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Fun & Games! / Re: This or that
« Last post by plaiting fog on Feb 22, 2018, 11:21:45 PM »
I haven't seen Call the Midwife and have only seen the original version of House of Cards (very good) to would have to say the latter.

When watching the sky: sunrise or sunset?
Fun & Games! / Re: Have you ever ... ?
« Last post by Lust for Life on Feb 22, 2018, 11:03:46 PM »
No, but I've turned up several hours early because I changed the clocks the wrong way ;D

Have you ever packed your suitcase to go on holiday more than 24 hours in advance?
Whatever You Fancy! / Re: Random Disclosures
« Last post by plaiting fog on Feb 22, 2018, 10:58:10 PM »
I fell asleep on my bed after work; don't think I've ever actually done that before..
Whatever You Fancy! / Re: What did you buy today
« Last post by plaiting fog on Feb 22, 2018, 10:56:01 PM »
A bacon butty with brown sauce, which was an unnecessary but tasty, second breakfast.
Whatever You Fancy! / Re: What are you feeling right now?
« Last post by plaiting fog on Feb 22, 2018, 10:54:34 PM »
^ Sorry to read about your experiences, plaiting fog. Iíve experienced inexplicable and prolonged flirtatious behaviour from those I am the manager of, but not my own manager thank goodness. They didnít turn against me suddenly but one of them flirted strongly for months, constantly tried to meet me and be in contact with me both in work and outside of work, then cut me dead the moment she left the organisation as I failed to secure her position (even though I genuinely tried, although I think now that was a huge blessing in disguise).  I am now of the opinion that such prolonged flirtatious behaviour at work doesnít end well. I think if someone is genuinely interested in me they are more straightforward and direct pretty quickly, and I am wary of anything else at work now as manipulation.
I agree if I was in your position I would try the aloof professionalism, or just try to appear dull and boring, or distracted. If Iím being honest I think iíd be trying to move positions to get a new manager too, if thatís an option.

Thanks. Trifle  :)

I think I will got for aloof and distracted for a while and see how that goes.
Obviously I couldn't pull off dull and boring convincingly....  ;D ;D ;D
Whatever You Fancy! / Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Last post by Slantrhyme on Feb 22, 2018, 10:29:58 PM »
 Donít speak EnglishÖ Thatís a good one, Iíll have to try that.
 We even say thank you to the driver when we get off the bus here. YouĎd think there was an ocean rather than 50 miles between us.
 The other week we went for something to eat in a trendy pub that we quite regularly frequent. There was a bunch of posh lads giving it íoh, weíre from London,í and treating the bar staff like simpletons. Iím not suggesting they are in any way representative, but we were all having a good giggle at them. Youíd think they were trying to make themselves understood to the chief of  a hitherto undiscovered tribe in the depths of the jungle, not ordering a pint in a pub  45 minutes train journey from civilisation.   
Whatever You Fancy! / Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Last post by Trifle on Feb 22, 2018, 10:09:31 PM »
It certainly is. We donít even make eye contact with the bus driver, just look down and tap in. When I leave London I am usually shocked by the friendly eye contact everywhere, and even find it a bit disconcerting. Iíve been here too long!

Yes one of my friends who had an assistance dog said people would constantly try to pet the dog and distract it when she was out, it drove her mad. I think Iíd pretend something was wrong with me if I were you. I told someone with my born in London English accent the other day, ďsorry, I donít speak EnglishĒ. Soon got rid of him, perhaps he thought I was a bigger loon than him.
Whatever You Fancy! / Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Last post by Slantrhyme on Feb 22, 2018, 09:49:26 PM »
 London is like another country. Buses can be quite convivial in Oxford. Not always, but there is plenty of opportunities to chat to people if you so wish. Going around with a guide dog can be a nightmare at times though, especially on my anxiety days. Itís like some folk think Iím public property; Every drunk, lecherous perv and ranting wierdo  thinks I owe them a responce, and they frequently get in my face and mither, or shout down the bus until they get one. Iím thinking, do I sit here and appear ignorant; have people think thereís something wrong with me, because some people can do that;  engage with them at my own discomfort;   or  Tell them to F off, which looks rude on the bus. I generally tend towards the distracted nod whilst pretending to write a text message.   
Whatever You Fancy! / Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Last post by cigarettes and matches on Feb 22, 2018, 09:27:22 PM »
That just because someone texted me doesn't mean i have to reply.  It might seem rude  but i am sick of being polite to people who are not polite to me
The Dungeon / Re: Dungeon Dear *
« Last post by pure evil on Feb 22, 2018, 09:01:02 PM »
Dear self,
I have to point out, that is not the best strategy I've seen in terms of earning a crust.  ::)
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