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Postby Mantis » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:56 pm

Never challenging people when they have views like that is the reason so many people hold such views. Obviously you moderate your response within the context of what they've said, but simply feeling awkward and ignoring the situation is just brushing the problem under the rug. And it is a big problem in this country.

I don't think you should be afraid to challenge anyone who says things like that, regardless of how tenuous your relationship with them is. If you're diplomatic enough then there's no reason it wouldn't have a positive outcome.

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Postby Sly Boots » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:12 pm

It's a lovely ideal, but the reality is often a lot more complex than that.
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Postby Sly Boots » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:28 am

My wife went to see my 4yo's xmas play this morning (I went on Tuesday), and just received the following text:

"Child just vomited on the floor as they were coming in. They've all been taken out again. Sick everywhere!"

I guess I picked the right day :lol:
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Postby Wrathbone » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:02 am

:lol:

When I was 6 I was picked to play Santa in the Christmas play (not a traditional nativity), and I was understandably excited. I'd started with flu the morning of the play - as in proper knock-you-for-six flu rather than a cold - but I insisted that I HAD to be there. The show must go on, etc. I don't recall the next bit, but apparently I marched on stage with a hearty "HO HO HO!", stood there white as a sheet, then spun and collapsed backwards off the stage.

The next thing I remember is being carried through the playground at playtime with kids going "Santa's DEAD!"

My acting career never recovered.
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Postby Sly Boots » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 am

:lol:

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Postby Prey » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:29 am

Thanks to First Utilty for taking £250 out of our bank just a day after they promised us on the phone it would be no more than £100 as we pay more than we should each month to keep on top of it and were apparently £88 in credit. Good thing we got presents out of the way already but now we barely have any money for Christmas food. Merry Christmas you wankers. Indemnity claim coming your way today.

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Postby Raid » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:48 am

At least if it's a direct debit indemnity the money will be back with you within 24 hours, but you'll still need to speak with First Utility.

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Postby Raid » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:14 am

So we were burgled last night. They've taken our PS4 and all of the games (they actually went through the pile next to the TV and took the PS4 games but not the Blu Rays), my Switch (including the dock, cables and copy of Mario Kart that was inside, not sure where I stand with everything that was a digital download), my drone, my partner's fairly new laptop and my Surface Pro. Quite the treasure trove.

They didn't take the sodding Wii U that had been right next to the Switch. Not even criminals want the bloody things.

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Postby Sly Boots » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:26 am

Really sorry to hear that, Raid. Are you able to claim all of that on insurance? Not that it helps with any photos or valuable documents on your computers.
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Postby Raid » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:32 am

We've had the police 'round and been onto the insurance, so hopefully yes. I don't think there was anything particularly valuable on the laptops that wouldn't have been in cloud storage, thankfully our main PCs are upstairs so weren't touched. I'm afraid I'm going to have to play 50+ hours of Breath of the Wild to get back to where I was though. How terrible.

It's all just stuff at the end of the day; the two of us and the two cats are fine, but it's the sense of violation that I think will be the worst part of it.

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Postby DjchunKfunK » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:00 pm

Sorry to hear that Raid, hope the claim goes smoothly.
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Postby katarn » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:05 pm

Damnit, sorry to hear it Raid.

Hope you can recover most of the costs back. You both must be pretty pissed off (and in shock) right now.

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Postby Tichinde » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:47 pm

That is pretty horrible, can't imagine what that must be like :(
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Postby Medicine Man » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:00 pm

What a shitty thing to happen. Sorry to hear that Raid.

As long as you're all OK and safe I suppose its just stuff at the end of the day. I'm sure your insurance will sort you out eventually.

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Postby Raid » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:14 pm

Thanks guys. We're certainly hoping the insurance will cover everything, but there's a £100 excess we'll need to pay. Obviously it's better than having to replace the stuff ourselves, but it's an amount we'll miss.

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