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  • berty posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    At what point might it change from it being the Nanny State, to it being an act of compassion to help lessen any suffering people experience because, despite the information being out there, which it clearly is imho, they’re not making the choices to make themselves healthier? I’m not pointing the finger here, btw, in saying the information is…[Read more]

  • berty posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    A rare burger king sounds disgusting

  • berty posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    I refuse to send email read receipts in a passive aggressive manner.

    Mostly that is to annoy irritating HR people rather than technology.

    I regularly tell Doris (my satnav) to f&*^ off and that she doesn’t know where we are going. However as she is an older model with no voice activation this has little effect.

    On a serious note, I…[Read more]

  • berty posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Is it supposed to be compulsory or optional? Compulsory they can whistle but optional then it could be seen as a nice gesture for a fun night.

    I’m running a team building event on a Saturday in June, fully optional. I’m paying for the Total Warrior obstacle course race but there is no pressure, it’s just a fun day out where we get to be a team…[Read more]

    • It’s not been officially announced yet, but they usually make it sound like everyone’s expected to come to the whole thing but then don’t mind if you ask whether you can opt out of the non-core-hours part. I’d be surprised if there were any negative consequences for crying off, but I’m a bit annoyed that they’d consider it something that they can…[Read more]

  • berty posted a new activity comment 4 weeks ago

    A couple of years ago my family did a trip on the orient express which they raved about – not sure if it’s still running but worth looking at maybe?

  • berty posted a new activity comment 4 weeks ago

    What a bitch! That is all. She has absolutely no case on you, so dont worry about that. Id send the photos to her but no further contact at all.

  • berty posted a new activity comment 4 weeks ago

    OP please get these checked out, could be angular cheilitis which is caused by infection either fungal or bacterial.

  • berty posted a new activity comment 4 weeks ago

    Whatever the outcome there is nothing you can do about it now, so accept it is what it is and don’t torture yourself! 🙂

    • Crud replied 4 weeks ago

      I know ultimately it’s out of my hands at this point and that I’ll know soon enough, but it’s just so hard to put it out of my mind.

  • berty posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    If you can, put some gates up. If it happens again, lock them.

    Otherwise, I’d get a trolley jack, Lift the back end of the car up and so far as I was able to, get it off my property – though I’d probably call the local cop shop first, explain the situation, tell them what I was going to do and that they might expect a complaint later in the day.

    • mel replied 1 month ago

      Not a solicitor but this could be interpreted as withholding the car behind locked gates.

      “With the intention of permanently depriving the other of it”.

      (1)A person appropriating property belonging to another without meaning the other permanently to lose the thing itself is nevertheless to be regarded as having the intention of permanently dep…[Read more]

    • mo replied 1 month ago

      They’re trespassing and therefore it’s a civil offence. If you block them in (obstruction) and/or damage the vehicle it’s a criminal offence.

      • Jaffa replied 1 month ago

        Surely their car is also obstruction in a lot of cases? If it isn’t it’s not hard to concuct a legitimate case where it is?

        The laws I have so far found on obstruction seem worded to only apply to roads, not driveways. If anyone wants to cite the law and section that does apply, that would be useful.

        • jack replied 1 month ago

          This is the bit I’m struggling with here too.

          So if, by parking on my drive, they prevent me from being able to open my garage door, then they’re committing the criminal offence of obstructing because I can’t get my motorbike out, no?

          But if I didn’t have a motorbike and tried the same argument with my pushbike, any workshy officer would point…[Read more]

          • guy replied 1 month ago

            If you park your car across the drive on the highway you’re causing an obstruction. That works both ways. If you block someone in or they block you in.

            You’re not obstructing the public highway if you’re on your own land or if someone else has parked on your land.

            You have grounds for obtaining the registered keepers details from the DVLA if it…[Read more]

        • mo replied 1 month ago

          I think we really need someone who actually knows what they’re talking about to clarify things.
          But, I’m assuming ‘Obstruction’ is quite a specific definition and that once on private land most offences are covered by trespass, even if in reality they are causing an obstruction (small ‘o’).
          The law about Obstructing a driveway seems to be one of…[Read more]

    • matt replied 1 month ago

      My advice if one locks gates on a parked car would be first to apologise for locking the gates but you only did it for security reasons. Then tell that you will let them out straight away but first you have to find the key (takes ages). Having found the key loudly state that you will not keep them any longer, apologise for any inconvenience and…[Read more]

  • I cancelled my contract with Virgin as I was moving to a new house where they did not offer service. Unfortunately, the person on the other end must have been too busy doing bong hits and didn’t actually cancel my service and the first I knew was several months later when they had supposedly turned my account over to a debt collector. Or not, as…[Read more]

  • berty replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 1 month, 1 week ago

    I work in medicine, and my understanding is that there’s more evidence coming out that shows it doesn’t work for the very limited conditions that evidence shows it does work for currently (basically lower back pain and some short term pain relief).

  • berty replied to the topic Population growth in the forum General Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    Yes – exactly the problem. However we already have mass birth control. If you’re poor, it’s very, very hard to have and keep children. It will only get more and more difficult. Removing the options for poor people (e.g. dismantling the social safety net)

    @Peter Is it hard for the poor to have and keep kids? I live in a very poor area and used…[Read more]

  • berty replied to the topic Population growth in the forum General Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    Half as many people would be great but how is it achieved?

    Education will only slow the population growth of educated people, the great unwashed will keep popping them out (ex brother in law has 12 kids, never worked and never will and is one of 9 kids who average 4 each)

    People won’t stand for mass birth control, who decides who breeds and…[Read more]

  • berty replied to the topic I've given up diet drinks in the forum Health 2 months, 1 week ago

    I drink a can of Diet Coke most days, at lunchtime.

    I am a fit, slim, strong and healthy size 10 at 50 (touches wood).

    I also stuff my face with bread, chips, salted butter, full-fat cheese, strong black coffee, wine and chocolate when and where I feel I need it. The rest of the time my preference is raw fruit & veg, a bit of fish or meat, a…[Read more]