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Post 13301

Pink Paisley

My PH last Thursday was my bin men. And the Thursday before, and before, and before........ And probably next week too. I must write a grumbly letter to the council, but as soon as I do, I will be admitting that I'm middle aged. Writing to the council is a thing that we middle aged people do.

Damn not WE middle aged people. Just middle aged people.

I go to work on bin day leaving my bin at the end of my drive, at the side so I can pull out without knocking it over. There's bags of room. It really isn't a problem.

When I come home, with increasing frequency, I find the bin left in the middle of the footpath outside my house and placed right in the middle of my drive so I have to move it before I can get in.

Just 3 more steps. That is all it would take 3 STEPS!

Do bin men do this to eachother, or is there a secret mark that they place on their own bins so they know which ones to put back properly? If there is can someone tell me what it is please.

PP.


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Post 13302

Pink Paisley

My PH today is people thinking that I'm middle aged.

PP.


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Post 13303

KB

Empty bins can move several feet without falling over, in even a moderate wind, if you've got the plastic wheelie type. Mine regularly do, and that's on the driveway which is pretty sheltered. So maybe it isn't the binmen's fault.


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Post 13304

Lusus - a national treasure

If you let the bin men *think* you're middle aged PP, perhaps they will put your bin back properly out of sympathy for your advanced years. smiley - run


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Post 13305

deb - 31.5 down, 43 to go...so slow, so slow

We have a woman on our street who practically follows the binmen down the road putting everyone's bins back up by their houses. I now realise how luck I am.

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 13306

Lusus - a national treasure

My Petty Hate for today is that there has been no petty hates for around a month. Thats just slack. smiley - hamster


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Post 13307

quotes

PH-not knowing which queue you need to join, and either having to jump to the front to ask, or risk queueing for the wrong thing.


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Post 13308

Sho / Flo - what's the difference?

my company, mean well bless their hearts, have arranged a training day for me. In Korea. For one day - which in fact starts at 10am and ends at 3pm. And requires two full days travel time there and back.
smiley - grr

i need perfume, however, so I'm going smiley - boing


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Post 13309

Wand'rin star

About the time of the fall of communism in Poland is was customary to go queueing in pairs; one would join the end while the other would go to the front to find out what the queue was for. If the team had the luxury of a third member, s/he would walk from the front of the queue back to where it was calculated to end , eg if there were six dozen eggs left, anybody after number eight was an incurable optimist.smiley - starsmiley - star


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Post 13310

Pink Paisley

That little bit of dried milk that falls into your tea from the rim of the plastic container when you pour some into your mug / cup.

PP.


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Post 13311

Mr. X---> "I really, really want Met to watch Pirates 3, but I'm totally not trying to pressure her in any way. Totally."

I don't understand why those fake lottery emails can't at least SOUND like they're written in english.

smiley - simpost

smiley - pirate


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Post 13312

Mr. X---> "I really, really want Met to watch Pirates 3, but I'm totally not trying to pressure her in any way. Totally."

That little sliver of the windshield just above the rearview mirror that you can't block the sun from shining through.

smiley - pirate


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Post 13313

AceTrainerJosh

When someone doesn't notice something you think should be obvious.


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Post 13314

Mr. X---> "I really, really want Met to watch Pirates 3, but I'm totally not trying to pressure her in any way. Totally."

Oh, that happens to me SO MUCH...

Here, have some flowers: smiley - cheerup

smiley - pirate


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Post 13315

Pastey

Running low on milk and having to try and decide whether you've got enough for the day, or enough if you limit your tea intake, or whether to get your lazy arse out of the house and go fetch some.


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Post 13316

AceTrainerJosh

Also: When someone gets annoyed at you for not noticing something they think should be obvious.


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Post 13317

Cheerful Dragon

Wanting to look something up online and forgetting what it was. It's understandable if some time has elapsed since the intention was formed, but annoying if it happens in the time it takes for the search engine to open.smiley - cross


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