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Post 16961

Icy North

I'm trying to remove an overgrown pampas grass bush, and we don't get on at all. Just brushing against the leaves with my skin causes huge red welts to erupt. People think I've been savagely whipped.


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Post 16962

Pink Paisley

Plant it yourself did you Icy?

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2017/may/31/pampas-grass-secret-symbol-swingers-turn-off-sales-plummeting

PP.


Petty Hates

Post 16963

Icy North

Well, there you go. We did indeed have a swing in the garden.


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Post 16964

Bluebottle

No wonder people think you've been whipped - I won't ask what parts of your body you're brushing against the grass...smiley - erm

<BB<


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Post 16965

Pink Paisley

Rubbish poked through my letterbox by the postman.

Today:-

Council newsletter. (They know my e-mail address).
Ad for Dominoes pizza. (I make my own).
Ad for Morrison's curry. (I make my own).
Ad for radiators. (I don't make my own but if I want radiators, I can find them).
Estate Agents' 'newsletter'. (Not selling)

All of it goes unread straight into my re-cycling bin.

Just possibly, Dominoes and Morrisons will prompt me to go to Sainsburys to buy ingredients for pizza or curry.

I am toying with the idea of writing 'return to sender' on all of this rubbish and putting it back in my local post box.

PP.


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Post 16966

Bluebottle

I've done that, written 'unsolicited mail, return to sender' and posted particularly annoying bits and hope they get charged postage.

<BB<


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Post 16967

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Often, junk mail will include Self Addressed Prepaid Envelopes. Save these up and stuff them with the rest of the junk mail. Return at your leisure and bask in the knowledge that the postage will be charged to the junk mail sender.

If you want to stick a slice of cheese in the envelope as well, I'm sure that will be satisfyingly appropriate.


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Post 16968

Icy North

A few frozen prawns is even better.


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Post 16969

Mr. X ---> The path behind me is littered with corpses. .... .... .... Do you have a trash bag?

PH: When you spend hundreds of dollars on something only to realize you don't even like it.

smiley - pirate


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Post 16970

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Ugh... buyers' remorse.


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Post 16971

Pastey

Today's PH: Having over 250 posts since you were last here, and thinking "Meh" and not being bothered to read them smiley - laugh


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Post 16972

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

PH: hootooers who come here so infrequently. smiley - sadface


It used to be you could easily rack up 250 unread posts in just a couple of days, but that takes yonks these days. But, with the way things are now, I'll admit to feeling rather "meh" about many of the posts in my convos list as well.


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Post 16973

Pastey

My problem is a severe lack of time smiley - sadface

The brewery's taking off, the bar in the brewery has really taken off. Couple of quiet weeks recently, expecting it to be moderately quiet this weekend too (except for the hootooers there!), so been able to start trying to catch up with things, but there's a lot to catch up on!


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Post 16974

Teasswill

Today's PH: it was lovely 10 mins ago when I put the washing line up. By the time I carried the laundry out it's clouded over & cold.


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Post 16975

Icy North

I used to have this problem. The trick is to take the washing out while walking backwards - the weather might think you're actually taking it in, then immediately brighten up.

Ignore any ignorant comments from neighbours.


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Post 16976

You can call me TC

I refuse to be separated from my goo and stick to it on whatever devices allow the use thereof. (Some only work with Pliny, but smiley - shrug)

But I've gone and done it again. The "Unsubscribe" is so close to the "New posts" button, that on smaller devices I keep unsubscribing from threads and don't know which one I've unsubscribed from. And, heaven knows, we have few enough active threads as it is....


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Post 16977

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Since there are so few active convos you can probably find any you accidentally unsubbed from on the list of recent posts on the Pliny front page.


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Post 16978

Bluebottle

Or use <./>info</.> to see the most recent conversations.

<BB<


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Post 16979

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

I feel your pain TC.

As soon as I hit unsubscribe I'm given the option to return to the conversation - do you get that? I just return to it, subscribe to it again,and it's sorted.

Big pain though.

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 16980

You can call me TC

No, I only have the option 'return to the posting list'. I just have to make sure I don't close or refresh the posting list tab. But sometimes it's too late...


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