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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:24 
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Have you thought about an Echo?


I don't want to be dependent on an Internet connection for my daily fix of Borcestershire life.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:25 
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Don't buy an Echo right now - there's a new one coming out at the end of the month (and it's £10 cheaper).

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Don't buy an Echo right now - there's a new one coming out at the end of the month (and it's £10 cheaper).


I was aware of the video one, but just looked on Amazon and see there are 2 more models out

Echo plus which is the same size as the old echo, then one that's around half the size, £139 and £89 respectively. The plus is shipping with one Hue bulb as well.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 13:36 
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There was an introductory sale on at one of the posh men's shops in the Exciting New Westgate, so I wandered in to look at shirts. Found a nice one my size so pulled it out of its tiny shelf. The plastic thing around the collar fell out so I picked it up off the floor. I started pulling out some other colours and styles before I realised that as well as ordering things neatly by collar size, they were also sorted by sleeve size.

I've not had a proper measure done for about ten years and didn't have the time to ask, so stuffed the shirts back into the tiny shelves as close to the original ordering, but struggled as they wouldn't just slide in. I left the plastic collar thing on an empty one and then shuffled out, hoping to avoid the glares of the staff who'd have to make it look neat again.

Back to M&S I think.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 14:11 
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Sleeve size is a thing?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 14:14 
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Sleeve size is a thing?


"I need a monster condom for my magnum dong"

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 14:15 
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That's over complicating things. Disproportionate people shouldn't be allowed to wear dress shirts.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 16:18 
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MaliA wrote:
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Sleeve size is a thing?


"I need a monster condom for my magnum dong"

At least get the quote right.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Why? Devito didn't.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Why? Devito didn't.

I've never noticed that before. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 18:40 
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That's over complicating things. Disproportionate people shouldn't be allowed to wear dress shirts.


Amusingly, I realised later that I probably wouldn't have bought them anyway. I don't like double cuffs.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 18:51 
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That's over complicating things. Disproportionate people shouldn't be allowed to wear dress shirts.


Amusingly, I realised later that I probably wouldn't have bought them anyway. I don't like double cuffs.

That IS amusing. You can definitely work that into your anecdote repertoire, Kern. It’ll be one of those stories that follow you around in your obituary in 80 years time (I reckon you’ll live to be about 115, because science).

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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I spent most of last night trying to open the door to my spare room. It's still jammed and no amount of removing the handle or trying to shimmy it with an old card was successful. My toolkit, of course, is in said room.

I'm basically becoming a modern day Mr Pooter. I might as well go all the way and install a boot scraper.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:04 
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Just be grateful you are trying to get into the spare room rather than out of it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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I have looked up Charles Pooter and I don't think you're anything like him as you are lovely and he seems to not be.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:10 
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It's one of my favourite books.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Just be grateful you are trying to get into the spare room rather than out of it.


I have guests tonight. Someone's going to end up on the sofa or in the tent if I can't open it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:23 
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Just be grateful you are trying to get into the spare room rather than out of it.


I have guests tonight. Someone's going to end up on the sofa or in the tent if I can't open it.

But they’d be waiting out on the street whilst you starved to death if you were trapped inside. Trying to find you a positive here!

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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It's one of my favourite books.

It’s a great book.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Go to Wickes, buy axe and new internal door. Use axe on stuck door. Enter room. Open door. Remove door. Replace door. Problem solved for £30.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Reminded of the time I was stuck in the bathroom with wife and first born, whilst second born was asleep in his room. Took some pretty frantic activity to unstick that situation!


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:28 
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Go to Wickes, buy axe and new internal door. Use axe on stuck door. Enter room. Open door. Remove door. Replace door. Problem solved for £30.


I was after a less-destructive solution.

I did check Youtube, and the first 'how to open a jammed door' video that came up was initially promising, then the guy pulled out a sonic screwdriver and started waving it around the door.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 
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Go to Wickes, buy axe and new internal door. Use axe on stuck door. Enter room. Open door. Remove door. Replace door. Problem solved for £30.


I was after a less-destructive solution.

I did check Youtube, and the first 'how to open a jammed door' video that came up was initially promising, then the guy pulled out a sonic screwdriver and started waving it around the door.


Get a chisel. Or long flat bladed screwdriver. Homebsse is around the corner.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Ridiculous! Sonic screwdrivers don't work on wood!


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Go to Wickes, buy axe and new internal door. Use axe on stuck door. Enter room. Open door. Remove door. Replace door. Problem solved for £30.


I was after a less-destructive solution.

I did check Youtube, and the first 'how to open a jammed door' video that came up was initially promising, then the guy pulled out a sonic screwdriver and started waving it around the door.


Is it the catch that's broken or the actual door stuck in the frame?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:56 
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Based on where I can push and where I can't, it's probably the catch. I unscrewed the plate but couldn't turn or pull it using the slightly-too-thick pliers I had to hand. Shimming with a card from above proved tricky due to the doorframe getting in the way meaning I could never quite get it in.

It's just a frustration that I'll have to deal with this afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Based on where I can push and where I can't, it's probably the catch. I unscrewed the plate but couldn't turn or pull it using the slightly-too-thick pliers I had to hand. Shimming with a card from above proved tricky due to the doorframe getting in the way meaning I could never quite get it in.

It's just a frustration that I'll have to deal with this afternoon.


Does the door open into the spare room? If it does, you probably need to pry the door jamb away from the frame. If you have a chisel handy, or a large flat head screwdriver, tap it against the join between the frame and the jamb up and down it's length until a gap opens, then prise it away from the frame. you may not need to remove it entirely, but if you can get clearer access to the catch, you should be able to free it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Thanks. Will give that a go later.


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