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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pinno » Sat Sep 14, 2019 19:30 pm

PBlakeney wrote:I am sceptical.


That has long been established.
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Postby Pross » Sat Sep 14, 2019 20:03 pm

Why has Katie Dereham decided to present Last Night of the Proms in her pyjamas?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby david7m » Sat Sep 14, 2019 20:37 pm

How much of poundland is £1, 50%?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby TheBigBean » Sat Sep 14, 2019 20:38 pm

Pross wrote:
orraloon wrote:Ready grated? Wossa matter wid u? Do you buy prepped mashed potato as well? Jeez. Or. Cheese.


It's sometimes on offer at a cheaper price per 100g than non-grated so why pay more and then spend time grating it?


Have you changed your mind? From the other thread.

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On a related theme, packets of grated cheese. How hard is it to grate a block of cheese for yourself?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby PBlakeney » Sat Sep 14, 2019 20:51 pm

Pinno wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:I am sceptical.


That has long been established.

And self declared, cynical too.. :wink: It is possible to be a skeptical cynic about others and also a happy optimist about themself. I think.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby awavey » Sat Sep 14, 2019 22:11 pm

Bondurant wrote:People who put cheddar on lasagne


ok what would you recommend instead then...

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby PBlakeney » Sat Sep 14, 2019 22:22 pm

awavey wrote:
Bondurant wrote:People who put cheddar on lasagne


ok what would you recommend instead then...

To be truly traditional, none.
Bechemal sauce.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Shirley Basso » Sat Sep 14, 2019 22:28 pm

Yes but on top of the top layer of bechemal?

I use cheddar as the flavour is not as strong so you can layer it more thickly

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Chris Bass » Sun Sep 15, 2019 09:14 am

PBlakeney wrote:
Pinno wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:I am sceptical.


That has long been established.

And self declared, cynical too.. :wink: It is possible to be a skeptical cynic about others and also a happy optimist about themself. I think.


I thought the difference was skeptical was not believing something until you had good reason to and cynical was not believing something even when you had reason to so can you be a skeptical cynic?
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby PBlakeney » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:12 am

Chris Bass wrote:I thought the difference was skeptical was not believing something until you had good reason to and cynical was not believing something even when you had reason to so can you be a skeptical cynic?

In my case the cynicism is usually about people's motives rather than facts, so yes. :wink:
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby mfin » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:32 am

Why a certain kind of people are always serious and take other people as always being serious too.

Life is supposed to be fun. If it isn't, adopting a miserably serious demeanour is hardly going to help.

(Oh, this is NOT in reply to anything on this thread).

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby rjsterry » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:48 am

mfin wrote:Life is supposed to be fun.

What ever gave you that idea?
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Postby Stevo 666 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:42 am

rjsterry wrote:
mfin wrote:Life is supposed to be fun.

What ever gave you that idea?

Maybe he's been spending some time outside of Cake Stop?
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby keef66 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:48 am

rjsterry wrote:
mfin wrote:Life is supposed to be fun.

What ever gave you that idea?


Used to work with a chap who'd always tell people 'Life's hard, then you die' I suspect for millions around the world that's about it.

Life might be fun for a privileged few, but for most people, most of the time, it isn't.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Slowbike » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:54 pm

keef66 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
mfin wrote:Life is supposed to be fun.

What ever gave you that idea?


Used to work with a chap who'd always tell people 'Life's hard, then you die' I suspect for millions around the world that's about it.

Life might be fun for a privileged few, but for most people, most of the time, it isn't.


Simple lesson for most of us on here at least ...

Don't Live to Work, Work to Live.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Rick Chasey » Mon Sep 16, 2019 13:09 pm

Slowbike wrote:
keef66 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
mfin wrote:Life is supposed to be fun.

What ever gave you that idea?


Used to work with a chap who'd always tell people 'Life's hard, then you die' I suspect for millions around the world that's about it.

Life might be fun for a privileged few, but for most people, most of the time, it isn't.


Simple lesson for most of us on here at least ...

Don't Live to Work, Work to Live.


Complicated by family.

"Work so my family can live".

We're just meat being shovelled into a grave and don't you forget it.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Slowbike » Mon Sep 16, 2019 13:44 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:
Slowbike wrote:
keef66 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
mfin wrote:Life is supposed to be fun.

What ever gave you that idea?


Used to work with a chap who'd always tell people 'Life's hard, then you die' I suspect for millions around the world that's about it.

Life might be fun for a privileged few, but for most people, most of the time, it isn't.


Simple lesson for most of us on here at least ...

Don't Live to Work, Work to Live.


Complicated by family.

"Work so my family can live".

We're just meat being shovelled into a grave and don't you forget it.


Exactly - if we're just meat being shovelled into a grave (although I have no intention of being buried - you can burn me ...) then what we do to live becomes irrelevant - living is more important.

You've got a little sprog - do you think they'll thank you later on in life for earning more money or for spending more time with them?
Of course, there is a balance - but the one thing you cannot buy is more time.... so spend that time wisely.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Rick Chasey » Mon Sep 16, 2019 13:51 pm

Slowbike wrote:
You've got a little sprog - do you think they'll thank you later on in life for earning more money or for spending more time with them?
Of course, there is a balance - but the one thing you cannot buy is more time.... so spend that time wisely.


Ah, the naivety of suggesting it's about more money.

How about, I do a long commute and don't see her in the week so her mother brings her up and not some random in a nursery?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Lagrange » Mon Sep 16, 2019 13:57 pm

keef66 wrote:
Life might be fun for a privileged few, but for most people, most of the time, it isn't.




GOOD!!! :D

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby keef66 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 13:59 pm

Lagrange wrote:
keef66 wrote:
Life might be fun for a privileged few, but for most people, most of the time, it isn't.




GOOD!!! :D


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