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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:04 pm 
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And it ends up killing them far too early.


not always some heavy smokers can live to 90 plus

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:45 pm 
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And it ends up killing them far too early.


not always some heavy smokers can live to 90 plus

There is always one or two.

But we should all be concentrating on the millions.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:28 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
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And it ends up killing them far too early.


not always some heavy smokers can live to 90 plus



And you dont always need a parachute...(but id want one)



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There have been some incredible instances of people falling out of airplanes without parachutes and surviving. Take the story of Alan Magee, an American airman who survived a 22,000-foot fall from a damaged B-17 bomber over France in 1943. Thrown clear of the aircraft and rendered unconcious, he fell four miles before crashing through the glass roof of St. Nazaire train station, shattering it and miraculously surviving, though with severe injuries.

The all-time record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute belongs to Yugoslavian flight attendant Vesna Vulović. She was the sole survivior of a bomb placed onboard JAT Flight 367 in 1972 which saw her plummet more than 30,000 feet. Experts believe she survived by being trapped by a food cart inside a section of the aircraft's fuselage which subsequently landed at an angle on a heavily wooded and snowy mountainside in Czechoslovakia.

Soviet Air Force lieutenant Ivan Chisov and Royal Air Force sergeant Nicholas Alkemade also survived in similar circumstances, thrown clear of bombers in the Second World War before landing in a mixture of snow and trees. Remarkably, Alkemade only suffered a sprained leg after falling 18,000 feet.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Soviet Air Force lieutenant Ivan Chisov and Royal Air Force sergeant Nicholas Alkemade also survived in similar circumstances, thrown clear of bombers in the Second World War before landing in a mixture of snow and trees. Remarkably, Alkemade only suffered a sprained leg after falling 18,000 feet.

I was at school with Nicholas Alkemade's son. His dad was the tail gunner in a Lancaster bomber and you couldn't fit the 'chute in as well. The plane was hit and on fire but he didn't want to burn to death so he jumped and hit the top of some fir trees and then landed in a snow drift. Lucky chap.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:46 pm 
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Coming home with one less tooth than I went out with this morning.

Coming home with £135 less in my bank account than I started the morning with. :sad: :sad:

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:19 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
Coming home with one less tooth than I went out with this morning.

Coming home with £135 less in my bank account than I started the morning with. :sad: :sad:


Strangely enough I had the dentist as well today, got off lightly though, £47 for a filling. At least I can start eating bacon butties again! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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At least I can start eating bacon butties again! :D

Just because you can doesn't mean that you should. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Grand National day.

Probably the night of the year with the most drunk customers.
When its a big odds outsider that wins, 90% had backed the winner due to a tip from a friend who knows somebody that works at the stable.


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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:03 pm 
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Today it's been everyone.

My tolerance level is at an all-time low.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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road rage and aggressive driving locally was worse today than the last 3 months put together :sad: :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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Gripe of the day today is me. :shock:

Picked an old girl up from the Eye Hospital. She couldn't see any further than her nose because of the eye drops.

Anyway helped her to her door, got her key out and it wouldn't go in the lock. Asked her if she had given me the right key.

It was the only one she had, and even she couldn't get it in the lock.

So I'm thinking I'm going to be here all day, and then I realised what the problem was.

I had taken her to the wrong house. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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My gripe of the day? Haven’t got one. Happy as a pig in mire, now I’m retired!

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
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My gripe of the day? Haven’t got one. Happy as a pig in mire, now I’m retired!


ditto [edited by admin]...lol

great int it

get up at 8am
stare out window till 9am
walk the dog
check daytime TV
stare out the window again
dinner
nap
daytime TV
walk the dog
plan tea
bath
tea
TV
bed

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:57 pm 
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get up at 8am
stare out window till 9am
walk the dog
check daytime TV
stare out the window again
dinner
nap
daytime TV
walk the dog
plan tea
bath
tea
TV
bed

I would sooner work to 110 then do that.

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 Post subject: Re: Gripe of the Day
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:41 pm 
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It never ceases to amaze me how many drivers retire/leave the trade after years of being in it and then say “I should have done it years ago, I’m so happy” if I hated the job that much I wouldn’t stay in in the trade. Let’s face it, you could stack shelves for similar/better money these days.


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