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If our Boris was an "Airfix-er" the response on here is really clever.  Case of shooting one's own foot.  Bit like when a national newspaper tried to give us a bit of a boost and the major response was "it's the WRONG newspaper . . ."  Heard a story once why plastic modelling was so popular in the Czech Republic.

7 minutes ago, Des said:

Had to restock on perishables this morning , Tesco in town centre queuing around the block so gave that a miss , what passes for a retail park locally half a mile away with Home Bargains , FarmFoods and Lidl all rather quiet but had staff on the door to limit movement to one in/one out if they started to get too busy.     Outing crossed the 1000 witching hour when the booze aisles open up here and traffic did pick up

Similar here.  Forced out of isolation as the Docs sent the prescription to the wrong chemist, something they're very prone to.  Tried to do two things at once and visited Tesco only to discover that's where Warden Hodges' reincarnation had appeared.  Moved across to Sainsbury where the policy was akin to a nightclub (one out, one in) and the mood was actually very good-humoured though disciplined.

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My favourite 'do you know who I am' story concerns the overly self important numpty who was trying to jump the queue at the airport departure gate. The aircraft was boarding in the usual way, but this plank thought he could get onboard before he could. Seemingly he was sent back to wait twice by the airline's agent, and on the third time he was told to wait he muttered the immortal line.

 

"Don't you know who I am?"

 

Quick as a flash the agent, who was probably the sort of woman who could eat idiots like this for breakfast, picked up the phone, dialled the tannoy system and spoke. "Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen, there is a passenger at gate 14 [or whichever] who does not know who he is. If anybody does know could they report here and inform him?"

 

At which point, after she had put the phone down, he glared at her and said, "**** you!"

 

She smiled and relied sweetly, "I'm sorry, sir, but you'll have to stand in line for that as well."

 

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5 minutes ago, Truro Model Builder said:

My favourite 'do you know who I am' story concerns the overly self important numpty who was trying to jump the queue at the airport departure gate. The aircraft was boarding in the usual way, but this plank thought he could get onboard before he could. Seemingly he was sent back to wait twice by the airline's agent, and on the third time he was told to wait he muttered the immortal line.

 

"Don't you know who I am?"

 

Quick as a flash the agent, who was probably the sort of woman who could eat idiots like this for breakfast, picked up the phone, dialled the tannoy system and spoke. "Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen, there is a passenger at gate 14 [or whichever] who does not know who he is. If anybody does know could they report here and inform him?"

 

At which point, after she had put the phone down, he glared at her and said, "**** you!"

 

She smiled and relied sweetly, "I'm sorry, sir, but you'll have to stand in line for that as well."

 

I llke the cut of her jib ... the world needs more people like her.

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One thing about we British islanders - and here I include the Irish and Channel dashers Islanders - we know how to queue properly, politely and nicely

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1 hour ago, klr said:

 

 

 

Basically, it will just be "Waterloo" ...

 

 

I hope it includes the Riverdance "interval" performance from one year, and Don't go by Hothouse Flowers, also an interval performance.

 

I can't think of any actual Eurovision songs to show, oh perhaps Lordi, the Norwegian metal band who won in 2006.

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1 hour ago, Filbert_Wang said:

Apparently some doctors that are specialists in that sort of thing said a lot of the procedures etc are as close as you can get to fact. 

 

Although I preferred the one with Dustin Hoffman. I forget the name, where the people are stood outside waving their arms at the incoming plane thinking it is there to save them, and instead it drops a napalm! Rather brutal!

Not napalm. One of these cuties

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLU-82

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On 3/25/2020 at 6:41 PM, JohnT said:

Well I had a massive laugh tonight. My wife isn’t well with this and we are staying totally clear of my in laws who are in their 80’s and don’t have good health. Like most elderly folks they are just a tad tech challenged. (Like I’m not eh?). We are naturally worried that they are ok and can’t get to see them.  Well mother in law is ok for sure. Just as long as there are no silver bullets or wooden stakes lying about. 

 

Anyway I hear my wife on her mobile saying to them get your mobile phone out and I will get you set up to do video calls. ? what? Did I hear right?  This will be interesting so I turn the volume on the tv down.  The conversation kind of went like this  or at least our end of it
 

My wife -  I am going to get you onto What’sApp. Long pause while they tell my wife what they have been doing today. 
No, it’s called What’s App

No nothings up. It’s What’s App. Pause. 
It’s an App. Longer pause. 

