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Post by Joan » 3 months ago

Seriously, is there anything better than a hotel upgrade?

Are you on the floor with the happy hour? I have never enjoyed that, but I have friends who will fly around the world for 3 G&Ts - not literally, but they love the happy hour.
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Folks, close your curtains!

Post by Joan » 3 months ago

I want to keep respecting my neighbours, but it's hard to when I walk past their house, and right their in their front room, they are ....sorry, if I shock you....they are watching an Adam Sandler movie!! 🤮
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Joan wrote:
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Seriously, is there anything better than a hotel upgrade?

Are you on the floor with the happy hour? I have never enjoyed that, but I have friends who will fly around the world for 3 G&Ts - not literally, but they love the happy hour.
No happy hour here, but they do have free waffles in the afternoon and a free evening meal for guests. It's a soup, a single main dish and some cake, but I've never heard of that. Anyway, time to come home.
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Post by Dunckel » 3 months ago

On the plane back from Inverness yesterday we were sat next to the bloke off "Escape to the Country". I had no idea who he was, but he obviously thought he was important because he wore sunglasses inside the aircraft.
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Dunckel wrote:
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On the plane back from Inverness yesterday we were sat next to the bloke off "Escape to the Country". I had no idea who he was, but he obviously thought he was important because he wore sunglasses inside the aircraft.
Jules Hudson :)

I didn't say hello or ask for a pic because it isn't my thing but I know it was him.
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Post by LowlifeDes » 3 months ago

Perhaps he thought he was the pilot.
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Post by Rutabaga » 3 months ago

I think Lullabelle's unusual in not speaking to or photographing a person off the telly. Most people don't seem to be able to resist, as if posting an image on their social media page means the (minor) fame has rubbed off somehow. No wonder he wore sunglasses, and most likely sat stock still doing and saying nothing in case he got caught unawares. Not a great life in many respects.
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Post by Regulator » 3 months ago

Maybe he had a hangover?
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Post by JohnToo » 3 months ago

I was once on a train just across the aisle from Peter White. I was sorely tempted to strike up a conversation in order to ask why, when he had done such worthwhile things on In Touch and Does He Take Sugar, he demeaned himself by lending his talents to the odious You and Yours. But I resisted.
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JohnToo wrote:
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I was once on a train just across the aisle from Peter White. I was sorely tempted to strike up a conversation in order to ask why, when he had done such worthwhile things on In Touch and Does He Take Sugar, he demeaned himself by lending his talents to the odious You and Yours. But I resisted.
Possibly the most middle class post of the year! ;D
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I try to oblige :)
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JohnToo wrote:
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I was once on a train just across the aisle from Peter White. I was sorely tempted to strike up a conversation in order to ask why, when he had done such worthwhile things on In Touch and Does He Take Sugar, he demeaned himself by lending his talents to the odious You and Yours. But I resisted.
:o Might it just be because he has to earn a living? Or are blind people only meant to do things that are issue-led, pure, and 'worthwhile'?
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Rutabaga wrote:
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:o Might it just be because he has to earn a living? Or are blind people only meant to do things that are issue-led, pure, and 'worthwhile'?
No, it had nothing to do with his being blind, and everything to do with my visceral loathing of the smug entitled small-horizons materialistic complacency of You and Yours :-*
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Rutabaga wrote:
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:o Might it just be because he has to earn a living? Or are blind people only meant to do things that are issue-led, pure, and 'worthwhile'?
Why would you assume that his blindness is of relevance here? I suspect we can all think of examples of broadcasters we admire who have lent their talents to programmes we dislike.
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Post by Rutabaga » 3 months ago

Blind person is involved in two marvellous disability-focused programmes, then falls off his pedestal with a popular consumer magazine one. Seemed relevant to me.
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