Snippets of Overheard Conversations Thread Page 35

  • askew 8 Oct 2019 09:50:22 21,560 posts
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    A bold opening gambit.
  • JamboWayOh 8 Oct 2019 09:53:21 20,019 posts
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    How much do you reckon?
  • sport 8 Oct 2019 09:54:48 16,109 posts
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    Poor girl was probably heading back from a date with quaddy.
  • JamboWayOh 8 Oct 2019 10:03:04 20,019 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Poor girl was probably heading back from a date with quaddy.
    Ahhhh, fuck, that made me laugh.
  • smoothpete 18 Oct 2019 14:57:52 36,999 posts
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    In the gym:

    "My daughter still can't tie her own shoelaces"
    "How old is she?"
    "22"
  • nickthegun 18 Oct 2019 15:06:18 82,326 posts
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    You'd be amazed. My wife is in a mumchat group who were worried about their boys going up to secondary school and not being able to tie their own laces.

    They were coming up with all kinds of strategies to get around it, like those self tying laces, the springy ones or doing them double knots in the morning rather than, I dunno, TEACHING THEM TO TIE THEIR FUCKING SHOELACES.

    Tldr: if that woman has hit 22 without learning that basic life skill, it's actually the mums fault.
  • nickthegun 18 Oct 2019 15:08:07 82,326 posts
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    Somewhat hypocritically, we worked out that since she started secondary school, my daughter has worn a tie more times in her life than me and is better at tying one.
  • Alastair 18 Oct 2019 15:22:31 24,271 posts
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    Did you not wear a tie to school?

    I'm quite proud of The Boy - he's really got the hand of getting the train to school via two different train routes, and getting home and getting the bus and remembering to get off at the right stop!
    Might not sounds much, but I never did anything like that at 11.

    Edit - sorry, your mention of a tie got me to thinking that he now has to wear one everyday and does a decent job of tying it.

    Edited by Alastair at 15:23:27 18-10-2019
  • challenge_hanukkah 18 Oct 2019 15:43:27 12,841 posts
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    People send their kids to primary school not toilet trained, so older kids not being able to do laces and ties isn't all that shocking.

    You should need a licence to have fucking kids.
  • Your-Mother 18 Oct 2019 15:46:10 4,477 posts
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    Properly tying a tie here seems to be considered some weird voodoo. I was putting a tie on in my office once and a co worker thought it was some amazing talent that only few men have ever mastered.

    Seems to be a case of either wear clip ons or have someone else tie it for you.
  • nickthegun 18 Oct 2019 15:51:55 82,326 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    Did you not wear a tie to school?
    Nah. Our primary and senior school didnít have uniforms, I went to scumbag college rather than a sixth form and I can wear what I like at work. I only wear a tie for funerals and interviews.

    Itís basically the reason Iím so anti-school uniform. Kids have stricter dress code than 90% of adults in the workplace. Itís absolutely retarded.

    Edited by nickthegun at 15:54:36 18-10-2019
  • smoothpete 18 Oct 2019 15:54:48 36,999 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Tldr: if that woman has hit 22 without learning that basic life skill, it's actually the mums fault.
    The next part of the conversation was that the girl is in medical school. Let's hope she doesn't want to be a vascular surgeon! Or do any vasectomies.

    Edited by smoothpete at 15:55:14 18-10-2019
  • JamboWayOh 18 Oct 2019 15:58:51 20,019 posts
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    @smoothpete

    Speaking of the gym, do you still see Theresa May in yours, Pete?

    Edited by JamboWayOh at 15:59:05 18-10-2019
  • JamboWayOh 18 Oct 2019 16:00:37 20,019 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Tldr: if that woman has hit 22 without learning that basic life skill, it's actually the mums fault.
    The next part of the conversation was that the girl is in medical school. Let's hope she doesn't want to be a vascular surgeon! Or do any vasectomies.
    Also people who lack any kind of common sense or general knowledge can be very successful doctors... I give you Dr Ben Carson.
  • nickthegun 18 Oct 2019 16:05:23 82,326 posts
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    It's one of the cornerstones of the theory of idiocy, or whatever it's called.

