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Old 7th Jul 2020, 18:00
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Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
Post of the year Bluey.
Plus one!

Sent a pic of me wearing my mask on the tram to a lady friend this morning, captioned "who was that masked man?" She replied "are you wearing a cape too?", answered I "no, but the location of my underpants has raised a few eyebrows..."
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 20:33
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Home again after a busy tour. Spent the last 2 days presenting a CRM Indoc. Traffic has definitely increased from last month.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 09:06
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Actually heard a flight going overhead last night. However drove on the M25 yesterday past Heathrow and Gatwick and saw one aircraft, just one, there and back.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 09:44
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Well, you do want accuracy, Bluey.
Well ... to a degree Checkers. (See what I did there?)

Post of the year Bluey.
Thank you kind sir, one does one's best to keep the crew entertained!
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 12:11
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Blimey! I got the 12,000th post in this august thread. Do I get a prize?

Bluey, you are most welcome, please keep the entertainment flowing.

treadie's trip to Woking reminded me of when I was working in Woking thirty odd years ago. Owing to a tight deadline I had been working all days and all hours. About 11pm I'd decided I'd had enough and wanted to get to my bed in leafy Balham.
I phoned Woking station to see if any trains were running back into London. I was told there is a milk train that stopped on request, ie put your hand out to stop the train. It's only stops were Clapham Junction and Waterloo.
Now Clapham is closer to Balham but cabs are thin on the ground there at that time of night, thought I'd have a better chance of getting a cab from Waterloo.
No chance and no cabs at Waterloo, so I walked over Westminster Bridge to Whitehall to catch an all night bus to get me nearer to home. By this time my tiredness was adding a surreal quality to the night.
As I waited for the bus I saw mine approaching and put my hand out to flag it down. But it shot right by me full to the brim of people seemingly pressed up against the windows. My heart sank with the thought of another wait when a cab appeared. After a bit of negotiation, cabbies don't like going south of the Thames, I managed to get to my bed.

Dear reader, having typed this account I have a feeling that I might have bored you with this tale before. If so please excuse my lack of memory.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 20:49
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Missed a trick this evening. I answered a knock at the door. Caller said, "I've come for the fryer." I looked puzzled. "I've come to collect the fryer." I replied, "I don't have a fryer, you must have the wrong address.". He realised his mistake, "Sorry mate." he said and wandered off.

I wish I'd called after him and said. "Try the monastery."
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 21:18
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Or, he was casing the joint to see if anyone was home...

Or, he was casing the joint to see if a vulnerable person was home ...
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 22:39
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Didn't cross my mind Checkers, I'm a trusting fellow but now you mention it.. Mind you I'm a good six inches taller than him.
Wonder if he makes a habit of it?
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 12:57
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Yep seeing if anyone was in. On another matter, can I please retract my post of 6 weeks ago or thereabouts bemoaning the absence of rain. Hopefully this post will have the equivalent, but opposite, effect.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 14:47
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
Yep seeing if anyone was in. On another matter, can I please retract my post of 6 weeks ago or thereabouts bemoaning the absence of rain. Hopefully this post will have the equivalent, but opposite, effect.
Thanks for chipping in Checkers & Mr O, nothing fishy, as the gent left he said it must be house number xx. We happen to know the folk who live at xx and contacted them. Yes they did sell a fryer to a chap who fitted the description.
Yes. that's enough rain and wind thank you. Heatwave next week?
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 16:27
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I wish I'd called after him and said. "Try the monastery."
They would have asked him if he wanted the fish friar or the chip monk.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 16:40
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.. or the monkfish?

One's faith in humanity is restored, with the knowlege of the successful fryer delivery.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 16:45
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I simply recall the unfortunate occasion when the Reverend Spooner referred to Friar Tuck during a sermon...
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 17:22
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Or the time he tasted his burkey in duck fat.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 10:33
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Weekday bus services from Woking to Lightwater are currently a Saturday service, I've just discovered Saturday is a Sunday service... Sunday perhaps there is no service at all?

Naturally I arrived at Woking station scant seconds after the 9.34 departed. Good job 'spoons have reopened and the H G Wells is a few seconds away... much needed pee, coffee and time for a refill.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 10:41
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I have learned to ration my liquid intake prior to an excursion in the knowledge that finding an en route convenience might be inconvenient.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 10:45
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I am told there is an app in Australia called iLoo that directs folks to decent, publicly available washrooms.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 10:57
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I stopped to see friends in Woking on the way back - I probably imbibed six cans of Thatchers; a pre-departure defuelling was followed by another immediately I got aboard the train and one more twixt trains at East Croydon - a serious thirst worked up while clearing out a shed at my aunt's house had clearly been more than slaked! Thumbs up to Southwestern, Southern and Railtrack who combined 3 trains to get me me home in 1 hour 10 mins door to door, with ten minutes walk either end and a 10 minute wait at East Croydon (hence I might as well use the facilities!). When it works, it works well...
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 11:09
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I am told there is an app in Australia called iLoo that directs folks to decent, publicly available washrooms.
I can't piss that far!
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 11:48
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iTree, iHedge, for the iNcontinent... I often have to find a discreet spot for a quick tinkle when out on my rambles, particularly after stopping for a coffee or a pint...
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