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Lack of initiative
« on: May 01, 2007, 11:31:43 AM »
I was reminded of this today at a customer?s house ? its something that really boils my piss!

Child of indeterminate age enters the combined kitchen/lounge and shouts:

Child: MUM!
Child: MUM!
Child: MUM!
Mother: Yes!
Child: WHERE ARE YOU?

FFS it is a three bedroom bungalow and you can hear her, where on earth do you think she could be??? Is it really beyond your wit and intelligence to carry out a search of the three bedrooms + bog to track her down?  noooo:
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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 11:40:01 AM »
Tell me about it ~ there are three in this house + their mother ~ all would rather bellow than walk and look.
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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 11:44:08 AM »
Tell me about it ~ there are three in this house + their mother ~ all would rather bellow than walk and look.
Why is it tho?

It seems accepted practice these days whereas I would have just checked the house?

Something to do with mobile phones perhaps ? the ideal would be to send a text ?wre r u? but they?re just too lazy to get the ?phone out of their pockets?
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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 12:03:29 PM »
Damned if I know why they do it. Same as they wander into my study to say "Where's Mum?"
My standard reply of "How would I f'ing know ~ I've been sat here trying to earn money for the past five hours" somehow fails to satisfy them.

The response too harsh? Well I used to say "She's run off with a sailor" but that reduced the 6yo (then 5) to tears so I had to change it.
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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 12:29:13 PM »
Damned if I know why they do it. Same as they wander into my study to say "Where's Mum?"
My standard reply of "How would I f'ing know ~ I've been sat here trying to earn money for the past five hours" somehow fails to satisfy them.
Don?t they look over your shoulder and say ?no you?re not, you?re in the virtual pub again??  barman:
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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007, 12:30:28 PM »
Damned if I know why they do it. Same as they wander into my study to say "Where's Mum?"
My standard reply of "How would I f'ing know ~ I've been sat here trying to earn money for the past five hours" somehow fails to satisfy them.
Don?t they look over your shoulder and say ?no you?re not, you?re in the virtual pub again??  barman:

Wife does ~ I tell her I'm seeking inspiration.
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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2007, 03:25:54 PM »
I forget who it was now who told me me to try it, but in response to any request for attention or information uttered by someone who is not in the same room as me I respond either with total silence or say "Three and fourpence."

Drives' em mad!

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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2007, 04:03:47 PM »
I forget who it was now who told me me to try it, but in response to any request for attention or information uttered by someone who is not in the same room as me I respond either with total silence or say "Three and fourpence."

Drives' em mad!
Three and fourpence!
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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2007, 11:32:52 AM »
Taken no doubt from the old "Chinese Whispers" which went thusly:

Message to HQ: "Send reinforcements ~ we are going to advance"

Message finally received at HQ : "Send three and fourpence ~ we're going to a dance"
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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2007, 11:52:34 AM »
I just don't answer. BF often loses in me in our house because I hide!  scared:  lol:


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Re: Lack of initiative
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2007, 01:01:21 PM »
I just don't answer. BF often loses in me in our house because I hide!  scared:  lol:


How big is Bar Wench Towers then?  eeek:
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