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2 minutes ago, BOF said:

Cracking typo btw :crylaugh:

There are horrendous stories that we just never hear.  Probably for the best in terms of mental health.  But yeah, I'm glad you still have hope for humanity.  Regarding "Can't we just start at being nice, caring, decent people first?".  We're a savage species at heart.  We have a society by the skin of its teeth.  It takes very little for us to systemically turn on each other, and even less to do it on an individual basis.  This current climate of antipathy towards the very people our governments have displaced through war is only the latest in thousands of years of war and human selfishness (that's mine, you're not having it).  For me tbqh we're already ****.  The planet's health has gone past its tipping point too.  The bus has already driven off the cliff.  The fact we're still sitting comfy on the bus at this point in time is of artificial comfort.  Just get on with your life.  Let the rest take care of itself, as it has so spectacularly to this point.  The alternative is a perpetual and increasing state of anger towards the world as you become more aware of what's going on and what went on before.  Not quite 'ignorance is bliss' (although that adage is no doubt true), more an acceptance that you won't change the world no matter how much a pink haired hippy would like to tell you otherwise.

Goddamn Boarders, with all their boarders and stuff.. :lol: D'oh!

Any who, I'm fully aware I can't change nout.  And I know that other people won't change anything either.  It's not just "us", it's others as well.

We are a savage species, I've been reading "Sapiens" for a very short time and it nails that it it's first chapter! 

It was just one of those little moments we have in our lives at some point, a bit of clarity amongst the everyday normal of "Work, commute, eat, sleep, repeat".  In an hour I'll be hungry and thinking about pizza, I'll post some random shit and try my best to get into trouble with the mods :D, I'll sneak home early from work, I'll "carry on".

But for that small moment, I was taken away from that, and this is my little platform.  Thanks for reading it and taking the time out of your life to comment I guess!

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4 hours ago, lapal_fan said:

Any who, I'm fully aware I can't change nout.  And I know that other people won't change anything either.  It's not just "us", it's others as well.

Yeah, we can't change anything of consequence, but it's surprising what little changes we can bring about. Because I'm weird I do little challenge thing I set myself. Often in the canteen at work. I've had three recent successes - all involving "miserable" people serving or working the tills. The first one was "I'm gonna make that person smile" (person was always grimly mopey). After about 3 weeks of various lame quips etc. on my part I got a friendly smile and a laugh. (yeah, yeah, then I put it way again...).

Next was a till person. I'm gonna get them them to chat to me (they'd barely utter the cost before that)...

Similar with Sandwich making person - "what crisps do you recommend with a cheese and tomato sandwich?" just stupid stuff...so now they're recommending "salad cream on that is my favourite" or whatever.

So basically I've made 3 caterers think I'm a bit of a simpleton idiot, but they're definitely cheerier now (or have perfected their acting skills  - win either way).

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1 hour ago, blandy said:

Yeah, we can't change anything of consequence, but it's surprising what little changes we can bring about. Because I'm weird I do little challenge thing I set myself. Often in the canteen at work. I've had three recent successes - all involving "miserable" people serving or working the tills. The first one was "I'm gonna make that person smile" (person was always grimly mopey). After about 3 weeks of various lame quips etc. on my part I got a friendly smile and a laugh. (yeah, yeah, then I put it way again...).

Next was a till person. I'm gonna get them them to chat to me (they'd barely utter the cost before that)...

Similar with Sandwich making person - "what crisps do you recommend with a cheese and tomato sandwich?" just stupid stuff...so now they're recommending "salad cream on that is my favourite" or whatever.

So basically I've made 3 caterers think I'm a bit of a simpleton idiot, but they're definitely cheerier now (or have perfected their acting skills  - win either way).

[Internally]

"Oh god, here comes that dipshit asking about feckin sauces again.."

[Audibly]

"Oh hey Blandy, little guy! Have you tried TOM-A-TO SAUCE before?"

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Just been to do some food shopping and pick up a parcel we ordered from John Lewis at Waitrose

Refused to give me the parcel, even though I had the barcode from the email and the card the missus paid for the item with.

I was asked for photo ID. Went to the car to fetch my PH drivers licence issued by the council

Sorry, it has to be an official photo ID. It is, its officially my PHD Licence, look its issued by the council and thats me... pointless argument ensues

I go home, pick up my passport, go back. The passport is given a cursory glance and I get the parcel

They do not make a note of my name or anything. I merely proved I was myself to the person handing over the parcel

I asked what they think they've just achieved... they can't tell me

 

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42 minutes ago, bickster said:

Just been to do some food shopping and pick up a parcel we ordered from John Lewis at Waitrose

Refused to give me the parcel, even though I had the barcode from the email and the card the missus paid for the item with.

