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GrumpyGnome24/10/2020 13:40:51
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good point....

Hats in cars UNLESS the car is a PROPER Land Rover, and the hat is not a baseball cap (worn any way.... actually baseball hats worn with the peak anywhere other than straight ahead can be added to the list)

GG

Shaun Walsh24/10/2020 15:01:39
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Posted by GrumpyGnome on 24/10/2020 13:40:51:

good point....

Hats in cars UNLESS the car is a PROPER Land Rover, and the hat is not a baseball cap (worn any way.... actually baseball hats worn with the peak anywhere other than straight ahead can be added to the list)

GG

Can we have an exemption for balding men driving open top sports cars for one of 2 reasons?

1) To prevent sunburn.

2) To keep the head warm.

Although I am not completely decided on the second, seems to me that if it's cold enough to need a hat you shouldn't be driving a car with the top down.

Extra points given for wearing a top hat in these circumstances and keeping it on.surprise

Edited By Shaun Walsh on 24/10/2020 15:10:30

fly boy324/10/2020 15:26:26
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I,m with Jonathan M on this one. I,m loving this thread lol.

Martin Dilly 124/10/2020 16:53:20
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Posted by Peter Miller on 24/10/2020 08:33:11:

I remember in the war my father quoting another officer watching a group of airmen and saying

"I hate the human race, I hate its stupid face!!!!"

There are many times when I sympathise with that sentiment today.

A variant I recall is "I wish I liked the human race,

Its silly smile, its stupid face,

And when I'm introduced to one,

I wish I thought 'What jolly fun'."

But the idea's the same.

As for betes noires, how about 'Easy Peelers'? That's not a name for a citrus fruit, it's a description of how to get the peel off whatever the orange-coloured thing is, and, I suspect, another example of how the British seem to have forgotten that one of the chief attributes of food is how it tastes, not what shape or colour it is, or how cheap. The term 'easy peeler' seems to be more of the dumbing down and infantilising that seems to be spreading in this country. Can you remember when tangerines tasted of, er, tangerine? Today in supermarkets we seem to find clementines, tangerines, mandarins and satsumas, with a taste, once you're through the pith, more like Thames water. One wonders what criteria the citrus fruit buyers for these places use before ordering tons of this junk.

More? OK. The majority of British drivers, who seem to think Lane 1 on motorways is not for the likes of them; maybe it's time for an FoI question to the traffic police asking how many prosecutions there have been in the past year for driving in Lanes 2 or 3 when not overtaking. Alternatively perhaps the driving test should include an hour on any German autobahn, where anyone not moving to the inside lane would pretty soon have a Porsche badge imprinted on the rear of their car.

Nurse?? I think it's time for me pills.

Martin Harris24/10/2020 17:25:22
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Posted by Martin Dilly 1 on 24/10/2020 16:53:20:

Today in supermarkets we seem to find clementines, tangerines, mandarins and satsumas, with a taste, once you're through the pith, more like Thames water.

Sounds a bit worrying - current NHS advice re. Coronavirus:

"a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal"
 
wink
 

Edited By Martin Harris on 24/10/2020 17:26:18

Peter Miller24/10/2020 17:45:11
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Posted by Martin Harris on 24/10/2020 17:25:22:

Posted by Martin Dilly 1 on 24/10/2020 16:53:20:

Today in supermarkets we seem to find clementines, tangerines, mandarins and satsumas, with a taste, once you're through the pith, more like Thames water.

Sounds a bit worrying - current NHS advice re. Coronavirus:

"a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal"
wink

Edited By Martin Harris on 24/10/2020 17:26:18

How will I know...I haven't tasted or smelled anything for some years now. I can just about smell and taste curry!!

leccyflyer24/10/2020 18:01:50
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The clocks go back tonight, so it must be time for the annual complaints about the use of fog lights, with those traditional declarations that there hasn't been any real fog for years.

Doc Marten24/10/2020 19:00:13
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Posted by leccyflyer on 24/10/2020 18:01:50:

The clocks go back tonight, so it must be time for the annual complaints about the use of fog lights, with those traditional declarations that there hasn't been any real fog for years.

Why can't we just leave them on BST?

