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Old 12th Aug 2019, 15:46
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Consumer demand is ever-more polarised between convenience and experience
Everything is a sodding experience these days. I've been invited to comment on my online shopping experience, my RAC Roadside Assistance experience, my taxi experience ... they're ALL at it! I'm waiting for the day some toilet paper manufacturer asks me about my dumping experience. And as for that horrible word "lifestyle" ... may it spontaneously combust and eradicate itself from every dictionary in existence. What the hell are lifestyles anyway? Do they come in various colours? Different flavours? Different materials? What is the actual range we're supposed to choose from? If I wanted one, where would I buy it? Aaaarrrrgghhh.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 16:59
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"Lifestyle" is a construct of advertisers and media to try to get us to part with our hard earned for [email protected] we don't need.
But of course, we here know better than that.
As for a survey about toilet paper, you could say that you were browned off by the experience.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 03:53
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Getting to the bottom of things eh hifly?.

Ha! I've found out what those lifestyles are ...


Who would have thought!!!
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 09:22
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Everything is a sodding experience these days. I've been invited to comment on my online shopping experience, my RAC Roadside Assistance experience, my taxi experience ... they're ALL at it! I'm waiting for the day some toilet paper manufacturer asks me about my dumping experience. And as for that horrible word "lifestyle" ... may it spontaneously combust and eradicate itself from every dictionary in existence. What the hell are lifestyles anyway? Do they come in various colours? Different flavours? Different materials? What is the actual range we're supposed to choose from? If I wanted one, where would I buy it? Aaaarrrrgghhh.
Ah, wot you is clearly missing, and I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, is, and think of this as one of those "BOGOF " enhancement experiences because there are subtle differences,.ostensibly, both a personal trainer....... and........a lifestyle coach !. Both these occupations are now deemed essential for survival in this cruel and unremitting world you understand.

The job spec for both is, erm, suitably vague but bears a close resemblance to their core skill.........as in talking pretentious borrlicks to relieve the gullible of their money with little or no effort involved.

How did humanity cope before their timely arrival to save us from ourselves.............

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Old 13th Aug 2019, 09:32
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Add into the mix the "Social Media Influencer" without whose sure and certain expertise one's life simply cannot progress in a proper and fashionable manner. Simply by following these parasites' advice you can spend your hard earned cash on rubbish products they've blagged from unscrupulous or idiot businesses...
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 09:43
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Getting to the bottom of things eh hifly?.
Cracking, although rather cheeky.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 15:39
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What the hell are lifestyles anyway? Do they come in various colours? Different flavours?
Different flavours? :o
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 16:27
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ARTHUR:
I seem to be having this tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle. As soon as I reach some kind of definite policy about what is my kind of music and my kind of restaurant, and my kind of overdraft, people start blowing up my kind of planet and throwing me out of their kind of spaceships. It’s so hard to build up anything coherent… Well, I’m sorry, all this must sound rather fatuous to you.

SLARTIBARTFAST:
Yes I thought so.

ARTHUR:
Hmmm. Just forget I ever said it.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 17:36
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What the hell are lifestyles anyway?
"Lifestyle" is a code word for a bit of lewd fun and games with like-minded people..
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 18:27
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Humans.....you have to admire their touching innocence and naivety at times, ........

"As I have been credited with winning 1m, MY terms and conditions will be dictated to you shortly ! "


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-49329364
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 19:37
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
"Lifestyle" is a code word for a bit of lewd fun and games with like-minded people..
Lifestyle, for me it is Peter Sarstedt`s song " Where do you go .." He says it all.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 20:14
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Humans.....you have to admire their touching innocence and naivety at times, ........

"As I have been credited with winning 1m, MY terms and conditions will be dictated to you shortly ! "


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-49329364
I didn't win a million but our rescue cat "Lucky" is a princess and thinks she must be treated as such. If her tinned tuna, (in spring water) is left on her plate for more than ten minutes she won't touch it. It MUST be fresh out of the tin. Woe betide us if we run out of it and forget to buy her some. She sulks, she scowls, she meows, her body language says it all.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 22:06
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We had a Siamese who ate Dr. Ballard's tinned cat food only. And only the chicken variety. (Not the Titanic doc.)
(Plus any fresh food).
Lived a full life, so was lucky enough.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 22:31
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There were a few TV ads some years back about lifestyles:

One was for a sanitary product: "Whispers...shaped to fit your....lifestyle.."

The next was for a car : "It's not a car, it's a lifestyle."

Put 2 and 2 together, it was a c*** of a car?
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 21:37
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Almost submerged,pumps on, up we come from page 2.
So many knowledgeable and intelligent peeps on here and its heading south, I'm afraid the FSL would be disappointed.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 22:10
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Well, I see from the BBC that it's been snowing in Australia. Sorry, weather...
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 22:22
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Thanks for that info, I'm in SA and it snows regularly here in winter also, couldn't believe it when i came here at first, 35 years ago, but yes it snows in the warmer sunny climes also
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 22:26
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I'm sure that BlueDiamond can also confirm snow on the tops behind Perth.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 22:42
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Recall being quite surprised to see the snow atop Kilimanjaro when we moved to Kenya; being five or six I hadn't yet hoisted aboard any notions of it being colder the higher up you were, cos that was much closer to the sun and even then I'd heard of Icarus.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 22:48
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There's white stuff in the air here in Hong Kong, but it doesn't smell like snow.
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