Little things in life that make you smile

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:18 am

DasNutNock wrote:
Still p*ssed off about that. 25 years of holding contents insurance and never once making a claim, then being turned down because my horrendously overpriced policy didn't cover it.
Around 20 / 25 years or so ago I bought new double glazed windows to replace the old wooden framed windows that were fitted in our house when we moved in - I carried them down to our house and they were leaning against the outside wall of the gable end - It was a lovely sunny day , no wind whatsoever but later on that day I found one of them on its side with the double glazed pane smashed . I phoned our insurance people thinking ' No way are they going to pay out on this ' but as it turned out they couldn't have been more helpful and they paid to have the window re-glazed .

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by DasNutNock » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:10 pm

That Premier Inn advert that features two highly unsuccessful salesmen "enjoying" their one-star stay at one of their downmarket hotels. They arrive at the flagship Nantwich branch in their repmobile (a Mondeo, naturally),SHARE a room, then stare in disbelief at the all-you-can-eat breakfast. The fact that the ad elects to highlight the fact that the bathrooms have mirrors is quite telling. Surprised they didn't feel the need to mention the toilet rolls in the karsi, that the beds come fully equipped with pillows and made a point of telling how many different grumble channels there are on the TV.

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by sendô » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:51 pm

Is it wrong that I actually smiled at this?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45745982

Darwinism in action.

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by Eggchaser » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:05 pm

DasNutNock wrote:There's ping pong and table football, too, but I'm only interested in the pool table. I'll let you know when I'm crowned work champion, should take me a day or so.
ave you just got a job at Meraki?

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by Clacton-ammer » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:15 pm

Sadly you don't get grot channels at Premier Inn.

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Post by DasNutNock » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:31 pm

Eggchaser wrote:ave you just got a job at Meraki?
No. Somewhere else.

TBH, everywhere I've worked has had a table football in the kitchen (always bloody red vs blue, too), but this is the first one with a proper pool table.

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by DasNutNock » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:34 pm

Clacton-ammer wrote:Sadly you don't get grot channels at Premier Inn.
You do get huge piles of microwaved eggs, by the look of that advert.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/embed/0deL7orO96o[/youtube]

Seriously, look at those two c*nts. The absolute highlight of their day, probably their week, is getting to brush their teeth using a mirror, and leaving with a cup of hotel coffee.

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by S-H » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:41 pm

DasNutNock wrote:
Seriously, look at those two c*nts. The absolute highlight of their day, probably their week, is getting to brush their teeth using a mirror, and leaving with a cup of hotel coffee.

One of life's great pleasures?

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by DasNutNock » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:46 pm

Presumably, bathroom mirrors are a rarity where they live. By the looks of them, I'd guess they both live on the outskirts of Stoke, possibly Telford.

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Post by Tenbury » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:53 pm

Or Addlestone..?

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Post by DasNutNock » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:13 pm

Yes, that was a bit sneery & childish. I retract that Stoke/Telford bit.

Still, that ad aims so desperately low it might as well have just been 30 seconds of text saying "Premier Inn - at least it's not a Travelodge! Or Toby Carvery Motel".
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by Eggchaser » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:16 pm

DasNutNock wrote:
No. Somewhere else.

TBH, everywhere I've worked has had a table football in the kitchen (always bloody red vs blue, too), but this is the first one with a proper pool table.
Lucky sod.

I did a visit to Meraki HQ last year, their support staff had ping pong, table football, can't remember if there was a pool table, but there were guys moving around the office on skateboards and one was dribbling a football across the whilst on the phone to a customer :lol:

It's a world away from where I work.

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by BalaamBoy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:41 pm

vietnammer wrote:
Do you usually get left outside?
No, it's to keep out the ugly old uncastrated ginger tom from next door . . . .

and his cat!!

Ha-Ha, ba-dum tish, I'm 'ere all week, etc etc

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Post by DasNutNock » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:43 pm

Eggchaser wrote:It's a world away from where I work.
TBH, most of the time, that kind of environment makes my teeth itch. But, frankly, even I'm willing to deal with a bit of modern office culture if it means I can have a few frames over lunch.

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Post by Greatest Cockney Rip Off » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:26 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Yes, that was a bit sneery & childish. I retract that Stoke/Telford bit.

Still, that ad aims so desperately low it might as well have just been 30 seconds of text saying "Premier Inn - at least it's not a Travelodge! Or Toby Carvery Motel".
Has anyone ever stayed at a Wetherspoons hotel ? I'm dying to find out what they're like.

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by DasNutNock » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:37 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:Has anyone ever stayed at a Wetherspoons hotel ? I'm dying to find out what they're like.
I wonder if they do an all-you-can-drink breakfast there.

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by prophet:marginal » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:43 pm

A Jeroboam of Bucky's!

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by S-H » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:46 pm

There's one in the middle Salisbury, stayed there after missing the last train. Wasn't bad, they don't mind if you piss the bed or puke in the wardrobe.

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by swash » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:53 pm

Salisbury you say, were you visiting the world famous cathedral :D

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Post by S-H » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:57 pm

swash wrote:Salisbury you say, were you visiting the world famous cathedral :D
It's 404ft high and 698 years old..

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