Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 172210 times)

Mrs Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2100 on: December 14, 2019, 03:57:01 pm »
My stroopwafel fell in my tea.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2101 on: December 14, 2019, 04:06:13 pm »
I thought you were in Cuba? They have stroopwafels in Cuba? That seems just wrong!
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2102 on: December 14, 2019, 04:23:11 pm »
I thought you were in Cuba? They have stroopwafels in Cuba? That seems just wrong!

More the choice of beverage, I'd have thought - as every good communist knows, proper tea is theft. :demon:

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2103 on: December 14, 2019, 04:26:18 pm »
Well it certainly isn't proper tea once you've dropped a stroopwafel in it!

Your sense of humour is ideologically unsound, comrade.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2104 on: December 14, 2019, 04:43:21 pm »
Got home from Cuba last Sunday. Also, trying to get tea in Cuba was not always easy and when you did it was often weird shit like camomile or jasmine tea. Fortunately I had packed my own.
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Jaded

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2105 on: December 14, 2019, 06:00:44 pm »
The Tories won the General Election.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

ElyDave

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2106 on: December 14, 2019, 06:44:27 pm »
The Tories won the General Election.

FTFY
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2107 on: December 22, 2019, 04:55:30 pm »
I can't  find my crimbo gansey  . You know the blue one with the robin's on it  . Fuckety fuck you wait all year to wear it and it gans  Awol . Bugger I am ganing doon the toon on the razz with the lads . I shall have to wear my old woolly bic cycle top and pretend   I am a mod 
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2108 on: December 24, 2019, 01:00:29 pm »
When your answer to the crossword clue “small savoury snacks” is “canapés” when it should have been “nibbles”.
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T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2109 on: December 24, 2019, 02:38:27 pm »
When your answer to the crossword clue “small savoury snacks” is “canapés” when it should have been “nibbles”.

Usual Graun standard: "savoury" is unnecessary and even off-putting. Their answers are often a couple of squares over from what the words really mean.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2110 on: December 24, 2019, 03:14:09 pm »
When your answer to the crossword clue “small savoury snacks” is “canapés” when it should have been “nibbles”.

It’s enough to send you crackers.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2111 on: December 24, 2019, 04:55:32 pm »
That's a bit cheesy.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2112 on: December 24, 2019, 05:21:47 pm »
Maybe, but you’re taking the biscuit.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2113 on: December 24, 2019, 07:42:59 pm »
. "crumbs" 😁
the slower you go the more you see

ElyDave

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2114 on: December 24, 2019, 08:36:16 pm »
I think we're scraping the bottom of the [biscuit] barrel now
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

mattc

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2115 on: December 27, 2019, 01:40:56 pm »
The peaks on our cheap Toblerone copy are too low, so one cannot break pieces off neatly.
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T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2116 on: December 28, 2019, 09:08:01 am »
This morning I came across the electronic thermometer we bought when the Inlaw Paw was in decline.  The battery was flat, of course, and the operating instructions had gone for a walk.  But it has a nice green backlit LCD with ideograms on it so it's got to be better than the IP's clinical thermometer full of mercury that only worked for sixty years, right?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2117 on: January 01, 2020, 11:44:33 am »
I don't know whether to keep the Blu-Ray cinematic versions of Lord of the Rings, or the DVD extended versions.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2118 on: January 01, 2020, 04:16:06 pm »
This morning I came across the electronic thermometer we bought when the Inlaw Paw was in decline.  The battery was flat, of course, and the operating instructions had gone for a walk.  But it has a nice green backlit LCD with ideograms on it so it's got to be better than the IP's clinical thermometer full of mercury that only worked for sixty years, right?

Have you searched the interwebs for instructions/user manuals for you gadget? I've had some success downloading these.

Kim

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2119 on: January 01, 2020, 09:29:41 pm »
Electronic thermometers have one and a half redeeming features:  They're usable if you don't have the vision to squint at mercury/alcohol (especially if it's a speaking one), and they tell you when the reading has stabilised.

Barakta managed to liberate a surplus alcohol thermometer recently, so we don't have to listen to the chirpy wee bastard.


ETA:  It's also much harder to subluxate your wrist/elbow by resetting an electronic thermometer.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2120 on: January 01, 2020, 11:26:03 pm »
In France they stick the thermometer up your arse.

Fucking savages.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2121 on: January 01, 2020, 11:39:11 pm »
In France they stick the thermometer up your arse.

Fucking savages.

Where do you want them to stick it HF ?

On reflection, perhaps I'd rather not know.

As you were........


T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2122 on: January 02, 2020, 08:39:16 am »
In France they stick the thermometer up your arse.

Given your moniker that must be a losing gambit on their part.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2123 on: January 02, 2020, 09:14:42 am »
Electronic thermometers have one and a half redeeming features:  They're usable if you don't have the vision to squint at mercury/alcohol (especially if it's a speaking one), and they tell you when the reading has stabilised.

Barakta managed to liberate a surplus alcohol thermometer recently, so we don't have to listen to the chirpy wee bastard.


ETA:  It's also much harder to subluxate your wrist/elbow by resetting an electronic thermometer.
Its also much more difficult to cover your newly acquired engagement ring in mercury when you break the thermometer while resetting it. Not that she should have been wearing an engagement ring, newly acquired,or,otherwise while needing to reset a thermometer. 
This is not something I mention often because she was ever so upset at the time. You cannot clean mercury off gold with household, or indeed industrial, cleaning agents.
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hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2124 on: January 02, 2020, 01:52:33 pm »
I can only imagine the upset, though I've never witnessed mercury forming an amalgam with gold. (Never really watched the dentist's tricks either...)