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Sometimes Sayings. 09 Jul 2021 17:54 #223239

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We used to call the top floor, where all the senior management offices were, Bullshit Castle.
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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Sometimes Sayings. 09 Jul 2021 19:33 #223245

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In my job, I sometimes get to wander through the offices of some former government departments. Always, when you find where the big nobs offices were, they always had their own private kitchen and toilet facilities so they wouldn't have to mix with the plebs.

Jarrod.

“I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them”

― Adlai E. Stevenson II

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Sometimes Sayings. 09 Jul 2021 21:18 #223256

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They really had their on potty so they could hide the fact that their poop does stink.

Lets not forget 'mudguard' , shiney on top, crap underneath.
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Sometimes Sayings. 12 Jul 2021 08:37 #223331

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A new bride was talking to a girlfriend who asked where she and Hubby went for their honeymoon. I will not name the place so that I will not insult anyone from there.

The friend said "That's a nice place, plenty of interesting scenery"
The Bride said "I don't know, all I saw was the towns"
Fiend said "There are some nice towns there"
Bride said "I don't know, all I saw was the hotels"
Friend said "There are some lovely old hotels there"
Bride said "I don't know, all I saw were the bedrooms"
Friend said "I bet some of the rooms are lovely"
Bride said "I don't know, all I saw were the ceilings"
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
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I've put my best foot forward,
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Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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Sometimes Sayings. 16 Jul 2021 17:48 #223535

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But did she think of England?

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Sometimes Sayings. 19 Jul 2021 13:40 #223617

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This is something from London but it almost applies to us as well:-

In 2021: We just have to stay home for a few days.
During World War 11 - You have to leave your loved ones and you may never see them again.

2021: My children need fresh air, so we are all going to the park.
WW2: Our kids have been evacuated to the country and billeted with total strangers. I hope they are not put with paedophiles.

2021: I can only Facetime my family and friends I cannot go to see them.
WW2: I have written to them, I hope they receive the letters and I get a reply before the end of the year.

2021: I am trying to order food online. I need alcohol, icecream and cakes.
WW2: Are you coming to wait in the queue for our daily ration of potato soup?

2021: The Government says we can go out for essential things so I am going out to meet my friends and do what we like.
WW2: I am not going out because bombs might be dropped. I will say home and listen to music quietly, incase the air-raid siren sounds.

2021: I am going to stockpile as much food and supplies as I can. I don't care if other people miss out. It is everybody for himself. To hell with the generation that went without for us. They are all dead now, anyway:
WW2: I"m so grateful for all our neighbours many of whom we hardly know. They are all pitching in, sharing what they have and and helping each other.

The attitude from a couple of generations ago is the perspective we all should have. Stay home, it really is that simple.
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I've put my best foot forward,
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I'm gritting my teeth,

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Sometimes Sayings. 19 Jul 2021 13:43 #223618

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Politicians & nappies have one thing in common; they should both be changed regularly for the same reason
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Sometimes Sayings. 26 Jul 2021 09:29 #223835

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This one is absolutely true:-

A few years ago my In-Laws befriended a young English family who settled in a house near them.
After a while the Poms had an English couple visit them for a few days.
It was in early spring when we got some sunny days but without much heat in the sun.
One day, the visitors could not be found and after a search they were found lying on the back lawn with their sleeves and the legs of their slacks rolled up.
They explained they were sunbathing.
The temperature that day was 14 degrees!
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
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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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Sometimes Sayings. 26 Jul 2021 21:20 #223847

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Back in the early 1980's when walking through York in the UK we went past a butchers shop that had no meat on display. I had my jumper on and the temp was low 20's C. The sign in the shop window claimed that all meats were in the fridge due to heat wave conditions. That might explain the sunbathing in 14'c
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Sometimes Sayings. 27 Jul 2021 09:54 #223863

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Cobbadog, Yes, it is all do do with what you are used to/acclimatised to. Back in 1974 I spent a Wet season part way between Darwin and Arnhem Land. One evening, all five of us that were on the Station sat around, having eaten buffalo steaks cooked on a barbeque. (the meat is just like beef when hot but as it cools it develops a layer of plastic-tasting fat)
I asked "Why are we sitting here in the humidity when we are surrounded by four air-conditioned buildings?"
One of the locals said. We are all used to the heat and humidity and do not mind it.

I can remember, when walking to school in Winter, trying to walk over puddles without cracking the ice on them. I did not feel uncomfortably cold in my school shorts and jumper/jersey.

In my early 20s I moved to Melbourne and have lived for 55 years in and around there and it is still too cold for me in Winter and too hot in Summer. My Wife says I would be comfortable living at the South Pole.
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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