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On 02/04/2019 at 21:58, MikeO said:

Knob has pulled out of the deal, and I'm off to Scotland on Friday so no time to get another ad/sale sorted until I get back in three weeks. Pissed off but it's worth more than £7k so might work out for the best in the end, still annoyed by the smug email I got:mad:.

Er, so the £7000 is no longer in my pocket:unsure:

Oh, missed that.  Sorry to hear it.  I can sympathise, had it happen to me once.  Guy phoned me, asked me would I not sell it until he could see it. 'I want it ' he said.  He never turned up., never heard from him again.

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35 minutes ago, MikeO said:

On the verge of losing another friend to cancer, admitted to a hospice with the tumour slowly closing off the wind pipe; steroids temporarily putting off the inevitable horrific traumatic end. 

Nobody would put a dog through that agony, they'd be gently put to sleep. I see no argument whatsoever (religious zealotry aside) against euthanasia; why extend someone's life for a few days/weeks so they can suffer for a while and then die in agony? Completely insane.

Sorry to hear that, Mike. 100% with you on euthanasia 

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2 hours ago, MikeO said:

On the verge of losing another friend to cancer, admitted to a hospice with the tumour slowly closing off the wind pipe; steroids temporarily putting off the inevitable horrific traumatic end. 

Nobody would put a dog through that agony, they'd be gently put to sleep. I see no argument whatsoever (religious zealotry aside) against euthanasia; why extend someone's life for a few days/weeks so they can suffer for a while and then die in agony? Completely insane.

Spot on. The sooner assisted dying is legalised the better. 

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7 hours ago, MikeO said:

On the verge of losing another friend to cancer, admitted to a hospice with the tumour slowly closing off the wind pipe; steroids temporarily putting off the inevitable horrific traumatic end. 

Nobody would put a dog through that agony, they'd be gently put to sleep. I see no argument whatsoever (religious zealotry aside) against euthanasia; why extend someone's life for a few days/weeks so they can suffer for a while and then die in agony? Completely insane.

I know how you feel Mike    :cryingsmiley: you take care buddy and try to ensure your friend has a happy ending as best you can-

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11 minutes ago, MikeO said:

It is the right word Matt, alternatives were far worse.

 Never a word that springs to mind in these situations. Grateful or relief, but that’s not important now. 

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13 hours ago, MikeO said:

Died a few hours back, peacefully I'm told so happy for that. 

bless him  I will happily say a prayer for him Mike 

🙏

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One of my girls 30th yesterday so we went over to her place to take her out for lunch, her other half (smashing lad) had taken the day off work which we weren't expecting and he didn't fancy the Lebanese restaurant we were going to so it was decided wife and daughter would go for the meal while me and him went to a pub. They're trying to save enough money for a holiday with their kids next year so we decided to give her cash for that rather than a prezzie so we gave her £300 which she then gave straight back to us because she said she'd just fritter it away so could we look after it for her, no problem. Gave wife £60 from it to cover their lunch and had a great time in the pub while we waited for them to join us when they'd done, was driving so only had the one pint. Home several hours later I went to get the envelope with £240 in it out of my bag and it wasn't there, searched everywhere, phoned the pub. Gone. Only thing I can think of is it dropped out of my bag (I dropped it to be accurate, it didn't leap out by itself) when I pulled out the car keys for wife while I went to pay, underground car park so dark.

Expensive 'king lunch😠, but nobody to blame but myself; just glad the I took the £60 out for the women so it was "just" £240 rather than the full £300. Someone got lucky.

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6 hours ago, MikeO said:

One of my girls 30th yesterday so we went over to her place to take her out for lunch, her other half (smashing lad) had taken the day off work which we weren't expecting and he didn't fancy the Lebanese restaurant we were going to so it was decided wife and daughter would go for the meal while me and him went to a pub. They're trying to save enough money for a holiday with their kids next year so we decided to give her cash for that rather than a prezzie so we gave her £300 which she then gave straight back to us because she said she'd just fritter it away so could we look after it for her, no problem. Gave wife £60 from it to cover their lunch and had a great time in the pub while we waited for them to join us when they'd done, was driving so only had the one pint. Home several hours later I went to get the envelope with £240 in it out of my bag and it wasn't there, searched everywhere, phoned the pub. Gone. Only thing I can think of is it dropped out of my bag (I dropped it to be accurate, it didn't leap out by itself) when I pulled out the car keys for wife while I went to pay, underground car park so dark.

