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    Quote Originally Posted by OK SpidermAndy! View Post
    I cheated and went with expensive vinyl on my £8k kitchen. Next update is proper tiles and possible underfloor heating so I can open up the space where the radiator is.
    Get underfloor

    Best thing ever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughton,we have a problem View Post
    Get underfloor

    Best thing ever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    If it's a job you particularly want just tell em you're gay

    Although I wouldn't want to work for a company that discriminates against me as a heterosexual middle aged white man
    I went for a job at one of the Borough Councils a few years ago and didn’t get it. One of my mates said I should’ve played on being part Polish and having a syndrome condition, then lied about being bisexual on top of that.

    Like you say though, who wants to be part of a load of box ticking bollocks company. It should go on if you have the criteria to do the job competently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    I agree with you

    But the whole unconscious bias thing presumably disappears at the interview stage anyway...
    Well yeah but at least then if loads of black candidates are getting through to interview stage but none are getting jobs you may have identified a problem within your company that you can try and fix.

    At least with anonymous CVs everyone gets the same chance at the first stage. If you call 6 people to interview and it turns out they are all white, male and straight, then it’s not evidence of racism, it’s just chance. If all 6 turn out to be black, gay, disabled and trans, they’ve been picked not because of those things but because of the strength of their CV.

    I can’t see how offering guaranteed interviews to whatever group is a) fair and b) anything other than just pandering to equality/diversity stuff without making much of a real difference at all.


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    Fucking Scumbags.

    Some shitty little chav has jumped the fence at work, broke the fuel cap and siphoned about a ¼ of a tank of diesel out our minibus.

    That bus takes disabled and SEN kids around and is now out of action until its been looked over and repaired.

    Why do ***** not understand the consequences of being a ****?


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    Reverse rant. Stayed in Hamilton last night and went for a run this morning from the hotel round the palace sports grounds, over the Clyde to Strathclyde loch. All open to the public but not a spec of litter or dog shit anywhere. Why can’t everywhere be like that?

    Oh FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonalair View Post
    Reverse rant. Stayed in Hamilton last night and went for a run this morning from the hotel round the palace sports grounds, over the Clyde to Strathclyde loch. All open to the public but not a spec of litter or dog shit anywhere. Why can’t everywhere be like that?
    Well, in some countries, it most often is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonalair View Post
    Reverse rant. Stayed in Hamilton last night and went for a run this morning from the hotel round the palace sports grounds, over the Clyde to Strathclyde loch. All open to the public but not a spec of litter or dog shit anywhere. Why can’t everywhere be like that?
    Probably because it rains so much any mess gets washed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Well, in some countries, it most often is?
    Some countries still had cigarette machines on street corners in the early 00's. You pick your battles...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phooey View Post
    Some countries still had cigarette machines on street corners in the early 00's. You pick your battles...
    And?

    They still do, at least where I live? Who cares - you want to kill yourself by smoking, go right ahead.

    But the people are - on the whole - not a bunch of completely selfish wasters who would trash their own streets because they can’t be arsed to tidy up after themselves.

    Which was kind of the point of the original comment.


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    Can honestly say I've never felt the need to take up smoking. Just never seen the point, plus it pollutes your lungs, but then I suppose people might say the same about drinking (without the lungs bit).

    In any case though, don't see why people feel the need to spew their litter everywhere. Take it home if there's not a bin nearby. (I suppose the era of dickheads putting bombs in bins didn't help with this one).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Who cares - you want to kill yourself by smoking, go right ahead.
    When it comes to Germans I don't think killing yourself has historically been the problem


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    And?

    They still do, at least where I live? Who cares - you want to kill yourself by smoking, go right ahead.

    But the people are - on the whole - not a bunch of completely selfish wasters who would trash their own streets because they can’t be arsed to tidy up after themselves.

    Which was kind of the point of the original comment.
    Which people are, I’m guessing you are saying the English?
    Even though Bonalair with the original comment lives in Wales it’s got to be the English at fault, I get it

    I think it’s more to do with specific rundown areas rather than a race of people. There are plenty of clean areas and there are plenty of shitholes. This is evident even in my own small town.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    And?

