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Yes it is difficult to tell sometimes.

last June and July I had a series of fainting fits ( still not fully diagnosed) always when in London ....so guessing air quality comes into it...but after one such attack( at Oxford Circus station whilst changing tube lines)  I couldn't wait to get on the train and sit down and just relieved to get away from the atmosphere at that station .....where once seated I recovered very quickly.

However inspite of my age and because I don't have grey hair or anything I look perfectly fit and usually am!! Am happy to stand or give up a seat when I see someone more ancient or hobbling around ( been there) than myself etc .

But on that evening.... if there hadn't been a seat ....would I have looked like I really needed one on that occasion? I'm not so sure.

 

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I've lost the "oh no!" thread again (if someone can remember what it's called, I'll move this), so will post this here for the time being.  It's not for the squeamish, so I've put it in spoiler tags. You have been warned!

 

 

Went out this evening (it had rained earlier) to put out the recycling.  My heart sank as I heard that familiar crunching noise as I put my foot down which tells you that you've just trodden on a snail.  I hurriedly took my foot off the poor thing and put it down elsewhere - only to feel a horrible squishing as I flattened a VERY large slug.  Euuuughhhh!!

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22 hours ago, alison said:

I've lost the "oh no!" thread again (if someone can remember what it's called, I'll move this), so will post this here for the time being.  It's not for the squeamish, so I've put it in spoiler tags. You have been warned!

 

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Went out this evening (it had rained earlier) to put out the recycling.  My heart sank as I heard that familiar crunching noise as I put my foot down which tells you that you've just trodden on a snail.  I hurriedly took my foot off the poor thing and put it down elsewhere - only to feel a horrible squishing as I flattened a VERY large slug.  Euuuughhhh!!

Alison I have a long haired cat who likes to sit outside in the evening but more than once he has come in with one or more attached to his fur, he doesn't seem to notice. 

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7 hours ago, Jane said:

Alison I have a long haired cat who likes to sit outside in the evening but more than once he has come in with one or more attached to his fur, he doesn't seem to notice. 

Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!  Sadly our new puppy likes to crunch snails and chew slugs.  This is potentially harmful (lungworm) but despite nightly torch-lit sweeps it's impossible to find and remove them all.  Wretched things.

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We live in a very rural location, no neighbours and grow own veg. I used to go out early in the morning  to do a cull which involved scooping up on spade and flinging into road where they could be squashed by traffic until I was busy doing one morning and tossed into path of a dog walker. Made for an unusual conversation starter especially as I was in dressing gown and wellies. 

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1 hour ago, Jane said:

We live in a very rural location, no neighbours and grow own veg. I used to go out early in the morning  to do a cull which involved scooping up on spade and flinging into road where they could be squashed by traffic until I was busy doing one morning and tossed into path of a dog walker. Made for an unusual conversation starter especially as I was in dressing gown and wellies. 

I used to use a shovel and fling them up over the garage roof at the bottom of our garden until I became convinced I recognised the same ones returning the next day.  Now I flush them down the loo.

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I have a feeling MAB may be referring to a slugberg forming down in the sewers....so doesn't matter how many times you flush as that's where it will end up!! 

I seem to remember reading and article and seeing a disgusting picture ( London Standard I think) of a huge oily fatty mass of nappies and other things .....which had formed a huge solid "mountain" in the sewers and so blocking it. 

Dread to think what a snail and slug one would look like ....better to try not to imagine I think!! 

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On 22/09/2017 at 00:21, alison said:

I've lost the "oh no!" thread again (if someone can remember what it's called, I'll move this), so will post this here for the time being.  It's not for the squeamish, so I've put it in spoiler tags. You have been warned!

 

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Went out this evening (it had rained earlier) to put out the recycling.  My heart sank as I heard that familiar crunching noise as I put my foot down which tells you that you've just trodden on a snail.  I hurriedly took my foot off the poor thing and put it down elsewhere - only to feel a horrible squishing as I flattened a VERY large slug.  Euuuughhhh!!

 

Fiz has very kindly bumped the thread I was after, so I'll copy my post there.  I'd have transferred it completely, but so many people have picked up on it since that it wouldn't make a lot of sense if I did :)

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Creeps who private message you on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I've had more than enough of it just recently.

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Are they wearing military uniforms or is that just the American ones? When I get friend requests on FB from guys with no mutual friends and wearing fatigues, I just delete them, I don't even check their background.

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No, the one on Twitter got very possessive after I said I was sorry that he wasn't well. He started DMing me several times a day and wouldn't stop so I blocked him in the end. The Pinterest guy obviously wanted to flirt and sent me a would be complimentary message about how "pretty" I am and he wanted to know me better. The Facebook person was just plain vulgar after I had fallen out with a mutual friend. There are some very strange people on the internet.

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There are indeed Fiz - and when not on the internet too! The gap between reality and fantasy seems extremely blurred for some people and the internet facilitates this. 

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Political conferences.  I don't get paid to take a week out to lounge around listening to nonsensical rants, so why should our MPs?

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I thought you could only receive a private message from someone on Facebook if you were "friends"

A couple of years ago I seemed to remember sending someone a message but we were not friends (though had mutual friends) and she didn't get it ....only later when we did become friends did the message go through. Has this changed?

 

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7 hours ago, LinMM said:

I thought you could only receive a private message from someone on Facebook if you were "friends"

 

 

They go into a different inbox. In Messages there's a 'filtered messages' button (or similar) - if you turn that off it shows your messages from non-friends.  When I discovered it the messages in there were already a year old!

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Just been on the phone to my building society this morning: went through the security checks, gave my address: "Perfect!"  Gave my date of birth: "Perfect!"  Of course it's perfect - I've had it for the past xx years!  Does anyone else get annoyed by the increasing use of "perfect" as a response to just about anything by certain people in call centres and so on?

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6 minutes ago, alison said:

Just been on the phone to my building society this morning: went through the security checks, gave my address: "Perfect!"  Gave my date of birth: "Perfect!"  Of course it's perfect - I've had it for the past xx years!  Does anyone else get annoyed by the increasing use of "perfect" as a response to just about anything by certain people in call centres and so on?

 

Funny you should mention this. Just a few days ago a lady reported calling her travel insurance company about a theft. She was asked to describe what had happened and said that the thief had whizzed past her on a motorbike, slashed the handle on her handbag, grabbed it and sped off into the distance, splashing her with water from a puddle.' 'Perfect!' was the reply... 

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‘Colleagues’ who can’t comprehend that someone else may have a different approach to workplace challenges – but that that approach may actually be more appropriate and productive than their ‘bull in a china shop / JFDI’ manner.

Arrgh – :angry: so angry right now at certain people who have learnt their ‘management’ skills from someone who was an out and out bully and can’t comprehend that possibly some of that may have rubbed off on them.  They can’t accept that a calm, controlled and reasoned approach – borne from many, many years of experience, can actually achieve far more productive results.:angry:

Yes, it’s not as dramatic and attention grabbing as storming around the office and slamming your keyboard, but at least my staff aren’t afraid to come to work every day.  They are also far more invested in getting this right for the Customer rather than completing a task as quickly as possible before they get a rollocking!!!!

Sorry just had to get that off my chest – have a lovely weekend Forum Friends!!

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On 9/25/2017 at 15:48, Fiz said:

Creeps who private message you on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I've had more than enough of it just recently.

Me too - Why do they do that?  Do they trawl facebook profiles looking for someone to send a rude or creepy message to?  I have been proposed to several times just this week :blink:

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