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The messy apartment when she comes back home is one thing, but calling her "it", and admitting that you see her as decoration is a big no no. (a BIG no no)
He is quasi 1st world. We can do BIG no-nos. Naa na na naaa naaa.
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:02
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The messy apartment when she comes back home is one thing, but calling her "it", and admitting that you see her as decoration is a big no no. (a BIG no no)
I'm sure you got it, but now you are making a FWJ (first world jokes).
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:03
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My shoes are manky

They seem to attract all the mankiness there is.
I'm glad to hear that. Perhaps they will attract some of the mankiness of out of the safety shoes I keep for power washing cars and parts.

"Manky"? Honey, you don't even know how to pronounce it!
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:03
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We have two hoovers as we found one when we moved into our new house. In fact it is the one we use. And I don't use our own one as there was a discount offer on the bags for the one we found, so I stocked up!
I have a special one kept separate in our basement and used only to vacuum spiders I'm far too scared the monstrous buggers escape if I keep the vacuum cleaner inside my place
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:19
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I'm glad to hear that. Perhaps they will attract some of the mankiness of out of the safety shoes I keep for power washing cars and parts.

"Manky"? Honey, you don't even know how to pronounce it!
Lol, I do. I think I must have picked that up in England, means dirty.

What are safety shoes?

Eta - I googled. Wow, this came up. I had these when I was 5. I loved them to bits. Are they 1st world?

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Old 06.09.2017, 21:27
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.....What are safety shoes? .........
Safety shoes usually have steal toe-caps.
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:32
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What are safety shoes?
Shoes with a toecap and sole plate to protect your feet.

A long time ago mine used to look like this:



I have a "clean pair" which I put in the washing machine about every 6 months, but my "grungiesandals" are waaay too oil and grease soaked for the washing machine now.
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:39
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Shoes with a toecap and sole plate to protect your feet.

A long time ago mine used to look like this:



I have a "clean pair" which I put in the washing machine..
With a red sheet or brand new red towel. I get it now.

Oks. Safety shoes, steel toe cap.
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:46
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Shoes with a toecap and sole plate to protect your feet.
Wow, they look pretty cool these days!
Aren't some earthed as well?
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Old 06.09.2017, 21:52
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Steel toe cap? Are we talking about Caterpillars for running?
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Old 06.09.2017, 22:01
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Steel toe cap? Are we talking about Caterpillars for running?
Older ones used steel, but modern plastics have mostly replaced that in the last 20 years or so. This makes them lighter, and they no longer set off metal detectors.

They're a bit heavier than a running shoe, but very comfortable. And on the off chance that someone drives over your foot...
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Old 06.09.2017, 22:04
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Wow, they look pretty cool these days!
Aren't some earthed as well?
Earthed? Don't you mean insulating? Yes. iirc there is even a different norm for electrical safety shoes.
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Old 06.09.2017, 22:06
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I like those clunky red shoes...remind me bowling shoes. I guess if I dropped my ball on my steeled toes, they'd be ok. Win-win.
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Old 06.09.2017, 22:19
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Older ones used steel, but modern plastics have mostly replaced that in the last 20 years or so. This makes them lighter, and they no longer set off metal detectors.

They're a bit heavier than a running shoe, but very comfortable. And on the off chance that someone drives over your foot...
I liked my old CATS boots, I ordered about 10 years ago for the workshop prototype jobbies. I wouldn't feel indifferent if someone was banging a floor with a sledge hammer around me. That's how safe they felt.

Now probably ESD shoes and anti static wrist band would have helped me more in my current lab work instead of steel/plastic toe cap shoes.
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Old 06.09.2017, 22:29
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Earthed? Don't you mean insulating? Yes. iirc there is even a different norm for electrical safety shoes.
I meant "ableitfähig" What ever that would be in English.
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I meant "ableitfähig" What ever that would be in English.
Ah. Gotcha. Between an insulator and a conductor. These probably aren't ESD spec for cleanroom use, but they don't build up a static charge, not that I've noticed at least.
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Old 06.09.2017, 23:29
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Household consolidation and motorbike FWPs...

(1) We are selling one of our two houses and consolidating everything into the "surviving" house. We'll need to build and/or buy more closets.

(2) My dad talked my husband into not selling his "fun weekend car" and his motorbikes. My dad: "You'll regret it..." "Don't make the same mistakes I did..." "I still think about my old Ducati and cry..." and so forth. (Meanwhile my mom: ) I am pissed off because I cannot go on bike rides anymore
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Walk into Landi to buy jam jars and sugar, walk out with a scythe!!
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Walk into Landi to buy jam jars and sugar, walk out with a scythe!!
With or without hooded black cape?
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Old 09.09.2017, 15:03
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Shoes with a toecap and sole plate to protect your feet.

A long time ago mine used to look like this:



I have a "clean pair" which I put in the washing machine about every 6 months, but my "grungiesandals" are waaay too oil and grease soaked for the washing machine now.
Many moons ago I worked in a metal bashing shop with shelves for lengths of steel channel starting at ankle height.

Safety shoes which covered your ankles were much better in that environment.

I've currently got some relatively clunky safety boots for farm work. I haven't had a cow step on my toes yet, but I'm not scared of that happening. These also cover the ankles, and are waterproof to the top, including the laced area, very important when tackling a cow poo filled courtyard after it's been raining.
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