No not up, App. A. P. P. App. Pause

No we are all ok. This thing is just called What’s App. Pause. 
It’s something you put on your phone. I will send you a link. Pause. 
No No not in the post. Just hang on and you will get something from me and you just click on it.   Pause. 
Yes that’s it.  Pause. 
No it’s called What’s App. Repeat.   
 

By that time I was helpless and had bit my lip twice trying not to laugh. It went on a bit longer but I was a goner by then. 

 

However last laugh on me. Father in law decided to play about with his iPad and he has no idea what he did but we found ourselves in a three way video call on FaceTime with them in the Borders and my brother in law in Aberdeen. It made the “outlaws” day to chat and see everyone including the dogs. 
 

 

Sounds like the 21st century version of "Whos on First"

 

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A few years back,there was a certain big money lottery winner from Leicester,in fact it was his girl friends ticket that had the winning numbers,they had broken up,and he got back with her when he found out about the win!But he had an outstanding court appearance for stealing motor vehicles,he attended court and was sentenced to a custodial sentence,not sure how long.After being released,he and 3 of his buddies went for a meal to a locally well known resturant in Market Bosworth.The place was very busy,and he was informed thus,and asked if he would like a round of drinks,and a table would be available in approx 30 mins.This wan't agreeable to the scroat,and he began to create a scene at the bar,demanding a table immediatly,the staff trying to placate him and further explaining the situation.By this time all the diners had stopped what they were doing to witness the proceedings,at which point the scroat shouted out,'Don't you know who I am?',and one of the bar staff retorted,'Aren't you the car thief from Leicester?'The applause was deafening apparently,and none of the staff had to buy a drink for themselves for weeks afterwards.

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2 hours ago, 593jones said:

That's fair enough,  It is pretty trivial in the scheme of things, so I shall say no more  

Thank you :)

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2 hours ago, Swamp Donkey said:

Mrs SD has been very lenient with the several  kit deliveries this week on the basis that it would be irresponsible for me to go to our storage facility to recover (some of) the stash. I wonder how far is safe to push this? 
 

SD

Hmm. I have a couple 48th Tiger Moths waiting for me. Should I risk breaking the harmony between me and swmbo and get them posted to me??? And make an excuse to visit my storage facility( if they are open) in town to bail out some paints?   With the latest news about house moves, my one will be on hold so maybe I could retrieve some of my stuff and relocate them back in my bare man cave shed which is down to the bare minimum of furniture.   I gotta do something while i am on furlough pending retirement over the coming weeks...🙄🥺😧

 

 

PS If I did get them and still not have the materials( to avoid running the risk of being stopped in the car by plod asking me if my journey is essential and getting fined  :bobby:...)  I could just fondle them and imagine them built...🔨

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2 hours ago, Black Knight said:

One thing about we British islanders - and here I include the Irish and Channel dashers Islanders - we know how to queue properly, politely and nicely

I remember many moons ago being on a school skiing trip to Italy.  First day on the slopes, we polite young English students were forming an orderly queue for the button lifts and chair lifts...........the Italians, Germans, French and Spanish on the other hand.....?  They just piled straight in and formed a massive scrum.  After a while, we realised that queuing in an orderly manner was not going to get us up the slopes, so we piled into the scrum too.

 

That night, the whole school was called together in the hotel and given a *massive* rollicking by one of the PE teachers.  "We are ENGLISH!  The ENGLISH do not push and barge their way to the front, we form an ORDERLY queue and wait our turn!"

 

30 years on, I can still hear her shouting this out in her harsh Northern Irish accent.................... 

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47 minutes ago, Paul J said:

 risk of being stopped in the car by plod asking me if my journey is essential and getting fined  :bobby:...

Of course it's essential! Just ask them how would you otherwise build your models?

 

Floor them with the force of your logic.

 

Trevor

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2 hours ago, Black Knight said:

One thing about we British islanders - and here I include the Irish and Channel dashers Islanders - we know how to queue properly, politely and nicely

Few years back me and mrs fatfingers were staying on Lake Garda in Italy. Decided to get one of the many boats to explore the other towns on the lakeside and we and many other English folk were lined up nicely waiting to get on. Loads of Germans just pitched up and forced they're way onto the boat before us. The tutting from the Brits was deafening. Next morning it was like Dunkirk... with all the Brits trying to get on a boat before the Germans turned up! 

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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26 minutes ago, Nev said:

30 years on, I can still hear her shouting this out in her harsh Northern Irish accent....................

