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Author:  GazChap [ Wed May 15, 2019 17:33 ]
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I did my CBT about 6 years ago. I fell off the bike while doing the car park bit, because I'm apparently an idiot, but once I got the hang of it and went out on the roads I too was terrified.

Vowed never to ride a motorbike from that day on. Too many idiots on the road, myself included ;)

Author:  MaliA [ Wed May 15, 2019 17:34 ]
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Motorbikes are big, hard, clever, and make you more attractive to all genders

Author:  MaliA [ Wed May 15, 2019 17:35 ]
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I miss mine

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Wed May 15, 2019 17:35 ]
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MaliA wrote:
I miss mine

You have become a lot less attractive since you sold it

Author:  MaliA [ Wed May 15, 2019 18:31 ]
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Not to certain demographics.

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Wed May 15, 2019 18:34 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Not to certain demographics.

Tory mums

Author:  MaliA [ Wed May 15, 2019 18:35 ]
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Mr Chonks wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Not to certain demographics.

Tory mums


Not like I can get them in labour anymore

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed May 15, 2019 18:50 ]
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GazChap wrote:
I did my CBT about 6 years ago. I fell off the bike while doing the car park bit, because I'm apparently an idiot, but once I got the hang of it and went out on the roads I too was terrified.

Vowed never to ride a motorbike from that day on. Too many idiots on the road, myself included ;)


I kinda feel the same as this, but by the same token I now want a little bike to go bezzing around the roads to see if the terror dissipates with experience.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed May 15, 2019 18:53 ]
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Satsuma wrote:
GazChap wrote:
I did my CBT about 6 years ago. I fell off the bike while doing the car park bit, because I'm apparently an idiot, but once I got the hang of it and went out on the roads I too was terrified.

Vowed never to ride a motorbike from that day on. Too many idiots on the road, myself included ;)


I kinda feel the same as this, but by the same token I now want a little bike to go bezzing around the roads to see if the terror dissipates with experience.


Yes, it does. But you must never get complacent.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed May 15, 2019 18:53 ]
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Your next step is to buy an Aprilia rs125

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed May 15, 2019 18:59 ]
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Is that a genuine suggestion for a complete novice?

The instructor was talking about the Honda Varadero 125.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed May 15, 2019 19:01 ]
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Satsuma wrote:
Is that a genuine suggestion for a complete novice?

The instructor was talking about the Honda Varadero 125.


Yeah, that is good shout

The rs125 is a race rep and I am trying to live vicariously.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed May 15, 2019 19:02 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
Is that a genuine suggestion for a complete novice?

The instructor was talking about the Honda Varadero 125.


Yeah, that is good shout

The rs125 is a race rep and I am trying to live vicariously.


In all honesty, just get the bigger licence asap, and get a commuting 500cc thing. Cost would be about th let same and it is better. It is what I should have done

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Wed May 15, 2019 20:14 ]
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Yes, Sat needs it for his commute from the bedroom to the other bedroom.

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed May 15, 2019 21:42 ]
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MaliA wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
Is that a genuine suggestion for a complete novice?

The instructor was talking about the Honda Varadero 125.


Yeah, that is good shout

The rs125 is a race rep and I am trying to live vicariously.


In all honesty, just get the bigger licence asap, and get a commuting 500cc thing. Cost would be about th let same and it is better. It is what I should have done


I think I’ll learn how to balance at low speeds properly before I commit automotive suicide. I’ve only had a single day’s lesson!

Author:  GazChap [ Thu May 16, 2019 10:26 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Yes, it does. But you must never get complacent.

On the plus side, it made me hyper-aware of other cars on the road, which I feel has made me a better car driver too.

Author:  Jem [ Thu May 16, 2019 13:55 ]
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GazChap wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Yes, it does. But you must never get complacent.

On the plus side, it made me hyper-aware of other cars on the road, which I feel has made me a better car driver too.

Can confirm, you are excellent when it comes to giving other road users space, particularly cyclists etc.

Shame about your road positioning though.

:DD

Author:  GazChap [ Thu May 16, 2019 14:51 ]
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*shakes fist* ;)

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Sat May 18, 2019 8:49 ]
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I’m on holiday in Cornwall, and have a lovely view over the village including the local church.
Unfortunately the bells ring ever 15 minutes night and day so sleep can be interrupted.

