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By mick w
#1504442
MercianMarcus wrote:Parcel companies (Hermes) who clearly own a time-machine, but won't let me have a go in it.

12/12/2016 17:05 Posted through letterbox
13/12/2016 08:28 Due to be delivered today

MM


I had some Euros delivered on Saturday , they weren't supposed to come till yesterday , Post Office efficiency :?
By Joe Dell
#1504454
The mangling of the English language 4 fun.
Talking animal adverts.
Would/could of.
Bomber pilots in PA28s.
Cats.
Magpies.
Cats.
Messed about Cheffy food
French wine.
Cats.
Car snobs.
Cats.
Caring Bank adverts.
Whisky.
Fog.
Landing lights on the ground.
Cats.
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By MercianMarcus
#1504957
Plumbers. If there is one out there that can do even a half descent job, the bugger should be killed, preserved in oil, and put on display in a museum that specialises in amazing things you never see.
By cockney steve
#1504961
^^^^ you have absolutely no excuse Unless you're earning over 50 quid an hour .

Plastic pipe, push-fit connectors....-even a kid can do it (IIRC, the toy was/is "Knex " )
Seriously..soldering is a very easily acquired skill ,if you want copper....but push-fit is also available for that.
Taps 'n stuff are just a case of sliding the back-nut on the pipe, followed by an olive....push into socket, run up nut, tighten 1/2 -3/4 turn with a spanner.....jobza gudun.
use some of the saved cash to buy a bottle of wine, relax, bask in the warm glow that the job has been done as you wanted.
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By kanga
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MercianMarcus wrote:Plumbers. If there is one out there that can do even a half descent job, ...


'.. from a high horse ..?' :)

In the '70s I had been the first Officer in a new Air Cadet unit, started in a relatively (for this area) rough area on the initiative of a former RAF SNCO.

Quite a few years ago we had called a plumber. When he came to the door he immediately recognised me, knowing the surname, and said "Oh, Sir, I've been meaning to apologise to you ever since I left the Cadets without saying goodbye". I then remembered him. He had been a very promising Cadet, one of the first of the new Unit to do a Summer Camp, and down for a gliding course and an Easter overseas Camp. Then one day in the spring term his father had brought in his uniform and said he would not be coming back. I was very worried that we had done something wrong; his friends could only tell me that he had also left school.

It turned out that on his 16th birthday his father had said "right, son, you're a man now. You don't need to go to school any more or take any exams, I've apprenticed you to a mate who's a plumber." "but Dad, what about Cadets, my Camp, my gliding .. ?" "Schoolboy stuff, son, you're not going back, you'll be working too long hours and no holidays".

He had really wanted to go into the RAF, preferably as NCO aircrew, and was working hard towards enough CSEs (as they then were), which at his then school would have been an acievement. I pointed out to him that as a plumber he was probably earning more, 20+ years later, than he would have been as a SNCO .

Oh, and he did a good job for a fair price .. :)
By chevvron
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kanga wrote:
MercianMarcus wrote:Plumbers. If there is one out there that can do even a half descent job, ...


'.. from a high horse ..?' :)

In the '70s I had been the first Officer in a new Air Cadet unit, started in a relatively (for this area) rough area on the initiative of a former RAF SNCO.

Quite a few years ago we had called a plumber. When he came to the door he immediately recognised me, knowing the surname, and said "Oh, Sir, I've been meaning to apologise to you ever since I left the Cadets without saying goodbye". I then remembered him. He had been a very promising Cadet, one of the first of the new Unit to do a Summer Camp, and down for a gliding course and an Easter overseas Camp. Then one day in the spring term his father had brought in his uniform and said he would not be coming back. I was very worried that we had done something wrong; his friends could only tell me that he had also left school.

It turned out that on his 16th birthday his father had said "right, son, you're a man now. You don't need to go to school any more or take any exams, I've apprenticed you to a mate who's a plumber." "but Dad, what about Cadets, my Camp, my gliding .. ?" "Schoolboy stuff, son, you're not going back, you'll be working too long hours and no holidays".

He had really wanted to go into the RAF, preferably as NCO aircrew, and was working hard towards enough CSEs (as they then were), which at his then school would have been an acievement. I pointed out to him that as a plumber he was probably earning more, 20+ years later, than he would have been as a SNCO .

Oh, and he did a good job for a fair price .. :)

Met one of my ex cadets too - he was managing an off licence!!
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By Flintstone
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kanga wrote:
MercianMarcus wrote:Plumbers. If there is one out there that can do even a half descent job, ...


'.. from a high horse ..?' :)

In the '70s I had been the first Officer in a new Air Cadet unit, started in a relatively (for this area) rough area on the initiative of a former RAF SNCO.

Quite a few years ago we had called a plumber. When he came to the door he immediately recognised me...

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I pointed out to him that as a plumber he was probably earning more, 20+ years later, than he would have been as a SNCO .




Polish fella was he? :D
By chevvron
#1514988
Pete L wrote:Modern journalism: the questions are Who, What, Why, Where and When. Not How Do You Feel.

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By Rob P
#1516159
Silent Witness 'Season finales' when they suddenly come over all Bourne Pathology
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