Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 184114 times)

Jaded

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2375 on: August 05, 2020, 11:29:02 am »
In our First World we get them from the Artisan Deli!
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Mr Larrington

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2376 on: August 05, 2020, 11:32:44 am »
Ours come direct from a delightful little man in Sicily ~ Syrah Poulidor-Featherstonehaugh, yesterday.
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fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2377 on: August 05, 2020, 08:16:34 pm »
It's tiresomely difficult getting olives out of a jar: they seem to resist the spoon.

And don't get me started on anchovies!

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2378 on: August 05, 2020, 10:55:14 pm »
Is that a whisk?
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2379 on: August 05, 2020, 11:00:14 pm »
It sure looks like one.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2380 on: August 06, 2020, 04:38:06 pm »
Just tried it. It's no quicker, but it is more fun.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2381 on: August 07, 2020, 07:21:47 pm »
Our dishwasher doesn’t cope very well with avocado or couscous.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2382 on: August 07, 2020, 07:47:42 pm »
I ordered a delivery of steaks from Costco, and specified today as the delivery date.   They are apparently turning up at an unspecified time tomorrow, which means I've got to wait in, lest they be dumped in the foyer & start to go manky in the heat  >:(
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T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2383 on: August 14, 2020, 10:54:39 am »
Even if they do get dumped in the foyer, take a gas blow-torch over them and they'll be fine - taste all the better, in fact.

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The hood on one of my rain-jackets has a draw-string with a spring toggle that is anchored to the collar, making it hard enough to tighten and practically bloody impossible to loosen.  Today I got p'd off and took the scissors to the anchoring half-inch of elastic, with the result that the end of the drawstring now pulls out of the hole on the end of a bit of white tape.  I'd love to throttle the halfwit who dreamt that one up.
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hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2384 on: August 14, 2020, 01:52:32 pm »
I think some neck fastenings on rainwear were redesigned after there were throttling injuries...

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2385 on: August 16, 2020, 11:57:48 am »
Dear Sonos Playbase, why, if I turn on the TV/PVR pairing but mute the TV sound, do you turn your internal volume control to 0, so that when I unmute the TV I have to get up and manually increase your volume to max again  >:(.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2386 on: August 16, 2020, 12:17:04 pm »
Oh yes!  If I'm playing music from iThings and use the volume slider frob to enquieten proceedings it changes the master volume setting on the A/V amp, because Networks, so when I decide to watch telly instead I can't hear what TV's T Harvey* is saying.  So I have to – gasp – use the remote to restore it to its usual level.  Which means sitting up at an awkward angle to see over the coffee table.  Is there a victim support group?

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2387 on: August 20, 2020, 05:09:26 pm »
This bag of pretzels have been rather more salty than usual. Still tasty but not as tasty.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2388 on: August 20, 2020, 05:28:40 pm »
It claims to, but I'm not convinced. Maybe as the jar is emptying, but I can't see the grabber grabbing an olive from a fuller jar. Plus getting them out individually isn't the problem - I could do that with a cocktail stick. What's frustrating is the seeming inability to get more than a couple out at a time.
I despair.

Many aeons ago when I worked in catering we used to use a wire pea scoop for this. You can get them out at about 10 a time with one.
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