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Four tourists were rescued from near the summit of Ben Nevis on Monday. Yes, Monday past, right in the middle of storm Ciara. Obviously three of them were only wearing trainers and none of them had a map. They subsequently made a donation to mountain rescue but I would still have left them up there.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-51447226
Maybe it's about time people who have to be rescued because of their own stupidity should be charged for the privilege. Like that chap surfing the other day in the storm, off the south coast somewhere I think it was.

Send 'em a massive bill once they're safely back home. :nods:
 

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Maybe it's about time people who have to be rescued because of their own stupidity should be charged for the privilege. Like that chap surfing the other day in the storm, off the south coast somewhere I think it was.

Send 'em a massive bill once they're safely back home. :nods:
Here in the states the National Park Service does charge for rescuing people in the Grand Canyon and parts of Yellowstone. They tell you so up front.
 

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I think people are stupid enough that they’ll pay more attention to the financial deterrent than to warnings from experienced park rangers.
When I got my permit to hike across the Grand Canyon they sent me a thick info packet and a videotape full of safety and survival info. They made it clear it was no joke. Still, dozens of people die there every year, mostly from hypothermia.
 

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And I actually had an otherwise intelligent friend ask to come with me on that hike. She was nowhere near in good enough shape to make it and I told her so. She replied that she would just do her best and if she wore out she could just have the rangers come and carry her out on a mule. I told her they would charge her for that. THAT was what made her give up the idea.
 

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I'd like to think this man did what he did to get back at the bubble-wrap-popper, because that would provide grounds for considering him as something more than a complete moron ...
Man upset he can’t bring cutout of Donald Trump to dialysis

A Florida man undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week is upset that he can’t bring a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Donald Trump for emotional support.

Nelson Gibson told WPBF that his family can’t sit with him during his three-and-a-half-hour treatments. To help, he began bringing a picture of Trump as a comfort item.

“It just feels like bringing something from home to make you comfortable,” Gibson told the West Palm Beach area television station.

Gibson said no one complained about the photo. Next, he started bringing a small cardboard cutout of himself standing next to a Trump photo. No one complained about the small cutout, and Gibson told the station that some people even took photos with it.

On Saturday, Gibson took a life-sized cutout of Trump to his treatment at Fresenius Kidney Care in Port St. Lucie. He said that again, no one took issue with this new emotional support item.

But when he returned Tuesday for treatment with the presidential cutout, Gibson ran into a roadblock.

“They told me it was too much and it wasn’t a rally,” he told the TV station.

His son Eric contacted officials at the facility to find out what the problem was.

“It was supposed to be an issue of safety infectious disease which made no sense,” Eric Gibson said.

The Gibsons say they feel singled out since the center typically encourages patients to bring emotional support items.

Gibson said another patient brings in bubble wrap and pops it during her treatment, which he finds nerve wracking.

“What I would really like to happen is for them not to infringe upon my father’s freedom of expression and speech and allow him to bring in the lifesize cardboard cutout that takes up less service area than a garbage can,” Eric Gibson told the station.

“While we cannot discuss any specific individual, we strongly support the ability of all our patients to express their views, which includes bringing reasonably sized items into our dialysis centers that do not create safety or infection control issues, or interfere with caregivers on the treatment floor,” said the center’s spokesman Brad Puffer said in a statement.

The family said they aren’t sure when Gibson will return for treatment.
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/e72560d8255a2fb3ee3fb469241b1ef6
 

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I'd like to think this man did what he did to get back at the bubble-wrap-popper, because that would provide grounds for considering him as something more than a complete moron ...


SOURCE: https://apnews.com/e72560d8255a2fb3ee3fb469241b1ef6
If Nelson Gibson's in a room on his own and the standee doesn't interfere with the staff's ability to work, it shouldn't be a problem. If he's sharing his treatment room with a mixture of Democrats and Republicans, I could see his life size standee potentially causing problems.
 

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So a supply teacher wanders into the staff base. First thing he tells us is he knows nothing about science. Fair enough, no problem. He then proceeds to try to tell us all how the periodic table works. By us all I mean a room full of science teachers...
 

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So a supply teacher wanders into the staff base. First thing he tells us is he knows nothing about science. Fair enough, no problem. He then proceeds to try to tell us all how the periodic table works. By us all I mean a room full of science teachers...
We had a 17 year old waitress last year explain to our 2 Michelin star chef the difference between high risk and low risk food. He replied with "Thank you for the basic food hygiene lesson."

The same waitress asked me why our pot washer used such hot water ..

"The hot water mixed with the detergent dissolves food off plates faster and more thoroughly"

.. the sassy little cow fixed me a look ..

"Do you explain that to all your staff?"

"No because no one else has been daft enough to ask me that before."

She's at Uni now studying law or something. I hope she doesn't come back on her break.
 

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So a supply teacher wanders into the staff base. First thing he tells us is he knows nothing about science. Fair enough, no problem. He then proceeds to try to tell us all how the periodic table works. By us all I mean a room full of science teachers...
Reminds me of when I was standing next to a hotel, let's say the Salford Quays Hotel.

A man walked up to me and asked if I knew where the Salford Quays Hotel was.
I said 'Yeah, it's right over there!'

He looked at the sign, sighed and said 'That's the Holiday Inn Express Salford Quays Hotel.'
I said 'Yep, that's the place.' He replied 'No, that's the Holi-day Inn Exp-ress Sal-ford Quays Ho-tel', stressing each syllable to show me how wrong I was.

Realising I was talking to a moron, I walked off. Techy then arrived so the bloke started accosting him instead.
I said 'C'mon Techy, don't let him waste YOUR time as well!' and dragged him away.

The bloke's probably still there asking for directions to the hotel across the road.
 

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We had a 17 year old waitress last year explain to our 2 Michelin star chef the difference between high risk and low risk food. He replied with "Thank you for the basic food hygiene lesson."

The same waitress asked me why our pot washer used such hot water ..

"The hot water mixed with the detergent dissolves food off plates faster and more thoroughly"

.. the sassy little cow fixed me a look ..

"Do you explain that to all your staff?"

"No because no one else has been daft enough to ask me that before."

She's at Uni now studying law or something. I hope she doesn't come back on her break.
Also, see a keen trainspotter conversing with a member of train crew, telling them 'I shouldn't use the terms 'up' and' down' lines to you because you won't understand them!'

('Up' in England means 'towards London' and 'down' means 'away from London'.)
 

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Also, see a keen trainspotter conversing with a member of train crewe, telling them 'I shouldn't use the terms 'up' and' down' lines to you because you won't understand them!'

('Up' in England means 'towards London' and 'down' means 'away from London'.)
I would have replied "What's a line?" ..
 

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Reminds me of when I was standing next to a hotel, let's say the Salford Quays Hotel.

A man walked up to me and asked if I knew where the Salford Quays Hotel was.
I said 'Yeah, it's right over there!'

He looked at the sign, sighed and said 'That's the Holiday Inn Express Salford Quays Hotel.'
I said 'Yep, that's the place.' He replied 'No, that's the Holi-day Inn Exp-ress Sal-ford Quays Ho-tel', stressing each syllable to show me how wrong I was.

Realising I was talking to a moron, I walked off. Techy then arrived so the bloke started accosting him instead.
I said 'C'mon Techy, don't let him waste YOUR time as well!' and dragged him away.

The bloke's probably still there asking for directions to the hotel across the road.
A bit like the old ( Max Miller ? ) joke: some body asked me where the other side of the road is, I said "it's over there" he said " I was just over there and some body told me it was over here" !
 
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