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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    24 Nov '13 16:38
    GB Stees Got the Memo

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    Did you?
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    24 Nov '13 21:38
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]GB Stees Got the Memo

    Thread 116426 (Page 558)

    Did you?[/b]
    Regarding the memo: On closer examination, with my specs on this time, I noted that what I thought was English turned out to be Bantu. Now since I don't have command of that particular language I was wondering if I could get the English version. A friend, who has a very limited handle on it, enough to order a beer and ask where the bathroom is, said he thought it had something to do with elephants and pyjamas. He pointed out, and rightfully so, that that was an odd combination and suggested I inquire from the originator of it's real meaning.
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    25 Nov '13 04:261 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees

    Regarding the memo: On closer examination, with my specs on this time, I noted that what I thought was English turned out to be Bantu. Now since I don't have command of that particular language I was wondering if I could get the English version. A friend, who has a very limited handle on it, enough to order a beer and ask where the bathroom is, sai ...[text shortened]... at that was an odd combination and suggested I inquire from the originator of it's real meaning.
    GB Stees, the lens strength of those Canadian Specs seems to be inappropriate for reading the Bantu Memo. Here's the English version of the article contained on page one: "50 things that make people happy" London, Oct 29, 2013 (IANS)

    "Finding money in an old pair of jeans, having a picnic in the sun, getting flowers or chocolates from a loved one or a thank you card in the mail are some of the things that make people feel happy, a study has revealed.

    A person being told that he or she has lost weight, climbing into bed with freshly washed sheets and seeing an old couple hold hands also help brighten a person's day, says the study of 3,000 people conducted by Three Barrels Brandy.

    Sunshine was found to be one of the major factors for happiness. Waking up to a sunny day, sitting in the sun, having a picnic in the sun, and driving with the car windows down on a sunny day all appear in the top 20, the Daily Express reported.

    'We can be having a terrible day at work when a quick thank you from the boss can pick us up and make us feel great. Similarly, we could be stuck in traffic when our favourite song comes on the radio and makes us forget about the nightmare daily commute. Small gestures from friends and family can also work wonders when you're feeling a bit down in the dumps,' a research spokesman said. Most people feel at their happiest at around 6 p.m. Saturdays, the research revealed."

    Here's page two of the memo which contains a list of 50 things the study found that make people happy?
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    25 Nov '13 04:482 edits
    "The list of 50 things that make people happy:"

    1. Finding money in an old pair of jeans
    2. Going on holiday
    3. Getting into bed with freshly washed sheets
    4. Swimming in the sea
    5. Waking up on a sunny day

    6. Sitting in the sun
    7. Being surprised with flowers or chocolates
    8. Getting a nice message from a loved one
    9. Hugs
    10. Getting a thank you card in the post

    11. Seeing old people holding hands
    12. Driving a car with the window down on a sunny day
    13. Winning a tennis game
    14. Booking a holiday
    15. Listening to your favourite song

    16. Finding a bargain
    17. Seeing an old friend
    18. Picnic in the park
    19. Getting promoted
    20. Romantic night out

    21. Hearing a song that reminds you of your past
    22. Looking back at old photos
    23. Making a new friend
    24. Getting a quiet moment to yourself
    25. Walks in the country

    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/201104/login.php

    Note: 26- 50 to follow.
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    25 Nov '13 13:01
    climbing into bed with freshly washed sheets and seeing an old couple hold hands

    Finding an old couple holding hands in my bed is not my idea of a good time. No matter how fresh the sheets are.
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    25 Nov '13 13:19
    Originally posted by Great King Rat
    [b]climbing into bed with freshly washed sheets and seeing an old couple hold hands

    Finding an old couple holding hands in my bed is not my idea of a good time. No matter how fresh the sheets are.[/b]
    What if one of the couple is you?
    Hang on I guess that'd be dementia right?
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    25 Nov '13 13:20
    You'd need to define "old" first.
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