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Old 10th August 2019, 07:22
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^ playing the piano is a good thing. Very rusty myself but enjoy trying.
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Old 12th August 2019, 14:24
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Got up and returned to SAUK for support.
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Old 12th August 2019, 14:42
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Welcome back
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Old 12th August 2019, 15:02
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^^ good to see you back
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Old 13th August 2019, 16:28
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Welcome back.
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Old 16th August 2019, 10:38
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I just put my name down for a SA coffee/lunch thing tomorrow.
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Old 16th August 2019, 18:49
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You can talk to me too pink*lady.
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Old 17th August 2019, 16:10
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I just put my name down for a SA coffee/lunch thing tomorrow.
This was terrible It was just me and four guys, two much younger than me and two much older. It felt a bit awkward since the place was quite busy. I didn't feel too nervous talking to them, but I got the impression that none of them really wanted me there. Oh well. They weren't really the kind of people I'd be friends with anyway.
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Old 17th August 2019, 17:05
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This was terrible It was just me and four guys, two much younger than me and two much older. It felt a bit awkward since the place was quite busy. I didn't feel too nervous talking to them, but I got the impression that none of them really wanted me there. Oh well. They weren't really the kind of people I'd be friends with anyway.
Well it was good that you gave it a try.
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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 1st September 2019, 20:33
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^ excellent result! Well done.
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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 4th September 2019, 14:11
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Originally Posted by jen.m.
This was terrible It was just me and four guys, two much younger than me and two much older. It felt a bit awkward since the place was quite busy. I didn't feel too nervous talking to them, but I got the impression that none of them really wanted me there. Oh well. They weren't really the kind of people I'd be friends with anyway.
Well done for going though.

Where was it and who organized it? If you don't mind me asking!
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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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