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Mike *

Mike * Report 3 Jul 2010 21:45

Scent-free zone - whatever next ?

Hair-dye free zone ?
Jewellery free zone ?
Beard free zone ?

The world's gone mad !

Mike *

Mike * Report 3 Jul 2010 23:09

Link to Sylvia's thread for Ginny ( how come women can multitask but can't find their way around ?)


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Jul 2010 23:16


and scent-free includes:-

hair sprays
deodorants and anti-perspirants

it always makes me laugh when I go to my doctor's office

Big sign at the receptionist's desk saying "This is a Scent-free Zone, please do not wear perfumed ......"

yet I will have just been to the washroom across the hall

....... and they have the most vilely perfumed soap in the dispensers in there!



Dozey Report 4 Jul 2010 10:01

Morning everyone

Oh my - what a lot of postings there are on this one for me to read through. It didn't matter then that I was AWOL for my late night one.

Sylvia - glad you liked Mr. Cellophane. My early (although today not so early) walk is generally around the time people are beginning to make their way to work and I see the same ones. I try a smile - many do not smile back, others even look away. However, there is one lady who lives up the road who always gave a beaming smile back. One day I did a very un-English thing. I stopped her and told her how much I appreciated her lovely smile and wished more people would be like her. I get an even bigger smile now.

Do not want to be the bearer of bad news but Sylvia I do not think perfumes and toilet waters last very long at all. Go off I believe. Do not know about the other items. I thought we had too many unnecessary rules & regulations in the UK but seems Canada is even worse if you're told not to wear scented stuff. You're probably too nice but I think I would have a word with the receptionist or, preferably the Practice Manager, about the perfumed soap. Cannot have one rule for us and one for them!

I bought a book in a charity shop recently - had high hopes of a good read. Sadly disappointed - not enjoying it at all. Do not like to give up though - I'll try to get to the end of it - and then it can go back there in the hope someone else might find it entertaining.

Ginny. My thought for the day is - you're lucky. JB is actually thinking about what you're saying. Currently in my household I'm not sure son even HEARS what I'm saying - let alone thinks about it:-)))

Michael - luckily I do not seem to have caused any confusion. I just thought she might have inferred it was a sly message which, of course, it wasn't but it can be quite easy to misconstrue things when they are posted rather than hearing them said. Realise I have been guilty of misconceptions - for which my apologies.


Dozey Report 4 Jul 2010 15:13

Well, I'll qualify that. I had been saying I needed help managing my I-cal - need to remind son of every appointment, booking MOT etc. etc. He actually came in and gave me instructions SLOWLY so I could understand:-))
Now when I come on computer calendar will automatically come up. Will stop me overlooking any.


SylviaInCanada Report 4 Jul 2010 20:51

evening nudge

There has been quite a shift with people over here.

We have a very large Chinese population, a large percentage born here and of several generations standing. No different to other Canadians

But we have had a major increase in immigration in the last few years .. starting from a couple of years before the Brits gave Hong Kong away.

For a lot of those years, the Chinese people I passed on the street would never acknowledge you ........ and this was cultural. Hong Kong and other Chinese cities are so crowded that a part of surviving is to "insulate" yourself against other people ......... keep your eyes on the ground, don't acknowledge others etc etc

In the last 2 or 3 years, I have noticed that many of these immigrants are going out of their way to acknowledge others ...... even little old men and ladies who speak no English will nod and smile at you as they pass by on their daily (or twice-daily) walk. Some of them even attempt to say Hello or Nice Day.

It's lovely to see!

The same thing happens in Japan, which is also very crowded, and people maintain a little circle around themselves .................... you do not enter that circle unless invited to. It might only be a couple of inches in circumference, but it is "their" space. You cause great offense if you do invade that space.



Dozey Report 4 Jul 2010 22:54

Thanks for the book tips Ginny - I'll make a note.

Didn't realise about Chinese and Japanese Sylvia. Did know Muslims consider it impolite to look one in the eye but think some are dropping that now and will smile and reply to a good morning.

Where's Michael? Absent without leave!


Dozey Report 5 Jul 2010 07:51



Dozey Report 5 Jul 2010 12:48

And again

Mike *

Mike * Report 5 Jul 2010 14:24

Checking in.
A bit delicate ... friend's ruby wedding do last night.
Nuff said !


Dozey Report 5 Jul 2010 18:23

Must have been a good do then Michael. Shame about the blood test.

Mike *

Mike * Report 5 Jul 2010 18:31

We had a group photo taken to recreate the wedding top table line up...(minus the parents), best man, bridesmaids, ushers and their respective partners...surprisingly all couples still together after 40 years and no-one missing !!


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jul 2010 19:55

Hi Michael

That must be somewhat unusual!

But how nice to see it (or rather, hear about it).

In our case, my maid of nonour is still with her husband (married 6 months longer than us). OH sis-i-l was the other one .... she was only 19 at the time, not married, and is now a widow. OH's best man is still with his wife (about 4 years longer than us), but his ushers have all moved on to other wives!

It's 43 years for us next month



Dozey Report 5 Jul 2010 23:37

Well, you know I'm divorced but pleased to hear some people make a real success of it!!

Mike *

Mike * Report 6 Jul 2010 01:19

Nightcap nudge.


Dozey Report 6 Jul 2010 08:09

Thought you would have needed an early night Michael after the previous night's shenanigans:-)))

Mike *

Mike * Report 6 Jul 2010 11:03

Had a nap during the day ... I was flagging .
Can't burn the proverbial candle like I used to.

Pathetic innit ?


Dozey Report 6 Jul 2010 12:17

Only one nap? I seem to find I need at least two nowadays. In that case I'm more pathetic than you then:-)))


Dozey Report 6 Jul 2010 18:13

Only one nap so far.


Dozey Report 6 Jul 2010 22:43

Yawn. zzzzzzz