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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2295 on: March 24, 2015, 01:57:24 PM »
Due to my handicap, my eyes pick up some letters of a word, and my brain completes it.

This morning in the paper: "Thieves bundle 38 payphones in sacks.'

The usual double take, and rescan, revealed the payphones were actually pythons.

Sometimes even handicaps can be amusing.
To be honest, either way that headline is sort of funny :)

I found the pythons rather frightening; they were royal pythons, and 'lived' in a flat, not some spacious detached place somewhere.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2296 on: March 24, 2015, 07:41:38 PM »
Witnessed a bit of road rage in the aftermath of an accident. Looked like a little Asian guy had reversed out into the lane running alongside parking in front of shops. exchanging views a much bigger guy was pushing the one a foot smaller telling him he could not take a photo of him and if he did he would carry out a citizens arrest and  detain him until police arrived. I walked by at first but as he got more aggressive felt I should say something. Told him it wasn`t in fact illegal to take a picture of him on a public street and that if the assault carried on I would be videoing him myself and calling the Police. Bemused by his ignorance / bullying and subsequent string of deletives aimed at me. Amazing how some can turn a prang of metal into a fight! At least my interference had desired effect as they exchanged details ad parted.

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2297 on: March 25, 2015, 07:35:35 AM »
Well done Jinky. So many people would walk away and not help. Some people just can't be told.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2298 on: March 29, 2015, 02:42:38 PM »
On a bit of the main road from our village into town the speed limit has been lowered on a slightly sinuous set of curves after the fairly predictable occurrence of yoof driving their cars over the edge of the shallow escarpment with monotonous Friday/Saturday night regularity. The signs went up on Wednesday. This morning there were not one but two yoof-mobiles upside down in ditches on that stretch, metres apart but on opposite sides of the carriageway.

Luckily no-one has hit any of the fairly sparse street furniture yet, landing instead in muddy fields, sometimes the right way up, but usually upside down. The main damage is to bodywork and pride, but you can see why plod thinks it is getting rather tiresome.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2299 on: March 29, 2015, 05:00:00 PM »
Was watching the  Brit tv show Wheeler Dealer. The host was talking about a Corvette and made some crack about dodgey American electrics. Why does that bemuse me? Because on this side of the pond it's the opposite, car enthusiasts talk about dodgey Brit electrics.  :2funny:
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2300 on: March 29, 2015, 05:28:14 PM »
In all fairness the electrics on my Corvette are rather erratic; the error messages being a particular favourite of mine.  'Communication lost with driver seat' has a special and regular place in my heart. Whenever it is started in cold weather it reports, without fail, that the traction control and ABS systems require maintenance.

That said,  it does at least always start.  :)
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2301 on: April 11, 2015, 09:02:13 AM »
More embarrassed than bemused.

Not having much spare time at the moment due to family commitments, I managed to get a couple of hours last Saturday to do my bit and steward the club's annual exhibition. I found myself co-stewarding with a very 'arty' type lady that insisted on discussing the motivation and inner feelings that made her take photos and looked on the art as a way to express and reveal her reaction to life in general. A couple of hours stretched into eternity. :(

Visitors to the exhibition, if they so desire, are asked to vote for their favourite panel. I mentioned to her it was felt amongst many members that to win this accolade was regarded as a bit of a poisoned chalice, since those voting had little or no idea what made a decent photograph, and most, if not every year, it was awarded to the panel that was made up of local scenes or someone whose work showed little or no creativity.

At Thurday's club evening the results were announced, with this lady's panel taking the honours!  :-[

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« Reply #2302 on: April 11, 2015, 09:56:52 AM »
More embarrassed than bemused.

Not having much spare time at the moment due to family commitments, I managed to get a couple of hours last Saturday to do my bit and steward the club's annual exhibition. I found myself co-stewarding with a very 'arty' type lady that insisted on discussing the motivation and inner feelings that made her take photos and looked on the art as a way to express and reveal her reaction to life in general. A couple of hours stretched into eternity. :(

Visitors to the exhibition, if they so desire, are asked to vote for their favourite panel. I mentioned to her it was felt amongst many members that to win this accolade was regarded as a bit of a poisoned chalice, since those voting had little or no idea what made a decent photograph, and most, if not every year, it was awarded to the panel that was made up of local scenes or someone whose work showed little or no creativity.

At Thurday's club evening the results were announced, with this lady's panel taking the honours!  :-[


I wonder if she always feels very 'sun risey/sun seetingy,' or probably 'beachy and landscapey,' possibly even 'deery.'

