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Old 22-09-2019   #1336
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I'm at the stage when I meet people from my past, they tend to start off the conversation by saying did you hear about so&so he's dead & so is this one & so it goes on, oh you're looking not too bad Jim by the way. Well thanks for that.
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I don't think anyone from my year has died yet, but it's still quite strange to see people I remember being in their early teens hitting their 30s.
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Seeing the people from my year group at school starting to turn 30...
So what youíre saying is ďIím turning 30Ē in a really p**s ar*ed way
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Not yet. I'm 1 of the youngest from my year group, and I turned 29 in July, but the older people from my school year are starting to turn 30 now.
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I still have my hair although quite a lot of grey, I'm not saying I'm gods gift to women or anything but when I tend to meet some from my past, it's so long ago I think he looks familiar but bald & a fair bit over weight. I once met a chap who I worked with in the oil days, he was a shadow of a man & was on a walking stick & looked a 100. Turned out he was abroad working & met a very young woman, fell in love & he thought this is it for life....

It lasted just a year, her whole family wanted a piece of his earnings, he told me there's no fool like an old fool. He was besotted, but she saw him as a meal ticket. Forgot to mention he was married over here & was told by others she begged him to come home in the early stages, but by the time it all went wrong it was too late, wife took him to the cleaners. Not only was he broke, he landed with MS. I consider myself a lucky man, been happily married now for 43 years..
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Men usually get ripped off by divorce. He can never get more than 50% she can never get less than 50%.
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Men usually get ripped off by divorce. He can never get more than 50% she can never get less than 50%.
When my sister's first marriage ended, she split everything she could down the middle.
She took a small saucepan and the frying pan, left him with the two larger pans.
She took the fitted bed sheets, left him the duvet covers.
Best one, she took the vacuum cleaner, left him the tools. Made me smile. Used set of tools found for a few quid.
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Most things placed in the washing machine come out inside-out. If they're placed in the machine already inside-out, they mostly stay that way.
Not today. Duvet cover, placed in, inside-out. Came out, fully the right way around, with a pillowcase inside, that, had turned inside-out, and the detergent ball inside the pillowcase.

My washing machine is playing russian dolls with the laundry.
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Well I was married and divorced well before my 30th birthday. I dread to think what here solicitors bill was by the time I finished, she also had huge personal credit card depts which I had no liability for.

From what I understand these days is she is now just finished with husband number 3, has two children by her other two husbands, (thankfully non are mine) living back with her parents and not a penny to her name.... so doesn’t always work out for the woman.

I think her last marriage lasted about 3 - 4 months. She’s averaging about one husband every 5 years at the current time, and I think is lining up number 4..... her parents must be so proud.
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Note to self, never get married, lol!
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I bought my first house at the right time. Interest rates were silly but prices were low and inflation was high. 5 years later, my salary had doubled but the mortgage was still the same.

My HOOOGE mistake was allowing family to in effect run my life.

I paid £15K for my house but on a salary of £5K plus huge interest rates that was a really tough call. About 5 years later, the house next door but one came up for sale at just £17K - it should have been more like £25. I wanted to buy it and rent it out. The family were aghast at such an idea "why do you want two houses" "think of the repayments" etc.

I backed off and have regretted ever since not getting into the property market.
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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

Lost a "Long life" L.E.D. side light bulb that's the 3rd set in 4 years. Somehow I feel as though a regular w5w would last significantly longer but doesn't look as cool.

Oh well quick job for tomorrow.
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Lost a "Long life" L.E.D. side light bulb that's the 3rd set in 4 years. Somehow I feel as though a regular w5w would last significantly longer but doesn't look as cool.

Oh well quick job for tomorrow.
Back in the game...for free God bless them for putting a 5 year guarantee on the box of the last set.
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Both done in 5 mins Also God bless engineers who consider that one day you may need to replace something.
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Tried to adjust my headlight aim and snapped off the adjusting screw (Panda 169).

Why the **** have fiat used cheap plastic pegs that seems to self weld to the case. I'm really not sure how to fix it without literally cutting he back off the headlight.
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It's the last factory original one on the car so tbf not particularly surprised.

Oh well fixed Monday.
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