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Old 11.09.2016, 18:14
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Make a foam head cosy for Mr Rufus. Anonymously send your neighbours action films DVDs on Saturday evenings.
We were thinking of sending them marks out of ten. Mr Neighbour has never struck me as being particularly vigorous[ before now!
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Old 11.09.2016, 18:21
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We were thinking of sending them marks out of ten. Mr Neighbour has never struck me as being particularly vigorous[ before now!
It would appear that I have misunderstood the source of the emissions which have concerned you.

I apologise.
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Old 23.09.2016, 09:40
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My new 6 terabyte Seagate hard drive only has 5.58 terabytes of usable space, where are my missing 400 gigabytes you thieving barstewards?
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Old 23.09.2016, 09:54
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Someone's taken the backing page off my post-it notes and now the last post-it note has got office fluff and dust on it.
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Old 23.09.2016, 10:10
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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My new 6 terabyte Seagate hard drive only has 5.58 terabytes of usable space, where are my missing 400 gigabytes you thieving barstewards?


There are only 10 types of people in the world :-)
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Old 23.09.2016, 10:19
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There are only 10 types of people in the world :-)
Those who understand binary and those who have sex?
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Old 30.09.2016, 13:01
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Just got back from getting new passport photos taken.
I am very glad that burkas haven't been banned in Switzerland.
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Old 08.10.2016, 20:36
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Don't know if I am addicted to playing on-line scrabble or just love the soothing background music
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Old 08.10.2016, 20:47
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My set of crochet hooks stop at no. 10. My set of knitting needles at no. 20.
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Old 08.10.2016, 21:20
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Don't know if I am addicted to playing on-line scrabble or just love the soothing background music
Hmmmm ... which on-line Scrabble? Am up for a game.
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Old 08.10.2016, 22:00
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Hmmmm ... which on-line Scrabble? Am up for a game.
Me too. Beats lesson planning!
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Old 08.10.2016, 22:10
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It's this app.. from iTunes. Just tell me that music isn't addictive
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Old 08.10.2016, 22:22
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Drove to Zug to help a guy take the front suspension of his Jaguar. 7 hours later on my way home I thought "I'll have a beer, or a glass of wine with dinner." Stopped at Affoltern a. A. No alcoholic beveridges there, at all. Got back on the highway, slightly miffed at having forgotten that there are no alcoholic beveridges there, I wasn't thinking at the split and inadvertently took the city route, and spent an additional 30 minutes at Brunau singing Harry Chapin and trying to pretend I am not a complete idiot. Stopped at the Gas station in Eglisau, about 45 minutes later than I should have been enjoying a beer and got three.

Now all I need to do is figure out how I can borrow, make, or fake the special tool we need to get the torsion bars out of a SIII XKE.
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Old 13.10.2016, 21:28
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I can see two possible good scoring 5 letter german words on my scrabble game, but no high scoring english word.

Why there no bilingual scrabble?
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Old 13.10.2016, 22:08
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I can see two possible good scoring 5 letter german words on my scrabble game, but no high scoring english word.

Why there no bilingual scrabble?
That's awoken one of my major pain points since arriving here.

I have the English Scrabble, and the German Scrabble. Both now up in the attic because they are not Swiss German.
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Old 13.10.2016, 22:37
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The day has been too long. I just took my heels off.

Life is too fast but the days are too long.
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Old 14.10.2016, 03:23
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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Why there no bilingual scrabble?
Forget it - it's bad enough to decide on the rules like no slang words, no text speak, etc. etc. let alone to start allowing polyglot rules.

Besides, if it were a EN/FR bilingual game, all the e tiles would be gone far too soon! (They'd also need to be worth zero, because there's really no point - pun intended).

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This... is going to be really odd once I start teaching for real.
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Old 14.10.2016, 06:57
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This... is going to be really odd once I start teaching for real.
Don't put heels on.

Teaching for real is great. Golden rule - if students have fun, it is great. If students and you have fun, it's even better.
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Old 16.10.2016, 13:37
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

SBB just announced that it will close all of its 1st class lounges by end of 2016 to save 3M CHF. What a shame, will they lower 1st class GA subscription price, I bet not!
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Old 16.10.2016, 13:43
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SBB just announced that it will close all of its 1st class lounges by end of 2016 to save 3M CHF. What a shame, will they lower 1st class GA subscription price, I bet not!
You'd be lucky if the price remained the same, viz. it didn't go up!

What were the lounges like on the inside? Any good?
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