I was asked for photo ID. Went to the car to fetch my PH drivers licence issued by the council

Sorry, it has to be an official photo ID. It is, its officially my PHD Licence, look its issued by the council and thats me... pointless argument ensues

I go home, pick up my passport, go back. The passport is given a cursory glance and I get the parcel

They do not make a note of my name or anything. I merely proved I was myself to the person handing over the parcel

I asked what they think they've just achieved... they can't tell me

 

People like this get right on my f***ing nerves.

Useless little pen pushing anal b@$tards.

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12 hours ago, bickster said:

Just been to do some food shopping and pick up a parcel we ordered from John Lewis at Waitrose

Refused to give me the parcel, even though I had the barcode from the email and the card the missus paid for the item with.

I was asked for photo ID. Went to the car to fetch my PH drivers licence issued by the council

Sorry, it has to be an official photo ID. It is, its officially my PHD Licence, look its issued by the council and thats me... pointless argument ensues

I go home, pick up my passport, go back. The passport is given a cursory glance and I get the parcel

They do not make a note of my name or anything. I merely proved I was myself to the person handing over the parcel

I asked what they think they've just achieved... they can't tell me

 

My tactic is usually to not be accommodating if I haven’t got my driver’s license or passport in situations like this. I look blankly in their eyes when they ask the question and say “nope”, and don’t move. Ball’s in your court, Karen.

Success rates:

ID for alcohol in a supermarket: 100% (beard and tattoos and being 30 help)

Picking up parcels from courier depots: 95% (like you had bickster, the other ID should have been enough)

Airport security: 0%

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The new 6Music Schedule recently announced.

It will be unlistenable from 7:30am to 4:00pm

It is currently only unlistenable between 7am and 1pm

Shaun Keavney - knob

Lauren Lavern - highly irritating, Jo Wiley with added Geordie accent, me me me me me

Mary Anne Hobbs - far too fond of the early fade and talking over records and a bit me me me me me too

It actually pisses me off that these three exist at all, apart from the morning commute I'm not able to listen at these times anyway so in some respects its good and Ratcliffe and Maconie moving to weekends is great because I can now listen to them again

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Just now, chrisp65 said:

I did get it! Honest!

To the point I might venture up the garage and dig out some oldies...

Because all three of the Wylie brothers are old mates of mine, its a game I regularly play, Chinese Takeaways provide me with much mirth

We did go and see them once when he was re-living the first album period and my mate Joe was playing the drums. I can't remember what the  proper name for that incarnation was because it shall forever be known as Wah! Bother in our circles

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2 hours ago, bickster said:

The new 6Music Schedule recently announced.

It will be unlistenable from 7:30am to 4:00pm

It is currently only unlistenable between 7am and 1pm

Shaun Keavney - knob

Lauren Lavern - highly irritating, Jo Wiley with added Geordie accent, me me me me me

Mary Anne Hobbs - far too fond of the early fade and talking over records and a bit me me me me me too

It actually pisses me off that these three exist at all, apart from the morning commute I'm not able to listen at these times anyway so in some respects its good and Ratcliffe and Maconie moving to weekends is great because I can now listen to them again

When Radio 1 decided I was too old for them I switched to 6 Music and actually quite liked Shaun Keaveney but his shtick wore very thin very quickly.  Agreed about Lauren Laverne, I have no idea why they've chosen her instead.  In fact I agree with your whole post so should have just liked it rather than typed this out.

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3 hours ago, bickster said:

The new 6Music Schedule recently announced.

It will be unlistenable from 7:30am to 4:00pm

It is currently only unlistenable between 7am and 1pm

Shaun Keavney - knob

Lauren Lavern - highly irritating, Jo Wiley with added Geordie accent, me me me me me

Mary Anne Hobbs - far too fond of the early fade and talking over records and a bit me me me me me too

It actually pisses me off that these three exist at all, apart from the morning commute I'm not able to listen at these times anyway so in some respects its good and Ratcliffe and Maconie moving to weekends is great because I can now listen to them again

Keavney, yeah, knob. Unlistenable bell. Ditto Huey Morgan.

Laverne - I don't mind her and I like MAH's programmes.

Shame they've moved RadMac to the weekend, as it was fine where it was.

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2 minutes ago, blandy said:

Keavney, yeah, knob. Unlistenable bell. Ditto Huey Morgan.

Laverne - I don't mind her and I like MAH's programmes.

Shame they've moved RadMac to the weekend, as it was fine where it was.

If I could listen at that time I'd agree about RadMac

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