Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 136517 times)

Giraffe

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1900 on: January 15, 2019, 05:01:45 pm »
The last toilet-roll of our current pack was slightly squashed so that the centre is now elliptical, and it goes bump-bump-bump

Over here in USAnia, Amazon will deliver jumbo-sized packages of said product.  Someone determined that squashing the rolls to make them more nearly rectangular allowed use of a smaller shipping box.  Every roll goes bump-bump-bump.  Mrs. Moleman76 does not like the effect - reminds her of 'controlled release' dispensers from days of yore.
I sometimes unpack and flatten loo rolls so that they will take up less room in the rucksack. They're to recircularise to only slightly out of kilter before use.
Note: this does not work with loaves, so cheese would have to be re-shaped to fit the bread.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1901 on: January 15, 2019, 05:26:21 pm »
You can buy loo rolls without the cardboard centres for camping and the like.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1902 on: January 15, 2019, 08:30:37 pm »
The ones we have ar work are like that, they get pushed onto a 10mm spindle.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Kim

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1903 on: January 15, 2019, 08:38:04 pm »
You can buy loo rolls without the cardboard centres for camping and the like.

Or you can push the cardboard centre out of a normal one when the bathroom's sufficiently humid.
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ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1904 on: January 15, 2019, 08:48:44 pm »
My mum is phobic about toilet roll tubes and makes a urgh-urgh about-to-vomit noise if you wave one at her. The same for kitchen roll. Childhood pastimes remembered.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1905 on: January 15, 2019, 11:31:58 pm »
I found pre-flattened toilet rolls in an Italian supermarket.

Giraffe

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1906 on: January 16, 2019, 08:17:17 am »
I found pre-flattened toilet rolls in an Italian supermarket.
Are you sure that they weren't just a form of pasta?
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1907 on: January 16, 2019, 09:01:27 am »
I found pre-flattened toilet rolls in an Italian supermarket.
Are you sure that they weren't just a form of pasta?

I work for an Italian company and just asked one of my colleagues and she confirmed it's called bogerolli.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1908 on: January 16, 2019, 09:46:48 am »
I found pre-flattened toilet rolls in an Italian supermarket.
Are you sure that they weren't just a form of pasta?

I work for an Italian company and just asked one of my colleagues and she confirmed it's called bogerolli.
;D ;D ;D potd!
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T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1909 on: January 16, 2019, 11:02:12 am »
Funnily enough, Macrobe's first stop on his great national debate PR exercise was in a place called Grand Bourgtheroulde, and I reckon that great bugger-all will come of it.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1910 on: January 16, 2019, 04:40:44 pm »
I found pre-flattened toilet rolls in an Italian supermarket.
Are you sure that they weren't just a form of pasta?


 ;D

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1911 on: January 16, 2019, 04:42:10 pm »
I found pre-flattened toilet rolls in an Italian supermarket.
Are you sure that they weren't just a form of pasta?

I work for an Italian company and just asked one of my colleagues and she confirmed it's called bogerolli.
;D ;D ;D potd!

^what he posted^  ;D ;D ;D

Salvatore

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1912 on: February 02, 2019, 08:41:27 am »
The NSANDI app to check premium bonds winnings isn't working this morning.

Good job the website is working OK.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1913 on: March 09, 2019, 10:45:32 am »
My Saturday Guardian has arrived sans Weekend magazine.

Life ruined!
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

ElyDave

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1914 on: March 09, 2019, 12:11:23 pm »
I found pre-flattened toilet rolls in an Italian supermarket.
Are you sure that they weren't just a form of pasta?

I work for an Italian company and just asked one of my colleagues and she confirmed it's called bogerolli.

That makes me want to ask my Italian colleague now  :)
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

PaulF

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  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1915 on: March 09, 2019, 12:28:04 pm »
I found pre-flattened toilet rolls in an Italian supermarket.
Are you sure that they weren't just a form of pasta?

I work for an Italian company and just asked one of my colleagues and she confirmed it's called bogerolli.

That makes me want to ask my Italian colleague now  :)

You mean that you don’t believe me? ;D

ElyDave

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1916 on: March 09, 2019, 04:01:08 pm »
I found pre-flattened toilet rolls in an Italian supermarket.
Are you sure that they weren't just a form of pasta?

I work for an Italian company and just asked one of my colleagues and she confirmed it's called bogerolli.

That makes me want to ask my Italian colleague now  :)

You mean that you don’t believe me? ;D

No, I just want to hear her say it  ;D
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1917 on: March 09, 2019, 04:29:12 pm »
;D

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1918 on: March 21, 2019, 09:13:17 pm »
Recently I discovered that it's possible to get seat reservations on the train with a season ticket.  Great news as often it can be a scrum to get a seat and I really really don't like standing.

Bad news is that I've now got a personal daily assertiveness challenge to turf out anyone who beats me to the seat ::-)

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1919 on: March 21, 2019, 09:18:01 pm »
Growl, show teeth & claws, that should shift them.  Even from a bashful, polite bear like yourself.   
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meddyg

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1920 on: March 22, 2019, 09:31:31 pm »
What else to take to the Brexit bunker ?



bog roll is all very well, but olive pesto, tricolore pasta and gnocchi from taly,
( while you can still get it ) are essentials for our customers !

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1921 on: March 22, 2019, 09:45:32 pm »
I wouldn't be so quick to mock - things like pesto, jars of olives and tapenade do at least help to add flavour to the rat'n'neeps diet will we all be subsisting on.
Hell is empty, and all of the devils are here.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1922 on: March 22, 2019, 09:55:12 pm »
Things in jars and bottles keep a long time, plus the containers come in handy later for home brew, rodent traps and molotov cocktails.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1923 on: March 22, 2019, 10:10:17 pm »
Things in jars and bottles keep a long time, plus the containers come in handy later for home brew, rodent traps and molotov cocktails.

Molotov cocktails are fossil fuel powered and bad for the environment.  I'm going to be lobbing LiPo batteries instead.
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Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1924 on: March 22, 2019, 10:20:38 pm »
Things in jars and bottles keep a long time, plus the containers come in handy later for home brew, rodent traps and molotov cocktails.

Molotov cocktails are fossil fuel powered and bad for the environment.  I'm going to be lobbing LiPo batteries instead.

Can't wind farms be harnessed to blow raspberries?