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Ranting and raving
Fri 29-Jan-10
10:59 pm
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danast
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My goodness, I must lead a very sheltered life.  Do you not think you are all over reacting just a little bit to people wearing pyjamas or have I lost the plot (or the thread) entirely?  

Oh I just love these debates!

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Fri 29-Jan-10
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Rae you are too young to be so disillusioned, it's embittered oldies like me who usually sound off in that manner.

Admittedly I do sometimes garden in pyjamas on warm summer mornings- only in the back garden, mind, front garden I get dressed for.

 Going out in pjamas...either you are cocking a snook at society- which implies that you are doing it with some understanding of the fact that what you are doing could be subversive/offensive , or you have absolutely no sense of self-esteem or self worth and are too depressed to get dressed every day, or you have absolutely no notion whatsoever of society and just do what the hell you please as you don't give a stuff about anyone or anything other than yourself, or you are just too bloody lazy to change clothes ever.....or a combination of all these. They are all worrying.

I think your local Tesco should go the whole hog and become a nudist branch.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Fri 29-Jan-10
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KateUK said:

I think your local Tesco should go the whole hog and become a nudist branch.


This is why we love you so, Kate Big_Laugh

If you ever go into the really low cost budget stores, like Netto ( maybe Aldi is similar but we do not have one in Newmarket), the inhabitants who prowl the aisles are just one half of a point from wearing their PJs next time. A true underclass and I feel for their sense of hopelessness. So I think that Rae is right – people who wear their PJs have basically got nothing to lose and are maintaining some self esteem by just daring to be different and sticking two fingers up to the rest of us who are (may be marginally) better off.

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Fri 29-Jan-10
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Just to put the cat among the pigeons, the people in pyjamas are possibly wearing more clothes than some people who are supposedly dressed!!!!

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Fri 29-Jan-10
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Rae Mond
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you're not wrong danuta, but then I've never been convinced that less is more when it comes dressing to go shopping, or dressing to go out of an eve. But i already know that i'm prematurely middle aged, and I'm ok with it.

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Fri 29-Jan-10
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Danast, you have clearly been to my local asda in the summer months.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sat 30-Jan-10
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My rant is at the super genius at the Royal Mail or Post Office (not sure which) who decided to invest in a mechanism to prevent people from reusing stamps that have not been properly franked.

I kid you not. When you buy a sheet of 50 self adhesive 1st Class Large stamps, they have two little panels scored into the stamp. It means that if you attempt to remove the stamp from an envelope, those little panels remain behind so that there are two holes in the stamp.

Now (deep breath for proper rant) how the heck did they calculate the value of reused stamps? I imagine it is so small as to be negligible. I guess we all have torn off a piece of an envelope received with an unfranked stamp. But I, for one, never bothered to go to the trouble of actually steaming it off and reusing it. Has anybody?

And why did they not tell us, the public? I only discovered it by accident when I overheard a conversation while standing in the queue at my P.O. I had imagined that perhaps they were designed also for use in a dispensing machine, hence the panels. Previously, I had purchased a slightly defective sheet of these stamps where they did not easily lift off the backing paper. Several of them came off minus their little panels. Not knowing any better, I stuck them onto my envelopes regardless. I wonder what happened to them.

The sheer folly of this idea is mind boggling. I would love to know how much it cost to implement, right through from effort in preparing a business case through to estimates, quotations, adapting the printing machinery etc....

AAaaaaaaaaaaarrrgggghhhh Angry Monster

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Sat 30-Jan-10
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Danny my friend i buy old stamps from stamp fairs and thay still work even with 2p on them just hope there is not one on here lo have not done for a wile thoughe but sure we could find another way Whistle 

Sat 30-Jan-10
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KateUK said:

Rae you are too young to be so disillusioned, it's embittered oldies like me who usually sound off in that manner.

Admittedly I do sometimes garden in pyjamas on warm summer mornings- only in the back garden, mind, front garden I get dressed for.

 Going out in pjamas...either you are cocking a snook at society- which implies that you are doing it with some understanding of the fact that what you are doing could be subversive/offensive , or you have absolutely no sense of self-esteem or self worth and are too depressed to get dressed every day, or you have absolutely no notion whatsoever of society and just do what the hell you please as you don't give a stuff about anyone or anything other than yourself, or you are just too bloody lazy to change clothes ever.....or a combination of all these. They are all worrying.

I think your local Tesco should go the whole hog and become a nudist branch.

im the same, i do what i want not what socity says ..just do what the hell you please as you don't give a stuff about anyone or anything other than yourself, or you are just too bloody lazy to change clothes ever.....or a combination of all these. They are all worrying.

Na i keep the same clohes on all week lol. and a bath once a year weather needed or not lol.

if i was any tighter id be a vacume.Cheers


Sat 30-Jan-10
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mutley said:

if i was any tighter id be a vacume.Cheers



Big_LaughBig_Laugh  Nice one Mutley!

I'll try that again!

Sat 30-Jan-10
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  I agree TA.  Must be the best comment of the month Mutley.  StarStarStarStarStar

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Sat 30-Jan-10
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Laugh We'll have to persuade the Big D to give him an award now...

I'll try that again!

Sat 30-Jan-10
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Big_Hug wow thanks lol, i just asked jade if she want,s to go shooting sunday and she said yes Cool but she said don,t shoot the pritty ones  just the ugly ones like you dad , oh thanks harse but fair mmmmm game pie well a few snails and wood louse if were lucky, perhaps we should have a hunting forum Cheers

ps i nearly clicked the Smooch one but just read it in time ,,lame .perhaps we need a lame icon too.

Sat 30-Jan-10
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You are not lame Mutley, a source of merriment perhaps, but not lame.  It's good that Jade wants to go shooting, if only to learn where meat comes from, despite only shooting the ugly onesBig_Laugh.  What do you think you might get?

I'll try that again!

Sat 30-Jan-10
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mutley said:

she said don,t shoot the pritty ones  just the ugly ones like you dad.


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That is brilliant, Mutley! Only kids can get away with saying things like that Confused

How old is your Jade?

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