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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Topcat » 20 Dec 2018 14:25

Nicky - I've replied to your post on Beyonders <:)>
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TC, there was a woman in Asda yesterday complaining that her Xmas day was going to be ruined because they didn't have a Xmas jumper in her son's size, so now they won't be able to wear matching Rudolph the red nosed reindeer jumpers
I'm so glad she couldn't get one for her son :twisted:

I had to endure a woman screeching "Do You Hear What I Hear" in Tesco this morning. I couldn't get out quick enough. It was an assault on my eardrums. Those poor staff :roll:

Love the flour and eggs. Those ghastly Creme Eggs will be on sale January 2nd :roll:
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Jjjj of Old » 20 Dec 2018 14:41

Oh, Nicky - I can totally understand that <:)> I really can't add anything to what TC has said on the Beyond thread - sound advice! I'm sure your niece will understand, and it's better for all concerned if you don't feel forced to endure more than you feel comfortable with. I hope it goes well <:)>
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Those ghastly Creme Eggs will be on sale January 2nd
Oh, TC! You are a person after my own heart! I've never been able to abide them, either! (::) :lol:
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I had to endure a woman screeching "Do You Hear What I Hear" in Tesco this morning. I couldn't get out quick enough. It was an assault on my eardrums. Those poor staff
I feel your/their pain. I've got to admit, the CD at work contains the eight or so Christmas pop songs I like, and none of the ones I don't. But to hear one's eight favourite Christmas pop songs twice an hour during a (sometimes) nine-hour shift isn't exactly ideal :roll: :lol:
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

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Jjjj of Old wrote:
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But to hear one's eight favourite Christmas pop songs twice an hour during a (sometimes) nine-hour shift isn't exactly ideal
I hope you're gettting a good bonus Mark. Your ears deserve it <:)>
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Jjjj of Old » 20 Dec 2018 15:01

Thanks, TC ;)? <:)> I think what's worse is that it doesn't just play in the shop - it also gets piped into the staff cloakrooms and toilets :? (w) (Or maybe I just imagine that, and it's really just all in my head after a couple of hours on the shop floor :shock: )
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Topcat » 20 Dec 2018 15:22

Jjjj of Old wrote:
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Thanks, TC ;)? <:)> I think what's worse is that it doesn't just play in the shop - it also gets piped into the staff cloakrooms and toilets :? (w) (Or maybe I just imagine that, and it's really just all in my head after a couple of hours on the shop floor :shock: )
Yikes :o Hope it is just in your head and not for real.
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Newt » 20 Dec 2018 15:24

I've had enough of it already :lol:



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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Spats » 20 Dec 2018 21:19

NEWTIE (w) :roll: :mrgreen:

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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by JohnC » 21 Dec 2018 19:21

I was in Lidl on Wednesday morning and as I walked past two peeps who had just said hello to each other after what seemed to me to be a chance meeting, I heard the one say to the other as an opener, ¿are you all ready? well, nearly the other replied, "I've just got to buy another couple of presents and then yes I'm all done"

Good Grief, you'd think this forthcoming Xmas is the only one we're having for the next thousand years, I can't stand that question ¿are you all ready for xmas?, when i was working as a taxi driver I used to get that question thrown at me all the time from early November straight after bonfire night all through December, indeed some years I'd hear it as early as late October, it was like a mass hysteria gripped the public throughout December, it was all that peeps wanted to talk about and it drove me mad.
In the last 2 years of cabby-ing I used to 'wind up' the general public when that question was thrown at me by replying "well, I just got to go and buy a fairy to put on the top of my Xmas tree and then yes, I will be all ready" 😃🤣😆 and some peeps thought that I was deadly serious with my straight faced reply. 😃🤣😂

And if that wasn't all, for the month of January as a Cabbie, there was a more than plentiful supply of ¿did you have a nice Xmas driver? questions, so glad to be retired and out if it all.

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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by SoberBoots » 22 Dec 2018 09:46

Nearly there folks
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Newt » 22 Dec 2018 10:09

I had this almost supernatural talent as a kid of knowing exactly what was in my Christmas presents before I unwrapped them, it was a gift.
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Topcat » 22 Dec 2018 13:30

If I hear Wham once more I won't be responsible for my actions :twisted:
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by caroline95 » 23 Dec 2018 16:31

I've just had the weirdest thing happen.I have a very natural looking, small artificial Xmas tree in my front porch, it has red berries and pine cones and looks really pretty.Or at least it did.A woman from across the road, who I know just enough to pass the time of day with, turned up at my door earlier, saying how she's noticed the tree and though how much nicer it would look with 'a few decs on it'.

Then before I could say anything, she produced a bag of horrible, tacky tat from her pocket and set about decorating my tree :shock:

I'm absolutely gobsmacked on so many levels!Who on earth assumes it's ok to do that?My lovely, understated tree is now a mass of cheap tinsel (I loath tinsel), tacky baubles and red bows.I'm going to have to use the back door for the foreseeable future because I can't bear to look at the ugliness of it sitting at my front door.Passing strangers are going to think I'm the kind of person who likes gaudy Xmas trees.Worst of all, I'm going to have to leave it like that for I don't know how long so I don't hurt her feelings :roll:

This is a woman who has never struck me as a cheeky mare, so the only explanation I can think of is that Xmas has turned her into a mad woman :evil:

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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Pork » 23 Dec 2018 16:36

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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Topcat » 23 Dec 2018 17:02

Oh Caroline - I feel for you <:)>
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by caroline95 » 23 Dec 2018 17:08

Help me TC - how soon do you think I can take the tat off my tree? :?

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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Topcat » 23 Dec 2018 17:13

Is it windy enough to blame the elements? Can you return them and say you were afraid they might get damsged/stolen? Can you just bin them and plead ignorance (things are desperate after all) ;)
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by caroline95 » 23 Dec 2018 17:44

I did say/lie that I didn't decorate the tree because it had been so windy.But it's in the porch, and she took the liberty of pushing it right into the corner to be on the safe side.Sadly, I don't think the other two options will fly.Thanks for trying though, I'll just have to avoid the front door for a week.I think New Year's Eve is more than long enough and if she says anything I can mutter something along the lines of starting the new year as a Buddhist.

I do so hate feeling invaded like this.I'd been out shopping this afternoon, she'd obviously been watching for me coming home, saying she'd been round earlier, got no answer, so she'd tried knocking on the window and calling through the letterbox.If I'd been in and just not felt like answering the door I'd have been furious - if there's no answer you just walk away, surely?

Bah humbug :evil:

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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Topcat » 23 Dec 2018 17:47

Sounds like the neighbour from hell. Can you move :lol:
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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by caroline95 » 23 Dec 2018 18:45

That's a great idea TC.I could move in with you, redecorate your Xmas tree and shout through the letterbox when you're out shopping :D

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Re: Christmas - Bah! Humbug

Post by Topcat » 23 Dec 2018 19:00

caroline95 wrote:
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That's a great idea TC.I could move in with you, redecorate your Xmas tree and shout through the letterbox when you're out shopping :D
You'd better be joking Caroline :lol: <:)>
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