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I'm allergic to Penecillin which was dicovered about age 12

I've taken anti-biotics very sparingly in adulthodd and don't think I've had a single one in the last 25-30 years

It was obvious to me even that long ago that antibiotic resistance was a thing, so the less you take, the more likely they'll work when you really need them

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10 minutes ago, bickster said:

I've taken anti-biotics very sparingly in adulthodd and don't think I've had a single one in the last 25-30 years

It was obvious to me even that long ago that antibiotic resistance was a thing, so the less you take, the more likely they'll work when you really need them

Isn't it the bugs that have  the resistance, rather than the human?

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3 minutes ago, blandy said:

Isn't it the bugs that have  the resistance, rather than the human?

Yes but humans are generally taking and doctors generally prescribing far far too many. I've refused the prescription quite a few times as it was never really neccessary

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1 hour ago, Chindie said:

Holy **** the rain in the city centre just now. Christ.

I was driving in it. I've never had to pull over before because the wipers literally couldn't handle the amount of rain. Until today.

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1 hour ago, bickster said:

Yes but humans are generally taking and doctors generally prescribing far far too many. I've refused the prescription quite a few times as it was never really neccessary

Yep. I think I've only taken antibiotics once in about the last twenty years, when I got cellulitis in my arm, from an infected insect bite. Doctor reckoned if it progressed any nearer my heart I'd have been in ICU - or dead. 

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I had it once driving in Liverpool, zero visibility on a dual carriageway. Didn’t know whether to stop and risk being hit or keep going and risk hitting someone. Luckily it was only a few seconds.

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7 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

I was driving in it. I've never had to pull over before because the wipers literally couldn't handle the amount of rain. Until today.

Only experienced rain like that once, while driving in Pennsylvania, USA. Far, far heavier than anything I've ever seen in the UK. 

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10 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

I was driving in it. I've never had to pull over before because the wipers literally couldn't handle the amount of rain. Until today.

I had to walk from the office to New Street. Only a couple of minutes walk. I was drenched within a few steps. Literally drenched. Then the hail started like bullets and the wind whipped it up even more. I got to New Street and was literally completely bedraggled. Ridiculous.

I've only ever seen rain like it once before, years back driving home from Cornwall where suddenly the heavens opened and the motorway turned into a river with visibility horrendous.

But walking in it. **** hell.

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35 minutes ago, Genie said:

I had it once driving in Liverpool, zero visibility on a dual carriageway. Didn’t know whether to stop and risk being hit or keep going and risk hitting someone. Luckily it was only a few seconds.

Yeah this was only about 30 seconds, and if I’d been on the motorway I’d have had to carry on. But I was on a quiet road. 
 

But yeah, couldn’t see a thing. 

I feel very bad for @Chindie being stuck in it!!

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I had one like that before Christmas on the M25. Never known anything like it in this country, it was more like the sort of tropical thunderstorm we got in Hanoi. I've never seen a motorway underwater before. That lasted for ages as well.

Thankfully the one this evening, I'd just pulled up on Asda car park.

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I can’t remember exactly what I said but whilst driving in Hungary one time I slagged of God in a conversation I was having with my mate  , next thing the heavens opened and we quite literally aqua planned across the motor way , spun around a few times  and then came to a stop somehow without hitting anything 

i swear my mate converted there and then ... but as it was the road to Budapest rather than Damascus I still need a bit more convincing :)

 

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10 hours ago, Stevo985 said:

I was driving in it. I've never had to pull over before because the wipers literally couldn't handle the amount of rain. Until today.

Sounds like some of the storms we get in Sydney. Despite its reputation London has about half the annual rainfall of Sydney. It might not rain as often there but when it does it can be a deluge. You can see it in the road infrastructure, gutters in the UK are very low and drains are much smaller than Sydney because they were never envisioned to have to cope with subtropical/tropical downpours. 

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Great.... f*****g Love Island is back on... how the hell do people actually watch this s***e. Air head central, have more intellectual conversations with my 3 year old!

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35 minutes ago, leighavfc said:

Great.... f*****g Love Island is back on... how the hell do people actually watch this s***e. Air head central, have more intellectual conversations with my 3 year old!

Yeah but it's so good.

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On 13/01/2020 at 20:20, Chindie said:

I had to walk from the office to New Street. Only a couple of minutes walk. I was drenched within a few steps. Literally drenched. Then the hail started like bullets and the wind whipped it up even more. I got to New Street and was literally completely bedraggled. Ridiculous.

I've only ever seen rain like it once before, years back driving home from Cornwall where suddenly the heavens opened and the motorway turned into a river with visibility horrendous.

But walking in it. **** hell.

I was walking along Colmore Row when it happened. By the time I managed to get my brolly up I was wet through from head to toe. A couple of seconds later my brolly was no more.  Never seen anything like that before.

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31 minutes ago, Unused Sub said:

I was walking along Colmore Row when it happened. By the time I managed to get my brolly up I was wet through from head to toe. A couple of seconds later my brolly was no more.  Never seen anything like that before.

unless you are Mary Poppins or John Steed you shouldn’t be carrying an umbrella  

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7 hours ago, tonyh29 said:

unless you are Mary Poppins or John Steed you shouldn’t be carrying an umbrella  

I think this is a minority view. I let the trainers comment regarding Avril Lavigne slide as you were probably right but brollies, are you 10? Brollies are a completely normal thing to carry especially if you have a commute that involves walking to the train station. 

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9 hours ago, Unused Sub said:

By the time I managed to get my brolly up I was wet through from head to toe. A couple of seconds later my brolly was no more.

Nature is telling you something about your parasol

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