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On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 20:38:52 +0100, James Hart wrote:

Ah the British Reserver getting in the way again. They should have kept an eye open for which table it went to and then pointed or even got up and followed it in a large restraunt, the take the waiter to the relevant table. You do need lots of smiles, laughs, puzzled expressions it really is great fun. Even more fun when there is no common langauge at all other than basic, universal, signs and gestures.

Yep, but be careful with those fingers, especially for one and two. B-)
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On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 23:12:52 +0100 (BST), "Dave Liquorice"

Quite - and in Italy you don't want to make the sign where the thumb and forefinger are made into a circle. It may mean that something is OK here; but there you would be suggesting that a person is an a**[*]hole.
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On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 19:38:52 UTC, "James Hart"

The best one I saw was my wife (English, from North London) trying to buy a loaf of bread in the bread shop. I stood outside and watched.
a) She didn't know the local word for the particular kind of bread she wanted.
b) She couldn't understand the shop assistant
c) The shop assistant couldn't understand her
Lots of smiles, pointing, holding out handful of money while correct amount was taken....
Wheer was this? Gateshead!
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On holiday in Spain last year my wife visited a small grocery shop attempting to buy butter. She speaks French but little Spanish, and (consequently) tried asking for "burro, burro...?" Very quizzical looks from the old dear behind the counter; much confusion on all sides. Eventually turned out she'd been trying to buy a donkey...
David
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there was a reasonably succesful pop group in New Zealand called the Headless Chickens. They are called that since one their number went up to a lifeguard on a beach in Spain and tried to ask 'where is the toilet?' instead he was asking 'where is the chicken?' iirc a mixup between poyo and pollo.
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On a school trip trip to France, one hapless individual kept going up to the waitress and asking for "chou-fleur" to put in his coffee. I have no idea how he got from lait to chou-fleur.
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i have an ex-boss, who swears blind, that his wife once shouted the length of a Calais supermarket -
'Ron - what's the french for Pate ?"
On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 13:39:01 +0100, "Christian McArdle"

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I have. And I found the manager at our local Homebase to be arrogant and complacent and completely uninterested in my complaint. So I complained to head office and he was changed for another imbecile. I don't know if this is a "win" or not. It doesn't feel like one.
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Maybe he had his jaw wired shut after breakin git in a terrible accident? There i bet you feel really bad now.

And about Homebase management in general. My experience of them is that as well as charging prices which are about the most expensive of any DIY store their management are particularly surly and incompetent.
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Quite agree! But IMO I think the reason they always have such a diabolical stock is because - as with fruit in the supermarket - the punters naturally cherrypick the decent stuff. But whereas in Sainsbury's the staff will hopefully remove the rotten, bruised stuff and replace it, that doesn't happen at B&Q and the same crappy bits of timber stay in the racks for evermore cos nobody has the nowse to shift it.
So I don't think it's that they buy in particularly bad stuff, they just don't bother checking their stock. Net effect to the punter is the same tho.
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Do not buy wood from the DIY sheds, go to your local timber yard/merchant, the wood will be twice the quality and half the price and almost certainly with a cheap cutting service also.
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Know of any in the viscinity of Guildford?
Seems here, finding a proper retailer rather than a shed is impossible. Big brand names is all you get around here. For example, the small car parts place I used to use closed down, so I now only have Halfords to go to when I need a part quick and the car's out of service. Shame, because Halfords is much more expensive compared to the smaller shop.
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On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 19:02:05 +0100, "David Hearn"

Although not the top of the pile, Jewsons have or can get quite good quality materials if you go to a TimberPlus or Sawmill branch.
There's one in Guildford in Walnut Tree Close (by the station) which is TimberPlus, and also one in Farnham with both.
If you are willing to look in the Blackwater valley, I believe that there are a few timber merchants if you take a look in Yellow Pages.
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Champions Timber have a branch in Dorking, depending on which side of Guildford you might be within free delivery range.
Toby
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Travis Perkins have taken over all the yards round here, and their timber quality and prices are little better than the sheds.
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wrote:

If you specify joinery quality, you get much better wood, but you do pay for it.
Colin Bignell
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On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 23:34:28 +0100, Dave Plowman

Yeah, it's getting pretty grim like that isn't it.
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Respectfully beg to disagree - the stuff right at the back in plastic wrappers was just as bad as the the unbundled single pieces at the front. Unless of course they have reached the point of minimal stock turnover because the racks are full of crap so no new stuff gets added. :-( Interesting to note that some wood was white and some was a nice honey colour from prolonged exposure to light - apart from the white bits behind the plastic straps. So they had been around for a while.
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Wonder if they're warped when they package them?
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I'm sure that's the problem with the plumbing fittings. Worst are the bath wastes. Every single bag has been split open and spare parts stolen, leaving maybe just a bit of overflow hose and a couple of washers. Yet I bet the cretins checking the shelves see the five bags the stock control allows and order no replacements. I wish they would package these things in boxes to stop this.
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