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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Money.
    Yep, dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Why Michael Jackson hasn't been cancelled?
    Does someone other than MJ own his back catalogue? They must do for him to keep getting played.

    Awful music, awful human.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Why Michael Jackson hasn't been cancelled?
    He's only cancelled when Phillip Shcofield is cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    He's only cancelled when Phillip Shcofield is cancelled.
    Sharp.
    Started out with nothing. Still have most of it left.

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    Why cigarettes are still sold all over the world in 2022, causing 7+ million deaths a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xellos99 View Post
    Why cigarettes are still sold all over the world in 2022, causing 7+ million deaths a year.

    Dollars (This may be an alomst universal answer to anything posted here)

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    Ryan's window fitter strikes again

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    Why am I always perfectly between holes on a strap, no matter what watch or strap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acg View Post
    Why am I always perfectly between holes on a strap, no matter what watch or strap?
    Where are you, is it a metric strap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Where are you, is it a metric strap?
    Indeed, this can be disastrous on an Imperial wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Indeed, this can be disastrous on an Imperial wrist.
    Most TZers do seem to have an Imperial wrist - rarely see one quoted in mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Most TZers do seem to have an Imperial wrist - rarely see one quoted in mm.
    Sounds better in proper manly inches.

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    Maybe a metric strap and an imperial wrist could be the issue.

    Thanks guys, I'll try an converter

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Sounds better in proper manly inches.
    Are manly inches actually shorter than normal inches, so we get more of them when measuring wrists and certain other appendages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Are manly inches actually shorter than normal inches, so we get more of them when measuring wrists and certain other appendages?
    It may well be based on 2Ĺ barleycorns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    It may well be based on 2Ĺ barleycorns.
    Two and a half! Blimey, I've been basing it on two.

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    How on earth have we ordered 920 Nespresso capsules since October?!

    Going to have to start just offering tea when people come over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    How on earth have we ordered 920 Nespresso capsules since October?!

    Going to have to start just offering tea when people come over!
    Sounds a lot but based on two people at home that a average of around 2.2 c/d doesnít sound excessive.

    And yes Iím that sad...

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    Self service checkouts. Not so much the tills themselves as I use them, more so those who have a rammed basket, take an absolute age to scan each item and then, and only then, bag it all.

    "Unexpected d!psh!t in the bagging area"

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    Why people put an item for sale on ebay at say £105 buy it now or best offer, you offer £100 and its instantly rejected. What's the point of the best offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
    Self service checkouts. Not so much the tills themselves as I use them, more so those who have a rammed basket, take an absolute age to scan each item and then, and only then, bag it all.

    "Unexpected d!psh!t in the bagging area"
    It depends.

    What it depends on largely is the quality of weight calibration of the tills and the procedures of the shop.

    For example...

    In my local Co-op I bag at the same time as scanning. This seems to be most efficient.

    In my local Iceland (yes, shock, I shop in Iceland) I bag only after finishing scanning. The reason is that the weighing mechanism does not seem to be well calibrated and adding my own bags to the process seems to cause it repeated confusion and seriously slows down the process.

    So someone who seems like a "d!psh!t" may just be experienced and has worked out the most efficient way of working.

    Within this, it can also depend on one's profile of purchases. Some types of item seem to cause more problems than others, as do reduced items (depending on shop procedures).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
    Sounds a lot but based on two people at home that a average of around 2.2 c/d doesnít sound excessive.

    And yes Iím that sad...
    This is the downside of not drinking tea and making sure your in-laws and aunt have a machine so you have something to drink when youíre there. My mum refuses to accept one so Iím stuck with water at hers. I bring my own capsules to my sister in laws.

    I think tea would be easierÖ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Why people put an item for sale on ebay at say £105 buy it now or best offer, you offer £100 and its instantly rejected. What's the point of the best offer?
    Yes, indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    This is the downside of not drinking tea and making sure your in-laws and aunt have a machine so you have something to drink when youíre there. My mum refuses to accept one so Iím stuck with water at hers. I bring my own capsules to my sister in laws.

    I think tea would be easierÖ
    I keep a small machine at the parents in law. I hide it away in a wardrobe and get it out when I arrive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Yes, indeed.
    Happens regularly. The mad thing is, the fact that it's instantly rejected means they manually set a specific lower limit that automatically declines offers that are below it. Why bother, waste of their time and ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I keep a small machine at the parents in law. I hide it away in a wardrobe and get it out when I arrive.
    If I am going to my sister's for more than 4 days - I pack my Bean-Cup machine in a tesco bag, and take it with me in the car!

