue with her religious old fashioned dad. Thankfully while he never was entirely comfortable with her "situation" he never once made her or her partner feel unwelcome. Why anyone would care at all has always been beyond me
    5 points
  2. Let's look at Karl's take on the Helmet Laws . ( Watch the whole thing )
    5 points
  3. You get what you pay for. Or, in the case of Telegraph readers. You get what you voted for. And they voted for this shower of muppets and a leader who reminds me a lot of the Swedish Chef. He and his Merry band of yes men have brought us to this. What did they expect from him? His only qualification for being prime minister was his “get Brexit done” mantra. And look how that’s turned out. All the promises made at the referendum, we got the opposite, accompanied by lie after lie. He is not even remotely the type of personality we need for this dreadful situation. But he’s what we have.. and we
    5 points
  4. It's not all gravy on the private side of the fence either. The days of index linked pensions are long gone. Zero hours contracts are not uncommon. My line of work sees me get a pension of NIL after 40 years in the industry. Yes I get a good salary but it can vanish literally with a mouse click. One of my kids has a well paid public sector job with a pension I can only dream of from age 55. So does her husband. There's some good and some bad in both private and public.
    4 points
  5. Thanks @Bender, Not too much really, it's generally a sort of 'elephant in the room' scenario. Hurts a bit to treated differently to my brother and sister, and makes my partner feel uncomfortable at times, but it could be a lot worse. He's not a bad person just misguided. (I'm sure he would say the same of me). Sorry, went off topic a fair bit!
    4 points
  6. they are just for blokes who cant stand being away from the mrs ..ever ... or a mrs who wont let the old man do anything on his own, hence he has to buy one of the ugliest bikes there is cause its got an comfy armchair for her fat whinging arse to sit on .
    4 points
  7. Ah yes the gold plated cradle to grave jobs that no-one wants with good reason. It’s not gold plated, it’s just hard underpaid under appreciated work which is why people choose to work in the private sector instead. Plenty of vacancies for Troopers marvellous sounding opportunity if anyone’s interested, No? Can’t imagine why?
    4 points
  8. I’m afraid Trooper that highlights what the duck you know about it
    4 points
  9. i just got my boyfriend to dress up as lady .... parents was none the wiser, until we played naked twister on a boozy boxing day back in 1999.
    4 points
  10. I threw a cigarette back through someone's window at a junction a few years ago. Accompanied with oh I'm sorry you appear to have mistaken the outside world for your ashtray, got back in and drove round him as he frantically searched for the glowing end probably melting a hole in his carpet.
    4 points
  11. Is it deliberate or can he not be bothered to remember her name? I did my dads shopping for 6 months until he could get finally get online delivery slots. He went to the supermarket himself once at the beginning of lockdown and the security guard told him he couldn’t enter the shop because it was OAP hour. He laughed and said “you flatterer” and walked in, the guard chased after him and explained it was pensioner time and he had to leave. He’s 73
    4 points
  12. Whooop !!! Docs came through today. She's legally mine now....getting closer
    4 points
  13. So, Some weeks ago I've added internal lighting. A LED strip just in case I had to open the trailer at night or in poor visibility. But I wasn't happy the way it was operated. Every time I wanted the light to be on I would have to use the switch in the light fitting. This not only means have my hands free and probably would forget to turn it off during the day when I wouldn't notice the light on. Or even closing the lid looking away from the trailer and forget to turn the light off. So I decided to add a fridge door switch that I have from an abandoned project.
    4 points
  14. Whilst we're enjoying the cushy public sector can we explain why my wife keeps getting kicking, thumped and bitten working with children who have serious behavioural issues but the public sector isn't allowed to give up on them. She earns only just above National Minimum wage for the pleasure of this. And come March she's out of a job because the funds run out. Add the countless hours she's required to work unpaid because the job can't be done in what the budget covers. Oh yes, it's a proper gravy train. Which is why it is strange how many people I know who
    3 points
  15. I don't like my noodles swimming in soup so I hydrate them in boiling water and then drain them before adding the semi poisonous contents of the various sachets followed by a can of Mackerel or Tuna . Carbs and protein in well under five minutes with my Go Outdoors imitation Jetboil . For a more leisurely lunch some chicken and vegetables cooked separately and combined with the noodles . All eaten with a plastic fork to further enhance the enjoyment .
    3 points
  16. If you try to reverse something and its not ok then there’s something there that needs looking at and in this scenario I can’t imagine ‘vagina woman’ the woman who can’t control her vagina
    3 points
  17. Oh dear God, no... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55561108
    3 points
  18. More acceptable, it should just be accepted. @Liveware Problem his loss, hope it dosen't impact you too much.
    3 points
  19. I find that carefully constructed rumple haircut irritating, you can see it’s deliberately combed in different directions, I bet if you saw him after a swim (shudder) he’s busy hiding his balding which I find sad. Then again bald men are unlikely to get elected, it’s the main reason Starmers a genuine threat
    3 points
  20. The mini of course, the one you used to look at the rain and wonder if it would start, the one with a gear stick that really was a stick that simply disappeared through a cross cut in the carpet floor, the one where the locks would freeze shut with no hope of getting a tiny metal key in, the one with ‘heaters’ that would finally put put a wisp of warm air just as you arrived at your destination, the one with windscreen wipers that were too busy having a party to effectively clear the windscreen, the one where you had to know exactly how far to pull out the choke and how long leave it warming b
    3 points
  21. Arrived today, thanks. It is an object of great beauty and to be both April and December is a great honour.
    3 points
  22. So let me get this straight - if I avoid eating Jelly Beans, which I hate, and don't vote Tory, which I don't, I'll be fine. Sounds good to me.
