Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 149609 times)

Mr Larrington

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1925 on: June 03, 2019, 07:36:37 pm »
It would certainly explain the wiring ;D
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ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1926 on: June 03, 2019, 09:46:41 pm »
The original plan for The Asbestos Palace was to have it gutted while we lived elsewhere, alas the vagaries of our flamboyantly named yet completely ineffectual solicitor among other things, conspired for us to be in residence from the moment of completion. As they say, no moving plan survives contact with the English house buying process.

Anyway, it came with a splendidly awful coir carpet. The only entertainment to be had from that foul, foot-grating floor covering was the watching the cats apply their brakes and stop so suddenly that their souls reached the other side of the room before they realised they'd left the body behind. It worked for people too, and you didn't want to fall face first on that stuff, not if you planned on retaining your face.

Now the cats have a slippy hardwood floor which they further distress to their inevitable delight.
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Feanor

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1927 on: June 03, 2019, 09:57:07 pm »
Now the cats have a slippy hardwood floor

Hardwood floors have a delightfully clean, modern Scandinavian feel about them.

But be careful about which rooms you put it in.
A bedroom, for example.

It has a surprisingly low coefficient of friction.
If one were to have, say, a Lazy Sunday Morning, then you might find that when you eventually get up, that the bedroom furniture has re-arranged itself rather more than you might expect!

ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1928 on: June 03, 2019, 10:18:03 pm »
We did contemplate hardwood upstairs, but plumped for carpet in the end.

With cats, this means we're very familiar with Doctor Beckman's patent carpet cleaning fluid.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1929 on: June 29, 2019, 04:03:37 pm »
The friend we met for lunch complained that otters had eaten all the Golden Orffe from the moat...  :o
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1930 on: July 24, 2019, 01:37:00 pm »
The mango in my M&S Rainbow Layers pot is insufficiently ripe.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1931 on: July 24, 2019, 05:58:07 pm »
Dishwasher needed rinse aid.

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

ElyDave

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1932 on: July 24, 2019, 08:29:52 pm »
broke my spork

now have an excuse for a Ti spork
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1933 on: July 26, 2019, 03:26:21 pm »
As I am not mobile yet (although every day walking becomes easier), we have been ordering out Tescos stuff online.

Its not a bad service but today was one of the days where I wish I have done the shopping myself*....why you may ask? Total items ordered 39.... not in stock....21.

Thus, when our order arrived it was made up mostly of cat food!  Yummmmm!


* Yes, I know you can ask for substitutions but we find they send some really strange stuff it you allow them to!
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hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1934 on: July 26, 2019, 09:45:26 pm »
I use Sainsbury's online for almost all our food shopping and seldom accept substitutes.

We rarely have more than a couple of unavailable items.

Did yourTesco have some sort of equipment failure?

Kim

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1935 on: July 26, 2019, 10:57:34 pm »
IME it's highly dependent on the individual store that the deliveries are sourced from.  I gave up on Tesco deliveries because the Soily Hill branch is terrible at having the sort of bulk items we tend to use online deliveries for in stock.  Better to take the trailer up the hill to Quinton, which is more consistent.  (Fresh items are easily sourced from Aldi closer to home.)

Now Mr Sainsbury has built a Shiny! New! Improved! emporium of toothy comestibles in Silly Oak, I only bother with deliveries if I'm ill.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1936 on: July 27, 2019, 09:26:06 am »
The lid of the Marmite jar's askew again.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1937 on: July 27, 2019, 10:01:49 am »
No marmalade grrrrr.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1938 on: July 27, 2019, 10:18:03 am »
broke my spork

now have an excuse for a Ti spork
Or some proper cutlery.
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1939 on: July 28, 2019, 07:58:38 am »
Dishwasher needed rinse aid.

Life ruined.
And I had to add salt yesterday!

It’s like slavery!
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1940 on: July 28, 2019, 08:32:24 am »
Revenge of the Machines: our DW is flashing its Rinse Aid light (Feed me, Seymour!), the espresso engine ordered me to EMPTY GROUNDS CONTAINER, and when I'd done that it followed up with a brutal FILL TANK.

Any day now the stones in the nectarines will flash NOW FLOSS YOUR TEETH when light hits them.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1941 on: July 28, 2019, 12:04:38 pm »
A friend with a Bluetooth-enabled electric toothbrush reports that it gives daily updates on their upstairs neighbour's dental habits...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1942 on: July 28, 2019, 12:14:55 pm »
Cloff! as they would say in Ye Shedde...

offcumden

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1943 on: July 28, 2019, 12:22:06 pm »
* Yes, I know you can ask for substitutions but we find they send some really strange stuff it you allow them to![/size]

Maybe you read about the person who ordered one of those fancy birthday cake candles in the shape of a '5' for their child's party.  They weren't in stock at the time, so the supermarket sent two '2's and a '1'.   ::-)

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1944 on: July 28, 2019, 12:43:28 pm »
* Yes, I know you can ask for substitutions but we find they send some really strange stuff it you allow them to![/size]

Maybe you read about the person who ordered one of those fancy birthday cake candles in the shape of a '5' for their child's party.  They weren't in stock at the time, so the supermarket sent two '2's and a '1'.   ::-)

If there's something I really want/need, I 'game' the system by ordering two versions of the product, knowing it's unlikely both are unavailable.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1945 on: July 28, 2019, 09:48:43 pm »
* Yes, I know you can ask for substitutions but we find they send some really strange stuff it you allow them to![/size]

Maybe you read about the person who ordered one of those fancy birthday cake candles in the shape of a '5' for their child's party.  They weren't in stock at the time, so the supermarket sent two '2's and a '1'.   ::-)

Could be worse.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1946 on: July 28, 2019, 09:56:04 pm »
broke my spork

now have an excuse for a Ti spork

You're not anywhere near phanta's bin, are you?

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1947 on: July 29, 2019, 06:37:16 pm »
Partner has chopped an onion on my FRUIT chopping board!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1948 on: July 29, 2019, 08:33:53 pm »
Partner has chopped an onion on my FRUIT chopping board!
Botanically, the onion is a fruit.
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A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #1949 on: July 29, 2019, 09:21:50 pm »
Partner has chopped an onion on my FRUIT chopping board!
Botanically, the onion is a fruit.
</Boris Johnson mode>

Is it really?

Hardly looks like a seed case that develops after the plant has flowered!

This is an onion fruit or capsule.



The spherical bulbs we consume are not fruit IMHO.


Might be a Trump post-truth fruit...