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Old Dec 8th 2017, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
Hearing Farage sound upset........ always a good thing
Agreed, but he has nothing to worry about. He will retire on a generous EU pension from that organization he professes to despise.
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Old Dec 8th 2017, 1:09 pm
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Agreed, but he has nothing to worry about. He will retire on a generous EU pension from that organization he professes to despise.
That's a bit harsh. I've been employed in companies I ended up despising, and would / will still take their pension.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
That's a bit harsh. I've been employed in companies I ended up despising, and would / will still take their pension.

That's a fair point I suppose, although you probably put in many hours of work to the company's benefit, which is more than Flange ever did for the EU. Did you turn your back on them at Board meetings and so on?
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That's a fair point I suppose, although you probably put in many hours of work to the company's benefit, which is more than Flange ever did for the EU. Did you turn your back on them at Board meetings and so on?
(Just as Devil's Advocate): He put in a lot of hard work to secure Brexit, or at least to swing the vote. (Regrettably, but let's not get into that.)

Even during periods between having been made redundant and actually leaving (happened twice), I still worked hard, so I suppose there is that. If I'd turned my back to the Chair in a board or senior management meeting I imagine I'd have been out on my ear -- but that was part of Farage's point: virtually everyone there was unelected and unsackable.
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Agreed, but he has nothing to worry about. He will retire on a generous EU pension from that organization he professes to despise.
And you guys blamed me for talking brexit on this thread?

"Give it a rest. You have a thread for this sort of stuff. Go and use it."
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I got a text informing me that the $4 I spent on tickets at the club earlier won me a bottle of liquor.
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I got a text informing me that the $4 I spent on tickets at the club earlier won me a bottle of liquor.
Nice one
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I got a text informing me that the $4 I spent on tickets at the club earlier won me a bottle of liquor.
That has reminded me of the time I bought 5 tickets from a work colleague for a village charity draw. I was unable to get to the draw as it was a distance away, but was somewhat embarrassed on the Monday morning when he brought what I had won, 5 tickets, and I won 1st, 2nd and 4th prizes. Had I been at the draw I would have refused the 4th prize.
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After one of the most awful weeks of my life,and certainly OH's (written about on WHPYO) I finally got some sleep last night ,after barely being able to since Tuesday .
OH had presented then with what looked like food poisoning.. emergency rush to clinic that night for him be on a drip for 3hrs ,severely de-hydrated .battery of meds to take. He was terrible sick for two days.Then it calmed down .After the first food in a week on Thursday night (a tblsp of green jello ,his favourite) He was again violently sick at 4am.

. I called the same receptionist at the clinic .to make an appointment..Receptionist ..AGAIN .more concerned about if i could pay WTF? We have private insurance ,which she KNOWS..

Doc taking a day off, as it was a holiday.Made appointment with another doctor. Five mins later thought 'to hell with it'Drove OH to the emergency room at Lagos hospital. Thank god i did..
.Long story short..He didn't have food poisoning..he had a blockage of the small intestine. shown on the CT scan.. Another drive to the main hospital in Alvor followed ,A long wait for the specialist to arrive.. ended in OH having an emergency operation at 7.30 pm last night .
The surgeon rang me at midnight to say it had been very successful (keyhole surgery) The expected tumour wasn't there. It had been a very rare 'kink' in the intestine that had made it seal together.His bowel was so distended it was in a very dangerous condition

He was very very lucky..He got a good surgeon who was able to act quickly,and that I was inspired to make the 'right ' decision because of an annoying receptionist.

The world moves in mysterious ways.. But I am positively beaming this morning

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Old Dec 9th 2017, 7:40 am
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I got a text informing me that the $4 I spent on tickets at the club earlier won me a bottle of liquor.
... A Brit abroad - with spare money? the Govt's slipping...
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Old Dec 9th 2017, 7:56 am
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After one of the most awful weeks of my life,and certainly OH's (written about on WHPYO) I finally got some sleep last night ,after barely being able to since Tuesday .
OH had presented then with what looked like food poisoning.. emergency rush to clinic that night for him be on a drip for 3hrs ,severely de-hydrated .battery of meds to take. He was terrible sick for two days.Then it calmed down .After the first food in a week on Thursday night (a tblsp of green jello ,his favourite) He was again violently sick at 4am.

. I called the same receptionist at the clinic .to make an appointment..Receptionist ..AGAIN .more concerned about if i could pay WTF? We have private insurance ,which she KNOWS..

