On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:57:50 +0000, Graham. wrote:
SWMBO has been (once); I escaped.
We nearly went together back in 1999. I wanted to investigate Costco
(across the other side of the car park) and we went there first. We ended
up staying, joining, and shopping (and had pizza instead of meatballs or
whatever). Then we went home.
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depends on what you need
I have an awkward dog-leg in my hallway which precludes getting a sofa into
the house horizontally.
the only way to get it around the bends is to stand it on one end
But three-seat sofas are too tall to fit through the doorways like that (and
I had got fed up with being uncomfortable trying to lounge on a two-seater).
Of all the shops that I looked in for a new sofa, only Ikea's came in parts
with the arms separate so that it would fit through the door and round the
corridor that way. The fact that it was 600 pounds cheaper was not a factor
in my decision!
Pretty similar to me. I have a double bed I bought at IKEA just outside
Geneva in 1980. Since then it's been to California and back to the UK.
That it came as a kit has meant I've been able to dis- and re-mantle it
a dozen or more times quite easily, and not had to worry about narrow
staircases and the like. Still going strong.
New Socialism consists essentially in being seen to have your heart in
the right place whilst your head is in the clouds and your hand is in
I go probably once a year. Head down with a plan, and get what I've
basketised online. Free coffee going in and out, and a meal if the
queues and enormous families aren't too bad.
Last time I went, a mate had a pretty nasty panic attack. We were in the
middle of the maze and he asked the way out. No easy answer. I dread to
think what would happen in a fire.
I'd swear some people think of it as recreation.
The recreation - when I was last there - seemed to consist of people
returning things they'd bought earlier - just because they'd changed their
mind. With a queue to do this a mile long. And all I wanted was faulty
goods replaced. Which involved the same queue. Took something like two
hours to get to the head of the queue.
*Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
Was it not this crowd who put in a one way system at selected stores and
stopped customers heading back around the wrong way to collect goods they
realised they wanted, instead having to walk to the end and come back in
If that is the ethos generally I hardly expect service to be the byword.
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That is the problem. They know they are unlikely to get sacked and, even
if they do, can get benefits.
If they want brain surgeon salaries, they should have worked to gain the
qualifications. Being lazy isn't an excuse to be rude.
Suspect someone is claiming a benefit under false pretences? Incapacity
Benefit or Personal Independence Payment when they don't need it? They
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