Expensive 'king lunch😠, but nobody to blame but myself; just glad the I took the £60 out for the women so it was "just" £240 rather than the full £300. Someone got lucky.

You never know mate, someone might’ve handed it in

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11 hours ago, MikeO said:

One of my girls 30th yesterday so we went over to her place to take her out for lunch, her other half (smashing lad) had taken the day off work which we weren't expecting and he didn't fancy the Lebanese restaurant we were going to so it was decided wife and daughter would go for the meal while me and him went to a pub. They're trying to save enough money for a holiday with their kids next year so we decided to give her cash for that rather than a prezzie so we gave her £300 which she then gave straight back to us because she said she'd just fritter it away so could we look after it for her, no problem. Gave wife £60 from it to cover their lunch and had a great time in the pub while we waited for them to join us when they'd done, was driving so only had the one pint. Home several hours later I went to get the envelope with £240 in it out of my bag and it wasn't there, searched everywhere, phoned the pub. Gone. Only thing I can think of is it dropped out of my bag (I dropped it to be accurate, it didn't leap out by itself) when I pulled out the car keys for wife while I went to pay, underground car park so dark.

Expensive 'king lunch😠, but nobody to blame but myself; just glad the I took the £60 out for the women so it was "just" £240 rather than the full £300. Someone got lucky.

Really sorry about that Mike.  As Matt says, outside chance that someone handed it in somewhere.  Check with local police etc.,

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6 hours ago, Matt said:

You never know mate, someone might’ve handed it in

 

1 hour ago, johnh said:

Really sorry about that Mike.  As Matt says, outside chance that someone handed it in somewhere.  Check with local police etc.,

Yeah I've been trying to get through to parking services at the council but they don't seem to ever pick up the phone; guess police is the last chance, I'll give it a go.

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1 hour ago, markjazzbassist said:

Car broke down.  2007 Jeep Liberty, old and well used 160k miles.  Hoping for an easy and cheap fix once I hear back from the shop.  Had to get it towed.  What a bear.

nope engine is locked up.  it's dead.  time to find a new car.  FFS

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12 minutes ago, markjazzbassist said:

nope engine is locked up.  it's dead.  time to find a new car.  FFS

That's crap.

Last time that happened to me was a few years back about a week before I was due to drive up to Gatwick for a holiday. In desperation went to my local mechanics and asked it they could find me anything that would get us to the airport and back and that same day they got me a knackered Peugeot 406 with a dodgy new MOT for £400:). Not only did it get us to the airport and back it ran for another year (finding reverse was a complete lottery mind) before a predictable dramatic MOT failure, I stuck it on eBay and was totally honest about what a wreck it was but for some strange reason it bid up to.....exactly £400:lol:.

I hope you have a bigger budget than I had Mark, good luck.

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51 minutes ago, MikeO said:

That's crap.

Last time that happened to me was a few years back about a week before I was due to drive up to Gatwick for a holiday. In desperation went to my local mechanics and asked it they could find me anything that would get us to the airport and back and that same day they got me a knackered Peugeot 406 with a dodgy new MOT for £400:). Not only did it get us to the airport and back it ran for another year (finding reverse was a complete lottery mind) before a predictable dramatic MOT failure, I stuck it on eBay and was totally honest about what a wreck it was but for some strange reason it bid up to.....exactly £400:lol:.

I hope you have a bigger budget than I had Mark, good luck.

not much, maybe after a month of taking the train (1.5 hour ride to work) i could save 3k, or i could just get a newer vehicle now on a car payment, but i don't want the payment or the debt.  argh.

