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  • in reply to: Reheating curry and rice #1229

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    +1 for eating the rice, how many people have met or heard of someone getting poisened by reheated rice? The biggest issue with take away rice is that you don’t know how many times the rice has been reheated already or how it’s been handled. That being said I don’t know many people in real life who wouldln’t reheat take away rice to finish it off, I’ve watched people eat days old take away rice that’s been sat out on the counter in a warm kitchen and as far as I know no one has ever come to any harm.

  • in reply to: First steps in running a successful business #1209

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    Hmm overstretched trades – better get used to it.

  • in reply to: EasyJet Cancellation and BMC insurance #1175

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    In reality, I suspect, it’s just confirmation that the flight was indeed cancelled and that you are not trying it on.

  • in reply to: What does 'adulting' to mean? #1167

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    The Urban Dictionary’s definition is very enlightening, not only regarding the term but also those who use and and even those annoyed by its use.

    Oh, and it is SFW.

  • in reply to: My dentist has given me toothache :( #1151

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    Yes, your dentist should put it right

  • in reply to: Automatic Opt-in for Organ Donation. #1044

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    I’ve been a donor for years, and really hope, that if I am ever in the position to be able to donate any part of my body, that every single usable part is used! Equally, if I ever needed a transplant, I would hope that there would be suitable donors available. Simple really!

    I recently had a very frank and open discussion with my 10 yr old son about organ donation. He understands the process and, whilst thinking about it a bit ‘creepy’, fully understands the beneficial impact it can have on other people in need.

    All my family know my wishes, and I know theirs.

  • in reply to: Sheffield mayor bans Trump #1013

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    @ellen Well, he doesn’t appear to be a racist bigot, which I feel is always a plus.

  • in reply to: How reliable has your car been? #959

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    It is a lottery. You can have endless grief with a Rolls Royce, or no trouble at all with an ancient Fiesta

    Our Skoda has been pretty good

  • in reply to: Talking to people on buses and trains. Do you? #917

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    I don’t usually initiate conversations, but I am receptive to other people talking to me. I have had some lovely conversations with some folks on trains and buses over the years. If they turn out to be a raving lunatic, I just shut the conversation down.

  • in reply to: How much Oil Consumption? #889

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    Six bed single storey, moderate insulation, heating and hot water 1600l a year. Consumption dropped by 40% with a modern boiler.

  • in reply to: Exercising a dog on a lead – how hard is it? #861

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    only to be advised by the owners that the dog “won’t hurt you”.

    That always pissed me off.

    Their hellhound rushes at you, barking, slavering, baring teeth, with glowing red eyes. And somehow I’m not supposed to be bothered by this.

    Train your f*cking dog not to do that, you cretin.

  • in reply to: EasyJet Cancellation and BMC insurance #1181

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    That is an odd wording. Is the £1000 an odd kind of excess? So they’d pay up to £1000 for a flight plus other elements provided it all added up to more than a grand per person? Very strange.

  • in reply to: EasyJet Cancellation and BMC insurance #1177

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    In that case they should get their finger out 🙂

  • in reply to: My dentist has given me toothache :( #1154

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    Not if he’s on antidepressants, though, the mixture can cause stomach bleeds apparently.

  • in reply to: Rear end shunt. #1005

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    @nick123 Is a dash cam going to help your friend stop tailgating and to drive within the limits of his reaction and braking times?

    I in no way condone people doing this as insurance scammers, and I agree that their actions are dangerous driving. But… even if they’ve disabled their brake lights, their scam relies on the victim driving below the expected standard.

    I’ve done a couple of emergency stops for good reason, one with a car behind me. The thing about an emergency stop is you don’t tend to see it coming, the car behind you even less. In this case, your friend hit a scammer, but had it been a genuine emergency stop nothing would have prevented the same thing from happening.

    I ended up with less than two feet to the car in front of me who’d slammed brakes on at 60 mph for a dog that ran out from the verge (caravan in lay-by), and less than a foot to the car behind me. Sobering stuff.

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