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Old 14-04-2015, 05:27 AM
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Default We've won a corner unit......!

When I say "we" I mean "Her"! She's on an Ercol hunt again! We've won an Ercol unit on Ebay. So now I've got to collect it from Kent somewhere. I have had to rope in my cousin cos he has a "Sportbrake" that will take the unit in the back without me having to hire a van, just the bloody thing uses as much diesel as it will to cost to hire a van!

Ok! the next thing I stupidly asked is "Where is it going?"
Her: "In the corner in the living room!"
Me: "Oh, so where is the display cabinet going?"
Her: "In your study!"
Me: "What? Where? There's no room!"
Her: "Yes there is, I've measured up."
Me: "Huh?"
Her: "I'm having the two cabinets and the bookcase that's in your study, the small bookcase you have is going behind your door, and the long dresser in my room is going in your study, freeing up more space in my room!"
Me: "Excuse me but that dresser is full of your crud!....."
Her: "you'll just have to store it, you've got room......."
Me: "And where are the books going to go and the stuff that's in the two cabinets? Hmmm?"
Her: " The books can go in your two big bookcases, all your "displays" (years of my youth of dinky cars and knick knacks collected over the years she's talking about here!) can go in the display cabinet!"
Me: " FFS! Why can't this corner unit go in the corner behind the door, where the pot plant is?"
Her? "I won't be able to see what's in the Corner unit!"
Me: "You can't bloody see what's in the display cabinet now, so putting the corner unit there won't change!"
Her: " But it's Ercol!"

End of conversation! FFS!

how come buying one piece of furniture ends up in the rearrangement of half the rooms in the bloody house?
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how come buying one piece of furniture ends up in the rearrangement of half the rooms in the bloody house?
Because there is a woman involved.
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Old 14-04-2015, 12:31 PM
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Women were always more intelligent than men, that is probably why muslims don't let them learn anything, I bet no muslim wife is allowed a tape measure.

Can we expect your forum name to change to muslim tuck anytime soon.. or have things gone too far.

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Women aren't more inteligent than men. (Cue howls of complaint)

Its the multi tasking thing. It works thus:

No task needed to be done.
Woman thinks of task that could be done.
It creates multiple other tasks.
A man has to do all these multiple tasks.
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I have now had to rope in the use of my cousin and his Jaguar XF sportbrake to go and collect said unit! "It will save you having to hire a van" Both wife and cousin chirps up. only if I pay the fuel says cousin, I've worked it out that It will probably cost me as much in fuel as it would to hire a van and fuel!!
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Old 14-04-2015, 05:33 PM
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Women aren't more inteligent than men. (Cue howls of complaint)

Its the multi tasking thing. It works thus:

No task needed to be done.
Woman thinks of task that could be done.
It creates multiple other tasks.
A man has to do all these multiple tasks.
I've printed this, Oh and did I mention that I might be calling on you and Lois while all this nice weather is about..

Blackmail isn't just what you get from princes brothers in Nigeria..

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I've printed this, Oh and did I mention that I might be calling on you and Lois while all this nice weather is about..

Blackmail isn't just what you get from princes brothers in Nigeria..

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Yup no problem, I read it aloud to the lovely Lois (she laughed)

Its Bmad at Paignton on May bank holiday I'm riding down on the 2nd to see Lois as she's working there. If you fancy that.

Otherwise the kettles always on.
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I may be up for it, but I don't like to make any long term plans at my age, a lot of people hate me and my kids might have planned my funeral for that day.

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What in **%$"* is a 'sportbrake'???????
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Its an estate car...........for people who actually want a hot hatchback
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Oh you mean like a Morris Traveller.

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Very similar
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Can we expect your forum name to change to muslim tuck anytime soon.. or have things gone too far.

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Surely you mean Imam Tuck and his flying prayer mat.......
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A Jaguar estate car - AND it's probably a diesel! What a sad thing for a classic marque to come to..............
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Exactly ..................
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Surely you mean Imam Tuck and his flying prayer mat.......
That's always been my problem finding the right name to call a foreigner.

Now which button do I need to press to "make it so" Oh there it is..

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A Jaguar estate car - AND it's probably a diesel! What a sad thing for a classic marque to come to..............
Mine got written off just before Christmas, came out of the house on the Saturday morning and all the back end was stove in. Never found out who did it

It was a 3.0 V6 petrol though
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That's always been my problem finding the right name to call a foreigner.

That's odd realy as the word Welsh is old english for foreigner.
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How did you guess?
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Old 18-04-2015, 11:11 AM
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That's odd realy as the word Welsh is old english for foreigner.
Of course the Welsh were called foreigners by the English, by then the majority of the English were Anglo Saxons and Norsemen and Swedes, and Danes, and Gauls and Italians.

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Of course the Welsh were called foreigners by the English, by then the majority of the English were Anglo Saxons and Norsemen and Swedes, and Danes, and Gauls and Italians.

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Yes we have a very wide gene pool. How else could we have Maoris in the English Rugby team
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or Chinese in the Welsh......
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