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Forum: General Discussion 18-12-2014, 14:48
Replies: 334
Views: 8,334
Posted By thefairydandy
I find it a bit bizarre that people are saying...

I find it a bit bizarre that people are saying the mother is being treated simply as a host. Every woman who chooses to get pregnant chooses to act as a host, often willingly sacrificing personal...
Forum: General Discussion 18-12-2014, 12:40
Replies: 334
Views: 8,334
Posted By thefairydandy
To be honest, I'm a little surprised they're...

To be honest, I'm a little surprised they're happy to let their unborn grandchild die so they can mourn. I'm not criticising, I just imagine if it were me I wouldn't want to lose them both. It's not...
Forum: The Apprentice 18-12-2014, 09:27
Replies: 90
Views: 5,683
Posted By thefairydandy
Anyone who has ever tasted konjac rice, pasta or...

Anyone who has ever tasted konjac rice, pasta or noodles would know that it would never make the mass market. It has an absolutely horrible texture and zero nutritional value. Very easy to get sick...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 22:30
Replies: 114
Views: 5,948
Posted By thefairydandy
The thing is I am a very punctual person, and am...

The thing is I am a very punctual person, and am well able to plan to arrive at places on time barring all sorts of accidents, and as a result, I often end up waiting around for a start time (or...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 22:29
Replies: 53
Views: 1,173
Posted By thefairydandy
I work 150% of my contracted hours...

I work 150% of my contracted hours...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 13:49
Replies: 145
Views: 5,658
Posted By thefairydandy
I was drawing a broader comparison of expecting...

I was drawing a broader comparison of expecting someone to be emotionally robust when their very circumstances undermine that.

I did wonder about straying into nature vs nurture but wasn't sure how...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 09:55
Replies: 145
Views: 5,658
Posted By thefairydandy
It's a bit hard to say 'pick yourself up, dust...

It's a bit hard to say 'pick yourself up, dust yourself off and don't let it affect you' to people whose ability to do just that has been damn well destroyed by bullies. My mum went from a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 13:50
Replies: 114
Views: 5,948
Posted By thefairydandy
I have a colleague like that. At one point I was...

I have a colleague like that. At one point I was working overtime on two projects, and was asked to support his department because they were struggling because he was working only his contracted...
Forum: The X Factor 06-12-2014, 21:26
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By thefairydandy
Eh, it was a few years ago. I remember being...

Eh, it was a few years ago. I remember being impressed at the time!
Forum: The X Factor 06-12-2014, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By thefairydandy
To be honest I think that's unfair on the vocally...

To be honest I think that's unfair on the vocally superb Matt Cardle and the admittedly odious but good performer and artist James Arthur.
Forum: The X Factor 06-12-2014, 21:21
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By thefairydandy
Nope. The show needs at least one consistently...

Nope. The show needs at least one consistently excellent vocal performer in the final.

Fleur, Andrea then one of the other two for the final for me. Though to be honest I find Ben dull as...
Forum: The X Factor 06-12-2014, 21:10
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By thefairydandy
I have a lot of respect for how self-composed and...

I have a lot of respect for how self-composed and contained Lauren is. She seems to be very aware of how the system works, but doesn't 'play' it and takes on constructive criticism well.

I think it...
Forum: The Apprentice 27-11-2014, 13:55
Replies: 69
Views: 6,815
Posted By thefairydandy
James reminds me a lot of my old boss - childish,...

James reminds me a lot of my old boss - childish, hyperactive with some sort of attentional disorder, and arrogant and autocratic. He was a complete nightmare to work for, and his business success...
Forum: The Apprentice 27-11-2014, 13:47
Replies: 281
Views: 22,688
Posted By thefairydandy
I don't think sales is a neat little category you...

I don't think sales is a neat little category you can be good at in all contexts. I'm not great at pitching direct to customers, but I have great rapport with clients and suppliers which are far more...
Forum: The Apprentice 27-11-2014, 11:32
Replies: 65
Views: 6,012
Posted By thefairydandy
Daniel was given quite an easy time in the...

Daniel was given quite an easy time in the boardroom for the edit, perhaps because they didn't want to waste time on the edit. At the end of the day, the bike attachment should have sold decently...
Forum: General Discussion 24-11-2014, 16:29
Replies: 48
Views: 1,620
Posted By thefairydandy
All of my most beautiful and treasured jewellery...

All of my most beautiful and treasured jewellery is second hand. In fact, modern jewellery is a big turn off for me (especially, and this will undoubtedly offend someone - Pandora! Height of naff and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2014, 19:21
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By thefairydandy
Not that I think you're implying that, but it's...

Not that I think you're implying that, but it's not the responsibility of other residents to act as doormen for emergency services - they might all have been out for example, or unable to easily...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2014, 17:43
Replies: 104
Views: 13,570
Posted By thefairydandy
This brings up mixed feelings for me due to my...

This brings up mixed feelings for me due to my own memories from childhood with my own sister, and in the end it comes down to Lena having very poor boundaries set for her that led to her being they...
Forum: Advice 31-10-2014, 14:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By thefairydandy
Yeah, usher is a literal description - you usher...

Yeah, usher is a literal description - you usher people to their seats! You can't expect little kids to do that. That's another helpful thing you can do on the way btw - offer to be a point of access...
Forum: Advice 31-10-2014, 12:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By thefairydandy
Though I don't want to dampen you lovely...

Though I don't want to dampen you lovely enthusiasm for this wedding, I must say I agree that even with the agreement of your friend and his best man, you're putting your desire to make a speech...
Forum: General Discussion 30-10-2014, 15:22
Replies: 80
Views: 3,116
Posted By thefairydandy
I'm not suggesting you put yourself in danger,...

I'm not suggesting you put yourself in danger, but remember, however big they are, mouthy idiots are hardly ever actually looking for a physical confrontation, and your car is still a solid lump of...
Forum: General Discussion 30-10-2014, 15:12
Replies: 246
Views: 10,213
Posted By thefairydandy
This, though I'd swap out 3 for 'Likes to explain...

This, though I'd swap out 3 for 'Likes to explain why someone's likes and dislikes or opinions in relation to art/music/books/ etc are wrong'. Hate it when smarmy gits imply that if you disagree with...
Forum: General Discussion 29-10-2014, 13:03
Replies: 36
Views: 1,083
Posted By thefairydandy
I'm astonished that for 4, you should only...

I'm astonished that for 4, you should only 'probably' avoid kissing in first meetings professionally!

It's the 21st century - shake a woman's hand if you meet her professionally, don't kiss any part...
Forum: General Discussion 29-10-2014, 12:52
Replies: 80
Views: 3,116
Posted By thefairydandy
Without fail, fast driving idiots in my parent's...

Without fail, fast driving idiots in my parent's valley are people who have just moved there or tourists. My parents know all their neighbours cars, and they both avoid leaving the valley on bank...
Forum: Advice 29-10-2014, 10:26
Replies: 29
Views: 2,123
Posted By thefairydandy
I would arm him with honest and open knowledge...

I would arm him with honest and open knowledge and advice, and a pack of light booze that will let him keep up without losing street cred without exposing himself to anything dodgy (cheap vodka runs...
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