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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 9:32 AM
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    Where did I put it?
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    • 14th Mar 17, 9:32 AM
    Where did I put it? 14th Mar 17 at 9:32 AM

    Have you ever, put something away, then forgotten where you have put it?

    It's driving me mad, as I can't remember where I put some important documents.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 14th Mar 17, 11:08 AM
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    We've moved house 20 times since getting married in 1976. We run a very tidy ship and anything that doesn't get used we bin when we move.....even the garage only has 2 push-bikes and a bit of gardening equipment in it, and the loft is as good as empty.

    But on the odd occasion I do misplace something I usually blame the cook, and she sniffs it out.

    I was in Bangkok recently, and thought I'd lost my very handy Victorinox Swiss Card. I carry it everywhere, use it all the time.....but it was gone and I was v.sad.

    Three days later, in Hanoi, I found it it in a net pocket in by backpack......so happy, but a bit spooked too.

    The Swiss Card isn't very big, most of the components are stainless steel.....and the Card had sailed through undetected at the Security X-Ray machine at Don Muang Airport in Bangkok.

    Just been doing a bit of gardening, and using the scissors from the Swiss Card to clean muck out of my nails.

    I've mislaid important documents before, and found them paper-clipped to other documents.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 11:30 AM
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    Oh Posh Pete I am glad you had a lovely holiday. Did you wear your gilet?

    I am such a ditsy blonde, I will ransack all my paperwork today!
    The trouble is, I had to deal with 2 deaths, then 2 relatives going into care, all at the same time.
    So I expect I have muddled the documents.
    Tips x
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 14th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
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    I often spend time thinking about the hereafter.

    I walk into a room and think, "what am I here-after?"

    I was once working on replacing a clutch on my car. I was lying on my back under the car and managed to lose a spanner even though I knew it must be within arm's reach. I searched and re-searched, checking and re-checking all the tools within reach, and my toolbox, all to no avail.

    Six weeks later I found it when I opened the bonnet and looked down. There was my spanner sitting on top of a chassis rail. I must have reached up and parked it there and then forgotten I had done so. It would have been easily within arm's reach but out of sight when I put it there.

    My memory isn't what it used to ... um ... you know ... thingummy, even though I was in my twenties when this happened.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 14th Mar 17, 12:38 PM
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    Oh Posh Pete I am glad you had a lovely holiday. Did you wear your gilet?
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Thanks Tips. Wore my gilet every day, practically all the time. The zipped inside pockets concealed a plastic envelope with £950 in new £50 notes, and another plastic envelope with an ever diminishing wad of US$ and €uros. The US$ and €uros were left-overs from other trips. Never felt the money was at risk.....gilets are great, and it only cost £15 from our local market.

    The cook carried all the local money, Thai baht and Vietnamese dong [£1 = 28,500 dong!].....she's the one who spends the local stuff so she's the best person to look after it.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 1:08 PM
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    Dong! Well you learn something new everyday.
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 14th Mar 17, 1:49 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 1:49 PM

    Have you ever, put something away, then forgotten where you have put it?

    It's driving me mad, as I can't remember where I put some important documents.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    I expect they will be with your marbles. You lost them a log time ago I believe.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 14th Mar 17, 2:42 PM
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    Dong! Well you learn something new everyday.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    You can learn two things today, both about the dong...

    http://www.nomadicnotes.com/the-dong/

    Just imagine all those black jacks and fruit salads.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 2:52 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 2:52 PM
    Well! I am well and truly Donged! If that is a word?

    Etymology
    The word đồng derives from the Chinese t!ng qi!n, which refers to Chinese bronze coins from the dynastic periods of China and Vietnam.

    In Vietnamese a “d” with a strike through it (đ) is a hard d, while a regular d is soft, sounding like y or z, depending on which pronunciation of Vietnamese you use. For the purpose of this article đồng has been anglicized to dong.

    The currency symbol is ₫.
    Money, money, money
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