Author:  MaliA [ Sat May 18, 2019 8:58 ]
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
I’m on holiday in Cornwall, and have a lovely view over the village including the local church.
Unfortunately the bells ring ever 15 minutes night and day so sleep can be interrupted.


Whereabouts?

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Sat May 18, 2019 9:06 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
I’m on holiday in Cornwall, and have a lovely view over the village including the local church.
Unfortunately the bells ring ever 15 minutes night and day so sleep can be interrupted.


Whereabouts?

They’re probably situated inside the church tower.

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Sat May 18, 2019 9:13 ]
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Mr Chonks wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
I’m on holiday in Cornwall, and have a lovely view over the village including the local church.
Unfortunately the bells ring ever 15 minutes night and day so sleep can be interrupted.


Whereabouts?

They’re probably situated inside the church tower.


:DD

And the tower is in St Neot

Author:  MaliA [ Sat May 18, 2019 9:16 ]
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
I’m on holiday in Cornwall, and have a lovely view over the village including the local church.
Unfortunately the bells ring ever 15 minutes night and day so sleep can be interrupted.


Whereabouts?

They’re probably situated inside the church tower.


:DD

And the tower is in St Neot


Nice end of the country. Lantic bay to the south is lovely

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Sat May 18, 2019 9:20 ]
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MaliA wrote:

Nice end of the country. Lantic bay to the south is lovely


Fowey is on our list of places to visit so we’ll check it out, ta.

Author:  MaliA [ Sat May 18, 2019 9:22 ]
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
MaliA wrote:

Nice end of the country. Lantic bay to the south is lovely


Fowey is on our list of places to visit so we’ll check it out, ta.



Correct pronunciation is 'Foy', just in case. But I think you already know that. And note Looe is next to Flushing which always amuses me.

Author:  JohnCoffey [ Thu May 23, 2019 14:15 ]
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Nay my mum has had a fall so I jumped on my bike and then the train and made my way over in a panic


Yay? When you exit the station it goes down a steep hill. I had two choices, road or grass verge next to road.

Seems I chose wisely as there was a car crash and I'd have been in it.

Fucking mad day!

Author:  DavPaz [ Wed May 29, 2019 8:37 ]
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Weird one...

Nay! The work fridge is set too cold so the milk has frozen overnight

Yay! The frozen milk meant my morning brew was at a drinkable temperature immediately

Author:  Hearthly [ Wed May 29, 2019 8:42 ]
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How did you get frozen milk into a cup?

Author:  DavPaz [ Wed May 29, 2019 8:46 ]
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Hearthly wrote:
How did you get frozen milk into a cup?

It wasn't in a cup. It was in a plastic bottle

Author:  KovacsC [ Wed May 29, 2019 8:51 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
Hearthly wrote:
How did you get frozen milk into a cup?

It wasn't in a cup. It was in a plastic bottle

:DD :DD

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Jun 14, 2019 18:36 ]
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Nay - my little boy had a five minute cry because he asked for a bowl of porridge with a picture of Bob Ross on it made out of chocolate sauce, and what I actually made him was this:

Yay - it was kind of funny.

Author:  Bobbyaro [ Fri Jun 14, 2019 19:31 ]
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Looks more like Rolf Harris

Author:  Mimi [ Fri Jun 14, 2019 19:41 ]
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Bobbyaro wrote:
Looks more like Rolf Harris

Bobby!!!

Yeah, I said to my ma that it looked unfortunately Rolf-like.

Author:  Mimi [ Tue Jun 18, 2019 19:46 ]
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My three year old purchased, and paid for, a £150 set of golf clubs on eBay. It was a total accident, and is little digits just hit exactly the wrong things. He knew he’d done something wrong and we both had a gentle but panicky cry.

But he picked himself up and comforted me. He told me everything would be ok. He said he knew what would make me feel better (a bubble bath) and put moisturiser on my face to make me better. He told me not to cry because it would all be ok.

And it was. The seller (his real and actual name is James Blunt, amazingly) was really sweet and refunded me as soon as he found out from my panicky message what had happened. And I had that bath. It will be a funny story one day

Author:  Zardoz [ Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:28 ]
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My company has relocated to a new premises that is further away...

So far it's taken me less time to get to and from work though as the route has a much better traffic flow!

