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Post 1

Bluebottle

Thursday was my first free nammettime of the week, so I took advantage of this by going into the town centre and doing a spot of resourcing.

Are Second-Hand Shops Re-Resource Centres?
My first stop was the British Heart Foundation, a charity Resource Centre. I had a browse round and was surprised to see they've put out a vast amount of Christmas DVDs and CDs – they must have saved them all up for this time of year. I bought a smiley - book on HG Wells which I thought might be handy (I keep meaning to write about 'The First Men In the Moon' smiley - moonsmiley - rocket both film and book), so I resourced that resource, and it only cost me two resources, it did.

Rocks Blunt Scissors
Following that I thought I'd get a pair of scissors; I wanted a particularly fine pair for delicate work as I had an idea to turn my hand (and scissors held in my hand) to paper cutting. So I went to the art resource centre down East Street. The man behind the counter asked me what I wanted as I entered and I said that I wanted some fine scissors. He then asked me what I wanted to scissor, and so I replied 'paper' – I am proud to say that my years of experience playing 'rocks, paper, scissors' did not fail me at the crucial moment. Alas, he said they didn't have any fine scissors and the best place for me to go to in the city centre to get something to do some scissing with was the haberdashery section of Jona Lewie, a resource centre wot famously stops the cavalry. This resource centre is located in Southampton's West Quay resourcing centre, which is located near where sheds are arriving ready for Christmas, including a double-decker wobbly shed.

Lego Of Me
smiley - shhhIn the West Quay Resourcing Centre, between the entrance and Jona Lewie, a Lego Resource Centre has opened in the last fortnight or so. As it is my wife's birthday next week, and knowing she is expecting a resourcesmiley - gift to celebrate it with, and also knowing how much she loves both 'The Flintstones' and Lego, I purchased the Flintstones Lego Set, to be one of her birthday resources. This was quite overpriced but I'm sure will be well worth it. I do like that resource centre, it is bright and full of fun models. The price tags, however, are less enjoyable… smiley - thief

Scissors Manoeuvre
I finally made it to Jona Lewie and descended the stopped-cavalry escalators to the haberdashery level, which was virtually a building site! Boarding and hoarding had been erected all over the place, presumably so that they can erect their Christmas displayssmiley - xmastree but making it very difficult to see what I wanted or even make my way around the resource centre. I eventually found where the scissing equipment was being displayed, but it was all locked up to prevent people half-inching scissors and other sharp objects smiley - thief. So I then had to wonder around the resource centre to find a member of staff who could unlock the resources – I found one on the opposite side of the resource centre, and then he had to wander around to locate where the key to unlock the scissors was, so I got a good tour of that level. Obviously the scissor display section was on the far side of the resource centre from the tills. After the block had unlocked the scissors for me to take a sharp pair off the shelves no members of staff seemed worried about me wondering around with the scissors around the shop – imagine the damage I could do with a half-inch long vaguely sharp blade of fine scissors! Almost as lethal as a smiley - biro

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Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl Sounds like you had fun.


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Post 3

SashaQ - happysad

"As it is my wife's birthday next week, and knowing she is expecting a resource smiley - gift to celebrate it with" smiley - snork Well said! smiley - rofl

Well done on the re-resourcing, too smiley - laughsmiley - ok


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Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Is there something I'm not getting about the word 'resource'? smiley - huh


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Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

The Puppet Conference <BB< went to had a 'Resource Centre' that was to all intents and purposes a 'Shop' so 'Shopping' has become 'Resourcing' smiley - rofl


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Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl I see. Good one!


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Post 7

Bluebottle

That's right – last week at the puppet place they kept saying, 'why not get some resources at the resource centre?' calling everything sold there 'resources' rather than 'goods', 'items', 'merchandise', 'wares', 'supplies' or 'stuff' as you'd expect. It was a shop! Admittedly one that disappointingly didn't sell postcards or fridge magnets – is it just me or is it harder to buy postcards these days?smiley - simpost So I thought, 'well, if you can ridiculously use 'resources', I can take it to a ludicrous level, so there smiley - tongueout'

When I got home I discovered that the packaging the scissors came in had cunningly concealed that the scissors' blade and the handles had been sealed together with plastic cable ties, making it impossible to use unless you buy another pair of scissors from the shop to cut the tie from the first pair – but you wouldn't be able to use the second pair of scissors until you have cut the cable ties preventing their use with the first pair of scissors…

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Post 8

SashaQ - happysad

Wow, that is a paradox with the scissors... I hope you have a scissor resource that was resourced on an earlier occasion to break the cycle...

'Resource' cropped up in my work today, but in the context it was in it meant 'income', which is somewhat different from the resource in the Puppet Resource Centre smiley - laugh


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Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

I've heard somebody, also British, use 'resource' in this way to mean 'funding', but I didn't realise it was a Thing. smiley - rofl Now I know something. smiley - winkeye


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Post 10

Bluebottle

The important thing is that Resource should not be confused with Red Sauce, 'cos that means smiley - tomatoketchup.

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Post 11

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl


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