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    Iím now feeling validated for packing the Nespresso machine when we went to stay in a cottage in Wales for a few days last year. The grief I got was unreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Iím now feeling validated for packing the Nespresso machine when we went to stay in a cottage in Wales for a few days last year. The grief I got was unreal.
    Perfectly normal behaviour. I do the same but with a mocha pot and grinder.

    There is nothing to see here.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post

    So someone who seems like a "d!psh!t" may just be experienced and has worked out the most efficient way of working.
    I take your point though I'm sure the majority of incidents are down to d!psh!tery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
    I take your point though I'm sure the majority of incidents are down to d!psh!tery.
    Hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I keep a small machine at the parents in law. I hide it away in a wardrobe and get it out when I arrive.
    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    If I am going to my sister's for more than 4 days - I pack my Bean-Cup machine in a tesco bag, and take it with me in the car!
    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Iím now feeling validated for packing the Nespresso machine when we went to stay in a cottage in Wales for a few days last year. The grief I got was unreal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maysie View Post
    Perfectly normal behaviour. I do the same but with a mocha pot and grinder.
    Some admirable dedication there. I travel light and made a recent investment primarily for overseas trips, but it will also be deployed for visits to in-laws.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Some admirable dedication there. I travel light and made a recent investment primarily for overseas trips, but it will also be deployed for visits to in-laws.

    Don't get me wrong - if I was getting the bus or a train.............. I'd leave it at home. But it fits neatly into a tesco bag and takes up little counter space in her utility room.

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    The caffeine addiction is strong in this thread!

    Last edited by markrlondon; 24th May 2022 at 15:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Some admirable dedication there. I travel light and made a recent investment primarily for overseas trips, but it will also be deployed for visits to in-laws.



    I personally choose to keep my capsules.
    When I travel, this will keep boiling water hot enough for hours.



    This will make a mean espresso, as creamy as with a new machine (the Nespresso capsule holder is an add on)



    The last piece of the puzzle was the capsule wallet. It only holds 8, but if I need more I can take the sleeve(s).

    Last edited by Saint-Just; 24th May 2022 at 15:07.
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    Jeez.
    I seriously need to up my coffee game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maysie View Post
    Perfectly normal behaviour. I do the same but with a mocha pot and grinder.

    There is nothing to see here.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Some admirable dedication there. I travel light and made a recent investment primarily for overseas trips, but it will also be deployed for visits to in-laws.



    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    I personally choose to keep my capsules.
    When I travel, this will keep boiling water hot enough for hours.



    This will make a mean espresso, as creamy as with a new machine (the Nespresso capsule holder is an add on)



    The last piece of the puzzle was the capsule wallet. It only holds 6, but if I need more I can take the sleeve(s).


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    I feel a tight philistine reading this. I bung a cup of milk in the microwave for two minutes and then add instant coffee and some honey.

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    I don't drink coffee, I take tea, my dear
    I like my toast done on one side
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    Why people quote all the photos in a post - to add just one line of their own................

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Why people quote all the photos in a post - to add just one line of their own................
    F***ers 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Why people quote all the photos in a post - to add just one line of their own................
    I donít know itís really really annoying though

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    Why is E5 petrol cheaper than diesel?

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    i) They get more of it out of a barrel of oil than petrol maybe?
    ii) The demand is higher?
    iii) It's a filthy polluting fuel.
    iv) To discourage people from spilling it all over the petrol nozzles and the forecourt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    i) They get more of it out of a barrel of oil than petrol maybe?
    ii) The demand is higher?
    iii) It's a filthy polluting fuel.
    iv) To discourage people from spilling it all over the petrol nozzles and the forecourt.
    i) Wouldn't that make it cheaper?

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    Dates on watches...

    Dates on watches piss me off. Mrs wanted a Datejust for her 40th and I duly obliged. She doesn't wear it everyday (Apple Watch on gym days) so once or twice week I'm asked to set the time and date, using that fiddly little crown. And more often than not she tells me midway through the afternoon the date's wrong.

    Dates on watches are stupid and pointless, excluding perpetual calendars of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Dates on watches are stupid and pointless,
    You must be doing it wrong.

    I use the date on my watch every day that I work. I wouldnít bother having a watch without a date.

    Horses for courses, innit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Dates on watches piss me off. Mrs wanted a Datejust for her 40th and I duly obliged. She doesn't wear it everyday (Apple Watch on gym days) so once or twice week I'm asked to set the time and date, using that fiddly little crown. And more often than not she tells me midway through the afternoon the date's wrong.

    Dates on watches are stupid and pointless, excluding perpetual calendars of course.
    Textbook case for a watch winder.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Textbook case for a watch winder.
    The date is still wrong every other month though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    The date is still wrong every other month though.
    Indeed. But it goes from a "several times a week, day + date" to a "once every 2 month, date only"
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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