Maybe you should ask visitors to vote for the most interesting/challenging/accomplished panel, or whatever else you can think of.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2303 on: April 12, 2015, 07:33:06 AM »
More embarrassed than bemused.

Not having much spare time at the moment due to family commitments, I managed to get a couple of hours last Saturday to do my bit and steward the club's annual exhibition. I found myself co-stewarding with a very 'arty' type lady that insisted on discussing the motivation and inner feelings that made her take photos and looked on the art as a way to express and reveal her reaction to life in general. A couple of hours stretched into eternity. :(

Visitors to the exhibition, if they so desire, are asked to vote for their favourite panel. I mentioned to her it was felt amongst many members that to win this accolade was regarded as a bit of a poisoned chalice, since those voting had little or no idea what made a decent photograph, and most, if not every year, it was awarded to the panel that was made up of local scenes or someone whose work showed little or no creativity.

At Thurday's club evening the results were announced, with this lady's panel taking the honours!  :-[

Alan. When you said  ":-[", did you mean ":2funny:"?  ;)
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2304 on: April 12, 2015, 07:44:24 AM »
A great story, she might give you a wide berth for a while

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2305 on: April 12, 2015, 08:24:09 AM »
More embarrassed than bemused.

Not having much spare time at the moment due to family commitments, I managed to get a couple of hours last Saturday to do my bit and steward the club's annual exhibition. I found myself co-stewarding with a very 'arty' type lady that insisted on discussing the motivation and inner feelings that made her take photos and looked on the art as a way to express and reveal her reaction to life in general. A couple of hours stretched into eternity. :(

Visitors to the exhibition, if they so desire, are asked to vote for their favourite panel. I mentioned to her it was felt amongst many members that to win this accolade was regarded as a bit of a poisoned chalice, since those voting had little or no idea what made a decent photograph, and most, if not every year, it was awarded to the panel that was made up of local scenes or someone whose work showed little or no creativity.

At Thurday's club evening the results were announced, with this lady's panel taking the honours!  :-[

Alan. When you said  ":-[", did you mean ":2funny:"?  ;)

Well I did really Graham, but you know me, too much of a gentleman. She'll talk to me one day and then I'll congratulate her.  8)

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2306 on: April 22, 2015, 12:26:22 PM »
I bought a new bulb for my study yesterday. The old fashioned tungsten ones I used to have are not longer legal - so I had to spend about 30x as much on an LED one.

So how come the packet says it'll last 15 years, but it's only guaranteed for 3? My guess is it'll last about 3 years one week.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2307 on: April 24, 2015, 08:00:45 AM »
Went to the Docs yesterday, at their request, for an annual check up. I keep away from doctors as much as I can and not having had a check up for three or four years I thought I'd better show willing in case they struck me off the register.

Sitting in the waiting room I appeared to be the only person not either texting or playing games on their 'phones. Bye the bye my name came up on the screen asking me to report to Dr Dave's room.

Mmmm I thought, " is this the new face of the NHS", wondering what sort of friendly chap Dave would be. :)

On knocking and entering I was, to my surprise, facing a large Asian lady in a sari and thick pebble glasses who invited me to sit down.

Apparently Dave is pronounced DARVEY! :-[

P.S. I am apparently fit for service having had all the necessary poking and prodding needed. I was ready to leave in a hurry if the old rubber gloves made an appearance. :legit:

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2308 on: April 25, 2015, 03:41:19 PM »
I bought a new bulb for my study yesterday. The old fashioned tungsten ones I used to have are not longer legal - so I had to spend about 30x as much on an LED one.

So how come the packet says it'll last 15 years, but it's only guaranteed for 3? My guess is it'll last about 3 years one week.

It appears that tungsten bulbs are only illegal for domestic use. If you can find a suitable supplier, they can be bought 'for industrial use only'. Fortunately, it appears my light fittings accept industrial bulbs  :idea:

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2309 on: May 04, 2015, 08:06:15 AM »
My grandaughter has recently landed the job of pastry chef at Hampton Court and had a strange experience on the second round of her interviews. She had been asked to prepare two desserts for presentation and to bring them for assessment early the next day.

Promptly at 8 a.m. she was making her way to the kitchens in a somewhat deserted corridor when she felt that someone was behind her. She glanced over her shoulder and lo and behold she was being followed by Henry VIII in full regalia. As she looked he muttered a gruff "G'd Morning" and turned down a side corridor.

What she didn't know of course was that there were several school trips planned for the day where the children met the Tudors!

She had a coffee with Cardinal Wolsey the other day!

 

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