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at 19:06 3 Nov 2019
Roast beef, Yorkshire puddings and gravy, plus a good walk are the keys to de-stressing on a Sunday.
My sage (geddit) advice was ignored, then all hell breaks loose.
Lessons to be learnt here.
Think on, TWTD.
|Pub etiquette: a case study in moral decline|
at 12:44 29 Oct 2019
Last night I attended a music recital. At one point a young chap (transfixed on his phone, of course) bumped into me, spilling half my pint. He apologised and walked away quickly. Now, is it just me or should he have at least offered a replacement? That's the way I was brought up anyhow.
That got me thinking and must say I've noticed a sharp increase in people ignoring the traditional pub queue as well, just ordering whenever the bar staff ask, instead of correctly pointing out the people who were there before.
Another incident was a mate of mine putting a 50p on a pool table to reserve our spot a while ago. Isn't that normal? The chaps playing didn't seem to think so and told him to remove it before things got physical. We played darts instead.
Are these noble British traditions still in practice elsewhere, or have I merely been unlucky? Whatever the case, it's certainly worrying.
at 14:50 29 Jul 2019
According to the figures Mr Hunt presented, it would cost £30k for each person to become effectively 're-homed' so to speak. There are, according to Shelter, roughly 320,000 homeless people in the UK, the world's fifth-richest country. That amounts to £9.6bn. How much should our wonderful new leader put towards this?
at 16:45 26 Jul 2019
Just received my first jury summons. Who's done it, what should I expect?
Obviously varies case by case but anything to note?
I'm quite excited by it, actually.
at 11:24 15 Jul 2019
Is the face of the new £50 note. Very nice touch from the BoE that. A great man I'm sure we can all agree.
|Here's a quandary|
at 11:11 11 Jul 2019
Part #673264 of the TWTD Moral Maze...
Should thinking of someone else while being intimate with your partner be considered cheating?
Now, the reason I ask this is that there is a lovely lady I work with who may be having a 'psychic affair' with yours truly. I don't want to cause any harm to her relationship by continuing to be a sexy distraction. For all I know, this sexual dissonance has already caused major rows.
I know I've thought about a lot of different things when 'on the job', like what to have for dinner, what I really should have said in that meeting, etc. But none of those things would be considered being unfaithful.
Am I wrong to be concerned?
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at 15:33 8 Jul 2019
That was a scary ten minutes or so. Is everyone ok? Has anything drastic happened during downtime?
I had a kinder bueno.
at 19:05 3 Jul 2019
Mother has just been quoted £1,200 to have her 2x2m bathroom fitted out. That seems excessive, doesn't it? It's in Lowestoft for context, and she wants the new bath, sink etc plumbed in, about half the bathroom tiled and a new floor laid.
Over a grand for a two-day, one-man job is a bit much, innit? Or am I out of touch?
Guidance welcome, as are any recommendations...
|Anyone want to buy a used car?|
at 09:42 28 Jun 2019
No log book or paperwork, needs to be gone today or tomorrow.
No tyre-kickers or time-wasters.
|Posters as footballers|
at 12:37 25 Jun 2019
Have we ever done this? Was having a chinwag with a ruminant mate of mine and he reckons he's a bit like Dennis Wise. Annoying little barsteward but you can't fault the quality...
Any more for any more?
I'll say Keno's had a bit of the Adeyemi about him recently, if you know what I mean.
|The Brexit Party accepts the will of the people...|
at 12:10 24 Jun 2019
"The Brexit party is to launch a formal legal challenge against the result of this month’s Peterborough byelection, where it was narrowly beaten by Labour, alleging that allegations of corruption connected to postal votes need to be investigated."
Uncle Nige sez:
"I know people will say, ‘Oh, but it’s sour grapes.’ It isn’t.
Actually, as far as I’m concerned, this is about a lot more than Peterborough. It is about a system that is wide open to corruption, to intimidation, to bribery, to abuse on a whole number of levels. I have mentioned this a number of times in the past."
What do they want, another byelection?
at 12:47 16 Jun 2019
TWTD, I need your help.
Making a curry tonight but wondering whether to make rice, daal or rice AND daal. How many starches is it permissible to have on one plate? Then there is the issue of naan or no naan.
Ditch the daal in favour of a veggie side? Or lose the long grain?
|Insect of the day...............|
at 09:48 15 Jun 2019
As Banksy has welshed on his duty to provide TWTD with its insect of the day, looks like it's down to dear old footers to pick up the slack!
Now, this is my first time doing this so please bear with me as we all make mistakes and I'm no insect expert.
Today's insect.... the proboscis monkey
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