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Changing a tyre and other snippets.
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OP | Post 46 made on Tuesday June 17, 2008 at 08:37
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The mind boggles . . .

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Now it's your turn . . .

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Is this really a surprise? How often have you seen a sports event, talked to someone who's seen the same thing, but can't agree on what actually happened?

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Any more . . .

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Please, no jokes about three feet equalling a yard . . .

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Quick, get on the band wagon . . .

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PS It starts at 18:00 over here.

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OP | Post 47 made on Saturday June 28, 2008 at 05:06
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An SOP for a pair of steps . . .

1). Open up.

2). Lock into position.

3). Place on even, level, non-slip surface.


Simple, isn't it?

[Link: news.bbc.co.uk]

Obviously not someone engendered with enough intelligence to use a Jet-Rack.

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Being only too aware of how vulnerable I am on a bike, I would consider my riding style to be somewhat defensive, and with that in mind I believe my compliance with the highway code to be quite high; circa 95% or even higher. That said though, when traffic is lighter (late evening - 23:00), I'm not adverse to taking the odd liberty.

For example, I'm not about to wait at a red light when there's absolutely no other traffic around. And whilst being generally critical of those who ride on pavements, there is a 5 - 10 yard stretch I now find myself using on a fairly regular basis, primarily because the lights are now set in such a way they will no longer change for a cyclist. Again though, I'll not use it if there is potential for injury.

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On a day when we have republicans (of the UK variety) whinging about the cost of the Royal Family . . .

[Link: news.bbc.co.uk]

. . . our incompetent buffoon of a Prime Minister, (at a cost of a mere 2,500 royal families) has come up with this crack pot scheme . . .

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And that's not all . . .

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On a lighter note, how about a game of football . . .

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And finally, to coincide with the release of the latest X-Files movie . . .

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OP | Post 48 made on Saturday July 5, 2008 at 03:54
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What next, alligators in the sewers . . .

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Freedom of expression or more PC style idiocy . . .

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And talking of education . . .

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Here kitty, kitty . . .

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Can you just imagine it, a sky full of C5's . . .

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Post 49 made on Monday July 7, 2008 at 01:46
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On July 5, 2008 at 03:54, djy said...
What next, alligators in the sewers . . .

[Link: guardian.co.uk]

Enough to give you a major shock if nothing else! And as for "alligators in sewers" will you settle for Crocodiles instead?

[Link: abc.net.au]
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
OP | Post 50 made on Thursday July 10, 2008 at 17:16
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Hereford United have been giving their new striker a trial . . .






PS
The kit was actually donated by Westfields FC a couple of years ago.
OP | Post 51 made on Saturday July 26, 2008 at 22:36
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Speaks for itself . . .

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And talking of crocodiles . . .

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Post 52 made on Sunday July 27, 2008 at 22:30
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On July 26, 2008 at 22:36, djy said...
Speaks for itself . . .

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I like one of the comments. "It never occurs to us that there is such a thing as an American accent."

Ah well, I suppose there has to be someone who would say that...I guess they only watch local TV and listen to local radio. There are enough accents within the States, never mind out of it!
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
OP | Post 53 made on Tuesday July 29, 2008 at 17:02
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Practice makes perfect . . .

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OP | Post 54 made on Monday August 18, 2008 at 17:41
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Breaking news:

The Banana Splits are making a comeback . . .

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A new outlet for the shipping container . . .

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Post 55 made on Monday August 18, 2008 at 23:16
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On August 18, 2008 at 17:41, djy said...
A new outlet for the shipping container . . .

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What next? Portable holidays? Just hire the container room and have it shipped around the world :-)
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
OP | Post 56 made on Saturday October 10, 2009 at 05:43
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After almost 7 years, MrK's Ultimate Remote takes a tiny step nearer . . .

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Having recently carried out a speed test, and as expected found the result to be less than inspiring, I can't say I'm entirely enamoured with this . . .

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I'm already paying the same as someone lucky enough to get an 8Meg connection. Now they want to charge me more to get a measly 2Meg.

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My goodness. Are the BBC finally accepting that things aren't quite so clear cut after all ? ? ?

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OP | Post 57 made on Monday January 18, 2010 at 15:04
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Just had this in an email from the father-in-law . . .


IDIOT SIGHTING #1
My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a 5 note. Our total was 4.20, so I also handed her a 20 pence piece. She said, 'You gave me too much money.'
I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me 1 back.'
She sighed and went to get the Manager who asked me to repeat my request.
I did so, and he handed me back the 20 pence and said 'We're sorry but we do not do that kind of thing.'
The clerk then proceeded to give me back 80 pence in change..
Do not confuse the clerks at MacDonald's.

IDIOT SIGHTING #2
We had to have the garage door repaired. The GARADOR repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a moment, and said that we had the largest one GARADOR made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.
He shook his head and said, 'Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.'
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, 'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two..'
We haven't used Garador repair since. Happened in Moor Park, near Watford.

IDIOT SIGHTING #3
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbour call the
Highways Department to request the removal of the 'DEER CROSSING' sign
On our road.
The reason: 'Too many deer are being hit by cars on this stretch of road! I don't
Think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'
Story from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

IDIOT SIGHTING #4
My daughter went to a local Kentucky Fried Chicken and ordered a Taco. She
Asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.'
He said he was sorry, but they only had Iceberg Lettuce.
From South Oxhey, Hertfordshire.

IDIOT SIGHTING #5
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport
employee asked, 'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your
Knowledge?' To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I
know?' He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'
Happened at Luton Airport

IDIOT SIGHTING #6
The traffic light on the corner buzzes when it's on red and safe to cross the
road. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged friend of mine.
She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for.
I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, 'What on earth are blind people doing driving?!'
She is a Local County Council employee in Harrow, Middlesex.

IDIOT SIGHTING #7
When my husband and I arrived at our local Ford dealer to pick up our
Car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the
Service Department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the
Driver's door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door
Handle and discovered that it was unlocked. 'Hey,' I announced to the Fitter/Mechanic, 'its open!'
His reply: 'I know. I already did that side.'
This was at the Ford dealership in St Albans, Hertfordshire.



But being in something of a reminiscing mood (see elsewhere for details) I actually have one of my own . . .


A number of years ago the wife and I, after doing a little shopping, decided to get a bus home. I went on first, carrying the shopping, with the wife following behind to pay for the tickets.
"Can't accept that," says the driver, "too much change."
Okay there were a number of 1 and 2p coins, but it was either that or a 10 note.
"I'll take the note," says the driver, who then turns around to discover he hasn't enough change. However, rather than eat a little humble pie, he takes the note, gets out of the cab and goes to a colleague to change it; he then returns and hands the change to the wife. The irony of this little tale though is that if the wife and I had bought separate tickets there would have been no problem.
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