Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 193311 times)

Salvatore

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2175 on: February 14, 2020, 10:16:17 am »
It would be interesting to know how many A&E attendances are due to injury whilst trying to open packaging. Especially those wretched plastic bubble packs. Packaging is the main reason I carry a penknife.

60,000

Also;

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrap_rage
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T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2176 on: February 14, 2020, 01:23:17 pm »
It would be interesting to know how many A&E attendances are due to injury whilst trying to open packaging. Especially those wretched plastic bubble packs. Packaging is the main reason I carry a penknife.

60,000

Also;

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrap_rage

We have a great big key somewhere for opening corned-beef tins. It also serves as a bottle-opener.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Zipperhead

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2177 on: February 14, 2020, 02:59:51 pm »
I stopped using my smartwatch to pay for things. While a nice idea, I found that with Samsung, I needed to use my other hand to activate it. As I spent most of my time holding a toddler, it was easier to use one arm to hold the baby and the other hand to get a regular contactless card out of my back pocket and tap in and out, rather than fiddle about to activate the watch and risk dropping a toddler.

Throw toddler in the air. Use smartwatch. Catch toddler.

If your partner is expecting twins then book a few days at the circus school and learn to juggle.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

ElyDave

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2178 on: February 14, 2020, 03:50:47 pm »

Pah!  Call that a First World Problem...
... I couldn't find the tofu press earlier.   :o
I have never heard of a tofu press!  Now I need one!

I hate to say it... but it does make the tofu much easier to cook with.  Press it, marinate it, press it again and - bingo - edible tofu.

Don't tell my wife, the fact that tofu is inedible is my only remaining excuse
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hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2179 on: February 14, 2020, 04:28:08 pm »
It would be interesting to know how many A&E attendances are due to injury whilst trying to open packaging. Especially those wretched plastic bubble packs. Packaging is the main reason I carry a penknife.

60,000

Also;

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrap_rage

We have a great big key somewhere for opening corned-beef tins. It also serves as a bottle-opener.

My Leatherman Micra is mostly used on packaging and manicure.

Kim

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2180 on: February 14, 2020, 05:31:30 pm »
It would be interesting to know how many A&E attendances are due to injury whilst trying to open packaging. Especially those wretched plastic bubble packs.

I tend to go straight to the tin snips for those.  It saves drama in the long run.
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ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2181 on: February 14, 2020, 06:04:08 pm »
I sort of hoped a tofu press was a sex thing. Life is disappointing in many and varied ways.

Recalcitrant packaging the reason we have dynamite. That shit is gonna fight and that shit is gonna lose.
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PaulF

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2182 on: February 14, 2020, 06:29:03 pm »

Pah!  Call that a First World Problem...
... I couldn't find the tofu press earlier.   :o
I have never heard of a tofu press!  Now I need one!

I hate to say it... but it does make the tofu much easier to cook with.  Press it, marinate it, press it again and - bingo - edible tofu.

Don't tell my wife, the fact that tofu is inedible is my only remaining excuse

I’m not really sure how pressing tofu renders it edible so I think you can relax about that.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2183 on: February 14, 2020, 07:24:26 pm »

Pah!  Call that a First World Problem...
... I couldn't find the tofu press earlier.   :o
I have never heard of a tofu press!  Now I need one!

I hate to say it... but it does make the tofu much easier to cook with.  Press it, marinate it, press it again and - bingo - edible tofu.

Don't tell my wife, the fact that tofu is inedible is my only remaining excuse

I’m not really sure how pressing tofu renders it edible so I think you can relax about that.

It's all the flavourings you marinate tofu in that render it edible - you press tofu to ensure that it is less likely to disintegrate when you  practise your frisbee or discus technique with the uncut block.  :demon: ;)
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2184 on: February 15, 2020, 06:53:50 pm »
Why does 'Peel Here' on packaging never ever ever work, resulting in either an impatient attack with a sharp object or a torn packaging cover diametrically opposed to the 'Peel here' point?

Peel here?


orraloon

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2185 on: February 15, 2020, 08:38:36 pm »
xxxx me, 2004 JP departed.  How the world has changed.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2186 on: February 15, 2020, 09:40:28 pm »
"Teenage dreams so hard to beat"
as famously not sung by Diana Ross.
This ain't really your life, ain't nothing but a movie
Ain't nothing but a badly written novel

barakta

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2187 on: February 16, 2020, 12:11:43 am »
I've yet to see one of these watches used by anyone under about 65.

