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Old 25th August 2019, 00:55
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Only had four beers this eve, and that was enough
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Old 27th August 2019, 21:37
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I answered the door to the Tesco delivery guy tonight. My mum had to go out quickly and Tesco arrived when she was out (I usually hide upstairs when they come round) But tonight I had to answer the door and unpack the boxes. It was only slightly awkward because I unpacked the boxes really quickly so hardly any awkward silence. I also wished him a good night so at least managed to say something.
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Old 27th August 2019, 22:21
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^ I carry the boxes myself from the front door to the kitchen, so I don't have to interact other than swapping empty boxes for full ones.
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Old 27th August 2019, 22:28
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I don't really know what the etiquette is for that. I don't do online food shopping much, but when I do I just pile everything in the porch while they lift up each box in turn for me to grab the contents, then put it all away when they're gone.
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Old 27th August 2019, 22:51
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^When mum's delivery comes, they wheel it all through to the kitchen for her and I guess unpack it for her.
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Old 28th August 2019, 20:43
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They often seem to assume people want to chat and are obviously told to be friendly. I get that most people want that, it's just mildly distracting for me having a conversation - especially with someone new - when I'm unpacking and checking things - or at the checkout when I'm carefully packing my shopping. Part of my brain always goes - why is this person talking to me as if we know each other and are catching up? Then I'm like, oh they've been told to do this because the average customer likes it. Must be polite. All good practice I suppose. And if you order at the same time and day you often get the same driver, so I suppose it would be more natural to talk in that situation.
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Old 1st September 2019, 10:28
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I actually complained about something yesterday...
I was staying in a cheap hotel, the first room they gave me was not entirely clean (details omitted for politeness) so I went downstairs and said that the room wasn't clean. The woman apologised and gave me a different room. It went well!
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Old 4th September 2019, 10:37
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The hair on my head let me style it with little fuss today.
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Old 4th September 2019, 10:45
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Woah, just got some customer service feedback:

Always cheerful and efficient
Extremely friendly and helpful
Good attitude and nice personality
Excellent, well mannered yet professional and competent
Polite, courteous, cheerful and helpful
Good communication, cheerful and pleasant



Now i'm going to read what remarks others have got and question why i didn't get the same
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Old 14th September 2019, 22:46
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The other day, I went to a pub in Faversham and had a beer and some lunch, with just me and my dog. It was lovely.
A few years ago, there was no way I could go into a pub on my own and order lunch. I'd be too worried about what people thought about me being on my own. Now I just think, **** want people think. Anyway, there were plenty of people on there own there, so it's nothing unusual
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Old 15th September 2019, 09:33
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^^^ That's brilliant feedback Rocket Spud! congrats!

^ Well done Aleks, nice to hear of your accomplishments and long may it continue
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Old 16th September 2019, 14:44
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Managed my first longer length row since I started back at it. Did 6k in 22 mins.
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Old 16th September 2019, 15:36
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Nice. I was wondering myself earlier if they do rowing on the Thames. I know there is a place that does canoeing and somewhere that does some small sailboat thing. can't remember rowing though.

I like doing hill challenges on the cycle.
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Old 16th September 2019, 15:43
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I've never really been into rowing machines, but the other day I had a go on one belonging to one of my sister's housemates and I loved it! I'd never seen one like that before - it's made of wood and has a water bowl on the end that goes swish-swish as you pull.
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Old 16th September 2019, 15:48
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^That's the same one I've got. A waterrower.

They look lovely and are easy to store, but they don't have the same community as the Concept rowers do, so if you're competitive you're better off with the Concept as you can compete online.

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Old 16th September 2019, 15:51
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Ooh yeah, that's it.

The ones at the gym are just boring metal ones.

Can you fill it with juice?
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Old 16th September 2019, 16:08
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^Male tears work well. I might stick a block of Bloo in mine.
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Old 16th September 2019, 17:44
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Believe it or not I've been across the Thames of a speed boat, it was alright, but speed boats are much more fun on the sea at full speed.

I used to have an indoor exercise bike, but I sold it ages ago, really should start doing some cardio again.
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Old 17th September 2019, 16:57
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Recently, I took my dog to the pub and ordered a pint and some lunch, and felt completely comfortable.

