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Thread: Pet Hates........or FFS

  1. #3241
    Join Date: May 2009

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    As always, the mighty Half Man Half Biscuit have a song about this very situation:

    So Im walking down the road
    And heading towards me
    Is somebody I know
    But not like a brother
    Hes seen me, and we both realise
    That were going to have to put into operation
    The tricky manoeuvre that is
    Acknowledgement without breaking stride
    So I keep my eyes fixed firmly on the ground
    Til I get within ten or so feet away
    With a nod of the head
    And a timely hello
    I can carry on walking
    Dont wanna get talking
    Rule number one carry on walking
    And anyway I dont know his name
    And if I were to guess
    Id guess it all wrong
    And Id be there for a long time

    Hows it going, wherere you living
    Do you still see much of Steve?
    Are you married, are you working
    Do you still drink in The Swan?

  2. #3242
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    Yes its good that. I like Half Man Half Biscuit.

    There are a few techniques not to break stride. The half acknowledgement without making real eye contact, the swinging wrist forward point as if casually pointing to what youve got to do in that direction.

    This can be accompanied by the funny tight lipped smile and raised eyebrows while turning and nodding your head rapidy a few times. Saying alright so quickly that it just somes out as a one syllable noise.

    Ive got a not so funny example of a guy that nearly left me in Blackpool once to make my own way home. This is because he couldnt handle his drink and he lost his wallet so he starts taking out his drunken frustrations on me.

    So we see each other in town and we both instantly recognise each other. We both know what happened then but we just pretend as if we dont remember, never met and weve moved on. We dont say anything to each other but its an awful moment because you can feel the tension in the air.

  3. #3243
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    Try nutting him next time. He might remember you then
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Try nutting him next time. He might remember you then



    I was thinking of saying something similar. Can't hurt to clear the air!

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Try nutting him next time. He might remember you then
    No one would raise an eyebrow. It's how people in Blackpool say hello.

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    Digital cameras. I have half a dozen and each time I need one the batteries are flat. They're all the same, every digital camera I've owned depletes batteries quickly. Surely there's a better way?

  7. #3247
    Join Date: Oct 2012

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    With Li-ion batteries there is a finite self discharge. If you keep them in the fridge this is reduced massively.

    I suggest a small sealed tub to keep them in.

    Another thing to keep in the fridge is super glue. I have some that is years old and still usable.

  8. #3248
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    Might try that Alan. Seems I'm forever charging batteries.

  9. #3249
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    Give them a rub on your jumper.
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    I've been watching some daytime TV this week, mostly shite. One program 'ill gotten gains' shows how profits from crime are recovered and put to good use. First story gets so far and the presenter says"we'll show you later what happened" next story starts,half way through "we'll come back to this with the result of the investigation" next story starts!!! And then they return to the other story's bit by bit just tell one tale at a time for FS!!!
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