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There's a large group of women outside The Chicken Shed. The woman in the paper shop asked if I knew what was going on. I replied: "I think they're protesting for Free Chicken for women!" she seemed to like that one. ๐Ÿคฃ

Poor Charlie, I walk him every morning before work. Today, however, I had to come to the office early.

Charlie, as usual, came up to me, tail wagging like crazy: "Sorry mate, mum's going to have to walk you this morning." His tail stopped dead, and I swear to the pond gods, his face read. "WTF?"

TBH, that was from yesterday when he came in to work with me to help me deal with a sales enquiry. I don't think "Have him dad!" is in the sales training manual? ๐Ÿคฃ
Paul mastodon (AP)
๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† You need to update your manual ๐Ÿ˜‰

If there's one thing I've learnt using #hive it's that members who use their mobiles for blogging and interacting far outstrip people like me who just use a PC or Laptop.
#ecency #community #blogging #rewards

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EdenDestroyer mastodon (AP)
this thing legit?
Yes, why wouldn't it be?

And so the tradition with my employer recommences after lockdown. I have just booked off every Friday and Monday through November and this side of Christmas December. That means five long weekends for me. \o/

Blimey, Sixgun productions are 15 years old today.


๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
You can't pay the gas bill with kind words, encouragement and worn-out examples sometimes you have actually to do something to help people.
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
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Paul mastodon (AP)
Good morning ๐Ÿ™‚ โ˜•

This morning's game in the office is; to stay on the phone as long as possible because that way, you don't have to do anything else! I swear to The Pond Gods I heard one guy's voice in the hallway, and yet his extension line light was on??


๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
The things you take for granted today we could only dream about fifty years ago!
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
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Paul mastodon (AP)
And a very belated #tzag to you ๐Ÿป
#tzag
Paul mastodon (AP)
So I see ๐Ÿ˜

I was desperate for a magnum ice cream last night, but when the dog and I looked in the freezer, there was none. I did, however, find a tub of carte d'Or ice cream hidden under some frozen chicken breasts. When the wife finds out, I'm dead!

Back to the Alan pleroma (AP)
Just donโ€™t mention the โ€˜rummaging around with hard breastsโ€™ part and she wonโ€™t beat you to a pulp.

I love responding: "๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ„ฐ no longer works for the company." you can just feel the caller thinking: "Ooh! I wonder what he did?" ๐Ÿคฃ

Watched: The most hated man on the Internet over the last couple of days. A couple of points. Charlotte Laws didn't bring him or his site down. James McGibney, for all his IT skills, purchased the domain and site, thus stopping Hunter Moore's activities for a while; the FBI actually brought him down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySFpxEdKxMw
Back to the Alan pleroma (AP)
Oh, thereโ€™s those type of โ€œvictimsโ€ in the documentary?

That reminds me of the tv show, Embarrassing Bodies. People were too embarrassed to visit their GP in the privacy of a room about strange growths or discharges so to save their modesty, went and got their bits and bobs out on national tv for a few quid.
TBH, I had the same feeling over the Jeffery Epstein Netflix documentary. A couple of the victims effectively admitted they pimped underage girls for him. I was like: "So why have you not been arrested?"

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
You need to find the balance between meeting expectations and your own enthusiasm.
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
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I'm not gonna say "Hope"; I just know you're gonna have a great day!
Paul mastodon (AP)
I always do... except when I don't ๐Ÿ˜‰

And you have a great day too!

Mastodon.org.uk is unavailable (for me)? Just a blank screen.

Can ping it, though:

PING mastodon.org.uk (172.67.220.82) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 172.67.220.82 (172.67.220.82): icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=10.9 ms
64 bytes from 172.67.220.82 (172.67.220.82): icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=11.2 ms
--- mastodon.org.uk ping statistics ---
29 packets transmitted, 29 received, 0% packet loss, time 28032ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 10.889/11.041/11.319/0.127 ms

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Some of us will get paid today. Try not to blow it all on Bourbon biscuits and juicy fruits!
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I have to stay away from them; otherwise, it's "Bye-bye packet."
Paul mastodon (AP)
I can well imagine ๐Ÿ˜‰

I'm getting tired of companies jumping on the bandwagon of price increases when for their business model, there is no need.

Back to the Alan pleroma (AP)
I heard on the news this morning that energy companies are still reporting massive profits ๐Ÿคฌ
When companies like Amazon and Mcdonald's put their prices up, you know they're taking the piss.

NEVER get rid of contact details; you never know when they might come in handy, even ten years down the line. "I know someone who works there!"


๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
The fact that sometimes you are annoying, I know it, is just part of your character, and I wouldn't change you for the world!
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
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Paul mastodon (AP)
We can all be annoying sometimes. Good morning ๐Ÿ™‚โ˜•
I find that hard to believe of yourself. :-)
Paul mastodon (AP)
Hah. I'm sure you do ๐Ÿ˜‰
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
good #tzag and strong #coffee dear annoying fedizens ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Paul mastodon (AP)
Good morning, and stay annoying ๐Ÿ˜‰โ˜• @srednivashtar

The boss has gone down to one of our customers in Rainham today. Had I known, I would have asked if I could tag along as a "skive" day and got him to drive to my grandparent's old house and my very first home.