In the past I wouldn't have been able to do order lunch on my own, especially with a dog which kind of brings attention. I would have cared too much about what people think about me being on my own. I've been going into cafes on my own for years, but to actually order lunch and to bring my dog is quite a recent thing for me.

I think pubs are one of the best public places to go on your own - they often have people from all walks of life in them, and quite a few people on their own. Admittedly not so easy at weekends when they are busier and have more groups and couples.
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Old 20th September 2019, 07:57
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I don't really know what the etiquette is for that. I don't do online food shopping much, but when I do I just pile everything in the porch while they lift up each box in turn for me to grab the contents, then put it all away when they're gone.
I ordered a food delivery for later because I also wanted to get cat food and litter in bulk. Every other time almost everything has been in paper bags (with just very large things loose), but I just saw in the email they say they no longer put anything in bags, paper or otherwise It wasn't that difficult to empty the boxes previously while the driver lifted them up for me. Now it seems that I'll have to take every single item out of the boxes individually. Jesus Christ.

Are you supposed to tip supermarket delivery drivers? I never know when you're expected to do it, so I usually just never do it. A few years ago when I had sofas delivered the guys who carried them into my house then sat down on the sofas catching their breath, and they seemed to be making a big deal over how tired they were from it, and I thought at the time they were probably hanging on for a tip (but I didn't give them one because I'd already had to pay to get them delivered).
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Old 20th September 2019, 08:46
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I ordered a food delivery for later because I also wanted to get cat food and litter in bulk. Every other time almost everything has been in paper bags (with just very large things loose), but I just saw in the email they say they no longer put anything in bags, paper or otherwise It wasn't that difficult to empty the boxes previously while the driver lifted them up for me. Now it seems that I'll have to take every single item out of the boxes individually. Jesus Christ.

Are you supposed to tip supermarket delivery drivers? I never know when you're expected to do it, so I usually just never do it. A few years ago when I had sofas delivered the guys who carried them into my house then sat down on the sofas catching their breath, and they seemed to be making a big deal over how tired they were from it, and I thought at the time they were probably hanging on for a tip (but I didn't give them one because I'd already had to pay to get them delivered).
Haha, sounds like they were milking it!

It depends - if you live in a place with easy access and they haven't had to make any exceptional efforts to get to your door and you've made light work of getting your shopping in ... then no

If it looks like they need a haircut then maybe a fiver - i got tipped a random twenty the other day
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Old 20th September 2019, 20:00
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That delivery was absolutely insane It took so, so long to take everything out one by one and pile stuff up on the floor while the driver stood there lifting up the boxes. When it got too uncomfortable I said, "This must take ages now you can't use bags, huh?" and he said "Yes... yes, it certainly does." I don't get why they can't use paper bags like before
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Old 20th September 2019, 20:32
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talked to my pet (a wild animal)
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Old 20th September 2019, 21:40
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Old 21st September 2019, 13:20
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That's great Aleks

I love it when people take their dogs into pubs, my dog used to be a good pub dog too, as she got older I used to take a blanket in for her. There's a pub near me that does mini pub meals for dogs
Aww! I might consider bringing a blanket next time

Its great most pubs allow dogs, as there are not many places you can take them. Although there are some pubs that don't allow them and are not very clear about it, and when you ask them they reply like you've just asked if you can have some free beer.
Most of the pubs are friendly though, and many i've been to have dog biscuit jars where you can help yourself!
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Old 21st September 2019, 21:14
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Did my first row over 30mins ever this eve, an 8k and that was on top of doing a 6k this morning. I think I'll try for a 10k next.

The streatching seems to be helping with the left leg numbness and shifting my weight on to my right side now and then during the row seems to help.

10k done. Not sure what next, maybe work on HIIT.
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Old 26th September 2019, 08:35
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I just put my head above the parapet and volunteered to be Welfare Officer for my son's football team. Never done anything like that before (ie a voluntary role) - I reckon it should be a good challenge for me. I need to do more things outside my comfort zone
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Old 26th September 2019, 08:52
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^ That's fantastic Working up the bravery to do something beyond what you're comfortable with is the only way any of us will improve.
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Old 26th September 2019, 22:00
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^ cheers Jen. It's only taken me (cough cough) years
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Old 27th September 2019, 12:03
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Signed up for a basic counselling course.
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