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  1. Subscriberbadradger
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    26 Oct '18 14:13
    I have a good friend , he is about as sharp as a bowling ball yet is the life and soul of any party, his wife is as bright as a button but as dull as dishwater.
  2. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    26 Oct '18 14:14
    @badradger said
    I have a good friend , he is about as sharp as a bowling ball yet is the life and soul of any party, his wife is as bright as a button but as dull as dishwater.
    Have you told your good friend he is about as sharp as a bowling ball? 😉

    -VR
  3. Subscriberrookie54
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    26 Oct '18 14:19
    "inteligent people are often socialy inept"

    this is a complete thought,
    and,
    bowling balls and buttons aside,
    and,
    other than correct spelling,
    which i personally abhor,
    an accurate observation...

    well done...
  4. Subscriberbadradger
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    26 Oct '18 14:23
    @very-rusty said
    Have you told your good friend he is about as sharp as a bowling ball? 😉

    -VR
    not in so many words, but we were partners in a flooring firm for 25 years I did the estimating, ordering and bookkeeping, made all the important decisions but he was the floormaster I did the donkey work he did the arty stuff.
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    26 Oct '18 18:22
    @badradger said
    not in so many words, but we were partners in a flooring firm for 25 years I did the estimating, ordering and bookkeeping, made all the important decisions but he was the floormaster I did the donkey work he did the arty stuff.
    So you are saying you are Jack ass and he is the artist?... 😉


    -VR
  6. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    26 Oct '18 21:10
    @badradger said
    I have a good friend , he is about as sharp as a bowling ball yet is the life and soul of any party, his wife is as bright as a button but as dull as dishwater.
    maybe they are just pretending to be socially inept?
  7. Stargazing
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    27 Oct '18 06:55
    @badradger said
    not in so many words, but we were partners in a flooring firm for 25 years I did the estimating, ordering and bookkeeping, made all the important decisions but he was the floormaster I did the donkey work he did the arty stuff.
    A while ago you said you were an employee who was struggling to make the same wage as you did a few decades ago.
  8. Subscriberbadradger
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    27 Oct '18 07:061 edit
    @divegeester said
    A while ago you said you were an employee who was struggling to make the same wage as you did a few decades ago.
    from 1969 to 1992 I was employed as a floorlayer in and out of work according to the economy etc from 92 until September this year I owned my own flooring firm having to close it when having a heart attack.my last wage back in 92 was £22k whilst running my own firm I seldom earned that amount but did have a few perks.
  9. Stargazing
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    @badradger said
    from 1969 to 1992 I was employed as a floorlayer in and out of work according to the economy etc from 92 until September this year I owned my own flooring firm having to close it when having a heart attack.
    You were wise to start your own business in that trade; there was an influx of new people into fitting floorings in the late 1980s and early 1990s driven by high wages associated with specialist floorings such as real woods and bamboos etc. However the retail rescission of the 1900s saw an increase in consumers purchasing cheap diy snap and fit products from places like Texas home care and Homebase. This drove costs down and increased consolidation of expertise into small firms who hired them.
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 Oct '18 10:28
    I don;t know what to say in this situation ...
  11. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    27 Oct '18 10:31
    @wolfgang59 said
    I don;t know what to say in this situation ...
    I too struggle to communicate in such an environment...
  12. Subscriberbadradger
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    27 Oct '18 12:09
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    I too struggle to communicate in such an environment...
    best say nowt
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    27 Oct '18 14:59
    @badradger said
    I have a good friend , he is about as sharp as a bowling ball yet is the life and soul of any party, his wife is as bright as a button but as dull as dishwater.
    You can pick your friends but not their "mates".
  14. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    27 Oct '18 20:02
    @great-big-stees said
    You can pick your friends but not their "mates".
    Also, your friends can pick you, but not your mates.
  15. Subscribermoonbus
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    27 Oct '18 21:00
    @wolfe63 said
    Also, your friends can pick you, but not your mates.
    If you pick your nose in social situations, don't be surprised if people don't shake hands with you.
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