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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 23 Nov 2016, 15:21 
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[hint to an acquaintance]As you really do want us to think that you made that cheesecake, you'd better impress on your SLOC not to tell me that it came from Costco!


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PostPosted: 28 Nov 2016, 21:59 
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Well, at least you got a pudding, Noreen. In my house, pudding is fruit and/or cheese, or if you're very lucky and I'm feeling generous, you might get some ice-cream. But not very much of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 29 Nov 2016, 20:22 
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A friend whose husband was working in Texas was pleased when they were invited by the big boss to dinner. She knew where he lived - an immense house with a drive about a mile long and that an invitation there was to be prized. So, she was more than a little surprised, on arrival to be asked what did she want to eat - texmex, pizza, burger, etc. She was presented with half a dozen takeaway menus and asked to take her pick. A Costco dessert would have been welcome as at least some effort had been made!


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PostPosted: 15 Dec 2016, 00:46 
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When you've come home and opened the door, it's a good idea to bring the keys into the house with you.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 15 Dec 2016, 11:10 
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Victoria wrote:
When you've come home and opened the door, it's a good idea to bring the keys into the house with you.


Also, when you are going out and have unlocked the door, it's a good idea to take the key out with you, especially if the door can't be opened from outside without a key!

(Did that once - very fortunately my next door neighbour hadn't gone out, and he has a ladder - even more fortunately I had left my bedroom window open!)


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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2017, 21:55 
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When providing a postal address for some beautiful wool you've bought (and I was having it sent to my mother as it costs extra to have things sent to my rural address), make sure you give the address where your mother lives now, not the house she moved out of years ago!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 28 Jan 2017, 22:43 
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If your pack of chocolates has a sticker on the back so that you can close the pack, that's probably a hint that you're not really supposed to eat three such packs in one sitting...

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If a potential customer asks your restaurant to e-mail them a copy of your afternoon tea menu, it's not a great idea to call the Word file containing the said menu "FAT". It stood for "Full Afternoon Tea". At least, I think it did :roll: .

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PostPosted: 08 Feb 2017, 14:32 
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Alison H wrote:
If a potential customer asks your restaurant to e-mail them a copy of your afternoon tea menu, it's not a great idea to call the Word file containing the said menu "FAT". It stood for "Full Afternoon Tea". At least, I think it did :roll: .

I do often wonder where people hide their brains. That is on a par with the role created by the Citizens Advice Bureau service some years back - Advice Services Supervisor :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
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Did you see the job advertised by a local authority in the North East recently - Cold Blooded and Spineless Officer?


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 16 Feb 2017, 12:53 
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When you're keeping an eye on a near neighbour's house in their absence (including taking stuff inside), do remember to turn off any lights you've switched on, or you'll spot them in the early hours and give yourself a heart-attack over a possible break-in!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017, 03:06 
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Do not ask someone in which direction they are transitioning.

When they look confused at the question, do not add helpfully "M(aleT(o)F(emale) or FTM" in case they haven't understood the question.

When they have explained (in an amused fashion) that they have always been female, that is their birth gender and they are quite happy with it, apologise and leave it. Do not apologise several times, pointing out that the mistake is entirely reasonable.

When they have told you that they are okay with the mistake, mistakes as to their gender are not uncommon, do not ask whether they have ever considered FTM transition using as your explanation for asking that they are "clearly male".

Do not cite their VERY LARGE FEET as a reason they might be male.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017, 10:19 
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Good grief, Victoria, how appalling!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017, 12:47 
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OMG! Unbelievable.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017, 15:38 
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Sounds like a rather horrible case of foot in mouth and digging yourself deeper...

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017, 16:14 
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Minim wrote:
Sounds like a rather horrible case of foot in mouth and digging yourself deeper...


Yes. But no matter what I did, I couldn't stop him digging! It was amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017, 19:24 
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Victoria wrote:
Minim wrote:
Sounds like a rather horrible case of foot in mouth and digging yourself deeper...


Yes. But no matter what I did, I couldn't stop him digging! It was amazing!


I can imagine!

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2017, 17:03 
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That's incredible Victoria!

When you pull out an old waistcoat pattern that you've used several times, but in the distant past, it's a good idea to read the instructions properly, even though you think you can remember them. That way, you don't spend a frustrated half an hour attempting to turn the waistcoat inside out before referring to the pattern and realising you've sewn up one seam too many. (And zigzagged and trimmed it.) You don't then think you can probably take a short cut and proceed to waste another half an hour discovering that you can't.


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PostPosted: 19 Feb 2017, 20:36 
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When following a recipe which says cook for one hour at 150 degrees then leave in the oven to cool for another hour, remember to switch off the oven as well as the timer.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2017, 14:12 
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Meringue, Lizco? Now very 'caramelised'? :)


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