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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr Black Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 2019 at 1:34pm
Sadly yes.

Got back to work on Monday after 2 weeks away. Some glib Redchrisasked me ‘did you enjoy your holibobs?’

In my head I wanted to take an angle grinder to them and pour surgical spirit into the wounds i inflicted. The sad reality is that I smiled sweetly and answered with the classic ‘yes thanks’.

I used to work with a guy who used the term ‘drinkypoos’. I hated him with a vengeance.
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A man said that ??? I was picturing some plump blonde lady with a small dog on her lap
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I would have said “I don’t understand what you’re saying, please use real words (like a f*@#ing grown-up).”
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Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

I'm old enough to remember a row of shops in the village (Holbury, Hants) consisting of a butcher, green grocer, fish monger, baker, etc where my mother could walk down each day & pick up the necessary stuff for dinner (or tea as we called it). That arrangement of neighborhood shops was the norm then. Pity that now one only see's those kind of specialist shops in affluent neighborhoods. 
 
There was a time when really small towns (we usually don't say 'villages') would have most everything you needed for life. In fact, many small towns had people who actually manufactured things. Things like wagons, saddles, clothing and had mills for fabrics or grain. But that was a really long time ago. Another thing a small town might have, though not the smallest, was a decent hotel, perhaps even with live entertainment on Saturday night. There might even be two banks.
 
The biggest difference may have been that most businesses were locally owned. The money spent one day didn't leave town the next day. The local businessmen were also the local political leaders who had more of a vested interest in local affairs than might be the case today. They were the people who lived in Italianate-style houses in the nicest part of town. Ordinary people lived in ordinary houses in other parts of town and there was still room for people who lived in shacks.
 
Things change, of course, but everything changes and it's not so easy to put your finger on what makes things so different today. Probably the one thing that caused more changes than anything else was widespread ownership of cars. I remember hearing so many complaints about the traffic and the lack of parking when I was little--in a town of less than 8,000 people.
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Originally posted by BlueTrain BlueTrain wrote:

Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

I'm old enough to remember a row of shops in the village (Holbury, Hants) consisting of a butcher, green grocer, fish monger, baker, etc where my mother could walk down each day & pick up the necessary stuff for dinner (or tea as we called it). That arrangement of neighborhood shops was the norm then. Pity that now one only see's those kind of specialist shops in affluent neighborhoods. 

 
There was a time when really small towns (we usually don't say 'villages') would have most everything you needed for life. In fact, many small towns had people who actually manufactured things. Things like wagons, saddles, clothing and had mills for fabrics or grain. But that was a really long time ago. Another thing a small town might have, though not the smallest, was a decent hotel, perhaps even with live entertainment on Saturday night. There might even be two banks.
 
The biggest difference may have been that most businesses were locally owned. The money spent one day didn't leave town the next day. The local businessmen were also the local political leaders who had more of a vested interest in local affairs than might be the case today. They were the people who lived in Italianate-style houses in the nicest part of town. Ordinary people lived in ordinary houses in other parts of town and there was still room for people who lived in shacks.
 
Things change, of course, but everything changes and it's not so easy to put your finger on what makes things so different today. Probably the one thing that caused more changes than anything else was widespread ownership of cars. I remember hearing so many complaints about the traffic and the lack of parking when I was little--in a town of less than 8,000 people.
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