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For god's sake, chutneys originated in India didn't they?
I know!!---Nobody else there seems to like it ---which is fortunate otherwise I would have to carry more!---
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I know!!---Nobody else there seems to like it ---which is fortunate otherwise I would have to carry more!---

We have a lot of Mr. Patak here. I'm addicted to hot lime pickle.
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Old Sep 2nd 2020, 4:14 pm
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We have a lot of Mr. Patak here. I'm addicted to hot lime pickle.
Yes same in UK with 'pastes'----also Asda --own brand good.
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It's a slog, no doubt about it, but don't take any of it personally because it isn't about you.

Are you able to get any conversations going with likely places, so that when a vacancy does open up they know who you are? It might be chatting to a manager in the various places you go to, etc. You can use the need to make connections in a new place as a reason to strike up a conversation, even if only online.

I think job searching ranks up there with one of the most frustrating things out there, so much effort for so little return for so long...lol

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DH is on the job search as well. Plenty looks at his resume, but very little action. Previous employer engaged a job search company for him, but they seem as much good as a chocolate teapot. There is one headhunter that may have something, but it is on the east coast. An area, I would not ever want to go back to. We are trying to find ways round that. Possible working from home, but that seems unlikely. Me staying here, and him renting a small apartment there, and flying back once a month or so. We have lived like that before. Not ideal, but doable. He is keeping looking in CA, or even CO, which are our areas of choice.
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DH is on the job search as well. Plenty looks at his resume, but very little action. Previous employer engaged a job search company for him, but they seem as much good as a chocolate teapot. There is one headhunter that may have something, but it is on the east coast. An area, I would not ever want to go back to. We are trying to find ways round that. Possible working from home, but that seems unlikely. Me staying here, and him renting a small apartment there, and flying back once a month or so. We have lived like that before. Not ideal, but doable. He is keeping looking in CA, or even CO, which are our areas of choice.

the job search company sounds a lot like the government job search places here, they basically are good ways for non-profits to get government $$ without actually providing much help, they literally print jobs off the same exact online job boards I can access from home.... I've never found them to be of much help, very basic stuff, would probably be good for a teen though, they do help with basic resume writing.
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A little bird has suggested I should know that Vienna sausages are Wieners. Something to do with the German language.

I know that we knew the football team as Austria Vienna while the correct name was Wien but I never really associated the sausage known as wiener with Vienna. Partly because it was always a hot dog and I wouldn't associate something like that with Vienna which is, of course, all about opera and waltzes but also because wiener has often been used to describe guys' naughty, dangly bits.

Nevertheless, those tiny things - Vienna sausages - that come in tins bear no similarity whatsoever to hot dog sausages that may also be called wieners.

The case for the defence rests.

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That i watched 35 mins of what england football team were doing last night,an absolute load of old crap.I watched mulan instead
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That i watched 35 mins of what england football team were doing last night,an absolute load of old crap.I watched mulan instead
Sounds like you missed the 'best' bits
At least it was better than 2016
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A big pi$$ed off this weekend. The a/c unit went to a/c he11 on Friday, and it was 120F yesterday. We got someone to come out and take a look at it, and it's completely gone. It is 20+ years old, so was on its last legs. I'm just waiting for the 3rd thing to hit. First DH lost his job, then the [email protected]@dy a/c unit goes. We are just trying to keep us and the dog cool with fans around the house. We wet a towel to put over the dog the past couple of nights, and put him in front of the fan in our room, which seemed to work for him in his fur coat.
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A big pi$$ed off this weekend. The a/c unit went to a/c he11 on Friday, and it was 120F yesterday. We got someone to come out and take a look at it, and it's completely gone. It is 20+ years old, so was on its last legs. I'm just waiting for the 3rd thing to hit. First DH lost his job, then the [email protected]@dy a/c unit goes. We are just trying to keep us and the dog cool with fans around the house. We wet a towel to put over the dog the past couple of nights, and put him in front of the fan in our room, which seemed to work for him in his fur coat.
Something went wrong with ours last summer and that happened late in the day and also a weekend. Not knowing when I could get someone to call and then when and what the fix would be, I went straight out next day and bought a portable one with an easy kit to vent through a window.

Powerful thing. Or Mini splits any good for you?

We got lucky, quick and cheap fix - just a small part to replace. But I have the security of the portable one, as long as there's power.

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The football and cricket are on tv at the same time tomorrow,wtf going on?
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The football and cricket are on tv at the same time tomorrow,wtf going on?
Quite normal surely? If you look at the mountain of sports channels, you'll find even more sports being shown at the same time.
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Conservatives.

The 8 time windows rental managers give for a repair, 8am to 4pm, hopefully they don't show up between 10:30a and 11:30a as I have a tele conference and can't have repair people in here during it. Joy's of renting.

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Sunday night I slept awkwardly and still have a crick in my neck. Yesterday I was attacked by a foster cat and had to have a cut glued up on the back of my head so that hurts and now my daughter is throwing up because she has a headache. Adding to that each time I have to go in to the foster cat, I doubt myself, get nervous, she picks up on it and growls. I need to move her one to someone else.
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