Great new swanky offices that were once the headquarters of Leyland DAF trucks, much nicer working environment and I'm sat with a great bunch but my position (right at a window with a lake* view!) means I don't get to browse and post "high quality content" as frequently.

*pond

Author:  Satsuma [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 17:01 ]
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Nay: Went to the bank and it had sodding closed at 4 fucking thirty.

Yay: Paid my cheque in using my phone instead. Tch.

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 17:09 ]
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I still deliver multiple chequebooks a week, which is amazing as I’ve not written a cheque in maybe ten years.

Author:  Cras [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 17:24 ]
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The only cheque I've written in the last decade was the mandatory £50 court fee for my divorce.

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 17:27 ]
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We have a cheque book solely for paying nursery fees, though even that we’ve now become the only parents to pay by bank transfer.

Author:  TheVision [ Thu Jul 25, 2019 13:57 ]
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This time last year, we lost my dad.

To mark the anniversary, this morning we have donated £1500 to the hospice that cared for him in his final days. We've got another £1500 to go to Prostate Cancer UK later this week.

Author:  Jem [ Thu Jul 25, 2019 16:52 ]
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Nice work dude, that's a fab amount.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:07 ]
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Let's pretend this is the Yay but Nay thread.

YAY: I'm meant to be going to see Doves tonight in Brighton.
NAY: We inadvertently threw away our tickets.*

Best part of £90 down the drain. And have wanted to see them for years. Gutting.

*It's also possible I simply put them somewhere I thought they'd be safe, and am no longer able to recall it.

Author:  Cras [ Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 ]
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Tickets are stupid. Pieces of paper that they post to you! In 2019!

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:00 ]
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Indeed. A ticket that you have to hold in your hand? That's for babies.

Author:  Grim... [ Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:20 ]
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Findus Fop wrote:
Let's pretend this is the Yay but Nay thread.

YAY: I'm meant to be going to see Doves tonight in Brighton.
NAY: We inadvertently threw away our tickets.*

Best part of £90 down the drain. And have wanted to see them for years. Gutting.

*It's also possible I simply put them somewhere I thought they'd be safe, and am no longer able to recall it.

If you bought them electronically there's a chance that they may be able to issue you a phone copy.

Author:  “Fun”Sally [ Fri Jul 26, 2019 14:35 ]
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@findus Fop have you tried contacting the venue yet?
Myp somehow managed to get some gig tickets sent to his Ex’s house, we contacted the venue and they reprinted them and had us pick them up from the box office. I also managed to lose some tickets and that venue did the same, just had to take some ID and pick new ones up.

Author:  Warhead [ Fri Jul 26, 2019 15:02 ]
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Ironic Ollie (the dog) woke me at 5.00 this morning. (Nay)

It was because he needed to be let out for a pony, which is a lot better than leaving a steaming pile somewhere in the house. (Yay).

Good boy.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Jul 26, 2019 17:27 ]
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“Fun”Sally wrote:
@findus Fop have you tried contacting the venue yet?
Myp somehow managed to get some gig tickets sent to his Ex’s house, we contacted the venue and they reprinted them and had us pick them up from the box office. I also managed to lose some tickets and that venue did the same, just had to take some ID and pick new ones up.


Well, first of all I tweeted doves last night for help, but no response (from their managed Twitter account).

Then I did as you suggested and contacted See Tickets today using their online form and within an hour they said there would be replacement tickets waiting for me at the venue.

Which is pretty fucking excellent.

Cheers!

Author:  JBR [ Sat Jul 27, 2019 0:28 ]
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Total yay!

Author:  Curiosity [ Mon Jul 29, 2019 17:14 ]
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Findus Fop wrote:
“Fun”Sally wrote:
@findus Fop have you tried contacting the venue yet?
Myp somehow managed to get some gig tickets sent to his Ex’s house, we contacted the venue and they reprinted them and had us pick them up from the box office. I also managed to lose some tickets and that venue did the same, just had to take some ID and pick new ones up.


Well, first of all I tweeted doves last night for help, but no response (from their managed Twitter account).

Then I did as you suggested and contacted See Tickets today using their online form and within an hour they said there would be replacement tickets waiting for me at the venue.

Which is pretty fucking excellent.

Cheers!


Glad you got it sorted. I only saw this just now and was going to offer that exact advice as I’m a total mess and have done this more than once in the past :D

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