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The Really Really Boring And Totally Pointless Snippets Of Information Thread MK XII

Old 18th Jan 2009, 18:57
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Won't you be in need also, Westie, as the weather guessers have indicated blizzards and high winds for your locality, with downed power cables?

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Old 18th Jan 2009, 18:58
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Couldn't agree more - Courses!!!

Usually delivered by those who never have, but feel they can talk about it

On one course - where the young lady in charge seemed to have a spark of personality we switched a VHS tape that was part of the presentation, and it was fully five minutes before she realised that a parade of old Daimlers, Leylands etc had nothing to do with interviewing skills.

The best - however was one of those BS thingies

Four days into the proceedings, one of the teams broke the silence by snapping one of the course pencils in frustration.

The course leader asked - "Is there a problem?"

Yes said the pencil snapper - a loco driver from Crewe.

That lot over there - gesturing towards the Crewe works contingent - got BS5750 eighteen months ago. We used to pick up a forty seven and it would break down at the works gates. They get BS5750 and nothing changes - Why are we here?

Quick as a flash the accountant -for that was what he was - from the works answered -

Before BS5750 we just used to produce random shit - But now we are British Standard certified - we produce shit to a plan.

And all these years on - with BS and ISO and Customer Care to the fore, I can only agree with him.
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 19:02
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as the weather guessers have indicated blizzards
That was yesterdays guess, now it's just wet & windy.
I guess they guessed wrong!!
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 19:09
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Hmmm they have us expecting heavy snow at EDI. I wonder what the chances are of my flight actually going anywhere?
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 19:41
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"Home Standby" - prolly be called out to bl**dy EDI now then.
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 19:41
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If you are with Big Airways then it'll be cancelled at the first flake of snow, if my lot probably delayed but we'll do our best.

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Old 18th Jan 2009, 19:53
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Not on my behalf, Checkers - I've a healthy belief in the value of the conference call rather than an unbearable job for the transport team! That said, I would (for once) rather be there tomorrow, as the poor sods have been (as many) put through the wringer by the market lately and could probably do with some face to face discussions.

I'll front up to EDI and see what Air Nigel have to say for themselves (it's an LCY one, lexx - entertaining at the best of times!).
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 19:57
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I'll front up to EDI and see what Air Nigel have to say for themselves (it's an LCY one, lexx - entertaining at the best of times!).
Well the very Best of British to you Ms Picker.
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 20:10
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Blue Monday

It's Blue Monday tomorrow...

Great...

Great fun if you're a member of the Optimists Society...
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 20:16
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The merchant bulk carrier ''Silver Constellation'' has now been anchored offshore in my neck of the woods for 7 weeks !! For the first four weeks, it had been detained in deep water anchor by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, as it was in a very poor state according to their inspectors. After the deficiencies were corrected, the Flipino crew went on strike over not being paid and their lack of confidence in the seaworthiness of the vessel. They are now running out of food and are not allowed ashore as the ships owners owe the authorities some dosh.

Whilst it is nice to see large vessels moored offshore from time to time, this particular vessel is now becoming boring.

What would you reccomend sire ?? A torpedo or 2 or a scuttling ?

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Old 18th Jan 2009, 20:32
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Sneak out in the middle of the night and spray paint "RUNNING ON EMPTY" on the side. Goes for ship and crew, apparently.
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 20:38
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It was probably the owners intention that it sink,preferably with all hands then claim large amounts of wedge from Lloyds, that is generally the option when crew pay/maintenance costs become embarrassing, biggest scoundrels in the world are ship owners.
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 20:41
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the new Lancome vibrating mascara is brill
What does it do, flutter your eyelashes automatically?

Supposed to be raining here, but itis snowing instead.
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 20:48
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Er Stockie

Just stick Welcome to Weather Underground : Weather Underground & input EGLC for the latest actuals, no fodgee stuff, just persisting down is all
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 20:53
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Cooool, thanks Merlin!
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Old 19th Jan 2009, 03:45
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Thought for the day.

The English are too polite to be honest, the Dutch are too honest to be polite.

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Old 19th Jan 2009, 06:59
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5 days of thumb-twiddling in Holland
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Old 19th Jan 2009, 07:10
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Mijnheer IFTB did you get one's PM ?
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Old 19th Jan 2009, 07:22
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One is thinking of becoming a Hindu and being re-encarnated as a Jack Russel,they got it all figured out.
An interesting coincidence. As I prepared to venture out into the wind and rain this horrid Monday morning, and taking note of Pedro snuggled up comfy on her lap, opined to Mrs BS that one wished to be reincarnated as a Chihuahua.
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Old 19th Jan 2009, 07:37
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Morning peeps, one has just had a look out of me window Gawd what a ghastly day,fittingly today is supposed to be the most depressing of the year,a day for oneself to lurk by one's fireside methinks.
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