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Post 15441

Pastey

When I take over the country I'll be scrapping all Bank Holidays smiley - winkeye

I'll also be scrapping weekends and the 9 to 5 smiley - laugh


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Post 15442

Sho - with added slapping hand

who has that these days anyway?


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Post 15443

Pastey

Far too many people.


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Post 15444

KB

Sod that. Work's fetishised too much these days. Many people spend their lives doing jobs that are, frankly, pointless, just because it is "work" therefore it should be done.


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Post 15445

Frankenstein

History is written by the sore losers.


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Post 15446

Frankenstein

The magic is sucked out of everything from kitchen sounds, to company, to beauty in its many few (distinct..) manifestations on the first day, week or year of discovery or consciousness. Sex is no longer fun as the torture of outer imperceptible indefensible (syn?) existence ceases to ultimately discontinue (end). Food anull as it decays with each day in utils(amt of enjoy). TV, still static from our youth, infected with the dictates of some rotten distorted mental perversion, a temporal invasion of the still living salesman, technician, engineer, and minimum wage populace. Politics. Discolored (self-corrupted, infected, contaminated) social public with pompous (self-important, vain, stuck up) ([sometimes] *embedded) emanation. Perpetual history embedded in the structure of civilization and nature. Puerility (brainlessness, fatuity..) blasting in every shape and form before initial conception. Similarity constructs masquerading as real, credible fact, mathematic, universal, external, or other.


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Post 15447

Pastey

PH: People forgetting to take their medication smiley - winkeye


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Post 15448

Rod

Yeah, that or multilingual translators who sometimes forget smiley - run


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Post 15449

Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

packaging with no clear easy way of opening it,
particularly food packaging
thus forcing me... yes forcing me to eat winegums for lunch...
mmm bovine gelatine...


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Post 15450

hammondorgan

Clearing dead flies and moths out of the bottom of our reading lamp. I can't even work out how they get in there! Horrible end too, getting slowly grilled, and they're not even edible!


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Post 15451

Bluebottle

Unopenable packaging is worse at Christmas - toy designers want children to see the toys and be unable to play with them, thus creating breakdowns and tantrums, thus resulting in the children going all sulky, stroppy and whiny for the rest of the day or throwing the toy stuck in its packaging out the window, necessitating the need to buy more toys...

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Post 15452

Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

I thought some of the toy manufacturers had gotten better resently with access flaps to get to the string tying the toy to the box rather then the infuriating wire and plastic things that had to be cut off


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Post 15453

Sho - with added slapping hand

PH for me: football clubs that have the name of the club above the number on the back of their shirts, and the player's name underneath.
I know which team you are, you numpties, but if the name is at the bottom I can't see who s/he is. smiley - grr


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Post 15454

hammondorgan

My nearest and dearest having a go at me when she condescends to let me go shopping on my own, I always buy the wrong stuff according to her, and anyway I like pickled eggs!


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Post 15455

Bluebottle

Seems perfectly reasonable that if when she goes shopping she buys the things that she likes, when you go shopping, you get to buy things you like. After all, when else are you going to get to have pickled eggs? Why does she want you to have a pickled eggs deprived existence?

What came first? Roast chicken or pickled eggs?

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Post 15456

hammondorgan

You know Paul Simon's song Mother and Child Reunion? I read that he wrote it when he was given a meal consisting of chicken and eggs, so something clicked in Paul's brain and he came up with the song, I doubt if the eggs were pickled though.


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Post 15457

Baron Grim

Maybe he was.


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Post 15458

Sho - with added slapping hand

my guess - from my own experience and that of some of my friends - is that when Mrs Hammondorgan goes shopping she buys stuff for the household instead of just what she wants?

From a list most likely....


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Post 15459

ITIWBS

smiley - evilgrinA list?smiley - shrugsmiley - biggrin

I do much of my pickling at home anyway, eggs and olives included.

Saves a few nickles and dimes and pickling eggs is an overnight process anyway, something to do with that jar of leftover pickle juice, top up with a little vinegar after adding boiled eggs, unless the pickle juice has been allocated to cole slaw sauce or something like that.

Olives take six weeks with the salt process I usually use.


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Post 15460

Bluebottle

I suppose the question is, what exactly was said before the shopping trip? If she said, 'Please, dear, I urgently need you to buy some toilet roll' and you came back with pickled eggs, I'd probably lean towards her side in that you may well have bought the wrong thing...

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