Brian Sweeting 124/10/2020 19:19:45
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I still relate to my father's favourite rant from years ago, generally relating to TV reporters when they talked about "actual facts".

He would comment, fool, every fact is actual, if it wasn't then it wouldn't be a fact.

Malcolm Fisher24/10/2020 19:27:56
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Clocks changing back to GMT - the "proper" time. Our kitchen clock is kept permanently to GMT with a suitable notification on its front. Personally I would like to abandon BST and stick to GMT. I'm also opposed to the suggestion that we should change to come into line with EU time as was once proposed. I am old enough to remember having to suffer what was double summer time and, even as a child, hated that.

Malcolm

Doc Marten24/10/2020 20:00:27
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Posted by Malcolm Fisher on 24/10/2020 19:27:56:

Clocks changing back to GMT - the "proper" time. Our kitchen clock is kept permanently to GMT with a suitable notification on its front. Personally I would like to abandon BST and stick to GMT. I'm also opposed to the suggestion that we should change to come into line with EU time as was once proposed. I am old enough to remember having to suffer what was double summer time and, even as a child, hated that.

Malcolm

The EU have voted to end 'daylight saving time' at the end of this year and allow member states to decide for themselves whether to carry on moving back and forth.

cymaz24/10/2020 20:16:18
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I agree, it’s GMT not UTC.

Ray Wood 424/10/2020 22:09:41
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Please can I have the day changed to 30 hours so I can have more building time ?

Regards Ray

cymaz24/10/2020 22:26:45
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Posted by Ray Wood 4 on 24/10/2020 22:09:41:

Please can I have the day changed to 30 hours so I can have more building time ?

Regards Ray

Of course, except each hour would be 48 mins long!

cymaz24/10/2020 22:26:47
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blush oops

Edited By cymaz on 24/10/2020 22:27:26

Devcon125/10/2020 08:13:51
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How about misuse of disabled parking bays at supermarkets.

They seem to be , in my experience, big new expensive cars, young boy racers and vans.

I guess they are not enforceable but purely there on trust so if you have no social shame then.

I wonder what would make these ignorants respect the rules.

Edited By Devcon1 on 25/10/2020 08:14:42

Peter Miller25/10/2020 08:20:05
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Posted by Devcon1 on 25/10/2020 08:13:51:

How about misuse of disabled parking bays at supermarkets.

They seem to be , in my experience, big new expensive cars, young boy racers and vans.

I guess they are not enforceable but purely there on trust so if you have no social shame then.

I wonder what would make these ignorants respect the rules.

Edited By Devcon1 on 25/10/2020 08:14:42

Some time ago I saw some videos of peoples cars being wrapped up in cling film when they parked in the wrong place or overlapping to parking bays.

THat could be fun!!

Bruce Collinson25/10/2020 10:35:29
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Clamping is quicker.

Or, risk what my late father did years ago when someone parked in the space he rented in a multi storey and which was very well marked as private parking; parked tight on its rear bumper and told the attendant what he’d done, leaving his phone number.

Shows how old this anecdote is, room for 2 cars in tandem and an attendant.

An hour later the phone rang and he sauntered off to address the miscreant. A freshly widowed lady had parked up to register her late husband’s death and was in pieces.

There’s a moral somewhere. But none of us spotted it.

 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 25/10/2020 12:43:17

Peter Miller26/10/2020 18:35:46
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Tonight I had another of my favourite bellyache or moans.

Why, oH WHY in a documentary after each set of commercials do they have to give a repeat of what happened just before the commercial break.

It does seem to be mainly American documentaries. Possibly their viewers are not expected have a suffcient memory span to last 4 minutes.

Peter Christy26/10/2020 18:49:16
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Posted by Peter Miller on 26/10/2020 18:35:46:

Tonight I had another of my favourite bellyache or moans.

Why, oH WHY in a documentary after each set of commercials do they have to give a repeat of what happened just before the commercial break.

It does seem to be mainly American documentaries. Possibly their viewers are not expected have a suffcient memory span to last 4 minutes.

I would agree were it not for the fact that the commercial breaks on "minority" channels seem to last longer than the programme segments....!

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Pete

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