I have, but they're either  a) app developer types  or b) disabled people using them as assistive technology.

TBH, I suspect it's mostly a younger-people-don't-wear-watches thing.  When they do it's nearly always Fitbit type things.
Good point, yeah. I'm firmly of the watch-wearing generation. I like to have something to remind myself of the time easily without having to pull a phone out of my pocket.

But as you've mentioned disabled people and assistive technology, and this was in the context of teh bookeshoppe, here's a little grumble passim: It's a late Victorian building with one, fairly shallow, step to get in. There's a bell for anyone in a wheelchair to ring to get our attention. So I asked the manager, what do we do if someone rings the bell? I can't see a ramp, looking around the full to the ceiling, small stockroom. Is it at the corner shop (2 doors up, they have two steps)? No. There is no ramp. It would be a case of manhandling the chair up the step (probably not too difficult but... ). Head office provide a bell, not a ramp, there is no fund for a ramp or place to store it. Manager says "It is absurd" and they could get in trouble. If Barakta wants to send one of her wheelchair activist friends round... !!!

Crikey!

Not surprising tho...

Cite the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. Are their employees qualified for lifting and handling PEOPLE, especially disabled people? Is the employer going to cover liability to their potentially injured employee or disabled person?

Sadly there's hundreds of sods like this in every city who could buy a sub £100 ramp but won't...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2188 on: February 16, 2020, 12:49:36 am »
It's a charity so these are volunteers not employees (apart from the manager). Certainly not trained to lift people. I think the problem is not spending £100, it's lack of space to store it and Head Office bureaucracy stuff. I'll have another word with the manager but I think he's hamstrung by HO.
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Ain't nothing but a badly written novel

Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2189 on: February 16, 2020, 11:41:02 pm »
...Using phones and watches is passe... anyone who is anyone will be using their ring...

Our cats are well ahead of the game then.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2190 on: February 17, 2020, 12:02:59 am »
 ;D
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Wowbagger

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2191 on: February 17, 2020, 11:15:35 am »
It's such a dilemma when it's coffee time and you haven't yet finished your breakfast tea.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2192 on: February 17, 2020, 12:10:15 pm »
Last week I installed Apple's latest OS on my iMac and now all my music - both sheet music and audio - on my iPad is no longer in alphabetical order.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2193 on: February 17, 2020, 12:25:40 pm »

Pah!  Call that a First World Problem...
... I couldn't find the tofu press earlier.   :o
I have never heard of a tofu press!  Now I need one!

I hate to say it... but it does make the tofu much easier to cook with.  Press it, marinate it, press it again and - bingo - edible tofu.
That’s an oxymoron, that is.
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Regulator

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2194 on: February 17, 2020, 01:04:23 pm »
It's such a dilemma when it's coffee time and you haven't yet finished your breakfast tea.

You can tell the retirees....  ;D
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T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2195 on: February 17, 2020, 01:13:08 pm »
It's such a dilemma when it's coffee time and you haven't yet finished your breakfast tea.

You can tell the retirees....  ;D

And it's great, innit Wow?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2196 on: February 17, 2020, 04:41:06 pm »

Pah!  Call that a First World Problem...
... I couldn't find the tofu press earlier.   :o
I have never heard of a tofu press!  Now I need one!

I hate to say it... but it does make the tofu much easier to cook with.  Press it, marinate it, press it again and - bingo - edible tofu.
That’s an oxymoron, that is.
I imagined the purpose of the tofu press was similar to those things for compressing empty drink cans.


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Wowbagger

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2197 on: February 17, 2020, 09:59:00 pm »
It's such a dilemma when it's coffee time and you haven't yet finished your breakfast tea.

You can tell the retirees....  ;D

And it's great, innit Wow?

It most certainly is!
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2198 on: March 17, 2020, 09:17:37 pm »
Well. You know this coronavirus stuff? We had a trip planned to France which now won't go ahead, so we won't be able to restock the wine from there. Bear with me, it gets WORSE. I remember Waitrose have a 25% off offer on, ending at 21:00 today. Went onto their website and shoved a few bottles into my virtual trolley, but could I complete the order? Could I heck. Apparently their website is experiencing heavy loading and the advice was "try again" but 21:00 came and went, and the offer ended. Quel horreur! can you imagine?

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2199 on: March 17, 2020, 09:20:31 pm »
That sounds bad Ham.   I'm pleased to say the The Wine Society emailed me earlier to say they have plenty of stock & intend to keep up deliveries  :D
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