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17 minutes ago, markjazzbassist said:

not much, maybe after a month of taking the train (1.5 hour ride to work) i could save 3k, or i could just get a newer vehicle now on a car payment, but i don't want the payment or the debt.  argh.

Don't know about over there, but here, as long as you've got a decent credit history, getting a bank loan is normally a much lower interest rate than taking a dealer's finance plan.

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5 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Don't know about over there, but here, as long as you've got a decent credit history, getting a bank loan is normally a much lower interest rate than taking a dealer's finance plan.

good point, something worth looking into.

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I hate being shafted by the law,  I have been totally honest with the DVLA  and now I have had my driving licence withdrawn until I can arrange a 'kin' medical with my doctor  so I have a new car  I can not drive and a doctor who is about ten miles away with no way of getting there  even if I make an appointment ….  ARRGH!:crying:

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27 minutes ago, rubecula said:

I hate being shafted by the law,  I have been totally honest with the DVLA  and now I have had my driving licence withdrawn until I can arrange a 'kin' medical with my doctor  so I have a new car  I can not drive and a doctor who is about ten miles away with no way of getting there  even if I make an appointment ….  ARRGH!:crying:

I thought you could barely see?

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3 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

I thought you could barely see?

:lol:  true  but with my specs on I can see things a lot better Romey ,,

but yes my eyesight is not as good as it used to be.  however this goes back a couple of years,  and I have always been totally honest with them  it makes a mockery of being honest imo.  if I was a crook or criminal of some kind I would not say anything and I could still drive many cars as well as my own and I could drive to the doctors at any time.

 

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5 minutes ago, rubecula said:

:lol:  true  but with my specs on I can see things a lot better Romey ,,

but yes my eyesight is not as good as it used to be.  however this goes back a couple of years,  and I have always been totally honest with them  it makes a mockery of being honest imo.  if I was a crook or criminal of some kind I would not say anything and I could still drive many cars as well as my own and I could drive to the doctors at any time.

 

Then you haven't been shafted at all. You should need a medical so they know you're safe to be behind the wheel.

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6 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

Then you haven't been shafted at all. You should need a medical so they know you're safe to be behind the wheel.

how many shuld I have to keep my licence?  this is not the first time and every time I am told they just want to let me keep the licence  … yet every time I get a positive result they send me for another  this time they took the licence away first !  All I want is to have a licence to get me to the medical again  surely that is not too much to ask ?

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10 minutes ago, rubecula said:

how many shuld I have to keep my licence?  this is not the first time and every time I am told they just want to let me keep the licence  … yet every time I get a positive result they send me for another  this time they took the licence away first !  All I want is to have a licence to get me to the medical again  surely that is not too much to ask ?

You should have to have them regularly because I imagine it's something that will continue to get worse as time passes.

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13 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

You should have to have them regularly because I imagine it's something that will continue to get worse as time passes.

Sounds to me like he is, so he’s being responsible, but this time he can’t because they’ve taken his ability to get there away. Seems very counter intuitive in my opinion. 

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13 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

You should have to have them regularly because I imagine it's something that will continue to get worse as time passes.

I  do mate  I really do.  it is damned frustrating though to not be believed when the fact is clear.  (and I need the car)

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L am so pissed off just now.    mu  missus had a cracking  son in law untul he passed away  suddenly earlier this year, and now the young grandson jas been  hity in a rta.  he is in alder hey with  morphine drip, bidted ribs and arm  and pierced lings he is onlu  10 years old  .  am in bits here just now/  I may be away  again for a while...  sorry

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Bought an external disk drive off Amazon which arrived today...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07F8N69ZB/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ad says "ideal for various devices,Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8.1/10, Linux, all version Mac OS system Laptop, Notebook, PC, Desktop Computer."

So I plug it in and it fails to work completely, and breaks my Windows Media Player to boot. Read the microscopic small print in the instructions which say it's compatible with every 'king OS in the Universe apart from Windows 10. Bastards. WMP an easy delete/reinstall obviously but:shakingfist:all the same.

