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Swiss bugs are too civilized. They don't make noise at night for my enjoyment.

Swiss bread lacks chemical preservatives so I have to eat more than my butt wants me to so not to waste.
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Old 21.02.2014, 16:08
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GB men's curling team are getting whipped by the Canadians in the final.
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Old 21.02.2014, 16:18
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Hospital lifts are too small to fit a wheelchair with a horizontal leg rest and plaster encased leg.
How do they expect people to get to the plaster room on the first floor if they can't get in the lift.
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Old 21.02.2014, 16:20
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Hospital lifts are too small to fit a wheelchair with a horizontal leg rest and plaster encased leg.
How do they expect people to get to the plaster room on the first floor if they can't get in the lift.
Thought they did not use plaster anymore?
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Old 21.02.2014, 18:57
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Thought they did not use plaster anymore?
Why not?!

Countless kids with arms or legs in plaster cast in my area.
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Old 21.02.2014, 18:59
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Countless kids with arms or legs in plaster cast in my area.
You need to control that temper of yours.
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Old 21.02.2014, 19:01
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You need to control that temper of yours.
Broken limbs are what happen when you live in a posh area where all the kids go skiing with their parents in their chalets in Gstaad every weekend...

Somehow I'm relieved to be poor!
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Old 21.02.2014, 19:03
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Broken limbs are what happen when you live in a posh area where all the kids go skiing with their parents in their chalets in Gstaad every weekend...
Wrong thread. You need The First Wor... Oh.
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Old 21.02.2014, 20:11
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Why not?!

Countless kids with arms or legs in plaster cast in my area.
Metal pins and frames rather than plaster seems to be the new technique here.
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Old 21.02.2014, 20:19
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Metal pins and frames rather than plaster seems to be the new technique here.
I suppose it depends on the type of break and the age of the patient.

When my granddad broke his thigh bone a few months ago he got metal pins but no cast.
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Old 21.02.2014, 20:26
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I suppose it depends on the type of break and the age of the patient.

When my granddad broke his thigh bone a few months ago he got metal pins but no cast.
Not sure really, my sons friend broke his tibia whilst skiing and the hospital put pins in his leg,he is only 9!
Gave him crutches - crack on...
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Old 21.02.2014, 21:16
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Not sure really, my sons friend broke his tibia whilst skiing and the hospital put pins in his leg,he is only 9!
Gave him crutches - crack on...
That's not really very common so it must be a pretty bad break. My son also broke his tibia skiing and there are several fragments if bone but after today's x ray they seem pretty well aligned and should heal fine.

My son is 14 and after a great deal of discussion and analysis of his x rays they reduced his fracture and plastered it. ( or whatever they use as plaster these days which is incredibly heavy). His leg is immobilised from hip to toe for the next 6 weeks and walking with crutches is immensely difficult given the weight of the cast and angle of his foot.
He was kept nil by mouth for over 12 hours in case they decided to operate but the preferred option is not to in patients who have not stopped growing. Had he been a couple of years older they would have pinned it without question.

He's 1.80 m with very long legs hence the lift problem.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Call me pedantic, but it irritates the hell out of me when my wife misspells 'Caviar', 'Foie gras', 'Parmigiano-Reggiano' or Saffron on the Globus shopping list
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Old 22.02.2014, 11:57
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My son's class is working on a yearly project of being pen-friends with a class of Madagascar, which implies learning about each other's ways of living.

So now my son plays at 'being poor' and builds toys out of recycled junk. He's having a blast and thinks the kids over there are terribly lucky
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Old 26.02.2014, 23:06
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It will be March in a few days.
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Old 27.02.2014, 16:41
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I don't know which is worse

the supermarket running out of this stuff (like last friday)
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having a full supply (like today)

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Old 27.02.2014, 23:17
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When the dishwasher is running, I have to increase the volume on my TV up loud.
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When my neighbor runs the dishwasher and compensates by turning the TV up loud, I have to bang on the radiator.
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Old 28.02.2014, 17:48
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I was just about to write an amusing post but then realised I didn't know how to attach photos from my smartphone.
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