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What's irritating you VI

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • Penitent wrote: »
    The reason I chose the username I did is because part of the reason I keep coming back here (despite the eventual brain-splat) is that trying to help people offsets my guilt about claiming benefits/not working--I contribute as a sort of penance.

    So I tried to help and I thought I'd actually made some progress with a certain poster...then he went right back to his usual nastiness a couple of hours later. I've tried, but I'm done. He can talk to himself next time he rejoins.

    It irritates me that anyone should feel guilty about claiming something they are eligible for.:(

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    I hate the way that cold weather makes my dog find more things to sniff at, I am standing there freezing my socks off and my nose is running like a mountain stream and he is happily sniffing at every tenth blade of grass.

    I'm starting to think our dogs are related :o
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    Penitent wrote: »
    I know, I'm sure I never used to feel this way. It seems to have gotten worse the last few years. Can't imagine why. :think:

    It really isn't fair the way that all the publicity about 'scroungers' and the Government clampdowns on benefit fraud is making legitimate recipients of benefits feel guilty.

    The benefits system is there for a reason, after all. I'm sure the vast majority of recipients would rather they weren't in the health or financial situation they're in that necessitates having to claim.

    I have been watching re-runs of The Onedin Line, and it was terrible the way that people used to literally starve when there were no jobs, or if they couldn't work due to illness.
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    I'm irritated because I've checked my usual threads and there's no more updates. I suppose that I shall have to sacrifice myself and have another coffee .. :D
  • Kittens in heat!!!
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  • Didn't have time for breakfast so spent all morning fantasising about what I could get for lunch, and decided a sausage roll from the deli down the road would hit the spot. Lunchtime came and I merrily skipped down the road to discover it had closed for the week for half term, which not only seems like a pretty poor business strategy but means I'm now in a complete state of turmoil over what to get for lunch.
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    Flick216 wrote: »
    Kittens in heat!!!

    Cats do start young :D

    Reminds me of a friend who took her 6 month old cat to the vets to be neutered only to find out she was already pregnant. The vet said to take the cat back X weeks (can't remember how long) after she gives birth, unfortunately by this time she was pregnant again. After the second litter the decidedly unimpressed kitty wasn't allowed out of the house until the next visit to the vet.
  • Cats do start young :D

    Reminds me of a friend who took her 6 month old cat to the vets to be neutered only to find out she was already pregnant. The vet said to take the cat back X weeks (can't remember how long) after she gives birth, unfortunately by this time she was pregnant again. After the second litter the decidedly unimpressed kitty wasn't allowed out of the house until the next visit to the vet.

    :eek: I can't imagine why she was let out of the house the first time!

    Rocket is kept very firmly indoors at the moment! She is tiny but damn she's loud!
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  • Penitent wrote: »
    I feel your pain. One of mine went into heat one day and wouldn't come back out of it. We took her to the vet, who said they didn't usually spay animals while they were in heat. After some further, desperate negotiation, they agreed. After the op, the vet told us she was "a bit of an odd bod" and that her internal bits were oversized. No !!!!ing wonder, I thought, with the workout it's been getting.

    Wouldn't come out of heat? :eek:

    I'm actually having nightmares.....
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  • Penitent wrote: »
    FOR MONTHS! Hence the desperate vet visit. I joke about it now, but I did feel sorry for her. If a human is feeling that way inclined they have ways of attending to it, but this poor wee creature had the perpetual horn and no relief.

    I think I am going to force feed her until Saturday so she is over 2kg!!

    Disclaimer: I am obviously not going to force feed my kitten - she doesn't need it - she eats like a horse!
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