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tom kilner

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  1. My foil hats haven't turned up yet☹ It's a conspiracy.
  2. Well since I got my second vaccine dose my mobile reception has been a lot better, and windows 10 is so much faster on the pc. just a coincidence eh?πŸ˜‰
  3. Am I wrong in l liking the black wheels? Imagine the anodised roof and door trim finished in black too.πŸ‘
  4. Beyond the call of duty? I can't see any ppe at all in that one.
  5. Small companies also have no idea of when it ends and what business is like then. At lockdown I spent the whole weekend texting my guys to see who was prepared to do what and what they thought would happen in the coming weeks. Companies that furloughed their staff will be hoping they can make things work out when it's easing off, but I don't think even the hospitality sector thought the long term implications would be so catastrophic.
  6. Aha progress of the paperwork kind Fresh from the dvla.
  7. Or maybe the government knew they would lay off staff of they didn't get a wedge off the taxpayer? Those big companies probably let them know what would happen before the rules were made.
  8. And I'm still waiting for my historic v5 after over a month. I think the dvla might all be self- isolating and can't work from home due to data protection, so it's netflix instead.☹
  9. And it's amazing what can be done with a trolley jack and a piece of woodπŸ‘. Your inspection pit should have a cover (for safety as well as working on) - traditionally about a dozen 3" thick planks sitting on ledges, but maybe a substantial aluminium plate with castors that drop into the corners when fitted, or plastic rails that would allow you to slide it out from under. Great thinking, great progress πŸ‘πŸ‘
  10. I can't imagine demand for flying reaching much over 50% by the end of the year - this is going to be the same for many businesses especially hospitality. These companies are likely to be looking at radical downsizing in order to survive. Its going to be very ugly. The long term picture isn't looking that good either, so it might not just be a case of weathering the storm ☹ Of course the management will be looking at ways of protecting shareholder investment first and foremost. All those companies saying" our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and customers" when in fact their top priority is making money, and the health and safety might be the second...πŸ€” Only the nhs can say their top priority is the health and safety of their staff and customersπŸ™‚
  11. I saw that and thought they've packed 500 people together to reduce evacuation risks to a couple of idiots compared to a land or sea based evacuation. Covid death rate at 1/2%, there's a good chance the helicopter evacuation did more harm than good. Or maybe the air ambulance controllers did the cost benefit analysis better than me? I certainly hope so.
  12. At last! a chance to start using up all that loo roll! πŸ‘
  13. and you only need the shorts for essential journeys! πŸ˜‚
  14. It's called quantitative easing - at least it was last time, only last time we gave it to the bankers and they used it to pay themselves some handsome bonuses. This time at least people might a) need the money and b) actually spend it rather than put it into an offshore trust for their kids
  15. I wonder whether some people don't want to make skin contact with the seat, so either aim from above or stand on the rim. Even so it can't be that hard can it? They need the marks on the floor and a red cross to aim for. Like the old squat loos in a remote French railway station? Porcelain distancing, max 0.2M?
  16. Is it only campsites where people actually miss the bowl with the crap? I mean how do you do that? This is well before the social distancing x marks the spot
  17. Some of the young see it as an old persons disease, and that if it spreads quickly through the population, that will shorten the mess. Of course it will make it a lot messier, but if the alternative iis lving out our lives under the threat of a plague, with no end in sight, i see their point. I was a punk rocker, and humanity has survived plagues before. I see their point. Doesn't mean I agree with it though. πŸ€”
  18. How about letting kids play football in the park? If you factor in children's cross infection and outdoor transmission, it's probably safer than opening garden centres and takeaways. Still, garden centres and takeaways can open here in Wales, but you can't drive there as it's clearly not essential. Obviously you could walk, run or cycle there, but the car parks are busy.
  19. At least it's paper not polystyrene. The chip shop at the bottom of town here used to do takeaways in yellow polystyrene clam boxes, and on Saturday and Sunday morning there would be drifts of them by the riverside. I think once it's seen as normal a lot of people think it's ok. I asked the shop nicely if they could do anything and they told me to get stuffed. πŸ˜‚ what was I expecting?? Luckily there's another chippy up the high street, wraps in paper and doesn't have the littering problem. One day soon we will be allowed to go get chips in Wales!πŸ‘
  20. Didnt Common Sense buy a 70s lotus that had been in a hedge for 20 years? Oh no that was his second cousin once removed "Hopeless Optimist"🀣
  21. My colleague just returned to the UK from Poland by road/tunnel last week. He was asked the purpose of his journey before boarding the eurotunnel - otherwise empty roads, and no stops. As he was covering a key worker who is self isolating that was an acceptable reason to travel. I'm not sure collecting a sports car would wash, but then you'd be fined Β£60, cheaper than speeding, and they'd send you home. You might meet a lot of disapproval though. Round here you'd probably make the front pageπŸ˜€
  22. Isn't that a bit vague and imprecise? I don't know what "f**king grow up" means. πŸ˜‚
  23. I think it's ok to be driving your car. As long as those fishing rods on the roof are just for showπŸ˜‚ Hard to catch cv19 when driving, and a&E has reopened for "business"πŸ‘
  24. At last! A fact!!πŸ˜‚
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