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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1725 on: January 15, 2020, 07:20:35 PM »
When I was in Sales for a company in Bridgnorth we had a manager who didn't drive.
He had no clue as to UK geography and would try to get us to do trips like Eastleigh and Newcastle in the same day ::) Maybe he got a job with DPD

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« Reply #1726 on: January 15, 2020, 09:07:40 PM »
I had a manager like that. Leaving Portsmouth, in the evening, for the long drive back to Manchester, he wanted me to drop in to Hereford to look at a problem there on the way back and then drive to Kilmarnock first thing in the morning! I refused.

I got him myself though. He arranged for an installation job to take place in Portsmouth on 27th and 28th December and told me a fortnight before Christmas that I was assigned to supervise the contractor - I took great delight in pointing out that I had already had holidays authorised and had non-refundable ferry tickets booked and accommodation arranged for myself, my wife and our children to spend the full Christmas fortnight in France and he had to supervise it himself :)

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1727 on: January 16, 2020, 08:10:43 AM »
I was off to a Job near St Andrews, (On Tornado stuff), So the Section secretary booked me into the Golf hotel.... Trouble  was she booked me into the Golf Hotel, Woodhall Spa (Lincolnshire).

Arriving at the Hotel in St Andrews I found it was Closed (it closed for Christmas+- a week), but the Bar was open, so i went in and behind the bar was someone who had served me before (many times)  and he was able to ring round and find me a place just a few hundred yards away..

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1728 on: January 16, 2020, 08:22:34 AM »
Lucky man!  :thumbsup:

Time to buy a lottery ticket, methinks  :beers:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1729 on: January 21, 2020, 08:43:58 AM »
I was woken up this morning by Louisa asking me to get up as she thought one of the cats had had a fit of some sort.  I got up and apparently the cat had his breakfast, then jumped up onto my chair, promptly fell off and, as Louisa described, "started twitching". When I went into the lounge, there he was, dead. So, I had to take Louisa to work in tears, (I was a bit upset myself), and now, when it gets light enough, I have to go dig a hole in the garden. We are now down to four cats and one dog. Whilst I don't have 'favourites', (apart from 'Bella' the one eyed cat who is about 18 years old now), this particular cat had a habit of jumping onto the right arm of my chair, 'talking' to me for a couple of minutes, then walking across my lap to the other chair arm, 'talking' to me again for a couple of minutes and then lying down, half on the chair arm and half on my lap. I will miss that.  :(
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1730 on: January 21, 2020, 08:54:39 AM »
As a lover of all animals, but long time cat person, you have my deepest sympathy sir.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1731 on: January 21, 2020, 09:11:38 AM »
That sucks my friend. On the up side, he hadn't been suffering a long term illness, disease or injury. He had a meal and passed on swiftly. It is a rare thing for any animal to pass away naturally and quickly, if only we could all go that way.

My condolences to you and your missus.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1732 on: January 21, 2020, 09:46:52 AM »
As a cat lover and owner myself, you and Louisa have my deepest sympathies, David :(

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1733 on: January 21, 2020, 09:49:48 AM »
I'm not a cat person but I can understand and sympathise with your loss. Best wishes and condolences to you and yours.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1734 on: January 21, 2020, 09:55:54 AM »
I've never been a huge pet person, but I did have a budgie which was 12 (apparently a long time for a bird) when it carked it just before Christmas.

He would tweet and generally go bananas when you'd come back after being out, and I must admit I miss that.

He had no name, but could talk and say " Georgie's a pretty boy"

Wonder how that happened?  :D

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1735 on: January 21, 2020, 10:03:42 AM »
I did have a budgie which was 12
He had no name, but could talk and say " Georgie's a pretty boy"


Did you ever get the poor budgie's cataracts done, George? :P

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1736 on: January 21, 2020, 10:11:20 AM »
No, but he was blue, and now bereft of life like another certain blue bird. Beautiful plumage, too :P
« Last Edit: January 21, 2020, 10:12:33 AM by Bealman »
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1737 on: January 21, 2020, 10:31:24 AM »
I was woken up this morning by Louisa asking me to get up as she thought one of the cats had had a fit of some sort.  I got up and apparently the cat had his breakfast, then jumped up onto my chair, promptly fell off and, as Louisa described, "started twitching". When I went into the lounge, there he was, dead.

I feel for you both.

We have our fingers crossed today - our 6 month old ginger male is at the vets for castration. We know it is very low risk, but have memories of 9 or 10 years ago, when we put two 6 month old females in for neutering and one died under the anaesthetic before they even started to operate on her.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1738 on: January 21, 2020, 06:19:09 PM »
Thank you to all who have replied to my post above, by message and the 'Sad' icon - it is nice to know that people do care.  :beers:
« Last Edit: January 21, 2020, 06:20:21 PM by dannyboy »
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1739 on: January 21, 2020, 06:30:23 PM »
Just seen this, David.

That's a terrible thing; I'm really sorry.

I understand fully what you mean by a cat talking to you.  Poppy is very much a conversationalist and isn't pleased if I don't answer when she speaks to me.

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