Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 188720 times)

fboab

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2400 on: October 09, 2020, 04:29:19 pm »
My 4pm Friday meeting has been put back to 4:30.

Are you fecking kidding me?
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2401 on: October 09, 2020, 08:03:43 pm »
Huzzah for my strictly observed (by the company, not me) 14.30 Friday finish.

Sorry fboab  :-*.


andytheflyer

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2402 on: October 09, 2020, 08:25:50 pm »
You should be so lucky.  Before I retired, I was often called on to provide expert opinion on ground engineering matters in construction disputes.  One QC whom I worked with regularly called a 'conference' (aka a meeting) for 4pm on Friday, at his Chambers in that Lunnun.  I was based in Manchester.............

4pm was when he could get back to his Chambers after a week in court. 

When a QC tells you there's a conference, you do not demurr.......

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2403 on: October 09, 2020, 10:13:53 pm »
My 4pm Friday meeting has been put back to 4:30.

Are you fecking kidding me?

That's actually worse than my 10am Monday meeting being changed to 9am Monday, at 22:40 Sunday evening.  :facepalm: I just didn't turn up.

Offset by DD deciding that 17:45 Friday is a Great Time to begin an upgrade to a customer facing demo system. Sigh...

quixoticgeek

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2404 on: October 09, 2020, 10:56:24 pm »

I solve these problems by putting in my work diary "Keep free" as a busy appointment, every day from 0800-1000, and Fridays from 1300. Stops anyone looking at your calendar, and trying to book a meeting then. Not always popular with colleagues. Excellent for one's mental health.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2405 on: October 10, 2020, 12:01:50 pm »
You should be so lucky.  Before I retired, I was often called on to provide expert opinion on ground engineering matters in construction disputes.  One QC whom I worked with regularly called a 'conference' (aka a meeting) for 4pm on Friday, at his Chambers in that Lunnun.  I was based in Manchester.............

4pm was when he could get back to his Chambers after a week in court. 

When a QC tells you there's a conference, you do not demurr.......

I refuse to attend those in person anymore.  I only do them by phone or video unless they are willing to pay full day at my fee, travel and if that late an overnight stay.  Amazing how quickly they change their minds.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2406 on: October 11, 2020, 03:51:32 pm »
I have fruit on my morning muesli, a banana and peach, the latter fresh when in season, but mostly M&S peach slices. Now our local M&S has stopped selling peach slices (other than poncy ones in Armangnac). So I have resorted to Del Monte’s. The M&S slices are from large peaches, and around 1/8 of a fruit. The Del Monte “premium” ones are from smaller peaches and are 1/10 or 1/12 o& a fruit. This is not acceptable  >:(
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2407 on: October 11, 2020, 03:54:29 pm »
Clearly the solution is to add some Armagnac to your breakfast diet...

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2408 on: October 13, 2020, 09:52:03 am »
My coffee machine was misconfigured and has just delivered 75% more liquid than required in my espresso. I don’t like watery coffee.  >:(
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2409 on: October 13, 2020, 09:55:50 am »
My coffee machine was misconfigured and has just delivered 75% more liquid than required in my espresso. I don’t like watery coffee.  >:(
Well, what do you expect if you rely upon the magic of the internet to control your coffee machine ?   :-)
Rust never sleeps

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2410 on: October 13, 2020, 09:59:21 am »
My coffee machine was misconfigured and has just delivered 75% more liquid than required in my espresso. I don’t like watery coffee.  >:(
Well, what do you expect if you rely upon the magic of the internet to control your coffee machine ?   :-)
After a career of 40 years in telecoms, the only mystery of the internet is how some of it actually continues to work given that I was actually responsible for some of the darker corners  ;D
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2411 on: October 13, 2020, 10:08:11 am »
 ;D ;D
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Mr Larrington

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2412 on: October 16, 2020, 08:06:04 pm »
I've run out of tea :o

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Mrs Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2413 on: October 16, 2020, 08:17:20 pm »
I thought 'brown drink' was coffee.?
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Mr Larrington

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2414 on: October 16, 2020, 08:39:53 pm »
Brown drink is for what passes for mornings round here.  Tea is for after dinner.  And I ent got none left.  Bah!
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2415 on: October 16, 2020, 10:38:21 pm »
I’m not sure that’s just a first world problem.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2416 on: October 17, 2020, 12:52:12 am »
The President of the USA tweeting that Osama Bin Laden might still be alive has to be a first-world problem. I might go so far as to suggest that the President is fast becoming a first-world problem himself.

ElyDave

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2417 on: October 17, 2020, 07:35:29 am »
Brown drink is for what passes for mornings round here.  Tea is for after dinner.  And I ent got none left.  Bah!

I completely ran out of espresso beans for two days last week, had to resort to cafetiere and Greek coffee
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2418 on: October 17, 2020, 09:16:33 am »
My coffee machine was misconfigured and has just delivered 75% more liquid than required in my espresso. I don’t like watery coffee.  >:(

Mine reverts to factory settings when there's a power cut.  I'm thinking of putting it on a UPS.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2419 on: October 17, 2020, 02:44:20 pm »
The shutters on our wall sockets are impossible to budge using the point of a mains-tester screwdriver.  I had to strip the back off a plug, shove that in and test the exposed terminals inside.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2420 on: October 20, 2020, 08:37:13 pm »
The Solitaire app on this fondleslab has just served up a shitvert for a 12-seater private jet :o
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2421 on: October 26, 2020, 10:11:22 am »
Having brought the boy to work for his first day I thought I would loiter in the area in case of issues. So I planned a trip to a motorcycle dealership to while away some time. It’s closed on a Monday.  :facepalm:
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.