That moment you receive a text reminder about paying your credit card, and you search through your account statement because you're sure you paid it.


I've forgotten who created this, but FB says it was eight years ago.


๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Opportunity is not going to wait for you to get out of bed.
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Paul mastodon (AP)
Good morning โ˜•๐Ÿ™‚

I have just eaten a rice pudding. And I did knock the skin off it first. :-P
(I suspect nobody says that anymore? "Knock the skin off a rice pudding.")

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Over 300 drain covers have been stolen in my local area. The little tinkers.


It's at times like this I wish I hadn't given up Claymore dancing.


๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
What do we do when we receive some sad news? Talk about fun and not-so-fun times because that's how we stay a friend by keeping their memory and personality alive.
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
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Paul mastodon (AP)
Good morning โ˜•

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
There's nothing quite like checking your emails and seeing a ยฃ5K order except checking your emails and seeing a ยฃ10K, I suppose. :-)#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
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Paul mastodon (AP)
Other good feelings include logging on and discovering that nothing has gone wrong over the weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good morning and have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚ โ˜•

timmy mastodon (AP)
Itโ€™s a zazzle t shirt design that says Iโ€™m incredibly unpopular on a decentralized microblogging network
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Ben Zanin mastodon (AP)
I have ordered the shirt
Ji Fu friendica (via ActivityPub)
@Ben Zanin how?

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Remember, "The Weekend" is relatively a new thing, with a five-day working week adopted by America in 1934. Make the most of your next two days.
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
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Paul mastodon (AP)
I certainly will ๐Ÿ˜

Good morning, and enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚โ˜•
โ™ซ โ™ช "Get fresh at the weekend....." โ™ฌ โ™ฉ

We Brits don't complain enough.
I just had a call from @santanderuk after I made an official complaint about the new debit card not registering on Samsung & Google Pay. ยฃ50 goodwill compensation, an apology and a commitment to keep me updated when fixed. ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜.
Funny you should say that. There was a distinct pause when she said she would pay it immediately if it was acceptable. Probably wrong, but it honestly felt like an "Is that enough?" kind of pause.
Back to the Alan pleroma (AP)
I used to work in the complaints department for a bank. If you can warrant it and your reasoning for more compensation can be substantiated, you can push a little harder.

However, in your case the argument would have been that you can still use your physical card so any inconvenience was absolutely minimal. I think ยฃ50 was quite generous ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
We know you're angry and frustrated; we can actually understand why you are frustrated and angry; it's just that we only answer the phone and pass your comments on. Be nice to customer care.
#BeExcellentToEachOther #TZAG #GoodMorning
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Paul mastodon (AP)
Wise words indeed. Good morning โ˜•๐Ÿ™‚
It's only coz I made an official complaint to my bank this morning and when the nice young lady said: "I look forward to speaking with you later." and I responded: "Ah, you're only saying that because I didn't rant and rave at you."
For some reason, she burst out laughing? Nervous tension, I suspect?

There's nothing like driving to work through country lanes with Barry White blaring out at a stupid volume level.

๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚'๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜, ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜, ๐— ๐˜† ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7zmRvhFEYo

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
Today is National Chess day; let's keep moving forward.
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It's 21C here and looks like it might rain.
Paul mastodon (AP)
We have rain now, but it's a pretty pathetic shower so far. I'm not impressed

HOW MANY MORE TIMES? Your email address is being spoofed, there is nothing we can do! You can ring all day and all day tomorrow, and there will still be nothing we can do!

Have a care for 1st line support; they put up with this shit every day, where TBH, the answer is to scream down the phone: "FOOK OFF!" but of course, they can't.

I think my cheap desktop fan has given up any pretence at even trying. ๐Ÿฅต


Kingdom of Staffordshire
Britisher Land
12:57
36C and counting
#uksun #Heatwave2022
Back to the Alan pleroma (AP)
Youโ€™ve only got 36ยฐ there?

Come and grab some of the heat from the southeast, if you wantโ€ฆ

https://blimey.social/notice/ALeHDJJz6IFOv4SJ84
We're currently at 37C; given I grew up "Down saarf" I'm used to temperatures five degrees warmer than up here. They're all moaning like mad in the office, but I suspect the real reason is that the bosses won't let them go home. :-D

Kingdom of Staffordshire
Britisher Land
10:57
33C and counting
#uksun #Heatwave2022
Gasp! The Pond Gods have their plan. Everything they do is for a reason! Have faith, and you too will be rewarded in the bog of eternal life.

๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ
You're like a sponge, soaking up every bit of information and knowledge daily. Don't just sit on the edge, letting it all drain away.
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Paul mastodon (AP)
Good morning โ˜•๐Ÿ™‚

Kingdom of Staffordshire
Britisher Land
14:38
34C and counting
#uksun #Heatwave2022

On hold with @virginmoney and the loudest hold music in Christendom! ๐Ÿ™‰

Some of us are having to work in this heat; I'll have you know!

Thomas mastodon (AP)
Well styled, my friend! Great hair cut
They're classic 70s' legs
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