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Started by mememe on Sep 5, 2018 1:19:23 PM
Capitalist Money Madness Two: Electric Boogaloo

More decent discussion from the UK News stalwarts

mememe - 05 Sep 2018 21:44:28 (#16 of 4879)

That is definitely the thing I miss the least about teaching. I'm working all the hours there are at the moment, but usually I can stop and forget about it in the evenings and weekends. Sunday dread is a thing of the past.

I'm so busy I took my mac to the launderette today when it was the annual duvet washing.

HorstVogel - 05 Sep 2018 21:52:17 (#17 of 4879)

can't macs work by themselves these days?

mememe - 05 Sep 2018 21:56:40 (#18 of 4879)

Frankly I wish mine could at the moment. I am working through the FAQs of a dating site. The sort of good steady work I like having, but don't like doing.

xDiggy - 05 Sep 2018 22:12:39 (#19 of 4879)

Does your wife know about this?

PostmodernToss - 05 Sep 2018 22:23:48 (#20 of 4879)

Preparation is fun, especially for sixth-form (which makes up almost half my timetable).

It's *marking* which sucks.

HorstVogel - 06 Sep 2018 05:37:32 (#21 of 4879)

Especially if you have bright kids, no?

FleurDuMal - 06 Sep 2018 07:46:23 (#22 of 4879)

I don’t mind marking.

I will never repeat my mistake of correcting a student’s erroneous use of ‘less’, with ‘fewer, ffs!’, however.

Now you know why they tell teachers not to mark in red pen....

SinnerBoy - 06 Sep 2018 08:25:22 (#23 of 4879)

Why won't you correct a grammatical error again, Fleur?

Oh, nice to see you back, Toss, you old wanker!

FleurDuMal - 06 Sep 2018 08:44:08 (#24 of 4879)

It was the 'ffs' element that might have been a bit superfluous.

RosyLovelady - 06 Sep 2018 08:47:50 (#25 of 4879)

Several times I've found myself using old Talk expressions in real-life conversation with civilians: wrongmo, aces & skill, do one wankfan ...

AlanII - 06 Sep 2018 08:48:49 (#26 of 4879)

I will never repeat my mistake of correcting a student’s erroneous use of ‘less’, with ‘fewer, ffs!’, however.

Hahaha

mememe - 06 Sep 2018 09:38:36 (#27 of 4879)

Does your wife know about this?

I have to have a profile to be able to write these FAQs. I took the advice of the lovely Claire (my contact at the company) and created a profile as a 23 year old woman. My profile has no picture, and a three word description ("Just a girl"). I get a *lot* of messages, and it's all been quite an eye-opener!

FleurDuMal - 06 Sep 2018 09:39:24 (#28 of 4879)

Any dick pics?

mememe - 06 Sep 2018 09:56:00 (#29 of 4879)

No, but a lot of people my age - the creepy old buggers. I would imagine the dick picks start coming once you're actually engaging with them.

I promised I wouldn't respond to any posters, but there are a few I'm dying to ask just who they think they're going to attract with their profiles, their pictures and their lines.

Tagyourit - 06 Sep 2018 11:07:55 (#30 of 4879)

there are a few I'm dying to ask just who they think they're going to attract with their profiles, their pictures and their lines.

That's probably H*lfN*ls*n and B*ss*b.

HorstVogel - 06 Sep 2018 11:08:04 (#31 of 4879)

what would their success rate be I wonder?

SheikYerbouti - 06 Sep 2018 11:14:16 (#32 of 4879)

They should just send out a cock pic. All the chicks love a cock pic. They say, 'Monsieur, with this unsolicited picture of your genitalia you are really spoiling us'.

Tagyourit - 06 Sep 2018 11:19:54 (#33 of 4879)

hah! Just had a call asking if I'd be interested in a role on the EU Exit Programme as part of the Project Management team. When I politely declined the agent sighed and said "No one want's to work there, at this rate Brexit's going to get cancelled cos no one wants to run it".

ThreeFlewOver - 06 Sep 2018 11:24:51 (#34 of 4879)

What rate?

ThreeFlewOver - 06 Sep 2018 11:25:20 (#35 of 4879)

Aside from a cost in terms of your soul, that is!

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