    3 points
  23. The Tory Party may well be responsible for choosing Johnson as their leader but if the Labour Party had the sense God gave a goose they'd have selected a leader that had some chance of actually being elected instead they inflicted us with the worst in living memory. If you voted at all the choice wasn't exactly great.
    3 points
  24. Joint account with separate accounts for pocket money. An arrangement I highly recommend because it totally removes the need/desire to justify spending on something the other one doesn’t appreciate. Pocket money is yours to waste or save no questions asked. This set up leads to guilt free spending (or not it’s up to you alone what you do with it) so for example today new training gear turned up for my husband, he’s happy and says “What do you think of my new gear?” I say “very nice, it suits you” this enhances his enjoyment and he’s even smilier. But if it wasnt his pocket money and it was com
    2 points
  25. I've been trying to find that sketch on youtube for ages now. Its on there but with German Dubbing!
    2 points
  26. Reminding me of hale and pace’s snooker referee now Rennie
    2 points
  27. As far as rubbish from cars the one that genuinely pisses me off is Mcdonalds carparks. There are bins dotted all over them and people just open the window and chuck it out
    2 points
  28. Can you please explain to me where these safe on furlough jobs are and sat at home on full pay with pensions forever are please?? My wife who works in the public sector would like one as her pension is not good enough and she is sick of working from home struggling to do her job with the lack of facilities and working more hours than she should because the services are under pressure for no extra pay Not to mention the extra money we have had to pay out personally to set up an office in a spare bedroom for her so we can live as normal life as possible and the fact tha
    2 points
  29. It hurts because it’s utterly wrong. I look forward to a day when no-one gives a fig. I might be wrong but it’s feels like we’re on our way somewhere better.
    2 points
  30. His deranged ranting about the NHS workers does not make me wish him a good evening. It just makes me wonder WTF I’m doing reregistering. Why would I want to help someone behaving like that? Why would anyone? Actually now I’ve reread it I’m wondering if it’s simply a question of someone who’s rather unbalanced needing their meds adjusting.
    2 points
  31. A friend just txt to say she’s had a terrible day trying to homeschool her two girls, one is in secondary school so zoom lessons are used and one is primary so she has to sit and work through it with her. The elder one is dyslexic and so frequently cannot understand, freezes and loses the whole lesson so she has to try and do both resulting in the eldest today getting completely confused and bursting into tears. We exchanged some pleasantries to try n lighten the mood and I said get yourself something nice to eat this evening, she said “I have, I’m having gin” Wonder how many other parent
    2 points
  32. I’m always put in mind of some sort of hybrid, something between an Indiana Jones baddy and the childcatcher.
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. Well good on you for bothering with him at all. I don’t think I would.
    2 points
  35. The trouble you have is that it's been made harder to get the licence for that all important powerful bike we all craved at 20 years old!
    2 points
  36. I'm not saying the other lot could have been worst. I'm totally pissed off with the bunch we have and regret voting for them but there's no way I would have voted for the other mob. When we had the election covid was only a rumour from far away. The fact the government has cocked it up royally from the get go wasn't exactly on the ballot! If the Labour Party had a leader who was at least half way palatable they may have won and maybe everything would have been so much better now. Somehow though I doubt it as the ridiculously introverted and sclerotic bureaucracy would have been exactly the sa
    2 points
  37. Jonathon Pie sums it up pretty well!
    2 points
  38. I have shopped for my friend (79) during lockdown as he was shielding, he is far from frail though As for parents, mum is gone and Dad is practical and not elderly either. Although I'm not looking forward to when he is, a man who deliberately doesn't put my partner of over two year's name in the Christmas card he sent me, and has made it quite clear my relationship is not valid and never could be. Still what do you expect from someone that still believes Mass should be conducted in Latin!
    2 points
  39. They also eat a huge tonnage of insects who would otherwise be spreading disease. Be nice to bats.
    2 points
  40. Agreed, I think more than ever are not even trying a bike at all and it is slowly dying out.. admittedly I don't have the figures to hand but whenever stopping at bike cafes etc. in the past couple of years I'm usually one of the youngest there, and I'm not young - most pro footballers my age would be considered well past it The vast majority of 125s I see are food delivery scooters. I think on the whole society is becoming increasingly risk-averse, why would you ride a motorcycle they're so dangerous! Better to be in a steel cocoon with multiple airbags etc. Better yet
    2 points
  41. I get tired of hearing politicians refer to it as a 'dreadful virus'. The only reason we're not knee-deep in dead bodies right now is because it's actually a totally unremarkable virus with a piddlingly low single-figure fatality rate. What has been dreadful, and the reason we're where we are now, is the way they have responded to it. There was sheer incompetence and bureaucratic rigor mortis right from the word go when it came to mobilising our considerable private sector testing capacity, our 'world beating' Test and Trace system has been nothing more than a £40bn joke, the social distancing
    2 points
  42. He never had a chance.. he was always an irrelevance in a country (England) that is naturally centre right. The blame for this situation lies entirely with the Tory party that allowed what was in effect a hostile takeover by single issue idiots lead by a muppet. who lies as easily as he breathes. he said on Sunday that the next few weeks would be pivotal and the next day he pivoted, but not before he allowed kids to go back to school for one day. how many people will be falling ill over the next fortnight due to that little example of ineptitude. its already being labelled a super spreader ev
    2 points
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