Overheard

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PostRe: Overheard
by Rocsteady » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:12 pm

Seems fair.

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PostRe: Overheard
by Errkal » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:28 pm

You need to change company.

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PostRe: Overheard
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:46 pm

Stupid sexy cows

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PostRe: Overheard
by Dual » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:14 pm

Funniest conversation I have ever heard on a bus! Young girl &lad, she's telling him about the 'massage ' parlour she works in as a receptionist & as he's single he should try it, he was asking questions& joking--- or maybe not--- that he'd like a 60 yr old, she said we've got all shapes/sizes/ages so you could have a muff, is that what they're called?, he answered think you mean milf lol. True story that brightened up my ride home on the 47a !!

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PostRe: Overheard
by Heskimo » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:21 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: Overheard
by Moggy » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:10 pm

GRcade has invaded my office. Some consultants behind me are currently having the “sit or stand to wipe” debate. :lol:

“How can you sit? The mechanics of that just boggle my mind!”

“Get home tonight and try it, it makes sense once you just sit”

“But…but…how does that even work? Standing just works!”

“Doesn’t standing just squish it all into your cheeks?”

“This isn’t work talk, this is pub talk. Stop it!”

“But I just don’t get it. How can you do it sitting down?”

I am so tempted to ask them if they fold or scrunch and what they put in their fridges. ;)

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PostRe: Overheard
by Jenuall » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:30 pm

:dread:

Time to get that bidet installed in the office toilets.

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PostRe: Overheard
by Karl_ » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:32 pm

Moggy wrote:... Some consultants behind me are currently having the “sit or stand to wipe” debate. :lol: ...

:lol: :lol:

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PostRe: Overheard
by Moggy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:53 am

Person 1 “So how was the Massive Attack gig?”

Person 2 “Great, I really enjoyed myself. The only thing was, I know they are a really political band but they kept showing political stuff on the screens. It was all anti-war and anti-establishment stuff and I don’t go to gigs to see that stuff”

Person 1 “Yeah, you just want to have a beer”

Person 2 “Exactly”

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PostRe: Overheard
by Mini E » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:58 am

A teenage girl on a train in Sydney around Christmas in a strong Aussie drawl:

"And then... I woke up... and all I could taste was pot... and I was like fuuuuuuuuuuuck".

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PostRe: Overheard
by Moggy » Thu May 09, 2019 1:54 pm

“I want to get my tongue in there and lick it all out”

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PostRe: Overheard
by Dowbocop » Thu May 09, 2019 2:18 pm

Some medical students on the bus yesterday:

"Caesarians are one of the oldest operations, they've been doing them since the Renaissance."

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PostRe: Overheard
by rinks » Thu May 09, 2019 2:40 pm

Presumably they meant the operation where there’s a chance of the mother surviving. Rather than, you know, just butchery.

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by Karl_ » Sun May 12, 2019 12:15 pm

I found it interesting to learn that caesarian sections are not actually named after Caesar. The word (and possibly the family name too) comes from caesones, a Latin word which means "one who was cut out".

The medical student is possibly wrong the other way -- I have a feeling that modern caesarian sections, as a piece of surgery where the mother had a decent chance of surviving, weren't performed until after the industrial revolution. (I had a quick Google which suggests African doctors had better techniques earlier, which is interesting.)

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PostRe: Overheard
by Lagamorph » Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 pm

Sitting on the train back from Edinburgh

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PostRe: Overheard
by Samuel_1 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 am

Moggy wrote:This is a thread to share any conversation that you have overheard but not been involved in.

Earlier today I overheard the following conversation in the office.


Person 1: strawberry floating trains were delayed again yesterday. Somebody ought to invent teleporters!

Person 2: Oh that is definitely going to happen, maybe not in my lifetime but they are definitely coming.

Person 1: Really?

Person 2: Yes, think about it. Thousands of years ago you could only cook food using fire, now we have microwaves that can cook food just with waves. Teleporting isn’t that far fetched.

Person 1: Yeah….I guess….

Well, they have teleported a photon into space...

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PostRe: Overheard
by Dowbocop » Sat May 18, 2019 11:10 am

rinks wrote:Presumably they meant the operation where there’s a chance of the mother surviving. Rather than, you know, just butchery.
Karl_ wrote:I found it interesting to learn that caesarian sections are not actually named after Caesar. The word (and possibly the family name too) comes from caesones, a Latin word which means "one who was cut out".

The medical student is possibly wrong the other way -- I have a feeling that modern caesarian sections, as a piece of surgery where the mother had a decent chance of surviving, weren't performed until after the industrial revolution. (I had a quick Google which suggests African doctors had better techniques earlier, which is interesting.)

Forgot I posted this and suddenly thought about it the other day.

Seemingly not as silly as I initially thought then, a quick look on Wikipedia suggests that usually the mother was already dead or dying. Even if Caesar himself wasn't and outcomes weren't good, it was very much a thing long before Tudor and Stuart times (see Macbeth). He also said it was the second goriest operation he'd ever seen, and having seen the floor underneath one I think he's not far wrong! I actually nipped away from my wife and asked a nurse if that much blood was supposed to be coming out :slol: :dread:

You'd probably look at germ theory and anaesthetic as the main drivers of survival, like with most surgeries.

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PostRe: Overheard
by Jenuall » Thu May 23, 2019 9:12 am

Two young guys clearly not long out of uni overheard in the kitchen at work:

Person 1: .. so I came into the kitchen and he was just there using my flour!
Person 2: What? Had he asked you for it?
Person 1: Nope, just took it out of my cupboard and was using it right in front of me!
Person 2: Crazy.
Person 1: Then he goes on and uses all of Tony's butter and he's like "you're going to need to get more butter mate" ... unbelievable. And after that he starts using my wok, I couldn't believe it!

I had to leave as the injustice was just too much to handle! :lol:

To be fair it did make me realise that I really don't miss having to live in a house/flat share type scenario - everyone has their own shelf in the fridge, don't put your stuff near mine, why is it always me that has to do X etc. :dread:

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PostRe: Overheard
by Moggy » Thu May 23, 2019 9:54 am

“So did you vote?”

“No because there is no box saying “I don’t trust any of you!””

“My partner is going to spoil her ballot as a protest, they count them all up you know”

“Do they?”

“Yes it is the only way to show that you don’t agree with any of them”

“Well they never listen do they? So yeah spoiling it is probably best”

“So are you going to spoil your ballot?”

“No, I can’t be bothered voting”

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PostRe: Overheard
by Victor Mildew » Thu May 30, 2019 8:32 am

what's a qwerty keyboard?

It's the name of this type of key layout.

I always thought it was quirky.

No it's named because the first set of keys spell qwerty.

....But why isn't there a U instead of a W?



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