LATEST MOAN FROM YOU AND ME - 2021

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  1. JR

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    This got me thinking how i hardly ever text anymore.
    Whilst it was my everyday choice ten years ago, i 'wats app' everyone now. How the worlds changed..
     
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      Good morning @JR and yes it has changed and in many ways not for the better;):smile:
       
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        I'm still getting my head around texting, I did use watsapp for a while, but I found it confusing and couldn't get my head around who could see what.
        End up sending a message to a mate and find out 10 others got it aswell.
         
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          Lol, yes you have to be very careful.. One wrong press and the good lady doctor gets the rude cartoon that was meant for your old mate
          :phew:
           
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            I don't do any of that as I don't have a phone.

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              Good morning well I did try "What's App"for about 3 months and then removed it I kept receiving so many video calls at inconvenient times that I felt it was a gross invasion of my privacy especially as I try and spend the majority of my time outside walking through (Woods)and photography (Wildlife);):smile:
               
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                  Absolutely! I always keep my phone on 'silent' whilst out in the wilderness. On the allotment i also leave it in the glove box.
                  Anyone that's called can be caught up with later. Imagine as you are busy digging and weeding and the phone go's.. It'll be an old workmate who's happy to chat for up to an hour and you're holding yer phone with muddy hands.
                  As you come off the phone it starts to rain.. Oh well, where's my flask..
                   
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                    The person that helps us with our garden is on the phone to friends all the time. We don't mind as he always works hard and he has his phone with headphones on and, presumably, a microphone somewhere.
                     
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                      Seeing people walking around with them ear pieces and talking on the phone, i decided to buy one.
                      First call I made was a disaster. I could hardly make out a thing, and when i pressed the tiny buttons to hang up or make a call it always did the opposite to what i required.. I chucked it in a drawer and it's been there ever since. ;)
                       
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                      • Jiffy

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                        The daily internet gossipers are now saying snow end of month, are they trying to stir people up or is it for real

                        well i'm totaly fed up with gossipers but the hard part is how to not see the bad headlines and only see the good, i've stopped watch the main news on tv and i'm slowly going off the local news
                         
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                          I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would do this.

                          Went to Morrisons this morning and parked furthest away from the entrance, where there were loads of spaces and no cars to bash my new car doors.

                          As expected - got back to the car and parked next to it was a rusty shed.

                          New cars......
                           
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                            Today we have a journo called Anila Baig stating that the Indian lady on Strictly come dancing was voted off purely because she was of colour.
                            Total nonsense.. (Ore Oduba and Mark Ramprakash both won it) these type of journalists stir up unrest.
                            It's insulting to the public to infer we're all racist/sexist/etc.
                            The only way you'll win that competition is to be a good dancer. Same as master chef, you'll only win that by being an exceptional cook.
                            These people shouldn't be allowed to print their cynical damaging views.
                             
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                              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                              I find these people annoying as they suddenly say something as they walk by you, and then you look the idiot because for a split second you thought they was talking to you.
                              These people really do need to get out more and meet people.:biggrin:
                               
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                                My plan for today was to go into town, first I thought I would pay my Washing Machine service contract. I phoned and had to listen to quite a few minutes of Terms & Conditions and Data protection, then at last a human voice. Gave all my details, then endless minutes of music, another voice said can I help you and give me your details.

                                At this point I was very rude, stating what had happened previously. I checked the timing on my phone, 28 minutes time taken, which I have to pay for. In the end I thought, bugger going into town!!!

                                So I cut back the Sunflowers and put the seed heads on the bird feeder.
                                 
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