Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 221921 times)

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2050 on: 22 October, 2019, 09:30:46 pm »
Isn't there a way to open bottles with clipless pedals (I forget which system)?
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2051 on: 22 October, 2019, 09:32:45 pm »
The key to my security skewers incorporates a bottle opener. Because hipsters, I suppose.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2052 on: 22 October, 2019, 09:34:14 pm »
Isn't there a way to open bottles with clipless pedals (I forget which system)?

Maybe, but it's a bugger to get the bike into the kitchen.

ian

  • not a woman, not an american, not a vampire
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2053 on: 22 October, 2019, 09:42:36 pm »
OK . Which trains?  We only get crappy Arriva ones and Virgin whatever (soon to be taken over by Trenitalia; i'm not going to hold my breath waiting for le freccie...)

The Southern Electrostar ones. As a hygienic boon, the ceiling is likely the only vaguely clean bit of a Southern train.
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Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2054 on: 22 October, 2019, 09:57:50 pm »
OK . Which trains?  We only get crappy Arriva ones and Virgin whatever (soon to be taken over by Trenitalia; i'm not going to hold my breath waiting for le freccie...)

The Southern Electrostar ones. As a hygienic boon, the ceiling is likely the only vaguely clean bit of a Southern train.
But not Thameslink class 700. This means I have to be careful in my choice of train leaving the 'Sham, as both Southern and Thameslink run from there. Although one can open a bottle of beer using a second one, inverted, with the knuckle of the index finger acting as a fulcrum. Or, of course,carry a bottle opener on ones keyring.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2055 on: 22 October, 2019, 10:53:52 pm »
I've got it!

Drink something else...

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2056 on: 22 October, 2019, 11:13:58 pm »
Sp*nk*d myself over a 10 tins of Heinz Soup offer.

Filled my bag, carefully checking.

Got home with 9 tins of Heinz Soup.

Lost 50p
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2057 on: 23 October, 2019, 09:21:08 am »
My Reef slider has a bottle opener incorporated into the sole.
 

ian

  • not a woman, not an american, not a vampire
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2058 on: 23 October, 2019, 09:27:40 am »
I have a magnesium bottle opening on my keyring. I so want to file it down into powder and blow some shit up.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2059 on: 23 October, 2019, 09:33:11 am »
SPD cleats open beer bottles easily. Using road clipless systems means a fair chance of breaking the plastic cleat.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2060 on: 23 October, 2019, 10:21:33 am »
Isn't there a way to open bottles with clipless pedals (I forget which system)?

Maybe, but it's a bugger to get the bike into the kitchen.

Also not computing. I thought kitchens existed as a room in which to fix bikes?
Duct tape is magic and should be worshipped

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2061 on: 23 October, 2019, 11:38:11 am »
Kitchen: a workshop equipped with facilities for tea and cake.
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hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2062 on: 23 October, 2019, 03:06:12 pm »
Kitchen: a workshop equipped with facilities for tea and cake.

Certainly the best inner tube patching facility...

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2063 on: 23 October, 2019, 03:12:48 pm »
I seldom venture anywhere without my trusty Leatherman Micra1
It includes a bottle opener.
(And scissors, nail file, hook, 3 screwdrivers, sharp knife & tweezers)
It's in my waist pack on my table.

1) do try to put it in my hold luggage if I fly but I've not been stopped when I've forgotten.

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2064 on: 23 October, 2019, 03:25:26 pm »


1) do try to put it in my hold luggage if I fly but I've not been stopped when I've forgotten.
Let's assume that The Man is watching these forums for just this type of admission.
So, I'll say that I have a very good friend who takes his sketching kit on flights, generally as hand luggage, which includes a craft knife for pencil sharpening duties. Apparently my friend has been through many airports on two continents without said implement being detected.


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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2065 on: 23 October, 2019, 05:34:03 pm »
Isn't there a way to open bottles with clipless pedals (I forget which system)?

Maybe, but it's a bugger to get the bike into the kitchen.

Also not computing. I thought kitchens existed as a room in which to fix bikes?

I've got a workshop, so there!

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2066 on: 25 October, 2019, 08:09:38 pm »
I've forgotten my swiss army knife in hand luggage several times. Had one confiscated in Norway, because of the saw.

On other notes, is there special training given to shoe shop employees in how NOT to lace shoes properly?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2067 on: 25 October, 2019, 09:36:51 pm »
I've forgotten my swiss army knife in hand luggage several times. Had one confiscated in Norway, because of the saw.

On other notes, is there special training given to shoe shop employees in how NOT to lace shoes properly?


I acquired a pair of Timberland boots yesterday, with that weird straight lacing pattern you get from shops.  Now fixed.


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ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2068 on: 25 October, 2019, 10:03:36 pm »
I don't need lessons in lacing shoes,it's every fucker in a shoe shop
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2069 on: 26 October, 2019, 12:46:51 am »
I don't need lessons in lacing shoes,it's every fucker in a shoe shop

Shoe Shop Lacing is listed there.
Never knew that was actually A Thing.

Always corrected new shoes annoyingly presented thus!

Thor

  • Super-sonnicus idioticus
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2070 on: 28 October, 2019, 07:20:12 pm »

Today, amidst a broadband provider switchover, my dishwasher grabbed the IP address for my Freesat box.

I tell you, it was touch and go for a while...
It was a day like any other in Ireland, only it wasn't raining

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2071 on: 31 October, 2019, 06:12:16 pm »
Genuine First World problem here.

My daughter teaches in an establishment that is gaining increasing numbers of pupils from the Far East. For all her expertise as a teacher, honed over the best part of 2 decades' first rate pedagogy, she now finds that her greatest asset is that she bears a more than passing resemblance to Hermione Grainger.
Bach without a doubt.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2072 on: 01 November, 2019, 12:40:17 pm »
I've forgotten my swiss army knife in hand luggage several times. Had one confiscated in Norway, because of the saw.

On other notes, is there special training given to shoe shop employees in how NOT to lace shoes properly?


I acquired a pair of Timberland boots yesterday, with that weird straight lacing pattern you get from shops.  Now fixed.


All you ever wanted to know about lacing shoes    https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm
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ian

  • not a woman, not an american, not a vampire
Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2074 on: 14 November, 2019, 02:05:57 pm »
The mothership have replaced the PG Tips with Tetleys with absolutely no workplace consultation. If the RMT were involved, we'd have walked out by now.

Our cleaner is sick with a cold and hasn't turned up this week. The house is a mess. It's ridiculous. You should see the kitchen. There's grunk all over the hob.
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