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  1. delta79

    delta79 TowersStreet Member

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    You pass a tv with blue peter on it and wonder if the presenter should be revising for their GCSE's

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    I have it on good authority, that no matter how evil we chaps may think Izal was..... imagine being a girl having to endure a certain thing only girls have to endure...
     
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    Now that's what you call Sh1t paper.

    Forget you Andrex, Cushelle, Kleenex etc... any paper that wasn't Izal was a luxury to use
     
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    What I never understood was why some people (grandparents, I'm looking at you) insisted on using this stuff even decades after the Andrex puppy was a grandparent itself. I'm still scarred by the memory of having to hold in No. 2s because, frankly, wee's were bad enough as Izel's zero absorbency resulted in wee running everywhere when sorting out one's lady parts, as Diogo alluded to above. Grim. Tell me no-one is still using this stuff in the 21st century??
     
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    We have a roll at work. It only comes out in two circumstances
    1. We need tracing paper.
    2. We have an unwanted guest.

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    My gran insisted that it was more hygienic... the paper isn't absorbent, the turd cannot penetrate the paper barrier so to speak.
    Horrible stuff, lots of employers liked izal because staff would sooner bring their own...less cost overall!
    Can still be purchased.
    Best use as tracing paper..as mentioned above.
     
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    Do kids these days go out and take brass rubbings of tree trunks?
    Or maybe because the weather is hot this weekend go for a swim in the river?
     
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    Do kids actually go outside today? Do they know theres a world outside of xbox?
     
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    I find it hard to believe anyone ever took a rubbing of tree bark. Even the bleakest times in all of history, there has always been something better to do!
     
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    :( I can vaguely remember taking rubbings on school trips

    Only vaguely as old age is destroying the brain cells
     
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    I remember doing rubbings in primary school. It must of been something to do to take up time.

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    I went to Alton today, didn't go on a single ride, just fell asleep in the gardens with a book. Old.
     
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    That isn't old thats park operations on a bank holiday weekend :D

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    :( Last time I did that, found a nice grassy spot. Dozed off then woke up covered in ants :eek:

    Then again I did have half a bag of Nemmy donuts with me :rolleyes:
     
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    Flamingoland in a heatwave about a decade ago.
    Had a big row with the wife, so I sulked off like a man, visited mates and did all the local coasters.
    On the third day, I crashed out on the grass in the shade of a big tree at mingoland.
    Awake but very very still.
    Little girl..."Is that man dead mummy?"
    Mummy..."No, just old and hot."
    Me...thumb up.
    Mummy..."See."
     
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    Wow that is old ! Being mistaken for dead :D
     
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    Oh dear. A year and a bit to go until 40. I still use a velcro wallet, occasionally wear a band t-shirt, and own an 'adult scooter' that I bought during a "F*** it, why should kids have all the fun?" moment. On the velcro wallet thing, if you use a suave leather wallet for your notes and cards, where the hell do you put your coins?!

    https://bestlifeonline.com/50-items-no-man-in-40s-should-own/
     
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    2 and a half years to go and i swear i can tick a third of those things
     
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  19. BarryZola

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    My leather wallet has a pouch on the front that sort of folds out which stores the coins. It's a good quality one and has lasted me about a decade now. Bodenschatz is the manufacturer. Go on, treat yourself :)
     
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    When you are chatting to a couple of 16yr old students and mention CRT televisions. And they reply, ' what are they'

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