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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2019, 12:17 
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I've moaned on here about litter louts before, but this morning something happened which really annoyed me.

I was walking along the road and a woman, who was walking ahead of me eating a pasty, dropped the paper bag it had been in on the pavement right in front of me!

OK, she might not have realised I was there, but that's not the point. She was carrying a plastic carrier bag, so she could easily have put it in there to dispose of in a bin either at home or when she passed one.

To my added surprise, she half-turned round and I saw that she was not (as I had assumed) a youngster, but middle-aged or older. (Sorry if that's ageist!)

I thought about saying something, but was afraid of receiving a mouthful of abuse or worse, so I stayed silent. But I did pick up the bag, which she would have seen me do, and put it in my own to dispose of later.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2019, 15:49 
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That is so rude! A few years ago I was walking down the road behind someone who'd been to a burger bar for takeout lunch - she ate a burger, then fries, and lastly an apple pie, and in each case chucked the packaging over her shoulder. Like you I didn't say anything, knowing what the result was likely to be, but I'm afraid I didn't retrieve it from among the rest of the rubbish!


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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 13 Mar 2019, 19:24 
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I heard of the death of a member of my community last night. I didn't know him well but he was a good guy, always welcoming and warm. We'd comment on each other's Facebook statuses the odd time. I'm sad for his family, and that he won't be there any more with the perfectly crafted posts, and the places he was part of will have a big gap where he should be.


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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 13 Mar 2019, 20:21 
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I'm sorry for your loss. Even if you didn't know someone well, a death always leaves a gap - *hugs*.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2019, 12:02 
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Sorry for your loss whitequeen.

Back I'm afraid to the litter rant!

It's been really windy this week, as it has in most of the country. On Wednesday morning I was standing at the bus stop on my way to work when I saw a large plastic carrier bag blowing around a busy road. It didn't have any real impact on the cars, but I decided that if it came near me, I would pick it up and put it in the bin - of course it didn't!

The next thing I saw was a cyclist riding along the pavement (whether he should have been on the pavement is a separate issue!). At one point the plastic bag started to wrap itself around the wheel of his bike and I was really worried because he wobbled and it looked like he might fall off into a busy road. Fortunately, he didn't, as the bag quickly disentangled itself (no doubt helped by the wind).

That incident demonstrates the dangers of dropping litter far better than any words of mine. The last I saw of the bag was that it had somehow attached itself to some metal gates opposite the bus stop. I hope it stayed there, at least until the morning rush hour ended or the wind dropped a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2019, 19:37 
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As an ex-town councillor, I regularly litter-pick my own street. As a small town, we simply can't afford to employ someone to sweep all the streets.

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PostPosted: 16 Mar 2019, 19:48 
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Second whinge.

In January, I broke my left kneecap. Incredibly painful.

I spent a dreadful week in hospital. No treatment, a nurse in charge who never bothered to listen to anything important, and who wouldn't let us get out of bed until we were were wetting our beds, perhaps she had a fetish for clean sheets.

I now use a zimmer frame.

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A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2019, 19:59 
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Oh no, that does sound painful :cry: .

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PostPosted: 16 Mar 2019, 20:03 
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Oh, much sympathy over that, Jennie - that's horrible. Please Get Best Soonest - sending healing wishes


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PostPosted: 16 Mar 2019, 22:08 
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Funeral today. It was lovely, but so sad. It was the kind of funeral I'd want for myself. I'm just a bit worn out and sad now and I can't stop thinking about his wife and children, two of whom are babies.


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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2019, 08:23 
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Hugs to everyone who needs them! Jennie, hope it heals soon or is the Zimmer permanent? Whitequeens, hugs.


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PostPosted: 18 Mar 2019, 18:39 
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Apologies for the double-posting (it has been 36 hours!) but it's been a few weeks culminating in today. A temporary job opportunity fell through, family member is in hospital and other issues, and far too much work recently means it's all a bit much and a bit tough to vent elsewhere! Hugs to everyone who needs them!


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PostPosted: 18 Mar 2019, 21:56 
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Oh, that's hard, roversgirl - hopefully, things can only get better! Hugs for you, too!


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Hugs for you too. Everything seems to happen at once, sometimes. Hope things get better.

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Hugs Roversgirl and Jennie.

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PostPosted: 19 Mar 2019, 02:40 
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Roversgirl, Jennie and Whitequeen, thinking of you all with your different problems and sadness. Hugs to you all and to anyone who needs them.

I seem to be worrying about everything just now; most of it trivial but I have got to the stage where it is occasionally hard to function. So stupid.


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Thanks all! I'm sure it will get better :-)


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PostPosted: 19 Mar 2019, 13:55 
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I feel like that a lot of the time, Audrey! Things might seem trivial to other people, or even to yourself, but that doesn't stop you from feeling anxious about them. Sometimes I feel anxious and I have to work out what it is I'm feeling anxious about, because it's not obvious even to me!

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PostPosted: 19 Mar 2019, 19:08 
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Sorry Audrey, I replied half-asleep this morning. I hope you find a way to stop worrying!


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PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 20:39 
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Alison H wrote:
I feel like that a lot of the time, Audrey! Things might seem trivial to other people, or even to yourself, but that doesn't stop you from feeling anxious about them. Sometimes I feel anxious and I have to work out what it is I'm feeling anxious about, because it's not obvious even to me!


That *always* happens to me! Annoying, isn't it? Hugs for anxiety to all.


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