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Old Aug 6th 2017, 5:52 am   #16
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really? that's nuts. I want a proper embargo.
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I only ask for two things. Direct flights to Dubai and diet coke back on the shelves. Yes, there is a severe shortage of diet coke, which seems to be the only thing to have run out since the embargo began.

Beyond that I really don't care about the politics involved. It was sort of cool for a few days but it's now annoying and trite.

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I only ask for two things. Direct flights to Dubai and diet coke back on the shelves. Yes, there is a severe shortage of diet coke, which seems to be the only thing to have run out since the embargo began.

Beyond that I really don't care about the politics involved. It was sort of cool for a few days but it's now annoying and trite.
I would never have pegged you as a diet coke drinker.
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A can a day at lunch. I don't drink any other soda, including the shit Diet Pepsi.

It's left over from the days when I used to smoke. I always needed something liquid with the cigarette. Coffee in the AM. But can't have beer/wine all the time so diet coke stepped in.

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A can a day at lunch. I don't drink any other soda, including the shit Diet Pepsi.

It's left over from the days when I used to smoke. I always needed something liquid with the cigarette. Coffee in the AM. But can't have beer/wine all the time so diet coke stepped in.
frivolous - I would have expected better from you.
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A can a day at lunch. I don't drink any other soda, including the shit Diet Pepsi.

It's left over from the days when I used to smoke. I always needed something liquid with the cigarette. Coffee in the AM. But can't have beer/wine all the time so diet coke stepped in.
I rarely drink any fizzy drinks. Only when I'm out drinking and I'll have a few vodka and cokes (for example) before the sugar just makes my mouth feel horrid. It's about the only healthy thing I have to be smug about.
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There are no calories in diet coke, mate

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And a waste of 1.5 AED/QAR every day! *quickly glances at budget spreadsheet to calculate the cost savings of eliminating the daily diet coke*

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There are no calories in diet coke, mate
Maybe not but I don't think it's any good for you is it...
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Well, **** me for not being a paragon for virtue.

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Well, **** me for not being a paragon for virtue.
You normally are.

Hence my surprise, and if I'm honest, disappointment.
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I thought I was too cheap, frugal, uptight and boring to be a paragon of virtue?



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You normally are.

Hence my surprise, and if I'm honest, disappointment.
You're just in a long line of those disappointed in me. Next in the queue please.
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Can't stand the fizzy drinks here. Dayglo orange Fanta with 0% juice in it (at least UK Fanta has a few drops of orange in!)

Have to get the imported premium San Pellegrino Lemonata to satisfy my cravings
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I thought I was too cheap, frugal, uptight and boring to be a paragon of virtue?





You're just in a long line of those disappointed in me. Next in the queue please.
You're all of those things, just as I'm many good and bad things too. But I think they contribute to the moral higher ground...

If you don't leave a trail of disappointed people in your wake then you're doing something wrong.

Note: Please don't take this the wrong way.
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A can a day at lunch. I don't drink any other soda, including the shit Diet Pepsi.
a can a day bloody nora your teeth must be taking some hard core battering from all that horrible shyte.
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