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On 06/10/2019 at 16:47, MikeO said:

Bought an external disk drive off Amazon which arrived today...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07F8N69ZB/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ad says "ideal for various devices,Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8.1/10, Linux, all version Mac OS system Laptop, Notebook, PC, Desktop Computer."

So I plug it in and it fails to work completely, and breaks my Windows Media Player to boot. Read the microscopic small print in the instructions which say it's compatible with every 'king OS in the Universe apart from Windows 10. Bastards. WMP an easy delete/reinstall obviously but:shakingfist:all the same.

get you money back  ,ate  you know you can  (AND possibly a bit of compo  too)

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Greta Thunberg.

The poster girl of climate catastrophe and the daughter of a Swedish opera singer and tv star. From a dynasty of Swedish celebrities has been thrust into the spotlight by total happenstance, honestly.

But how will she get home from USA without her yacht. I assume she is hoping it will all blow over with Brexit and such so that she can catch a jet and slurp a few Starbucks or whatever.

Do as I say and not as I do. I'm 16 and autistic, so immune from ALL criticism.

Al Gore touched me.

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Made some major changes in our garden this year (became too labour intensive and neither of us are fit enough to keep on top of it) so we pretty much stripped it bare and started from scratch, it actually looks really good now; patio area then some fencing to give two distinct areas the far side of which we turfed (I say we, daughter's partner did it, all of it to be honest; he's a landscape gardener/tree surgeon in the summer). Grass has taken really well and we bought a new mower about a month ago and were advised (by daughter's partner) to give it one "high" cut before the winter. Problem was that the British weather took charge and it's been too wet to cut. Finally we've had a couple of days and a night of dry/sun so put the (Bosch electric) mower together earlier.....and it didn't work. So took it back to B&Q and they got it to work intermittently, dodgy connection somewhere obviously, and tried to tell me it was working so I said very politely that it plainly wasn't so could I have a new one please and could they demonstrate that it worked every time rather than when it felt like it before I left the store.  They only had the display model left, no problem for me because it meant I didn't have to build it again so I took that. Driving home down the motorway you'll never guess what happened, well you will if you're a Brit; started pissing down again.....so we're back where we started.:rolleyes:

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Playing football...

The previous two weeks we have won both or our 5-a-side games against decent sides and I even played quite well and scored a couple which is virtually unheard of for me.

This week I go out, can barely kick the ball, any tackle I do make goes straight to another opposition player, score an OG and get trounced. It felt like I had never played the game before.

If I had a cat I would kick it. Probably why I dont have a cat.

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12 minutes ago, Bailey said:

Playing football...

The previous two weeks we have won both or our 5-a-side games against decent sides and I even played quite well and scored a couple which is virtually unheard of for me.

This week I go out, can barely kick the ball, any tackle I do make goes straight to another opposition player, score an OG and get trounced. It felt like I had never played the game before.

If I had a cat I would kick it. Probably why I dont have a cat.

😂

My "glory years" were at primary school and local under 12 level when we won a couple of things, high point being scoring all four in a 4-1 win. Then I went to "big" school and went from being a decent fish in a small pond to a crap one in a big pond so never got a sniff of a game; local team jumped to under 14 and I got kicked to pieces on the occasional games I got from the bench. Gave it up and moved on to other sports until I tried out in my twenties for a newly formed team, half way through the first training session I was on my knees vomiting in a corner....and thus ended my football career.

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22 minutes ago, MikeO said:

😂

My "glory years" were at primary school and local under 12 level when we won a couple of things, high point being scoring all four in a 4-1 win. Then I went to "big" school and went from being a decent fish in a small pond to a crap one in a big pond so never got a sniff of a game; local team jumped to under 14 and I got kicked to pieces on the occasional games I got from the bench. Gave it up and moved on to other sports until I tried out in my twenties for a newly formed team, half way through the first training session I was on my knees vomiting in a corner....and thus ended my football career.

