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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:13 
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The milkman hasn't been.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 13:31 
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No, not in the last 20 years or so.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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He was late

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Did he turn up at all that day?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Gave in and turned the heating on yesterday. But I went to bed with a hot water bottle for the first time in decades, so not all bad.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 13:30 
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I put the heating on one day last week, the first day I had frost on the van windows. There's been interference by other members of the household since then, as the temp has fluctuated.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 17:26 
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"We'll pop in and get a few things as I don't want to go back home then just one of us go back to the supermarket"
"It'll be horrific"
"the kids will be fine"

An hour later and it was horrific.

Still, come the 4th November, at least we won't have to worry about well stacked shelves, or choice, eh? Horse rustling is going to go right up.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 17:27 
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Also:

"I need a new wooden swing seat. I'll just google it."

£159! Jesus wept.

Might swap it for a monkey seat.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 18:15 
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Felt like having a Guinness for a change (the nights are drawing in, after all).

When I ordered a second and paid for it, the barman informed me that they had a "2 for £6" deal.

"I'm used to paying single supplements," I replied.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 17:56 
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Went to my favourite barbers today for my quarterly shearing. As usual, I went for nothing fancy ("yes, I know it's winter but I'm serious about the grade 3"), and left agonising over whether you're supposed to tip.

On the plus side, the flame-in-the-ear thing is still strangely satisfying.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 19:07 
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Flame on your ear? What is that for?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Flame on your ear? What is that for?


Gets rid of any stray hairs that you might not want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYQ4TcyzSlA


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 19:36 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 19:52 
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I round up to a tenner. Sucks to be my current barber who charges a tenner.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 19:55 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
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Flame on your ear? What is that for?


Gets rid of any stray hairs that you might not want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYQ4TcyzSlA

Huh! Does it smell like burning hair?

Also, that guy’s fade does not seem awfully level.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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I round up to a tenner. Sucks to be my current barber who charges a tenner.


Running a set of clippers over my head is £23. I do not tip.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 20:15 
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Whoa! Ginger tax?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Wow... I think I paid £20 for some clippers about 8 or 9 years ago. They've cut my hair every two weeks since then.

I have hated every time.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 20:33 
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The one I go to accepts that I won't engage in conversation. That's probably worth something.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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The one I go to accepts that I won't engage in conversation. That's probably worth something.

My tip is calculated on the basis of how much he keeps his fucking mouth shut.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 20:43 
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I paid £12.50 for Darwin’s haircut, AND he gets to drive a noisy pink jeep around whilst it’s being done, AND he gets sweets, AND he gets stickers AND he gets a pot of bubbles with a little ball bearing maze on the top.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 20:47 
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That is a haircut worth paying for.

I bought clippers many, many years ago, to keep a haircut trim. Kept on doing my own, and have only paid for one haircut in 20+ years (and that in a hopelessly exotic place, for very cheap). I have Australian and US clippers, too, from travels, so am (un)covered most places.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 20:54 
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That is a haircut worth paying for.

Right? I reckon Craster should come up here for his next haircut.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 21:31 
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I pay £7. Because university.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 22:28 
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Mimi wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Flame on your ear? What is that for?


Gets rid of any stray hairs that you might not want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYQ4TcyzSlA

Huh! Does it smell like burning hair?

Also, that guy’s fade does not seem awfully level.


Yep. They also offer to wax nose hair at my barbers but I decline. Firmly.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 22:35 
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Whoa! Ginger tax?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 22:54 
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I round up to a tenner. Sucks to be my current barber who charges a tenner.


Running a set of clippers over my head is £23. I do not tip.

BUY SOME CLIPPERS FOR £20.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 22:56 
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Do something myself I can have someone else do? Odd.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 22:58 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
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Flame on your ear? What is that for?


Gets rid of any stray hairs that you might not want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYQ4TcyzSlA

Huh! Does it smell like burning hair?

Also, that guy’s fade does not seem awfully level.


Yep. They also offer to wax nose hair at my barbers but I decline. Firmly.


They what? Are you sure that’s a barbers and not some weird S&M torture palace.

(I almost wrote M&S then, but their torture day is pension day).

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Cras wrote:
Do something myself I can have someone else do? Odd.

I mean...

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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On the plus side, the flame-in-the-ear thing is still strangely satisfying.


I only experienced this very recently and also find it very satisfying. Much less so the nose waxing I've also recently been offered. It's fine at the time and doesn't hurt but for about a week afterwards my nose was totally fucked. Turns out that at least some of the hair is there for a reason; who knew? Never again.

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I round up to a tenner. Sucks to be my current barber who charges a tenner.


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Running a set of clippers over my head is £23. I do not tip.


23 fucking quid?! That's nearly four times what I pay for an actual haircut, even by usual London mark-up standards that seems excessive.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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It is, but it's my own fault really. I get my hair cut on work time because who wouldn't, but that means going to a barbers where every other customer is a millionaire banker

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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The boss booked Mr. flis into his barber a few weeks ago, and he paid £23 for it! Mr. flis said "That's a years worth of haircuts at my usual place!"

Also, his hair didn't look as nice as when he goes to his usual place so definitely not worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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My last haircut was £32, because London.

To be fair, it is normally less than that, but I needed one badly and decided to try the fancy place literally next to my office. It was nice.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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For £32 I'd expect at least a choice of drinks.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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I'm in the clippers crew.

Soon I'll be in the skull shaver crew!

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 16:21 
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Save yourself £100 and don't bother (had some myself and they don't work well for long - yeah I even changed the head)

Wilkinson Sword Extra Sensitive 2 Men's 10 pack £2.99 FTW!

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For £32 I'd expect at least a choice of drinks.


They offered coffee, whisky, or beer.

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Save yourself £100 and don't bother (had some myself and they don't work well for long - yeah I even changed the head)

Wilkinson Sword Extra Sensitive 2 Men's 10 pack £2.99 FTW!

I was worried that might be the case.

I can't get on with shaving my head with razors. For starters I worry I'll miss a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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My brother (who some of you met at the Christmas quiz one year) pays £11 for his cut in Soho. My other brother pays £8, but I’m not sure what part of London his barber is in.

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If you're already burning the hair out of your ears just do the same thing with your heads. Get some lighter fluid. £1.50 job done.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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For starters I worry I'll miss a bit.

Just feel your head!

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I've just used a £40 pair of clippers for the past 2 years or so.

Much cheaper than getting it done.


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For starters I worry I'll miss a bit.

Just feel your head!

Ha! Dunno about Grim.... But I miss bits of my beard even when I'm looking in a mirror and rubbing it. My face.


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his hair didn't look as nice as when he goes to his usual place so definitely not worth it.

The wrist bit is that someone else having screwed it up both throws the normal guy off and messes with expectations.

Yet another reason to never move.


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I bought clippers when I was 15 and have been using them ever since. I funnel the money I save into resin hoarding.

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I bought clippers when I was 15 and have been using them ever since. I funnel the money I save into resin hoarding.

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I bought clippers when I was 15 and have been using them ever since. I funnel the money I save into resin hoarding.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Due to some office moves, I now have to go through 3 sets of security doors, using my pass, and then the same on the way back, just to go to the loo.


This loo has now broken, so I have to go up 6 floors in a lift and then through ANOTHER set of doors.


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