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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
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    What's irritating you VI
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
    What's irritating you VI 23rd Jun 17 at 7:20 AM
    Haven't even got out of bed yet and I'm irritated.
    -The badly behaved cat peed in the laundry basket so all my summer clothes have had to go back in the wash and I'll have to wear jeans today.
    -I've pulled a muscle in my leg and have to drag it behind me, quasimodo style
    -OH ate all the bread so I can't have toast for breakfast
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jan 19, 12:16 PM
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    My kitchen was supposed to be finished on friday but it's not. Whilst I'm very pleased that it's being done I thought 5 days would've been long enough.
    Originally posted by minimad1970
    Big kitchen?

    The cynic in me would say "are you paying whoever a daily rate to do it, or a fixed price to do the finished job"?

    Daily rate could mean they are stringing it out.
    Fixed price could just mean that they are doing a good job ...

    In both cases, 'could' isn't necessarily the case though ......
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    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 13th Jan 19, 12:29 PM
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    Big kitchen?

    The cynic in me would say "are you paying whoever a daily rate to do it, or a fixed price to do the finished job"?

    Daily rate could mean they are stringing it out.
    Fixed price could just mean that they are doing a good job ...

    In both cases, 'could' isn't necessarily the case though ......
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    It's a housing association property with a medium size kitchen. There's about 15 houses to be done and mine was first to be started. I don't think they've been slacking off and they've done a good job, I just had it being finished on friday in my head.
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 13th Jan 19, 1:23 PM
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    Myself and the neighbour nextdoor have just been out and filled 3 black sacks full of other peoples recycling rubbish that was blowing around the street.


    We are not amused!
    Last edited by Zinco; 13-01-2019 at 2:59 PM.

    • elsien
    • By elsien 13th Jan 19, 5:04 PM
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    Spending nearly two hours on a slightly iffy computer trying to sort out photos for a calendar then getting to the shop and finding out they'd not made it onto the memory stick. There goes one of the birthday presents needed for tomorrow.

    Currently also pondering the wisdom of putting "!!!!, you're old" candles on an eightieth birthday cake.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jan 19, 5:28 PM
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    ...
    Currently also pondering the wisdom of putting "!!!!, you're old" candles on an eightieth birthday cake.
    Originally posted by elsien
    Discretion might prove to be the better part of valour IMHO.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 13th Jan 19, 6:40 PM
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    Discretion might prove to be the better part of valour IMHO.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    But it did make me laugh....
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 13th Jan 19, 10:08 PM
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    So enjoy your next birthday all the more?

    They do say fortune favours the prepared mind. Well, I'm doomed. I've 6 audiobooks lined up to list & this would be the right time to list another 4, but I can't locate the blighters. Botherations.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th Jan 19, 10:07 AM
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    The goopy stuff that holds loyalty cards to letters.
    Can I unpeel it, um months later? Can I heck & I don't fancy my chances with the kitchen knives.

    Loyalty rewarded is good, working fingers better.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Jan 19, 10:45 AM
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    The noise of the insulation being pumped into the cavity walls

    Reminds me of the sucky blowy thing at the dentist and its putting my teeth on edge
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Jan 19, 11:53 AM
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    Im obviously very irritable today as now what's irritating me, is the minute Mr Suki has said not to use the upstairs loo as he's removed the soil pipe, I need the loo and I cba to walk downstairs
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • tealady
    • By tealady 14th Jan 19, 12:55 PM
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    The noise of the insulation being pumped into the cavity walls

    Reminds me of the sucky blowy thing at the dentist and its putting my teeth on edge
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Never mind, it won't last long. Just grit your teeth and think of the money you will save.
    Had it done in my house and it made a great difference.
    Proud to be an MSE nerd
    Judge people by their achievements, not by their mistakes
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 14th Jan 19, 2:18 PM
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    Busy bodies (in the outside world)

    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Jan 19, 4:03 PM
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    Im obviously very irritable today as now what's irritating me, is the minute Mr Suki has said not to use the upstairs loo as he's removed the soil pipe, I need the loo and I cba to walk downstairs
    Originally posted by suki1964
    It's called 'Murphy's Law', and you are in NI after all!
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th Jan 19, 5:10 PM
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    Found a bank lounge with a cinema, but they've put on a film I might not watch & anyway they close before the film ends.

    Thank god their coffee & their interest rates are lovely.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jan 19, 6:55 PM
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    Sarah Cox on the 5pm Radio 2 slot which replaced the previously brilliant original Drivetime show with Simon Mayo....
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Jan 19, 8:35 PM
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    Sarah Cox on the 5pm Radio 2 slot which replaced the previously brilliant original Drivetime show with Simon Mayo....
    Originally posted by colinw
    Surely she had to be better then Jo Whiley?

    Ive only heard Sarah Cox in the mornings and I quite enjoy her then
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jan 19, 8:41 PM
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    Surely she had to be better then Jo Whiley?

    Ive only heard Sarah Cox in the mornings and I quite enjoy her then
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Yes but I am talking about them replacing the original Drivetime show which was brill not the one with Joe Whiney
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 15th Jan 19, 7:19 AM
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    The DAB radio in my wife's car has decided that we can only listen to Radio 2 now, so until I can work out how to get Planet Rock (me) and Absolute 90s (wife) back we are stuck with it.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 15th Jan 19, 9:15 AM
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    Why oh why do I have school dreams when I've been retired for 11 years now?

    I was panicking last night, as I was out and about, then remembered that Mike Law, the English HMI, was coming to my A-level class that afternoon.

    Relieved to wake up.

    Any other retired people have work dreams?
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 15th Jan 19, 9:45 AM
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    Why oh why do I have school dreams when I've been retired for 11 years now?

    I was panicking last night, as I was out and about, then remembered that Mike Law, the English HMI, was coming to my A-level class that afternoon.

    Relieved to wake up.

    Any other retired people have work dreams?
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Yep. I wake up in a panic because I have parked my lorry and can't remember where it is. Searching everywhere, running around looking for it, what do I do now, how do I get home? More like a nightmare than a dream. When I open my eyes I think thank goodness, there is no lorry, I have been out of it for ten years.


    ilona
    I love skip diving.
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