    Just because someone is well educated, it doesn't mean they aren't an idiot.
  • Dougs 18 Oct 2019 16:05:47 94,653 posts
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    That is absolutely remarkable. I was going to be charitable and suggest perhaps she had additional needs (my 6 year can't manage buttons as she doesn't have great motor control) but seems not.
  • nickthegun 18 Oct 2019 16:08:22 82,326 posts
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    https://qz.com/967554/the-five-universal-laws-of-human-stupidity/
  • smoothpete 18 Oct 2019 16:09:38 36,999 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:

    Speaking of the gym, do you still see Theresa May in yours, Pete?
    Yes, on Sunday mornings. I would post a photo which I took but MI5 wouldn't like it very much and i don't need that kind of heat.
  • JamboWayOh 18 Oct 2019 16:11:28 20,019 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    It's one of the cornerstones of the theory of idiocy, or whatever it's called.

    Just because someone is well educated, it doesn't mean they aren't an idiot.
    Well yeah, I have mate who's wife is a doctor and as she says it's not about being smart it's just about remembering shit. Or the 4 GPS who were adamant that my testicular cancer was an STI and were against a scan as they didn't want to waste the hospital's time.
  • fontgeeksogood 18 Oct 2019 16:34:28 9,996 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    JamboWayOh wrote:

    Speaking of the gym, do you still see Theresa May in yours, Pete?
    Yes, on Sunday mornings. I would post a photo which I took but MI5 wouldn't like it very much and i don't need that kind of heat.
    You can see EVERYTHING
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 18 Oct 2019 16:47:39 9,005 posts
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    Way back in the mists of time, I did two summers during my uni years doing tech-support and admin in a GP surgery. You probably do have to be clever to be a doctor, but being a complete loon is absolutely no bar.
  • Psychotext 18 Oct 2019 18:57:05 67,170 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    JamboWayOh wrote:

    Speaking of the gym, do you still see Theresa May in yours, Pete?
    Yes, on Sunday mornings. I would post a photo which I took but MI5 wouldn't like it very much and i don't need that kind of heat.
    I have images of her being a full on iron monster. Just slapping 200kg on a barbell and straight ass to grass squatting it like it was nothing. :D
  • fontgeeksogood 18 Oct 2019 18:58:59 9,996 posts
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    I reckon she goes on the Twerk machine
  • ZuluHero 18 Oct 2019 18:59:24 8,928 posts
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    Are we sure it's not just the same crackhead girl he saw last week?
  • Psychotext 18 Oct 2019 19:03:57 67,170 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    I reckon she goes on the Twerk machine
    THERE'S A TWERK MACHINE?!?

    Why wasn't I informed?
  • smoothpete 18 Oct 2019 19:14:05 36,999 posts
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    She does treadmill, swiss ball, TRX, bit of kettle bell. It's all very traumatic for all concerned.
  • Lukus 18 Oct 2019 20:54:25 23,335 posts
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    Do you think when she's on the treadmill she's imagining herself running through fields of wheat?
  • smoothpete 18 Oct 2019 21:17:34 36,999 posts
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    She canít run for shit so I doubt it.

    Outside a pub having a smoke now:

    ďThat toilet was amazing. I could sit on that toilet for weeksĒ
  • Ddanno 18 Oct 2019 21:21:43 1,597 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    JamboWayOh wrote:

    Speaking of the gym, do you still see Theresa May in yours, Pete?
    Yes, on Sunday mornings. I would post a photo which I took but MI5 wouldn't like it very much and i don't need that kind of heat.
    No one here needs to see that sort of bitch in heat either. It's cool. I hope you scream 'cuuuuuuunt' with every deadlift tho

    Edited by Ddanno at 21:23:28 18-10-2019
  • PazJohnMitch 14 Feb 2020 08:32:19 15,989 posts
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    Today is so infuriating. A stupid ambulance stopped in front of the bus. We had to wait like 10 minutes. What a waste of my time.
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