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  • Lessons you never learn
  • Premier Icon Mister-P
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    Why, at the age of 45, have I still not worked out that I don’t need to squirt so much Fairy Liquid into the sink when I do the washing up? I always end up with a ridiculous amount of bubbles. it should be so simple and yet every day I muck it up.

    What silly mistakes do you make on a regular basis?

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    ADD (How not to be) Gets me every day 😬

    All of my lessons are essentially unlearned! From forgetting to add a store loyalty points card to my door keyring rather than the car keyring (I more often shop by bicycle, rarely use a car) to leaving the phone uncharged before I need to go out. Most of my plans/tasks have an untidy backup plan as a result. ie because phone is uncharged and I need to go out, so then I have to carry a powerbank and charge in transit/en-route. But it too is uncharged/and or dodgy charger-cable is dodgy and has needed replacing for the last 18 months. So plan C is grab the Nokia PAYG/burner. Also uncharged. Plan D is give Mrs P an emergency-number/useful contact as I am (through idiocy) due to be short-term incognito.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    That arguing on the internet will change anyone’s mind

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    That you should use scissors to open a bag of rice

    Premier Icon Straightliner
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    Openining the oven and not moving my face out of the way before being hit by the heat wave.

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    That arguing on the internet will change anyone’s mind

    Yes it will

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    That you should use scissors to open a bag of rice

    ..and decant it into a suitable container because the bag will split or the bit of resealing tape will not stay stuck.

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    LOL @ johndoh

    APF 🙂

    Premier Icon nickc
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    [Bows at johndoh] – very good…

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    the bit of resealing tape will not stay stuck.

    Clothes pegs FTW – until the bag splits, obvs

    Premier Icon chrispo
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    Taking too little food/water/clothes/tools on rides to save weight

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    To do those niggly little maintenance jobs at the end of a ride rather than leaving them til later, and then forgetting until I’ve already started the next ride.

    Openining the oven and not moving my face out of the way before being hit by the heat wave.

    +1 – every sodding time

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Why, at the age of 45, have I still not worked out that I don’t need to squirt so much Fairy Liquid into the sink when I do the washing up?

    Are you my other half? She washes up under a pile of suds a foot high, it drives me spare. The plates need a second wash after she’s finished to get all the soap off. If you struggle with portion control, do what I did in the end and start buying cheap-ass liquid instead of Fairy.

    Also, add the liquid just before you turn the taps off rather than right at the start.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    As for resealing bags, revolutionise your life.

    Premier Icon escrs
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    Openining the oven and not moving my face out of the way before being hit by the heat wave.

    This happens to me everyday! im 44 and i will keep doing it until i die (or burn my face off)

    Premier Icon nickc
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    She washes up under a pile of suds a foot high

    In my kitchen there’s a magic box under the counter…

    Premier Icon solarider
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    That arguing on the internet will change anyone’s mind

    Yes it will

    No it won’t

    Definitely the oven door sauna for me too.

    And there are 4 sinks in the office toilets, one of which always sprays water making it look like you have wet yourself. Guess which one I always use?……

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Openining the oven and not moving my face out of the way before being hit by the heat wave.

    See also opening the just finished dishwasher while wearing glasses

    Premier Icon Dickyboy
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    That alexpalacefan isn’t alexfacepalm

    No offence meant but my brain always reads it wrong

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    As for resealing bags, revolutionise your life.

    Ah, that’s one lesson I did learn. 😊 (proudface). (actually was given some of those clips as a gift for new home). They worked for a while until wearing out.

    Opted for kilner jars about 15 years ago soon after first visiting an Organized Person.

    Rice goes in jar. Done. No plastic nonsense and haven’t broken a jar yet. They are pretty indestructible tbf.

    Still manage to forget to open the rice/lentils/flour/buckwheat/whatever with scissors bit sometimes 😉

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    If the bath is so hot you can barely keep your feet in. Don’t sit down.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Yes it will

    That’s not arguing that’s just contradiction!

    Premier Icon Caher
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    Don’t try and grab a six pack from electric overhead cables. Doh!

    Premier Icon tall_martin
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    Anything to do with spellings

    Premier Icon dc1988
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    That if I don’t put a timer on then I won’t remember that I’ve put something in the oven. Cue wondering what the burning smell is 30 minutes later.

    Also closing the fridge, I just swing it closed but it always seems to stop a cm before closing. Cue beeping from fridge a few minutes later as it’s getting warm

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Drinking too much whisky is baaad, m’kay

    Premier Icon nickc
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    That alexpalacefan isn’t alexfacepalm

    wait, what? He isn’t?

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    Don’t try and grab a six pack from electric overhead cables. Doh!

    This one took me a moment to spot the reference.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    That alexpalacefan isn’t alexfacepalm

    Mind. Blown. [Carl-Sagen.gif]

    If the bath is so hot you can barely keep your feet in. Don’t sit down.

    Ah, what you’ve got there is what is known as a Monkey Bath.

    Cos when your bum touches the water you go “ooh, ooh, ooh!”

    That’s not arguing that’s just contradiction!

    No it isn’t.

    Premier Icon Esme
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    Mister-P, my mother insisted that “everyone she knew” diluted the washing up liquid (into two bottles, 50:50 with water). I had NEVER heard of this before, and was tempted to ask all her friends.

    Premier Icon TomB
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    I have never learnt that there is plenty of time to produce academic work in advance of the deadline given. Throughout school and university I’d be up burning the midnight oil on deadline day, vowing that “next time I’ll get it finished well in advance”. I’m now (not) writing my MSc dissertation, due in April, could easily have finished it by now but for chronic procrastination. Probably will be doing several all-nighters to get it done in time…..

    Premier Icon nickc
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    No it isn’t.

    is this a 5 minute argument,  or the full half hour?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I have never learnt that there is plenty of time to produce academic work in advance of the deadline given.

    You are me and I claim my five pounds.

    Premier Icon Olly
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    nipping out to the shed to do a quick job, but then allowing that quick job to develop into a job involving Paint, or Glue, or Oil or worst of all NoMoreNails without checking whether you might be wearing your best/favorite Jumper.

    Former best jumper.

    Every flipping time.

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    I have never learnt that there is plenty of time to produce academic work in advance of the deadline given.

    3am special. Always do it. Always hate it.

    Premier Icon paulneenan76
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    Procrastination for the most part. So, go and get petrol ahead of when you need it not when you’re late to get to whatever appointment you have and need fuel to get there.

    Stooze the credit card over before the 0% finishes not 4months of interest later.

    Choose to annoy the good lady her indoors at the same time every month for nearly two decades – it’s the definition of stoopid!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    I have never learnt that there is plenty of time to produce ANY work in advance of the deadline given.

    FTFY

    Premier Icon white101
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    All of the above

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    That alexpalacefan isn’t alexfacepalm

    Glad its not just me

    Premier Icon binners
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    Openining the oven and not moving my face out of the way before being hit by the heat wave.

    Every

    single

    sodding

    time!

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