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  1. 4 minutes ago, hooperski said:

    The one upside to the energy crisis ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... there will be fewer houses decorated with tacky Xmas lights.


    *clap clap clap* Thank Goodness!!


  2. But Charlie is interested in topics that affect the younger generation - climate change, sustainable food production... he already ran an organic farm in the 80s! Maybe there's some common ground after all.


    (IMHO he never should have been a royal - gentleman farmer maybe. ;) )


  3. I'm an American and thus certainly not a monarchist.
    I've lived with the image of Queen Elizabeth my entire life.

    She already headed "the firm" when I was a child, and I grew up with her young profile on the occasional  Canadian (and later British) coins I encountered.  She intrigued me for being a rare female Head of State in a world of powerful men, and I was greatly surprised to later learn about a very successful ER I as well.
    She was a last echo of the days of WW2, too. I admired her for having trained as a car mechanic back then. I admired her even more when she insisted on driving a Land Rover in Saudi Arabia , flaunting the local law that banned women from the steering wheel and making Crown Prince Abdullah very uncomfortable. ;)
    And her subtle snubs of Trump made me laugh. :D


  4. On 9/6/2022, 2:54:17, karin_brenig said:

    "thank you for thinking of me first with this opportunity. I really appreciate the experience. Unfortunately, however, I will not be available to tackle this task - unless you believe that <<insert any other important work here>> can wait for another week."


    That is a bog standard Scrum 101 answer. ;)


  5. 35 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

    I don't know how you'd prove it when he lives and works in Hungary. How is he still registered in Germany?


    I doubt if I'd send my kid to a deadbeat dad. What a loser. Are you sure he'll send him back?


    Here's the thing - if deadbeat ex simply keeps the child, in his mind he won't have to pay at all!

    I would be very wary of sending the child to Hungary, especially with that county's poor track record in respect to child abductions. Seriously.


    EDIT: +1 to Mike above!!


  6. 3 hours ago, yesterday said:

    Just think during winter time, will it be cheaper to go down the pub and have a few beers than stay at home, and keep the heating on a low setting ?



    That's exactly what people used to do in the old days!


  7. I get it.

    When Dear Relative passed away in the hospital with me present (a moving experience), the nurses came in and gently asked what to do even though there was a DNR statement. The professionals need to be careful.
    In our case however, the question was swift but quiet.


    All my respect to White Rose.


  8. John, it's a gas! :D


    From what you've been saying and joking about, your vision seems to have improved greatly. :)

    I'd say do regular checkups (eye pressure etc.), and if anything happens while in Greece hop on a flight to that excellent clinic in Hamburg.


    No more excuses - work! We need more insurance! :D


    Now for the teeth blog...


  9. Guys, let Rennie scream.

    He lives in his own little world, with his own little beliefs and dare I say projections.

    IMHO his health issues didn't get any better from that, either.

    There are TTers who attempted to help him, and he turned on them.


    (Just like he will jump on me now for posting this and call me every name the book - only I won't see it because he's firmly back on ignore. Heh. :) )


  10. *clap clap clap*
    Good on that lady's daughter!!


    At the same time, it's so sad that in most of the US, my body no longer belongs to me and we need to resort to these tactics to legally protect us... :(



    On 8/15/2022, 9:02:41, kathdonn said: