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Old 21.03.2018, 10:25
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On a train to Geneva and can't sleep until the conductor comes to scan my mobile ticket.
I am sure if you leave it on the table it won't get nicked. Or they'll just wake you up.
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Old 21.03.2018, 10:39
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The secretary at work bought really nice coffee for the machine and last night I was awake till all hours having drunk too many cups of it yesterday.
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Old 21.03.2018, 10:57
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On a train to Geneva and can't sleep until the conductor comes to scan my mobile ticket.
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I am sure if you leave it on the table it won't get nicked. Or they'll just wake you up.
Perhaps you misunderstood 'mobile ticket'.
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Old 22.03.2018, 16:18
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The secretary at work bought really nice coffee for the machine and last night I was awake till all hours having drunk too many cups of it yesterday.
We had an Italian chap join our team, and not liking our choice of coffee, snuck in early one morning and put his own brand in.

Now, he was one who only drank about 3 cups a day. The rest of us were constantly refilling our cups throughout the day.

We were all hyperactive by 9 am that day. The boss kept some Grappa in the ice compartment of the fridge and broke that open to try and counter the effect. I don't think we did much constructive that day, but all slept like logs that night.
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Old 22.03.2018, 16:50
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Perhaps you misunderstood 'mobile ticket'.
No, I meant leave the phone on the table....
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Old 22.03.2018, 18:07
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No, I meant leave the phone on the table....
Together with my password?
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Old 22.03.2018, 19:01
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Together with my password?
Of course!
Make sure it's the Swiss-ID one, so they can charge your bank-account in case you slept through your destination train-station.
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I'm not completely fat.
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Old 23.03.2018, 18:42
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I'm learning more about windows, bricks, plumbing, flooring, etc. than I care to.

We hired an architect, an interior designer and a general contractor, but I am that person who wants to be sure I understand what is being done and why to the "T" before it is done.

It must be done, but I hate it. House renovation/beautification projects suck.

Oh year, FWP2 - this city girl is moving to a house in the suburbs. With desperate housewives-type streets and minivans. Minivans!!!!

Try reading JoJo Moyes on a similar subject:



https://books.google.ch/books/about/...er&redir_esc=y
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Old 23.03.2018, 19:55
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So it is Friday and I worked all the possible hours, coming back home and looking forward to having one of my seasalt caramel/cherry/mint chocolate mixes. To find out I ran out of milk.

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Old 23.03.2018, 21:24
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So it is Friday and I worked all the possible hours, coming back home and looking forward to having one of my seasalt caramel/cherry/mint chocolate mixes. To find out I ran out of milk.
Just jump over the fence and milk a cow
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Old 23.03.2018, 21:34
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So. it's the weekend.

This means that all and every EFer will either be in a Spa or on a plane somewhere long or short-term.

It gets a bit lonely here in Zurich sometimes.
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Old 23.03.2018, 22:16
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Just jump over the fence and milk a cow
Cows are normally milked around 5pm - in summer at 4 pm or is it the other way around?

However, MC posted at 19.55h .... no more milk today
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Old 23.03.2018, 22:23
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So. it's the weekend.

This means that all and every EFer will either be in a Spa or on a plane somewhere long or short-term.

It gets a bit lonely here in Zurich sometimes.
I'll be around, but I might not be on EF the whole time. If you're that bored come to Bern. It's really exciting here.
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Old 24.03.2018, 01:54
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That sounds like FUN! (not the desperate house-wife bit). If it wern't in Trump-land I'd offer to take the job.
Seconded. Just applying the final touches to mine and I'd love to do another project now that I finally have my 'dream team' of trades people and contacts. I could send them all over to BokerTov, but you can't have my electrician. *If I were 30yrs younger and single, and he wasn't extremely happily married with 3 kids...*
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Old 24.03.2018, 06:04
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Cows are normally milked around 5pm - in summer at 4 pm or is it the other way around?

However, MC posted at 19.55h .... no more milk today
You, guys, are so creative. I don't know how to milk a cow? Only myself and that's a moot.

It is 6am and I still got no milk, ha.

It is going to be a gorgeous day, who cares for hot chocolate.

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Old 24.03.2018, 15:44
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Seconded. Just applying the final touches to mine and I'd love to do another project now that I finally have my 'dream team' of trades people and contacts. I could send them all over to BokerTov, but you can't have my electrician. *If I were 30yrs younger and single, and he wasn't extremely happily married with 3 kids...*
Too many if's mate. Send him to the US.
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Old 24.03.2018, 15:59
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Seconded. Just applying the final touches to mine and I'd love to do another project now that I finally have my 'dream team' of trades people and contacts. I could send them all over to BokerTov, but you can't have my electrician. *If I were 30yrs younger and single, and he wasn't extremely happily married with 3 kids...*
Congratulations, after all the turbulations.
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Old 26.03.2018, 21:53
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My predator instinct got the better of me today and ordered 2 big macs.
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Old 26.03.2018, 23:01
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My predator instinct got the better of me today and ordered 2 big macs.
Awww, man!
Somehow I forgot to eat today. And shopping doesn't seem to be in fashion anymore either. So I wish I had your problem right now.
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