Random irritations of the day......

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People that are whining all over all social media platforms about likes of Mike Ashley keeping warehouses open for online delivery orders stating its not essential items or his company aren't key workers so shouldn't be at work, yet the same people are ordering from his & similar websites causing many of these workers for his or similar company's to have to be at work and making delivery drivers make pointless journeys to deliver the tat to them.. Its all over Facebook, twitter and I include this forum amongst that from the amount of posts of I bought today ordering nets, clothing etc. People need to learn to go without and find alternative entertainment. If it's not essential don't order it and you will be helping prevent others needlessly going to work and facing infection..
 

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Managed to find my deflated exercise ball. Can't find the pump though and our footpump doesn't have any adapters. Going to have to buy one.
 

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Managed to find my deflated exercise ball. Can't find the pump though and our footpump doesn't have any adapters. Going to have to buy one.
I always put the adapter for the G'kids footballs in a safe place so I can remember it next time...…...generally I can never remember where the safe place is.
Right now I'm guessing the shoe cleaning box next to the bike puncture repair stuff.
 

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People that are whining all over all social media platforms about likes of Mike Ashley keeping warehouses open for online delivery orders stating its not essential items or his company aren't key workers so shouldn't be at work, yet the same people are ordering from his & similar websites causing many of these workers for his or similar company's to have to be at work and making delivery drivers make pointless journeys to deliver the tat to them.. Its all over Facebook, twitter and I include this forum amongst that from the amount of posts of I bought today ordering nets, clothing etc. People need to learn to go without and find alternative entertainment. If it's not essential don't order it and you will be helping prevent others needlessly going to work and facing infection..
You're exhibiting far too much common sense.:)
 

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I always put the adapter for the G'kids footballs in a safe place so I can remember it next time...…...generally I can never remember where the safe place is.
Right now I'm guessing the shoe cleaning box next to the bike puncture repair stuff.
It's not with the shoe cleaning kit which lives under the sink. Am now venturing into the garage. I could be gone a whileo_O
 

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Car seat manufacturers

Bought a car seat and base off my mate at work as his daughter just gone to next stage

Same manufacturer as our old one in the garage

Ofc they change it so the new model doesn't fit the old base and the old seat doesn't fit the new base ..

So the twins will have a set side of car. Proper first world issue .. but if it gets too annoying can long off the bases and just strap them in

Just shouldn't be an issue. They should keep the fittings the same or able to hold older ones
 

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People that are whining all over all social media platforms about likes of Mike Ashley keeping warehouses open for online delivery orders stating its not essential items or his company aren't key workers so shouldn't be at work, yet the same people are ordering from his & similar websites causing many of these workers for his or similar company's to have to be at work and making delivery drivers make pointless journeys to deliver the tat to them.. Its all over Facebook, twitter and I include this forum amongst that from the amount of posts of I bought today ordering nets, clothing etc. People need to learn to go without and find alternative entertainment. If it's not essential don't order it and you will be helping prevent others needlessly going to work and facing infection..
Those drivers are probably happy that they still have the opportunity to earn a wage. If not they have the option to self isolate.
 
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"Bonkers" Hitchens going off on one again today in the Mail on Sunday (don't worry I only looked at the on-line version). He really is on a different planet to everyone else and revels in it.
 

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"Bonkers" Hitchens going off on one again today in the Mail on Sunday (don't worry I only looked at the on-line version). He really is on a different planet to everyone else and revels in it.
you don’t have to agree with him, not sure I entirely do, but all he’s doing is questioning the science behind the lockdown. He’s doing his job. To dismiss it out of hand is more ‘bonkers’. Believe it or not there is another viewpoint.
 
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you don’t have to agree with him, not sure I entirely do, but all he’s doing is questioning the science behind the lockdown. He’s doing his job. To dismiss it out of hand is more ‘bonkers’. Believe it or not there is another viewpoint.
The consistent thing with Hitchens is that he never allows ignorance to get in the way of an opinion.
 

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I've just seen that. Absolutely disgusting. But then not surprising when it's been underfunded for the last 10yrs or so.

Then they have the temerity to stand and praise, rely and clap them on Live TV. 🤬🤬
I’m no longer surprised at what people in this Country are willing to put up with!
Fantastic Charity spirit at times! But some of these NHS funding calls are doing me nut in!:mad:🤬🤬
 

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Crowdfunding to get NHS Staff PPE! way, way more than just a random irritation!
I've just seen that. Absolutely disgusting. But then not surprising when it's been underfunded for the last 10yrs or so.

Then they have the temerity to stand and praise, rely and clap them on Live TV. 🤬🤬
I doubt very much any hospital was carrying enough PPE for a crisis like this. First of all, most ward store rooms just don't have the room for it. Yes there'll be boxes of all sorts of things but nowhere near enough for a major crisis. If a Trust needs PPE it raises and Order Number for a supplier - the process is that simple. I think the shortage is more to do with demand being over and above its usual usage. I do know my last employer is struggling to get enough PPE off the production lines.

As for "its been underfunded for the last 10 years..." Do we really have to do the politics thing again? I started work in the NHS under Labour, and all my NHS years were under Labour. It was seriously underfunded then. My last year in the NHS was a Tony Blair year. The Trust was £48m in debt, and 99% of Trusts were running similar levels of debt - during the economy's (Blair's) boom years.

A lot of the equipment I decommissioned had originally been bought via charitable donations, and the same goes for commissioning of new equipment, both then and now. If you think the NHS under Labour, 10-15-20 years ago, was any better you're being naive. Believe me, it most definitely wasn't.
 

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I doubt very much any hospital was carrying enough PPE for a crisis like this. First of all, most ward store rooms just don't have the room for it. Yes there'll be boxes of all sorts of things but nowhere near enough for a major crisis. If a Trust needs PPE it raises and Order Number for a supplier - the process is that simple. I think the shortage is more to do with demand being over and above its usual usage. I do know my last employer is struggling to get enough PPE off the production lines.

As for "its been underfunded for the last 10 years..." Do we really have to do the politics thing again? I started work in the NHS under Labour, and all my NHS years were under Labour. It was seriously underfunded then. My last year in the NHS was a Tony Blair year. The Trust was £48m in debt, and 99% of Trusts were running similar levels of debt - during the economy's (Blair's) boom years.

A lot of the equipment I decommissioned had originally been bought via charitable donations, and the same goes for commissioning of new equipment, both then and now. If you think the NHS under Labour, 10-15-20 years ago, was any better you're being naive. Believe me, it most definitely wasn't.
As you are answering both posts I’ll answer my post first.

Possibly the biggest crisis we are facing as a Nation since WW2, I don’t care who’s in power or what stocks are in the cupboard, my only point is that the Government of the day should be providing the money for all stocks off PPE.

I fully understand the logistics of getting said supplies, pipeline times etc, but the funding should not be coming from donations, it should be a blank cheque from the Government.

As for the political angle, Stu’s correct imo, it has been unfunded for the last 10yrs and I don’t believe he said it was any better under Labour or Blair etc.

The problem is the here and now, the tories have the purse strings so have to take responsibility, and pointing of fingers can, imo, wait until we are out of this crisis.
 
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