😂

I spent my younger years as a keeper so I was never particularly good out on pitch but generally speaking 5 a side suits me because I don't have to run that far and from my squash days I'm not bad at running short sharp distances. As I am happy to sit back it also means a few teams are happy to have me because they can go and do all the fancy work while I can try and win the ball back quickly and give it back to them before taking another breather 😂

 

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19 hours ago, Bailey said:

😂

I spent my younger years as a keeper so I was never particularly good out on pitch but generally speaking 5 a side suits me because I don't have to run that far and from my squash days I'm not bad at running short sharp distances. As I am happy to sit back it also means a few teams are happy to have me because they can go and do all the fancy work while I can try and win the ball back quickly and give it back to them before taking another breather 😂

 

You fat b*****d 😉

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I AM NORMALLY A VERY PRIVATE PERSON BUT THE POLLING HALL IS  A LONG WAY  SO EITGER I VOTE  BY POST OR NOT AT ALL  AND I DO NOT THINK THIS IS RIGHT OR FAIR

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10 minutes ago, rubecula said:

I AM NORMALLY A VERY PRIVATE PERSON BUT THE POLLING HALL IS  A LONG WAY  SO EITGER I VOTE  BY POST OR NOT AT ALL  AND I DO NOT THINK THIS IS RIGHT OR FAIR

It's not right mate and you're already too late to apply for a postal vote I'm afraid. Hopefully you've already started the process.

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NOPE  THET  WULL  KNOW  HOW I VOTED  IF  I DO THAT.  I  HAVE  OTHER PLANS  IN STORE.   moahahahahhahahah INSANE LAUGHTER INTERRUPTED  BY A FIT OF  COUGHING 

 

I intend to ask my  cockney mate for a lift to be honest Mike.  I call hinm a cockney  xos he is a goner and speaks like one  he is in fact from  Sligo in Ireland  

 

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2 hours ago, Palfy said:

Politicians that never answer the question they were asked, but instead just talk about what makes them look good, man does that whined me up. 

Basically  the response you gave is  Politicians Then?   Good  I like your thinking  Palfy me old mucker

 

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9 hours ago, rubecula said:

I AM NORMALLY A VERY PRIVATE PERSON BUT THE POLLING HALL IS  A LONG WAY  SO EITGER I VOTE  BY POST OR NOT AT ALL  AND I DO NOT THINK THIS IS RIGHT OR FAIR

At least you weren’t refused again :P 

good to see you’re continuing to ramble on mate 

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15 hours ago, rubecula said:

Basically  the response you gave is  Politicians Then?   Good  I like your thinking  Palfy me old mucker

 

Hiya Rubes me old china hope you’re well, sounds like you’ve got Liam Brady driving you to the polling station😂

Thats one more vote for Labour or the LibDems 😜

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On 28/11/2019 at 07:07, Matt said:

At least you weren’t refused again :P 

good to see you’re continuing to ramble on mate 

Thanks  Matty  me old mate  It is good to  be able to pop in  now and again.

On 28/11/2019 at 17:07, Palfy said:

Hiya Rubes me old china hope you’re well, sounds like you’ve got Liam Brady driving you to the polling station😂

Thats one more vote for Labour or the LibDems 😜

Thanks Pa;fy  appreciated  ,ate

 

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I probably say this every year but Christmas perfume TV ads, does anyone actually buy on the basis of these? Plainly they do otherwise companies wouldn't be spending big bucks on them; people are so dumb.

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2 hours ago, MikeO said:

I probably say this every year but Christmas perfume TV ads, does anyone actually buy on the basis of these? Plainly they do otherwise companies wouldn't be spending big bucks on them; people are so dumb.

Yeah but they smell nice 👍 

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Phillip Schofield presenting a programme called, "How To Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip" while at the same time he advertises the "we buy any car" rip off merchants (he says having more time to spend with your cat is a good reason to sell your car for 50% of what it's worth). Actually makes perfect sense; you lose so much money on the car deal following his "advice" (script) you have fuck all to spend at Christmas. Total knob.

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