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by Watis
January 21st, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I blame Brexit
Replies: 39
Views: 821

Re: I blame Brexit

I had lunch in a Wetherspoons last year and was blown away by the value for money! I had fish, chips & peas for £3.99 (reduced from £4.99 for the day). For that price I was expecting a triangular, manufactured portion of fish in batter from the freezer and cheap, anaemic chips. What I got was a...
by Watis
January 21st, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I blame Brexit
Replies: 39
Views: 821

Re: I blame Brexit

I can't go to Weatherspoons. I object to the sticky carpets, dated decor, the dreadful food, the mediocre 'service', the fact you have to go and place your own order, lack of atmosphere, the clientele. But, more than any of that, I object to their vile owner and his Brexit coasters and leaflets! I ...
by Watis
January 21st, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

redsturgeon wrote:The burning question is what date should I eat eatme dates by eat by dates use by dates sell by dates or best by dates and is it best to buy dates before best buy dates and use the dates by use by dates?

John


I'm sure you'll fig-ure it out.

Watis
by Watis
January 18th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

This week's experience has rather put me off buying groceries online. Some years ago I used to shop early in the morning and most other 'shoppers' at that hour were the pickers fulfilling online shopping orders. As you might expect, they pick from the front, no doubt because they are working against...
by Watis
January 18th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

I'd be very surprised if an item in a top 4 supermarket passed its Best Before or Use By date. They just turn over too much stock. It is not unusual to find things with very short dates, or out of date in bid supermarkets, possibly because of people like me who, when looking to buy things like milk...
by Watis
January 18th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Stock up before Brexit?
Replies: 26
Views: 692

Re: Stock up before Brexit?

When deciding what to stock up prior to Brexit, remember that you're going to have to eat it.

This tweet was posted by the Very British Problems people the last time it snowed.

Watis
by Watis
January 17th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

My OP and poll was prompted by yesterday's shopping expedition, when I found two products that had passed their use by date. In both cases the older product was behind the newer stock so that does rather suggest that staff are not rotating the stock correctly, or at all. One was a dairy product 4 da...
by Watis
January 17th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

Erm, depends on the item (how much does the date matter?), and how much they've reduced it. And on circumstances. How much effort is involved in finding a member of staff to alert? The products I have in mind aren't reduced - they have been left on the shelf unsold and not spotted and removed when ...
by Watis
January 17th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

I've had several instances recently of finding stock on supermarket shelves that has pased its 'best before' or 'use by' dates.

If you found such items, what would you do?

Watis
by Watis
January 16th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Blocking Win10 Updates - Temporarily
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Blocking Win10 Updates - Temporarily

Yes. In: Settings - Windows Update - Change active hours.

Enter the hours during which Windows should not pester her to restart.

HTH,

Watis
by Watis
January 15th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding
Replies: 27
Views: 695

Re: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding

Duvet is washed first then put into the tumble drier (separate machine). At the end of td cycle, in again to dry completely. Whilst duvet is being dried, sheets and pillow cases are washed then dried in t/d. Do you mean duvet or duvet cover? Dod Duvet cover. (When the duvet needs to be washed, we t...
by Watis
January 15th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Chess
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Chess

brightncheerful wrote:I had Garry Kasparov over for dinner last night. The problem was, we had a chequered tablecloth and it took him two hours to pass the salt.


Wow! Is Garry a mate of yours?
by Watis
January 14th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'....
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'....

During her recuperation, Mrs Bnc is watching episodes of a American film on tv. Last week, after I had spoken with her about something she said 'thank you for reaching out." I am now having to remember when I next speak with her about the same subject to do so with my arms outstretched in fron...
by Watis
January 14th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Sports Bar (all sports)
Topic: Referee Incapacitated Whilst Goal Being Scored
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Referee Incapacitated Whilst Goal Being Scored

maybe one of the ARs is next in line for seniority and can make the call? Its easier in rugby union where such an occurrence would result in a scrum (when the ball hits the ref and benefits one of the teams thus), but AIUI in football its Its more of a problem at grass roots levels Id imagine as th...
by Watis
January 11th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Right to Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Right to Repair

I have had some success repairing gadgets in recent years. For simpler things like satnavs and computer mice there is a wealth of YouTube videos showing how to get into and fix these devices. For more complex devices such as laptops, complement the videos with a copy of the workshop manual, which yo...
by Watis
January 10th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: E bike recommendation
Replies: 85
Views: 4966

Re: E bike recommendation

I should stress that my experience (as a 74 year old) in Scotland who wants a foldable e-bike that will be happy with a bit of off-road travel probably does not match the requirements of the original poster - and I think Colin's advice is sound. Just one question - I have always used rim brakes (as...
by Watis
January 9th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: E bike recommendation
Replies: 85
Views: 4966

Re: E bike recommendation

The main benefit of an Ebike is that it can propel the bodyweight of the rider uphill . Other considerations (weight of bike, rolling resistance etc.) are less important as long as this can be done. Scott. Surely Colin's point is that, while accepting that this is what an Ebike does, it could do it...
by Watis
January 8th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Unshopping
Replies: 31
Views: 848

Re: Unshopping

Is that MKS specific though? Isn't it more just in the nature of how people shop online these days? It seems that people just buy stuff online "on spec" (as my Dad used to say) and think nothing of returning it on a whim. And buying clothes without trying them on, or cosmetics without sme...
by Watis
January 8th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Unshopping
Replies: 31
Views: 848

Re: Unshopping

I've always wondered what the shops do with these clothes that have been returned? Unwrapped, unfolded, pawed over, and (in many cases, I gather) worn out for a night or two before being returned as 'unsuitable'? At best, they'll need to be repackaged and then discounted - at worst, sold off to the...
by Watis
January 4th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Retiring in your 20s or 30s
Replies: 40
Views: 1377

Re: Retiring in your 20s or 30s

<snip> No parkruns for us tomorrow, I believe. It's been an intentional "easy" week for me exercise-wise, a planned recovery week at the midpoint of my winter base training. Half a year's training lies ahead as preparation for my "A race" target event, a multi week overseas bike...

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