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Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2017, 11:38
Replies: 218
Views: 22,544
Posted By Octopussy2

Just to point out that it was reported at the end...

Just to point out that it was reported at the end of the trial that it was found that the lady HADN'T been on her phone at the time - the suggestion that she was came from the cyclist (shall we just...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2017, 14:01
Replies: 10,039
Views: 1,086,421
Posted By Octopussy2

It was just like that Checkers. angels,...

It was just like that Checkers.

angels, you'd be surprised. I'm good :E
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2017, 11:42
Replies: 10,039
Views: 1,086,421
Posted By Octopussy2

Actually I see quite a few absentees (self...

Actually I see quite a few absentees (self included) have crawled out of the woodwork to wish the Captain a swift recovery. I'm trying to avoid saying something sentimental about communities here......
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2017, 09:05
Replies: 972
Views: 129,338
Posted By Octopussy2

Just on the gross negligence manslaughter point...

Just on the gross negligence manslaughter point (which would allow individuals to be charged), the bar is quite high in the sense that it would need to be proved that the defendant owed a duty of...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jul 2017, 14:33
Replies: 10,039
Views: 1,086,421
Posted By Octopussy2

Afternoon all. Are you going to get a parrot...

Afternoon all.

Are you going to get a parrot to complete the look, Captain Draper, sir? :}

Sorry to hear you've not been well, wishing you a speedy recovery.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2016, 09:27
Replies: 241
Views: 25,195
Posted By Octopussy2

AM I'm sure it didn't do you any harm and I...

AM I'm sure it didn't do you any harm and I respect your experience. My impression from "knowing" you for a number of years is that you have led a colourful and successful life.

But as you say,...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2016, 08:45
Replies: 241
Views: 25,195
Posted By Octopussy2

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child...

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (which has been signed by every country in the world bar two) defines "child" as someone who is under the age of 18.

So what may appear to us to be a...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Oct 2016, 15:28
Replies: 26
Views: 3,607
Posted By Octopussy2

It does sound like a charter just to bump off...

It does sound like a charter just to bump off anyone you fancy though, n'est-ce pas? Even if you agree with the principle, what are the safeguards against abuse?
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Sep 2016, 12:37
Replies: 20
Views: 3,542
Posted By Octopussy2

You're obviously well on the road to recovery if...

You're obviously well on the road to recovery if you're able to write about the episode so eloquently on the same day! :D Glad you're feeling better and stop sniffing the detergents!! (maybe a...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2016, 15:31
Replies: 178
Views: 10,776
Posted By Octopussy2

Just coming back on the "they're avoiding...

Just coming back on the "they're avoiding liability" point, for once I'm not cynical about their motives (obviously it might be a nice bonus in some instances). This is part of a concerted drive to...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2016, 07:37
Replies: 178
Views: 10,776
Posted By Octopussy2

A very large company of my acquaintance has just...

A very large company of my acquaintance has just announced a policy that employees are not to make or take calls whilst driving - including on handsfree devices. This will cost them in terms of...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2016, 15:37
Replies: 178
Views: 10,776
Posted By Octopussy2

There seems to be little real doubt that talking...

There seems to be little real doubt that talking on a handsfree device (while, of course, not as distracting as texting/using a non-handsfree device) can impair performance.

It's not the same as...
1st Sep 2016, 15:18
Replies: 6
Views: 3,299
Posted By Octopussy2

I've had much the same experience on Eurowings -...

I've had much the same experience on Eurowings - again in Hamburg. Actually they weren't so good on keeping us updated (we were still in terminal, not onboard), but they found a spare plane (I guess...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2016, 12:06
Replies: 10,039
Views: 1,086,421
Posted By Octopussy2

Hello. Laser - what everyone else said. ...

Hello.

Laser - what everyone else said. Especially parabellum. Run awaaaaaaay!!!!
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2016, 09:23
Replies: 10,039
Views: 1,086,421
Posted By Octopussy2

I'm sorry it's not curable but very glad it's...

I'm sorry it's not curable but very glad it's containable without radical steps (no booze would be dreadful!)

Hope you have a lovely holiday.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2016, 06:59
Replies: 6,758
Views: 512,199
Posted By Octopussy2

New Zealand lamb, GOULI - seriously? The days...

New Zealand lamb, GOULI - seriously? The days are gone when it was cool to ship stuff that could be sourced locally from the other side of the world. Today's consumers are more ecologically minded...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2016, 06:43
Replies: 10,039
Views: 1,086,421
Posted By Octopussy2

handsfree I hope the news you already know is...

handsfree I hope the news you already know is good?

Hope you get to see the back of the hospital for a good while now.
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jul 2016, 07:40
Replies: 20
Views: 2,902
Posted By Octopussy2

cdtaylor - thanks for that, must google it,...

cdtaylor - thanks for that, must google it, sounds excellent.

I loved Caroline Aherne and the Royle Family - what a brutal year this has been for losing our icons.

Siti - de mortuis...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2016, 09:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,672
Posted By Octopussy2

The comments section in the article in the (ahem)...

The comments section in the article in the (ahem) Mail had a brilliant one along the lines of "Maybe it was moderate turbulence but the weight of the AA380 made it feel worse".

And this person is...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jun 2016, 15:23
Replies: 227
Views: 18,566
Posted By Octopussy2

You articulated my response better than I could...

You articulated my response better than I could have PDR1 - thanks!

It's a fair point - of course drivers have to stop for me on a zebra, but I put my hand up to them anyway, and I'm vaguely...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jun 2016, 12:22
Replies: 227
Views: 18,566
Posted By Octopussy2

:D:D:D Devon Krystal (back on page 2) I...

:D:D:D Devon

Krystal (back on page 2) I think you might have to face the possibility it could be your driving - in all the years and places I've driven, no-one has EVER done that to me and it...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2016, 09:23
Replies: 50
Views: 6,413
Posted By Octopussy2

On the plus side, I really, really fancy Matt le...

On the plus side, I really, really fancy Matt le Blanc...

(but actually I didn't even watch it. I suspect FlyMD's comments are correct: creativity/charm comes from authenticity and if you try to...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2016, 09:13
Replies: 106
Views: 8,712
Posted By Octopussy2

I would respectfully echo everything Turbine D...

I would respectfully echo everything Turbine D has said.

Once the child was placed in that situation, then realistically any discretion to decide whether or not the gorilla posed a threat to him...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th May 2016, 09:37
Replies: 98
Views: 9,619
Posted By Octopussy2

Even after 5 years of driving on the right, I...

Even after 5 years of driving on the right, I still have the odd moment of confusion. My tip is always to remember that as the driver, you should be in the middle of the road - ie. next to the white...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2016, 12:36
Replies: 10,039
Views: 1,086,421
Posted By Octopussy2

Very sorry to hear about BH. And in the...

Very sorry to hear about BH.

And in the spirit of the thread:

Rabbit is vile, like slimy, funny-tasting chicken IMHO.

Having another "I am surrounded by mental pygmies" day at work.
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