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The Bar & Grill / Re: Quiet in here today. Not so quiet in my world.
« Last post by Gyppo on August 25, 2019, 10:19:59 PM »
There is something particularly unpleasant about them.  Overall I've not seen many of them in my life, but they seem particularly 'dirty'.
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The Bar & Grill / Re: More practice for the open mic evening.
« Last post by Gyppo on August 25, 2019, 10:16:17 PM »
I must admit I'm rather fond of that one myself ;-)  I can probably do it without needing the written words now.
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The Bar & Grill / Re: More practice for the open mic evening.
« Last post by Dansinger on August 25, 2019, 09:19:23 PM »
Nice surprise Gyp! It's so nice to hear your voice.
Especially love the "When I Am An Old Man."
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The Bar & Grill / Re: Quiet in here today. Not so quiet in my world.
« Last post by Dansinger on August 25, 2019, 09:13:08 PM »
When I first entered my current apartment, I was unpleasantly surprised by a roach infestation in the kitchen. So I called the housing association and told them that was not what I'd signed up for and asked them to get an exterminator in to deal with the pests. Couldn't do anything in the bloody apartment for a whole month, so I asked my rent back for that month. When they weren't willing to do that, AND sent me the exterminator bill, I asked my then nurse to make them see sense. She did. I didn't have to pay the bill and got my month's rent refunded.

It took me a year (or maybe even longer) to sort of get over it. Still, just thinking about it sends shivers down my spine again. I hope I'll never have to see another roach in my life. Bloody pests.
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Word Play / Re: We all have questions
« Last post by Dansinger on August 25, 2019, 09:04:56 PM »
Would you not rather he'd not be anywhere at all?
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The Bar & Grill / Re: My Kindle tried to commit suicide today.
« Last post by Dansinger on August 25, 2019, 09:01:39 PM »
Thankfully, I have zero experience with housefires, and I certainly hope to keep it that way.
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The Bar & Grill / Re: Quiet in here today. Not so quiet in my world.
« Last post by Gyppo on August 25, 2019, 08:41:14 PM »
Roaches ;-(  I once went for a job interview at a bakery and there were roaches wandering around the floor in broad daylight.  I decided I didn't want to work there.  My immediate impression, even without the roaches was of a total shit-hole.

A few weeks later there was a story about the place in the local paper.  It had been shut down for several health and hygiene violations.  Completely shut down, no seven day 'notice to improve'.

In the paper there was picture of a rat sat on one of the workbenches, and the journalist said that it was in no hurry to move even when the camera flashed.

Over the next few weeks several restaurants, pizza places, and other food outlets along that terrace were shut down.  The whole block was 'rat city'.
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The Bar & Grill / Re: My Kindle tried to commit suicide today.
« Last post by Gyppo on August 25, 2019, 08:26:54 PM »
You may be surprised just how well books survive a fire, especially if closely packed.  But water damage from the fire engine and smoke damage may render them too obnoxious to use even if rescued.
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The Bar & Grill / Re: More practice for the open mic evening.
« Last post by Gyppo on August 25, 2019, 08:23:45 PM »

Yep. It's a great premise that many of us can relate to even if it is to go forward rather than back.  As an optomist, I can't help thinking the humanity will one day come it its senses; though there's no bloody sign of it happening anytime soon.

We travel hopefully, although I sometimes wonder why ;-)
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The Bar & Grill / Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Last post by Gyppo on August 25, 2019, 08:08:58 PM »
Been a bit too hot for the Polar Bear Today.  Been flopping around in nothing but shorts.

Put on a loose shirt at about half past seven this evening to go to the shops and it was distinctly soggy by the time I got back half an hour later.  Yuk ;-(
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