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Phierstarter
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:38 am

Fred__Elliott wrote:
maradara wrote:putin is the reason Assad is still in power, and that's where most of the people stuck in hungry have come from. nothing to do with gaddafi or libya, but yeah obviously the US/UK are the sources of the current issues here.
Whilst I'm not advocating Assad being in power, if he wasn't there Isis would be in complete control of Syria and it would be a million times worse. The crisis isn't limited to the people arriving from Syria, there are thousands of people trying to get across the Mediterranean from Libya by boat. Read Phier's link above. 1000s have died this year alone trying to get to Italy from Libya
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:51 am

feel like locking the office door and lying down for an hour.

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:53 am

used to be a thing i'd do actually. ran an off licence for a while and would go upstairs and lie down on the floor of the wine department and trust myself to wake up when the bell rang above the door downstairs.

also used to lock myself in a linen closet when i worked at a hospital. got caught once though, it was a hard thing to try and explain.

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:55 am

hobo!
always banked on my lunch hour sleep when i drove vans. decked out across the front seats

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:58 am

this was 10-15 years ago dara. haven't done it since. not since I got caught actually. that was a very humbling experience, the supervisor had a key to the cupboard and just let herself in. i'd made a wee makeshift bed and everything.

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:59 am

finding today very difficult. glad i'm alone here. drank a lot of wine last night and stayed up past my bedtime listening to music in my office because i'm middle-aged and that's what i do now.

mate just emailed me to tell me his dog died and i felt like blubbing.

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:02 am

When I worked in the deli of a supermarket I would sometimes pull the Chicken Oven out from the wall, turn it on, and have a nice toasty nap behind it.

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:06 am

No management people in our office today. The general level of skiving has gone through the roof.

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:10 am

Person living in the house we bought is apparently struggling to find somewhere to rent so won't agree a date yet. Sake.

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:11 am

ouch e/f. hang in there, though. that type of stuff happens a lot apparently.

have you met the sellers? if so, what are they like?

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:11 am

I once had to do stocktakes in our college bar at eight in the morning. I'd usually have been working the night before, closed up, drank some pints and then went out all night. The amount of times I had a two hour kip on the floor of the bar in the morning followed by a massive fry was ridiculous.

Can't get away with that in there. In at half-six every morning. Went to bed at half-eleven after three pints last night as I was worried about getting up in the morning. Stupid job.
I wrote:Fuck off, get free.

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:13 am

eric the beard wrote:drank a lot of wine last night and stayed up past my bedtime listening to music in my office
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:14 am

my wife is next door coco! how dare you!! YOUR BLOCKED!

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:19 am

eric the beard wrote:ouch e/f. hang in there, though. that type of stuff happens a lot apparently.

have you met the sellers? if so, what are they like?
Haven't met them, and according to our solicitor they've been going through a bit of a messy divorce - he's already been turfed out and she's trying to find somewhere near her parents to live.

I might go round post a little leaflet with some lovely properties through the door.

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:22 am

the guy who sold us our house called around with a card, bottle of champers, wine, and the €100 he got for registering the property with Irish Water, legend!

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:22 am

how far along is the sale?

it can be a pain alright but there are always obstacles, you just have to grin and bear it. where are you buying, might i ask?

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:23 am

how's the house going coco?

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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:25 am

brilliant Eric! Was pretty much turn key condition, we're all but moved in, grass cut, unpacked, sorted, everything set up utility wise and we are only there 2 weeks tomorrow. Touch wood all going well. Neighbours all seem pure sound too.

How's your gaff?

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eric the beard
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:27 am

going very well. ours wasn't exactly turn-key, the décor was a little dated but we've sort of got used to it now and there's no real urgency to fix it just yet. we've put our own stamp on the place though, it's looking really well.

having to keep a good eye on the garden. our street has some lovely gardens so we don't want to let the side down.

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