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People that don't actually exist

Discussion in 'Personal' started by scienceteachasghost, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    What categories can we come up with?

    A few of mine:- (you are welcome to prove me wrong!)

    1. Anybody watching Room 101 Extra Storage. Sure, Room 101 is entertaining. But if you've seen the original episode why would you watch it again with 10 extra minutes? Maybe only if you're really upset because your date didnt turn up and you can't be bothered to turn over the TV after your 3rd glass of wine.

    2. Anybody who reads the instructions in full when they purchase something new, before using/trying it. It would take at least an hour.

    3. Anyone who reads the Terms and Conditions of anything in full. This would take several hours!

    4. Anyone who actually realises the Sun is the same strength on April 21st as August 21st. See any queues for the factor 30 in April? No. But it'll sell out in late August if the temperature exceeds 22.C!

    5. Someone who used to work down a mine who is a member of a miners welfare club. Thatcher shut most of the coal industry down in the early Eighties. Good luck finding somebody that worked down a mine in a miners welfare club.

    6 A Brexiteer that admits they made a mistake voting Brexit Brexiteers will admit they voted Brexit if they still agree with it. Or argue we should remain. But never the twain shall meet!

    7. A Man Utd supporter in Manchester They all live elsewhere. If in Manchester a football fan probably supports City.

    8. Someone that lived through 76 that concedes that the Summer of 76 was actually fractionally cooler in England than 2018. (Personally 1995 felt warmer.....)
     
  2. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Who or that?
     
  3. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Point 4 - me! I'm a fair skinned red head and I wear factor 30 all year round.

    Point 5 - still plenty of ex miners round here even though they haven't been underground for more than 20 years.

    Point 8 - I remember 1976 but can't remember how the actual temperature felt. I lived in a flat so didn't have to water a garden like I did this year. I don't think there were any actual water shortages this year but that might be down to better management than in 1976 when some people had to queue up at browsers and we were advised to share a bath.
     
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  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    1 Not even heard of it!
    2 God, no.
    3 As if!
    4 I know that. Do I act accordingly? Yes. I do.
    5 There might be....
    6 There are loads.
    7 You're probably right.
    8 Yeah, yeah. '76 was hot but I've found this year far less tolerable. Mind you, I don't remember anyone buying me an aircon unit in '76. Hell, we didn't even have double-glazing or radiators then. I think you just got on with it more than we do now.
     
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  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    9. Santa Claus
     
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  6. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I'm shocked!! SHOCKED!!!!!!!
     
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  7. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    10. The compassionate Conservative.
     
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  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The Easter Bunny told me.
     
  9. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Hi. I’m here. I exist and I know I’m part of a tiny minority.

    2. I always read the instructions and yes sometimes it can take a while as I usually try things out on the new item as I read.
    3. For products and services that are involving a chunk of my money yes I do thoroughly read the T&C’s. (Thinking about stuff like mortgages, Holiday bookings, large financial investments etc)

    In my defence I can read very quickly.
     
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I remember the 1976 heatwave very well. It seemed hotter, but I think my circumstances were different. I remember back then, commuting on packed airless trains, which I no longer do. One particular journey being memorable, because the train stopped for around half an hour outside the Peek Freens biscuit factory on the day they were making custard creams.

    There's probably people on here who like, or even love custard creams, but that was the day I was cured of any attraction to them and have never eaten one since. You don't notice the sickly smell of vanilla too much when you eat a custard cream, but stuck outside a factory pumping the fumes outside and into a packed train in stifling heat, you certainly do.

    I also remember one day when I was first on the train and a blind bloke sat opposite me. His guide dog was a long haired German Shepherd who was moulting like crazy in the heat. The poor brute's tongue was hanging out as he panted. I felt it would be unkind to the blind man to mention that his dog's hair was messing my suit up, but when the train started to move, the dog's head went from side to side with ever-increasing rapidity as the train sped up and he watched the scenery pass by the windows, I was being spattered with slobber from the dog, I decided I'd had enough and moved.

    I'm sure the blind guy was aware I changed seats, but I doubt he reaslised why.
     
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  11. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    You have a much better memory than me @Duke of York. I’d struggle to remember what I had for lunch today!
     
  12. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Anyone of my age who failed to state surprise at the fact of it starting to get dark today at 7.30 despite being alive decades already and seeing the same thing happen every year.
     
  13. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    It's always surprising though. :p
     
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  14. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Daughter's boyfriend qualifies for no.7. But I agree he is probably a rare specimen.
     
  15. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

    No. 7. Dreadful generalisation. Sorry I know loads! But there are thousands undoubtably.
     
  16. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    I wouldn't believe that Easter Bunny fellow, him and Jack Frost are in cohoots together in a bid to discredit Santa Claus. They are jealous of his popularity. :eek:

    The Tooth Fairy told me this and she never lies.;)
     
  17. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Senior commenter

    Volvo with a Gun Rack
     
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  18. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Joyful spritely pensioners.
     
  19. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    The HT at our school, told us that in a Maths class when I wa about 12. I've never forgotten.

    I loved summer 1995. And if I remember well, the good weather arrived in Scotland before it did further south. Broke, as if going by the calendar , on 1st August, after Rod Stewart played at Celtic Park.
     
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  20. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    It felt hotterror to me in 76 but it was the third great summer in a row so perhaps expectation was different. I had to do my A-levels without benefit of air-con whereas all I had to do this time was work in an air-conditioned office or slob around the house.
     

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