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by OFSO
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 3162
Views: 59795
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

I accidently ranted about smart meters on my 'socks' thread. Must be getting old and confused.
by OFSO
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Socks !
Replies: 58
Views: 440
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Re: Socks !

I know all my mobile phone numbers, have to, asked so often. TD: last year in November we had a smart meter installed, compulsory in Spain. Just had the first reading, mid-November to mid-January. Two-and-a half times higher than the same period 2018-2019. House is the same, no more electrical gear,...
by OFSO
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Royal Bank of Wankers
Replies: 326
Views: 7847
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Re: Royal Bank of Wankers

Went back to bank. Nice lady (for a change) went thru all the documents I brought, assisted by Anna, a 'young' lady who has been there since 1996 and - mystery - not got any older. Of course I had forgotten my wife's passport...so back tomorrow.
by OFSO
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Royal Bank of Wankers
Replies: 326
Views: 7847
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Re: Royal Bank of Wankers

Fed up with paying £65 a year for a postbox I cancelled it. Went to tell the Spanish bank to send the monthly statements to my house in future. 40 minutes later and two eight page documents to sign, front and back, every page, notice now there's an error. Back there today. The sea is not rising on t...
by OFSO
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 14590
Views: 214097
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Our German acquaintances have a fear of Spanish hospitals and doctors. At the slightest hint of troubles they are in the car and back up the autobahn to Germany. In a couple of cases I know someone was told in Spain they had 24 hours to get a health problem fixed or death *might* follow. They still ...
by OFSO
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 14590
Views: 214097
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Forecast up here is heading for over 20° at the weekend. Still chilly at night tho.
by OFSO
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Views: 214097
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

5.5 earthquake in the Dodecanese Islands just now. Hope not near Amorgos.
by OFSO
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The US Hamster Wheel
Replies: 5989
Views: 79348
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Re: The US Hamster Wheel

My Huawei phone can't send any spying info back to China because the entire bandwidth is taken up by spying info being sent to GOOGLE In the USA.
by OFSO
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Andrew to the Tower?
Replies: 28
Views: 328
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Re: Andrew to the Tower?

Look up "A ....... Yankee at the Court of King Arthur" by Mark Twain (a genius IMHO and you'll see he suggests having a royal family of cats. Having been servant to a prince of cats, I agree.
by OFSO
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Socks !
Replies: 58
Views: 440
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Re: Socks !

I understand it's the laundering as much as anything. If you never wash them they last twice as long, or so I've been told. Plus the odor wards off ground-born Corona virus.
by OFSO
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Socks !
Replies: 58
Views: 440
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Re: Socks !

Another one worn thru under the heel. Desperate times !
by OFSO
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 14590
Views: 214097
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Just above freezing in northern Spain, but clear skies and 16° forecast at midday. Watching TV over brekkies. Biased political trials continuing in Madrid.
by OFSO
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Do we really nead ATC?
Replies: 30
Views: 444
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Re: Do we really nead ATC?

Rule would be impossible to apply in Empuriabrava. One skydiver went in through a roof into the living room of a house. Hole almost impossible to spot. Body only found after holidaymakers arrived weeks later. Another drowned in the Bay up by Empuriabrava, body washed up a year later by l'Escala.
by OFSO
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Socks !
Replies: 58
Views: 440
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Re: Socks !

Far worse is when both husband and wife have black underwear, on these dark mornings half asleep one gets dressed and its only an hour later in the gym changing room that the lacy underwear is revealed as such.
by OFSO
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Socks !
Replies: 58
Views: 440
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Re: Socks !

Tried the brilliant idea of tying socks together, fell over when I stood up. Next suggestion please....
by OFSO
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: DC-9 off runway
Replies: 5
Views: 68
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Re: DC-9 off runway

MD-83. As far as I'm concerned that's a DC-9.
by OFSO
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Socks !
Replies: 58
Views: 440
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Re: Socks !

Nobody pairs my socks (as should be evident from my photograph) as all my socks are singletons. If I go to M&S and buy half a dozen pairs, half of the pairs run off and hide after the first wash !
by OFSO
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Socks !
Replies: 58
Views: 440
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Re: Socks !

Right This Minute !
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by OFSO
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 14590
Views: 214097
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Sun's out in N Spain, bit hazy as the molecules of H2O from Storm Gloria lift back into the atmosphere. With regard to light bulbs and gerbils, the most frequent items that I've been told to shove up my arse during my journey through life are my advice and my opinions.
by OFSO
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: DC-9 off runway
Replies: 5
Views: 68
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DC-9 off runway

What looks like a DC-9 or possibly a Super 80 appears to have gone off the runway at the city of Mahsahr and stopped on a busy highway. Reports say the "rear wheel broke" - your guess is as good as mine what this means.