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    Not really a peeve but more something that confuses me.

    When someone connected to football dies, either player or fan, someone will inevitably say 'it puts football into perspective'. What does that even mean? If the guys who collects the trolleys in Tesco dies do they say 'it puts my weekly shop into perspective' or if someone who really likes films and is a regular at the cinema dies is it 'it puts the moaning about the price of popcorn into perspective'?

    It just seems a bit of an empty phrase to me.
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    GP surgery receptionists. I'm ringing up to make an appointment to talk to the doc about recent blood tests. "Oh they're clear!" says the receptionist.

    I just fixed a date all the same. It's best to speak to a doctor I reckon.

    GP receptionists that seem to believe they are fully medically qualified and demand to know every detail before they’ll even deign to consider seeing if they will allow you to make an appointment

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    Not really a peeve but more something that confuses me.

    When someone connected to football dies, either player or fan, someone will inevitably say 'it puts football into perspective'. What does that even mean? If the guys who collects the trolleys in Tesco dies do they say 'it puts my weekly shop into perspective' or if someone who really likes films and is a regular at the cinema dies is it 'it puts the moaning about the price of popcorn into perspective'?

    It just seems a bit of an empty phrase to me.
    I think football is used at it's something that people tend to get very emotional about and often it seems to mean more to them than anything else in life. The term to me is meant to make people realise that it is just a sport and nowhere near as important in relation to life and death. That's how I interpret it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McD View Post
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    GP receptionists that seem to believe they are fully medically qualified and demand to know every detail before they’ll even deign to consider seeing if they will allow you to make an appointment
    Correct, my mum was one and thought she could diagnose anything wrong with me or my brother, which one time lead to him hobbling about for a week with a foot broken in half(no lie) as her put a tubi grip on it didn't seem to work

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    I think football is used at it's something that people tend to get very emotional about and often it seems to mean more to them than anything else in life. The term to me is meant to make people realise that it is just a sport and nowhere near as important in relation to life and death. That's how I interpret it anyway.
    I kind of get that but isn't it the little things like getting emotional about football that play a part in making life worth living in the 1st place? I can't help but think if someone dedicated a large chunk of their life to following a football team they probably struggled to put the game 'into perspective' at times as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    I kind of get that but isn't it the little things like getting emotional about football that play a part in making life worth living in the 1st place? I can't help but think if someone dedicated a large chunk of their life to following a football team they probably struggled to put the game 'into perspective' at times as well.
    Yes agreed, also the term "no one should go to a football match and not come home" which is also often used could just as easily be "no one should go to the shops for a loaf of bread and not come home". The emotion of football and it's relationship to put loss of life into context is often used.

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    Bang out of order :-)
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    Bang out of order :-)
    It always ends tits up.

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    When your Mrs suddenly announces that she's got friends coming this afternoon when I was all set for super Sunday! . I'll be upstairs with the laptop if you need me dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit Crab View Post
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    When your Mrs suddenly announces that she's got friends coming this afternoon when I was all set for super Sunday! . I'll be upstairs with the laptop if you need me dear.
    You going for a protest Tommy tank?

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    You going for a protest Tommy tank?

    Yes, thrashing myself to the scintillating football produced by Manchester City, an absolute joy to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit Crab View Post
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    When your Mrs suddenly announces that she's got friends coming this afternoon when I was all set for super Sunday! . I'll be upstairs with the laptop if you need me dear.
    Worse than that is when you’ve got a random day off work during the week and you’ve got a day of doing absolutely nothing at all planned.......then you get the text “do you want to meet for lunch?”

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooo But there’s no excuses at the ready as you’ve already committed to doing **** all that day.

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    I'm in the dentists and waiting but having to listen to the receptionists giving surprisingly intimate details about their health problems at top volume. I'm the only punter in the place. Then a few more folk come in and the health chat stops. Gimme a break ladies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    I'm in the dentists and waiting but having to listen to the receptionists giving surprisingly intimate details about their health problems at top volume. I'm the only punter in the place. Then a few more folk come in and the health chat stops. Gimme a break ladies!
    You seem to get similar chats amongst folk on public transport these days via phone or otherwise. Some of it is embarassing but, you do get the odd wee nugget of gold that helps pass a journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    You seem to get similar chats amongst folk on public transport these days via phone or otherwise. Some of it is embarassing but, you do get the odd wee nugget of gold that helps pass a journey.
    I find it a bit worrying myself. Mobile phones are to blame for a lot of it. But folk seem oblivious to the world around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    You seem to get similar chats amongst folk on public transport these days via phone or otherwise. Some of it is embarassing but, you do get the odd wee nugget of gold that helps pass a journey.
    You should hear what people come out with in the back of a taxi. A woman once came out with the classic line of “sorry Allan, but between you me and the bedpost, I was diagnosed with scabies this morning, you’re going to have to sleep on the couch” she was on the phone saying this while another woman was sitting next to her in the back.

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    Documentary makers in America’s complete inability to make a programme without trying to sex it up by exaggerating the facts. I was watching one called secrets of the underground last night. It was about the volcanic activity around Naples. There was no need to exaggerate what was happening as it’s already an interesting story, and it has a history surrounding it that’s well known to everyone. They seem to do it all the time, it’s got to the point that you’re never sure what’s proper fact and what’s not. It’s not what you should be thinking when watching a documentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Documentary makers in America’s complete inability to make a programme without trying to sex it up by exaggerating the facts. I was watching one called secrets of the underground last night. It was about the volcanic activity around Naples. There was no need to exaggerate what was happening as it’s already an interesting story, and it has a history surrounding it that’s well known to everyone. They seem to do it all the time, it’s got to the point that you’re never sure what’s proper fact and what’s not. It’s not what you should be thinking when watching a documentary.
    I was told the the Canadian NWT stopped the filming "Ice Truckers" because they were over-exaggerating the dangers. Not that there aren't any dangers, but the film makers were dramatising them for effect. The authorities didn't like them doing it and put a stop to it.

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    People who seem to think its ok to fill up their car, pay for the fuel, come back and sit in their car putting on lipstick/some sort of make up and then make a phone call whilst your sat behind waiting to use said pump. Then getting a evil stare when you toot and gesture, ever so politely, to get a move on!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibee87 View Post
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    People who seem to think its ok to fill up their car, pay for the fuel, come back and sit in their car putting on lipstick/some sort of make up and then make a phone call whilst your sat behind waiting to use said pump. Then getting a evil stare when you toot and gesture, ever so politely, to get a move on!!
    100% hanging offence.

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    You should hear what people come out with in the back of a taxi. A woman once came out with the classic line of “sorry Allan, but between you me and the bedpost, I was diagnosed with scabies this morning, you’re going to have to sleep on the couch” she was on the phone saying this while another woman was sitting next to her in the back.

    Women tell each other everything guys....everything :

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    Women tell each other everything guys....everything :
    Yet you expect us men to be mind-readers

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    Yet you expect us men to be mind-readers
    pretty much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. S View Post
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    pretty much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. S View Post
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    Women tell each other everything guys....everything :
    It's true. They do. Except the wife. She doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    And what do you mean by that?

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    It's true. They do. Except the wife. She doesn't.
    Her pals know EVERYTHING

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