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Mundane facts about your day...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jonah, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    It wasn't so much the waiting for hours on end at 3 bus stations in the middle of the night, it was the worry about social distancing from passengers on night buses for so long.

    Any other night I'd have jumped at the chance to visit such exotic locations in the early hours.

    I wonder if I can use my Stafford Plus Bus ticket for the journey?
     
  2. Mudgie

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    I often go to Wolverhampton and a group of us had a day out in Digbeth two years ago.
    I rarely get 'up 'Anley'.
     
  3. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    They're back, it's a fight to the death this time....
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Get one of those plastic owls to scare them off.

    It worked for a few days on the Sandonia.

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  5. BobClay

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    God is getting his coal delivered big time here. Power out. Sitting in the conservatory watching the light show. Phone driving me mad with its crappy keyboard. :facepalm:
     
  6. Thehooperman

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    So is the big orange thing in the sky up this way his fire then?
     
  7. BobClay

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    If you go to the lightening site you'll see that the Sun God has deserted us.:eek:
     
  8. BobClay

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    I've decided I'm being got at now. My Wifi has become totally addled. Undeterred I leaned out of the conservatory door, held up two fingers to the sky and shouted 'F*** YOU.'
    It got worse ... (and my neighbours seem a bit perturbed about this, although they're all hiding under the table.)

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  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Pointing at it is not a good idea.


    I once performed an 'unorthodox' test, where a device that would normally be enclosed in an earthed pressure vessel was subjected to a few hundred kV with all the covers open, in the hope of narrowing down where it was flashing over, to speed up the repair process. I made sure that the area was properly enclosed and that nobody was any closer to it than I was. A fatality would have been a great disappointment and I had no intention of being subjected to that amount of paperwork. Suddenly, a 'management' person spotted the situation, sprinted across, standing in front of me, pointing at it and shouting "Is this safe?"

    "No" I answered, "that's why I'm not standing where you are - and why my hands are in my pockets".
     
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  10. BobClay

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    Pansy !!! :P

    (Although I've decided to skip my walk around the lake today as the time between flash and bang is now two seconds, which is close.) :eek:
     
  11. Thehooperman

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    Skipping around a lake in a lightening storm will only constitute to be protected by a Faraday cage if the rope is metallic and you hit 5,000,000 rpm with it!!!!

    I'd just stay indoors until it passes if I were you :)
     
  12. BobClay

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    It drifted off Northward and was all gone by 1pm. I note there's some current flashers south of Birmingham on the website.
     
  13. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Nothing in Stafford yet, the wind has picked up a tiny bit but that's it, looks like it will miss us again....
     
  14. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Just been stood in my sisters farmyard at Offley Brook, and we could see lightening over towards Market Drayton. Had a few spots of rain, but it came to nowt. Said sod it and came home.
     
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    Knocked up a small patio table yesterday. One length of pallet wood, an old curtain pole for legs and a section cut from an offcut of shelving from when we had a new bedroom for the insert.
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  16. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Don't be at all shocked, if your 'self inflating' balloons don't magicly inflate when you take them out of the packet....

    Apparently, 'self inflating' means you have to inflate them yourself! :xd::xd::xd:

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    Struggling to get much water out of the taps for some time tonight. At least we had a trickle, instead of none at all like a few weeks due to high demand closer to the supply. Still got a couple of bottles left from the lorries that dished it out last time. Kettle now filled!
     
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    Amazing storm almost overhead. No rain but lightning is immediately after the thunder.
     
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    Yup, amazing lightning above the common, only a few seconds apart, very very feint thunder, and no rain whatsoever......
     
  20. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Really? Not heard a thing and I'm close by!
     

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