    They still do, at least where I live? Who cares - you want to kill yourself by smoking, go right ahead.

    But the people are - on the whole - not a bunch of completely selfish wasters who would trash their own streets because they can’t be arsed to tidy up after themselves.

    Which was kind of the point of the original comment.
    Yes, making sure that cigarettes are available for children to buy is absolutely fine. Compared to that dog muck on the street is another level.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phooey View Post
    Yes, making sure that cigarettes are available for children to buy is absolutely fine. Compared to that dog muck on the street is another level.
    If only some countries then, properly educated their children about the risks of smoking, and also had a properly funded, supported and staffed health service.

    What a utopia!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    If only some countries then, properly educated their children about the risks of smoking, and also had a properly funded, supported and staffed health service.

    What a utopia!
    You don't remember being 14 do you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Your Dad's Ashamed Of You View Post
    You don't remember being 14 do you?
    Granted it was a very long time ago; and in truth I was never enamoured with smoking, but I did use to sneak the odd beer, given that I was often deployed as an unofficial runner, fetching rounds of drinks from the bar in the evenings when my dad was playing music in various groups, so for me, it was more beer than fags.

    I’d often get proffered the odd pale ale in return for courier duty.

    (This was in the days when the band could wave to the bar and send over a kid for the next round; undoubtedly you’d not get away with that nowadays!)

    Last edited by Strummer; 14-10-21 at 12:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Granted it was a very long time ago; and in truth I was never enamoured with smoking, but I did use to sneak the odd beer, given that I was often deployed as an unofficial runner, fetching rounds of drinks from the bar in the evenings when my dad was playing music in various groups, so for me, it was more beer than fags.

    I’d often get proffered the odd pale ale in return for courier duty.

    (This was in the days when the band could wave to the bar and send over a kid for the next round; undoubtedly you’d get away with that nowadays!)
    I started smoking weed. Then when I had no weed, I still had fags for the joints, so I smoked them. Only smoked for 12 years though, been given up now for 21


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonalair View Post
    I started smoking weed. Then when I had no weed, I still had fags for the joints, so I smoked them. Only smoked for 12 years though, been given up now for 21
    That’s how I started smoking, only it was stuff like Moroccan gold and red seal back then. Not touched pot for decades but the fags come and go. Stopped for three years then started again etc.
    It’s a vile and pointless habit that is difficult to kick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Granted it was a very long time ago; and in truth I was never enamoured with smoking, but I did use to sneak the odd beer, given that I was often deployed as an unofficial runner, fetching rounds of drinks from the bar in the evenings when my dad was playing music in various groups, so for me, it was more beer than fags.

    I’d often get proffered the odd pale ale in return for courier duty.

    (This was in the days when the band could wave to the bar and send over a kid for the next round; undoubtedly you’d not get away with that nowadays!)
    Certainly wouldn't, though I remember when we were in Spain on holiday I'd get rounds in for all of us - when I was only 14 back then, looked about 11, and could just about see over the bar...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    That’s how I started smoking, only it was stuff like Moroccan gold and red seal back then. Not touched pot for decades but the fags come and go. Stopped for three years then started again etc.
    It’s a vile and pointless habit that is difficult to kick.
    I was the only Gaff in living memory that's never smoked.

    I made up for it in other ways mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    I was the only Gaff in living memory that's never smoked.

    I made up for it in other ways mind.
    By sucking on something else..?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    By sucking on something else..?
    Aye... Bill's wife always gave me a 'Traffic Light Lolly' from her Candy floss kiosk.


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    I've never smoked, can't stand fags or weed

    I fucking love beer though & used to like a bit a of coke but it must 10 years since I bothered with coke

    For some reason I like the the smell of cigars & when I'm 50 I'm gonna smoke a great big Cuban cigar


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    I've never smoked, can't stand fags or weed

    I fucking love beer though & used to like a bit a of coke but it must 10 years since I bothered with coke

    For some reason I like the the smell of cigars & when I'm 50 I'm gonna smoke a great big Cuban cigar
    Funny that... cause I like the smell of cigar smoke too.

    Last edited by rockabilly; 14-10-21 at 19:47.

 

 

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