Things have changed since then I'm afraid ;)

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1 hour ago, Paul J said:

 

  :bobby:...)  I could just fondle them and imagine them built...🔨

I think you will find that is illegal in public... :whistle:     

 

Wait till you are back in the man cave :innocent:

 

 

Dick

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1 hour ago, Paul J said:

Hmm. I have a couple 48th Tiger Moths waiting for me. Should I risk breaking the harmony between me and swmbo and get them posted to me??? And make an excuse to visit my storage facility( if they are open) in town to bail out some paints?   With the latest news about house moves, my one will be on hold so maybe I could retrieve some of my stuff and relocate them back in my bare man cave shed which is down to the bare minimum of furniture.   I gotta do something while i am on furlough pending retirement over the coming weeks...🙄🥺😧

 

 

PS If I did get them and still not have the materials( to avoid running the risk of being stopped in the car by plod asking me if my journey is essential and getting fined  :bobby:...)  I could just fondle them and imagine them built...🔨

Getting new stuff delivered under the circumstances seems entirely reasonable......to me!

 

SD

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Just watched the latest update from No.10, and there was a journalist there who must have taken the advance course in asking stupid questions. It went along the lines of, "Now that the PM, the Health Secretary and the chief medical officer have all tested positive for the virus, why weren't they better protected". Seriously?? If they knew the answer to that, then don't you think that everybody in the world who have tested positive, including the P of W, would have followed that route. The mind boggles sometimes.

 

John. 

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Eh. 

Considering the bit blasé attitude in the beginning, stands to reason questions are asked. 
Not the brightest question though, true.

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7 minutes ago, Bullbasket said:

Just watched the latest update from No.10, and there was a journalist there who must have taken the advance course in asking stupid questions. It went along the lines of, "Now that the PM, the Health Secretary and the chief medical officer have all tested positive for the virus, why weren't they better protected". Seriously?? If they knew the answer to that, then don't you think that everybody in the world who have tested positive, including the P of W, would have followed that route. The mind boggles sometimes.

 

John. 

Well she did work for Sky 'News' 🙄

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Dumb question alright but it has to be said it seems all three failed to follow their own advice. A lesson for us all I think. Anyone can get it.

On a positive note if they survive this they will be immune. So they can get on with the job.

I'm looking forward to the test that's been talked about where you can check if you've had it and are now immune.

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14 minutes ago, noelh said:

Dumb question alright but it has to be said it seems all three failed to follow their own advice. A lesson for us all I think. Anyone can get it.

On a positive note if they survive this they will be immune. So they can get on with the job.

I'm looking forward to the test that's been talked about where you can check if you've had it and are now immune.

I'm not so sure that having it gives immunity. My understanding is that there is no guarantee that you won't catch it a second time if you've already had it, and some reports of re infection.

 

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532754-600-can-you-catch-the-coronavirus-twice-we-dont-know-yet/

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Indeed but it's very rare to be re-infected very quickly by the same virus. A possible mutation might re-infect later but with the immune system on high alert it will minimise the risk.

 

Not my opinion but the opinion of my personal scientific advisor: My wife, who is a medical scientist specialising in microbiology and the laboratory manager of a hospital.

She's still in work otherwise I'd ask her to confirm. She's being doing at least a 12 hour day after day, this week getting ready for the peak of this.

 

I've never been prouder of her.

 

 

 

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I think the lesson here is that anyone can catch it.

 

Stay safe!

 

Trevor

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2 hours ago, noelh said:

Not my opinion but the opinion of my personal scientific advisor: My wife, who is a medical scientist specialising in microbiology and the laboratory manager of a hospital.

She's still in work otherwise I'd ask her to confirm. She's being doing at least a 12 hour day after day, this week getting ready for the peak of this.

 

I've never been prouder of her.

And so you should be. My last NHS job was working in a path lab (>10 years ago so no use now!) and I was only thinking this morning what it must be like working there now, never mind having to provide leadership and take responsibility for the whole shebang. 

 

When she gets in please say thank you from all the people who probably don't know what her and her colleagues do - but would say thank you if they did,

 

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4 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

Just watched the latest update from No.10, and there was a journalist there who must have taken the advance course in asking stupid questions. It went along the lines of, "Now that the PM, the Health Secretary and the chief medical officer have all tested positive for the virus, why weren't they better protected". Seriously?? If they knew the answer to that, then don't you think that everybody in the world who have tested positive, including the P of W, would have followed that route. The mind boggles sometimes.

Yes, agreed. I watched that as well and I thought it was an unkind question that deserved a sharp rebuke.  Just how low do you have to go to suggest that if you get Covid you're somehow negligent?

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