Doc taking a day off, as it was a holiday.Made appointment with another doctor. Five mins later thought 'to hell with it'Drove OH to the emergency room at Lagos hospital. Thank god i did..
.Long story short..He didn't have food poisoning..he had a blockage of the small intestine. shown on the CT scan.. Another drive to the main hospital in Alvor followed ,A long wait for the specialist to arrive.. ended in OH having an emergency operation at 7.30 pm last night .
The surgeon rang me at midnight to say it had been very successful (keyhole surgery) The expected tumour wasn't there. It had been a very rare 'kink' in the intestine that had made it seal together.His bowel was so distended it was in a very dangerous condition

He was very very lucky..He got a good surgeon who was able to act quickly,and that I was inspired to make the 'right ' decision because of an annoying receptionist.

The world moves in mysterious ways.. But I am positively beaming this morning
Must have been an absolute nightmare for you both all this time. Glad it's been properly diagnosed and treated now - that must be an incredible relief.
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After one of the most awful weeks of my life,and certainly OH's (written about on WHPYO) I finally got some sleep last night ,after barely being able to since Tuesday .
OH had presented then with what looked like food poisoning.. emergency rush to clinic that night for him be on a drip for 3hrs ,severely de-hydrated .battery of meds to take. He was terrible sick for two days.Then it calmed down .After the first food in a week on Thursday night (a tblsp of green jello ,his favourite) He was again violently sick at 4am.

. I called the same receptionist at the clinic .to make an appointment..Receptionist ..AGAIN .more concerned about if i could pay WTF? We have private insurance ,which she KNOWS..

Doc taking a day off, as it was a holiday.Made appointment with another doctor. Five mins later thought 'to hell with it'Drove OH to the emergency room at Lagos hospital. Thank god i did..
.Long story short..He didn't have food poisoning..he had a blockage of the small intestine. shown on the CT scan.. Another drive to the main hospital in Alvor followed ,A long wait for the specialist to arrive.. ended in OH having an emergency operation at 7.30 pm last night .
The surgeon rang me at midnight to say it had been very successful (keyhole surgery) The expected tumour wasn't there. It had been a very rare 'kink' in the intestine that had made it seal together.His bowel was so distended it was in a very dangerous condition

He was very very lucky..He got a good surgeon who was able to act quickly,and that I was inspired to make the 'right ' decision because of an annoying receptionist.

The world moves in mysterious ways.. But I am positively beaming this morning
... Lucky he didn't have to rely on the NHS. They'd probably still have him in a corridor on a trolly.
Hope all goes well GeniB.
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Hell's bells GeniB, that's a nasty one for sure. Glad it's worked out ok now.
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Old Dec 9th 2017, 9:37 am
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Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by GeniB View Post
After one of the most awful weeks of my life,and certainly OH's (written about on WHPYO) I finally got some sleep last night ,after barely being able to since Tuesday .
OH had presented then with what looked like food poisoning.. emergency rush to clinic that night for him be on a drip for 3hrs ,severely de-hydrated .battery of meds to take. He was terrible sick for two days.Then it calmed down .After the first food in a week on Thursday night (a tblsp of green jello ,his favourite) He was again violently sick at 4am.

. I called the same receptionist at the clinic .to make an appointment..Receptionist ..AGAIN .more concerned about if i could pay WTF? We have private insurance ,which she KNOWS..

Doc taking a day off, as it was a holiday.Made appointment with another doctor. Five mins later thought 'to hell with it'Drove OH to the emergency room at Lagos hospital. Thank god i did..
.Long story short..He didn't have food poisoning..he had a blockage of the small intestine. shown on the CT scan.. Another drive to the main hospital in Alvor followed ,A long wait for the specialist to arrive.. ended in OH having an emergency operation at 7.30 pm last night .
The surgeon rang me at midnight to say it had been very successful (keyhole surgery) The expected tumour wasn't there. It had been a very rare 'kink' in the intestine that had made it seal together.His bowel was so distended it was in a very dangerous condition

He was very very lucky..He got a good surgeon who was able to act quickly,and that I was inspired to make the 'right ' decision because of an annoying receptionist.

The world moves in mysterious ways.. But I am positively beaming this morning
Thank goodness it has been diagnosed correctly. My cousin developed a similar thing and ended up with gangrene and half her bowel removed! Doesn't really say much about the "benefits" of private insurance, does it....
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Bought an oven yesterday. Saw it in Carrefour (French supermarket chain here) in the touristy town I usually go to at the weekend, for Dh 1,500 (about £100); decided to think about it. On the way "home" I did think about it, and wondered if it'd be cheaper in the Carrefour in the industrial town I "live" in. Yep: sticker price was Dh 800, but discounted to Dh 600. Maybe they'd made a mistake, but hey ho...

And it was filled with Ahmed Soultan (whoever he is) music cd's, about 80 of them, all brand new, all the same. Weird.
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