What Were You Doing Five Minutes Ago?

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The cowboy outfit of a company that I work for was recently taken over by another asset-stripping rodeo. Our new bosses were supposed to roll up today for a meet and greet.

It's my day off so I'd've had to make quite an effort to attend, which I frankly didn't, and those bastards didn't turn up either.
 

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Go have a third time lucky look, then look under the front car seat.

Thank me later.
Sadly it wasn't under the car seat. I was really hoping too... :)


That's what you get for keeping it in the same place all the time. I'm guilty of this myself! It's a good system when it works.
I go mad if things aren't in the 'proper' places! Drives me up the wall when we can't find something (usually when we are DIYing and it takes us longer to find the ruddy screwdriver or whatever tool, than it does to actually do the job we needed it for).

I dream of a lovely cupboard with everything laid out in its rightful place.
 

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Drives me up the wall when we can't find something (usually when we are DIYing and it takes us longer to find the ruddy screwdriver or whatever tool
The former Mr Quar was hopeless with the DIY tools and would go to extraordinary lengths to lose the chuck keys. I bought extra ones to salt away for such eventualities.

These days I tape them securely to the cable. Wouldn't have done that back then as he'd've untaped them to lose. I think he wanted to get out of the DIY.
 
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Just got back from the works Christmas do at a posh restaurant.
Had problems opening the back door of the car, so I gave up and was just setting off when it actually opened... WTF.
Got back home, got in, was completely unable to lock the bloody door. Had to fiddle with the mechanism before it locked properly.
And no, I'm not drunk - all I had was a pint of diet Coke.
 

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Just got back from the works Christmas do at a posh restaurant.
Had problems opening the back door of the car, so I gave up and was just setting off when it actually opened... WTF.
Got back home, got in, was completely unable to lock the bloody door. Had to fiddle with the mechanism before it locked properly.
And no, I'm not drunk - all I had was a pint of diet Coke.
There's a poltergeist in your car...
 

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There's a poltergeist in your car...
I should clarify that the trouble I had with locking the door last night was with the front door of the house.
Everything was freezing up, I think.
 

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It was Giorgio A. Tsoukalos! I knew he was behind it all...
 

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Trying to explain this "Christmas" thing to Academics so I can close Stores early and go home.
 

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Putting some of today's grocery shopping into the 'Christmas cupboard' and fielding questions from Mr Zebra as to what constitutes the beginning of Christmas so he can raid it.
 

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Morrison's found my hat, my favourite hat, my only East German border guard hat.
Then they lost it again.
Found again and retrieved ~ 5 minutes ago.
The elastic must be working.
 

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Playing the 'Select The Correct Word' game on this link https://www.101languages.net/swedish/swedish-vocabulary-games/ in my quest to learn enough Swedish that I can understand a couple of YouTube videos I've found which don't have English subtitles. (Roxette interviews).

I've guessed about half of them correctly :D
 

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Wrapping the last of the Christmas presents...
 

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Opening a couple of parcels. Sent off for 12 rainbow-patterned wristbands, as seen'ere -

Wristbands on Amazon

They're really good About a third longer than the ones I normally get and quite thick and woolly.

I wear them for work and the cycling or doing anything when I might get a sweaty face.

Shut up.
 

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Picking up a book I'd ordered from the bookshop three weeks ago. Said book is called Nuking The Moon And Other Intelligence Schemes And Military Plots Best Left On The Drawing Board by Vince Houghton.
 

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<div data-xf-p="1">It's my day off so I'd've had to make quite an effort to attend, which I frankly didn't, and those bastards didn't turn up either.</div><div data-xf-p="1"></div>
When I was working in Russia back in 1997 we were building a Pepsi factory close to Samara, Al Gore was visiting town with, I believe, the Mayor of Moscow. As Al is big buddies with the Pepsi hierarchy he was going to visit the factory site and glad hand the local workers. Hence on the day all the local workers were in their Sunday best, waving little Stars and Stripes. The calvacade appeared, flag waving went into a frenzy and the waiting throng were at fever pitch. They drove by...didn’t stop. Our interpreter Lev Konstantinovich sighed and said”nothing ever happens in Samara”
 
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