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Old 24.05.2011, 16:03
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old age estate one street over turned into council flats now. This guys back yard backs on to ours...
..so your place in England is in the projects?! I'm a tad bit reluctant now to rent your cabin.....
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:06
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..so your place in England is in the projects?! I'm a tad bit reluctant now renting out that cabin.....
just to clarify.. our house is mid 19th century

in the 1960's the council ( town planning board ) came and built elderly housing bungalows one street up from ours.

in the last few years the old dears having been popping their clogs ( going on to their great reward ) and they have been replacing them with .... at least in this one case ..... someone of a lesser stature.
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:07
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as I mentioned in an earlier post... I can not and would not try to paint them all with a same brush ( as you have done with "septics" ) but I only refer to those unfortunate cretins I've had to deal with.

bloody hell..... I needed a translator twice.

"wot, 'e say?"
s funny, thats exactly what I thought was occuring. I must be tired
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:10
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Re: grumpy brits

So Grynch, just to recap and avoiding the slur on the good people of Essex, the house you own in the Uk is shall we say deteriorating due to the neighbourhood? which maybe why its difficult to find good workers. But I still dont understand what that has to do with being called Grumpy
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:12
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Come on Grynch, lets close this now and not keep digging a hole eh?
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:14
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..so your place in England is in the projects?! I'm a tad bit reluctant now to rent your cabin.....
Well at least the 'c' word seems to have gone unnoticed ...
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:15
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deteriorating ?... no not at all ... one council lad that is a problem but stay tuned... he'll be out before end of summer ( we're fully rented out save two weeks by the way )

difficult to find good workers... we had trouble with the one guy but he was a london lad.. east ender I think... and the guy he recommended to replace him was also a tosser.. but we've got a good Cornish lad in now and he's got the gardens back to tip topp
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Well at least the 'c' word seems to have gone unnoticed ...
it's best to let him get away with a few... he doesn't understand Cottage.
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So Grynch, just to recap and avoiding the slur on the good people of Essex, the house you own in the Uk is shall we say deteriorating due to the neighbourhood? which maybe why its difficult to find good workers. But I still dont understand what that has to do with being called Grumpy
Well, I would be grumpy if the immediate neighbours had become a bit unsavoury
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:16
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it's best to let him get away with a few... he doesn't understand Cottage.
... oh dear, I do hope that this doesn't go off in a whole new direction ...
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:17
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it's best to let him get away with a few... he doesn't understand Cottage.
..that's where the cheese is from..right?
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:17
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Come on Grynch, lets close this now and not keep digging a hole eh?
just when this is getting fun....
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:18
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... oh dear, I do hope that this doesn't go off in a whole new direction ...
he also doesn't understand "cottageing"

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..that's where the cheese is from..right?

yes dear... Cottage cheese... yes, would you like some milk and cookies now?
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..that's where the cheese is from..right?
Yes ... (thank goodness he chose the adjective and not the verb)
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:20
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shame its gone to such a state...

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Old 24.05.2011, 16:21
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he also doesn't understand "cottageing"
..you're right..I don't (but I can imagine what it means )
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:25
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( we're fully rented out save two weeks by the way )

totally OFF TOPIC... ( I forgot what the topic was by the way ... ohhh ya... grumpies )

with the ash cloud again threatening air travel we expect those final two weeks to book pretty soon.
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:27
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..you're right..I don't (but I can imagine what it means )

just think of George Michael ( then lay back and think of England )
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:30
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just think of George Michael ( then lay back and think of England )
Or Essex ...
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Old 24.05.2011, 16:37
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Re: grumpy brits

I should say sorry to Grumpy.. there was one pub in Harlow ( also known as the armpit of Essex ) that when they found out my dad built Lancasters I couldnt buy a beer.

fine lot there.
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