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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Nov 22nd 2021, 4:54 pm
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Shopping in Morrisons this morning, Christmas special offer, 'After Eight' with a new flavour (Flavor for our American friends) of 'Mint and Mojito', never had a Mojito, but I've now had some After Eights with the flavour.

OMG I love After Eight…not too keen varied flavours though. Anyway, I haven’t had any since well before we left the UK. Yesterday I said to hubby, next time I see a box of After Eight, I will treat myself for Christmas. Can’t buy them until just before the big day, because I will eat them all.
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OMG I love After Eight…not too keen varied flavours though. Anyway, I haven’t had any since well before we left the UK. Yesterday I said to hubby, next time I see a box of After Eight, I will treat myself for Christmas. Can’t buy them until just before the big day, because I will eat them all.

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Not sure if this is the right thread because the new payment is making me nervous but I needed it for work.

I guess I have finally gone full yank.

Does the person across the street have the same one? FWIW I felt the same money wise when I bought mine, 2 years later no-one has starved to death yet, the truck is worth considerably more than I owe on it and I'm about to pay off my wife's car 2 years early despite not getting a raise or selling a kid.
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Old Nov 23rd 2021, 2:32 pm
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Does the person across the street have the same one? FWIW I felt the same money wise when I bought mine, 2 years later no-one has starved to death yet, the truck is worth considerably more than I owe on it and I'm about to pay off my wife's car 2 years early despite not getting a raise or selling a kid.
yeah he's got the same model (LT) and color but it's a 2019 I think, while mine's a '22.

I know we're going to be ok. I know I'll get at least twice the mileage, if not more, out of this engine than the Malibu, I'll get maybe 12 years or more while our payments are only 84 months, plus my wife's car is paid off in 2-3 years and we'll stuff that payment on top of mine to clear it faster. I'm just having a bit of sticker shock because it's the most expensive vehicle I've ever bought. But we have extended warranties and gap insurance so it'll all be well whatever happens.

In reality though, at most I'll probably only need to replace this once before I retire and then I can trade that one in for something cheaper if needed.

I am enjoying it though, it's nice to drive.
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I have an app which allows me to watch live UK TV. Looks like 2 guys run it. Asking one for advice the other day, I found out he is almost a neighbour. Small world. 🌎
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Tory Councillor in Hull who defamed Jeremy Corbyn and lost in court and has to pay damages to charity, has said that he is penniless and had to start a 'Go Fund me' account, which netted him £30. Life lessons there, I have no sympathy for him, perhaps for his family, but not him. He should apply for universal credit, which his party removed the £20 uplift from.
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My daughter gave me a bar of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Marble last night. It was delicious.

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My nearly 3 year old great-nephew picked up a couple of swear words, so when he used them my niece told him he's not to say that, but he can say *insert inoffensive word* instead.

She was with him in a park yesterday when a drunk man weaved past them swearing to himself. My g-n said to him 'Oi man we don't say that word, we say weetbix'.
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My nearly 3 year old great-nephew picked up a couple of swear words, so when he used them my niece told him he's not to say that, but he can say *insert inoffensive word* instead.

She was with him in a park yesterday when a drunk man weaved past them swearing to himself. My g-n said to him 'Oi man we don't say that word, we say weetbix'.
That's brilliant because there's no response to that other than to say "Weetabixin' right, cobber"
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My nearly 3 year old great-nephew picked up a couple of swear words, so when he used them my niece told him he's not to say that, but he can say *insert inoffensive word* instead.

She was with him in a park yesterday when a drunk man weaved past them swearing to himself. My g-n said to him 'Oi man we don't say that word, we say weetbix'.



When the Little Lion was the same sort of age, he picked up the habit of saying "oh shit" when something happened that he didn't like, like dropping something. He had picked up the context for using the phrase perfectly. I was always afraid he would say it at preschool and that I would get a call from the social services.
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When the Little Lion was the same sort of age, he picked up the habit of saying "oh shit" when something happened that he didn't like, like dropping something. He had picked up the context for using the phrase perfectly. I was always afraid he would say it at preschool and that I would get a call from the social services.
One day, when my daughter was about 2 or 3, she looked out of the back window on a winter's day and yelled "**** off, snow!"

To this day I have no idea where she would have picked that up ...
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That's brilliant because there's no response to that other than to say "Weetabixin' right, cobber"
I don't think the bloke was thinking straight enough for that, but I wish he had said it
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When the Little Lion was the same sort of age, he picked up the habit of saying "oh shit" when something happened that he didn't like, like dropping something. He had picked up the context for using the phrase perfectly. I was always afraid he would say it at preschool and that I would get a call from the social services.
They're a worry at that age!
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One day, when my daughter was about 2 or 3, she looked out of the back window on a winter's day and yelled "**** off, snow!"

To this day I have no idea where she would have picked that up ...
Probably from her pre-school teacher.
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One day, when my daughter was about 2 or 3, she looked out of the back window on a winter's day and yelled "**** off, snow!"

To this day I have no idea where she would have picked that up ...



Kids are like sponges. Mine could sing most of the words to Coma Girl by Joe Strummer/Streetcore album because I played it in the car a lot while he was in the back in his safety seat. It's very catchy, but sounds a bit odd in a three-year-old.
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I don't think the bloke was thinking straight enough for that, but I wish he had said it
Yeah, it would take you by surprise, especially when said with the kind of conviction that only a 3-year-old can muster up.

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IThey're a worry at that age!
Given I learned just about every bad word at the age of 4 in primary school, I'd imagine it's pretty much par for the course

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Probably from her pre-school teacher.
That must have been it!
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