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1 month 3 days ago - 1 month 3 days ago #252243 by Morris
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All that we know who lie in jail is that the wall is strong and each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

From Oscar Wilde's "Ballard of Reading Jail" written about his time spent in that place.
As I read about him, his only crime was that he was Homosexual.

About 40 years ago, I worked with a man who often said, I think as a joke, that "they" should stamp it out before it becomes compulsory.
It appears that many people now, as they say there are now forty different sexes, will not be happy until it DOES become compulsory.

I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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1 month 3 days ago - 1 month 3 days ago #252246 by Mrsmackpaul
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About 40 years ago, I worked with a man who often said, I think as a joke, that "they" should stamp it out before it becomes compulsory.
It appears that many people now, as they say there are now forty different sexes, will not be happy until it DOES become compulsory.
 
Morris it really is a very different world than 40 years ago

Just think 40 years ago was the mid 80's 
Were did that 40 years go ?

I blinked and missed it

Paul

Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
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1 month 3 days ago #252250 by grandad
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1 month 3 days ago #252251 by cobbadog
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Boy does this apply to a member here.    But hopefully soon to be rectified.
 

Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
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Working on more play time.
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1 month 3 days ago #252257 by Morris
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Me too, Paul.
I was 29 years old for fifty years and then one day I was 75.

I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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1 month 2 days ago #252273 by PDU
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Guilty your honour . . . ouch!  

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3 weeks 6 days ago #252348 by grandad
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3 weeks 6 days ago #252350 by Morris
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Plans are useless but planning is essential.

Lang Kidby passed this on from General Eisenhower.

I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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2 weeks 5 days ago #252455 by Morris
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I tried several times yesterday morning to input my weekly contribution but could not access "Recent Topics." On the afternoon I had to drive my wife to her medical specialist whose rooms are two hours drive away. On the freeway (that is our government's little joke, they call it a freeway but make us pay to drive on it) There were signs saying there was a breakdown on the exit we wanted. I decided to take the gamble, as I knew that the exit was very wide.  When we got near the end of the exit, there was a car facing the wrong way in the fifth lane, I have no idea how it got there.

Anyway, on to this week's contribution:-
My mate and my wife both say that I do not think the way that other people do. I expect they are correct and here are some examples:
1. When I first took a couple of mates to an evening club meeting on dark country roads, there are two very confusing intersections. At one of them I asked several times which way do I go? One of the friends who has lived in that area all his life, said "Just keep going."  I went straight ahead and he said I had gone the wrong way. I said I had asked three times and he had told me to keep going.  I said that if I knew to take the fork to the right, I would not have asked.

2. Same mate was directing me when I was steering a non-running truck being pushed by a forklift. Mate said turn the other way, so I swung the steering wheel. Mate then said "Go the other way."

3. Three mates helped us move house a few years ago and as well as carrying furniture, I was telling them which room to put items in.  I told them that one bed was to go in the first bedroom (they knew where the bedrooms were) Old mate from the above examples came back and asked "Which is the first bedroom?"  I replied "The first one you come to." 

4.Friends of my wife were visiting and the male asked where the toilet was. I replied "Down the passage and it is the third door on your left." He came back and said that the third door was a linen cupboard.  I had to explain that the third door was the toilet and to get to the linen closet you turn left at the third door and the linen cupboard is on your right. 

I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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2 weeks 3 days ago #252476 by bparo
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Your mate sounds as bad as my wife "turn left here, not that left the other left!" meaning turn right! lol

Having lived through a pandemic I now understand all the painting of fat people on couches!
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