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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2018, 20:38 
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When putting something in the oven to bake, it will not progress very well if you switch on the grill instead...


I have done that a good few times and also turned on the wrong ring.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2018, 20:39 
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Alison H wrote:
My brother-in-law apparently has enough sense to be trusted to go to a conference at his firm's office in Sydney. Unfortunately, he apparently does not have enough sense to remember that July is winter in Australia - just had a text to say that he's only taken shorts and T-shirts for casual wear and it's 10 degrees C. If travelling long distance, it is advisable to check the weather first, or at least to remember what season it will be at your destination :roll: .


Oh dear!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
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Alison H wrote:
My brother-in-law apparently has enough sense to be trusted to go to a conference at his firm's office in Sydney. Unfortunately, he apparently does not have enough sense to remember that July is winter in Australia - just had a text to say that he's only taken shorts and T-shirts for casual wear and it's 10 degrees C. If travelling long distance, it is advisable to check the weather first, or at least to remember what season it will be at your destination :roll: .


Just as well he wasn't going to the west coast - we have had a few storms through in the last few days and the peaks of the Stirling Ranges have snow (very unusual as the highest peak is only 1099 metres).

Also, temperate places in Australia such as Sydney don't have buildings designed for cold weather - so it's often bitterly cold indoors as well as out.

On an slightly related matter, I'm proofreading a digital edition of John Gould's Birds of Australia for Project Gutenberg, and mention is frequently made of "Aboriginals from the mountain districts of Western Australia." We don't have mountains (or not what would be called mountains in any other country).


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
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The change goes in the wallet: the receipt goes in the bin.

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Been there done that, see also putting dirty socks in the bin and rubbish in the laundry basket.

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If you intend to make a cheese sandwich and have taken butter and cheese from fridge and spread butter on bread, don't put cheese back in fridge with butter before cutting slice off to put in the sandwich!


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Similarly, if you are making a goat's cheese salad, don't assemble all the other ingredients and take the dish to the table without crumbling the goat's cheese on top.


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When trying to calibrate your new iPad with the night sky, do not hold it by the magnetic cover or it will fall out of the window, and you will have to get a ladder out to fetch it. [Thankfully it only fell as far as the rubberised roof of the extension]

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While waiting for water to boil for spaghetti, it’s important to turn on the burner under the pot, and not the one behind it...


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If you intend taking your child out of school for a day because it's his grandparents' golden wedding anniversary party 200 miles away, and informing the school that they're not well, make sure that the said child does not blithely inform the teacher that he won't be able to hand his homework in on Monday because he won't be coming to school that day.

Number One Nephew is in deep disgrace over this :lol: .

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
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Alison H wrote:
If you intend taking your child out of school for a day because it's his grandparents' golden wedding anniversary party 200 miles away, and informing the school that they're not well, make sure that the said child does not blithely inform the teacher that he won't be able to hand his homework in on Monday because he won't be coming to school that day.

Number One Nephew is in deep disgrace over this :lol: .

This actually makes me want to weep or scream. The current system thst has taken away head teachers' discretion to allow a day or two off in such circumstances is I think deeply misguided.

And it leads to kids getting very mixed messages. My Czech teacher friends think it is bonkers

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She asked ages ago if the kids could have the day off, and the school said no, so - not having given them the exact date - she decided she'd have to ring in sick. This is what you get for trying to be honest! I once had the same thing at work when I asked for time off to go to a close friend's funeral - I ended up having to lie and pretend I was ill.

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 23 Nov 2018, 15:39 
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If you book to see an exhibition at the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace, it will unhelpfully show up on your bank statement as "Retail-internet London GB" - with no further detail. This completely threw me, and I was just about to ring the bank and or the police when I realised what it was.

It would have been slightly embarrassing to have accused Buckingham Palace of cyber-theft.

Why don't they put "art gallery" or something like that?!

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2018, 16:01 
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It's a good idea to check how many people a recipe is supposed to serve before you make it or you may end up eating nut roast from now 'til Christmas.


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