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Oddments: - Grin with cat attached
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Oddments: Feb. 6th, 2003 10:48 am
1) I really should know better than to eat baconandsausage butties
2) wildeabandon: Trace chains are not strong enough to pull collapsed goths to their feet by. Fortunately I found the pendant...
3) eviltwinemma: You've probably seen that I've made a post to commune about That Bloody Strobe.
4) nisaba: Have you see the pics yet and are you OK with them?
5) Landlord is ignoring requests for clearance to fix boiler. Argh.

From: valkyriekaren
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 03:12 am (Link)
don't eat bacon/sausage butties. Too much fatty and hard-to-digest food in one go will upset your stomach.
*kisses poor kitty tummy*
From: feanelwa
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 06:02 am (Link)
*eew*
seconded :/
~horrified elf~
From: duncanneko
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 07:27 am (Link)
Don't listen to them, it sounds lovely ;-)

mmm... sausages...
From: wildeabandon
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 03:46 am (Link)
gothslut: Trace chains are not strong enough to pull collapsed goths to their feet by. Fortunately I found the pendant...

Eek. I have no recollection of doing this, but apologies if they're warrented.
From: wechsler
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 03:49 am (Link)
No problem - it was a 2-quid trace chain, and I have a spare. Just seemed an odd choice of thing to grab me by ;)
From: dennyd
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 08:13 am (Link)
You actually grabbed the entire front of his top, in a 'scruff of the neck' style, but I can see how the chain would have taken the brunt of it. Anyway, he was only down there coz you scritched him, so I wouldn't take any complaints too seriously  ;)

Ah right

From: wechsler
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 08:27 am (Link)
I'm glad someone remembers what happened more closely than I do. I was a bit dazed at that point ;)
From: zotz
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 04:24 am (Link)
I don't get commune at work, but my immediate comments on the strobe are :

1) We don't put it on except by accident. The switch is on a panel, with the other light switches, which is out of sight behind a beam. Accidents happen, and we're sorry, but it's more a result of the physical layout than anything else.

2) No, there isn't an off switch. Once it's going, it's going, and I don't know of a way to turn it off before it decides that it's finished.

It's crap, but then the lighting's generally crap. I'd get more into the sackcloth and ashes routine here, but I'm off soon and it won't be my problem any more.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 04:28 am (Link)
I wonder if there's any way of marking it (probably not visually, if you can't see it very well but maybe by touch, fake fur fabric stuck to it or something), so that it would be harder to press it by accident?
From: duncanneko
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 04:32 am (Link)
Or get a bit of sticky tape or something similar, tape the switch off (if it's that type of switch) or tape something over it. Then you'll at least get a bit of resistance when you try and hit it, so you know which one it is.

Is what I've got on the one lightswitch at home I don't want to turn off (for some reason it controls the power to the plug sockets by my bed)
From: zotz
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 05:01 am (Link)
These are ideas. I don't know how much difference they'd make - most of the mistakes are at hurried moments - but I'll have a word about giving something a go.
From: kaet
Date: February 6th, 2003 - 09:25 am (Link)
I know it doesn't help you, but having lived in private rented accomodation and worked for a council, council tenants get absolutely excellent service in comparison. They take into account things like not having any heat (or too much!) and have guaranteed times-to-fix (in that case at the council I worked 24-hours for first attempt, 48 for repair). They aim for a level of service like a reasonable owner-occupier might expect. 'coruse that's why they were "inefficient" and HATs are more "efficient". 'twas just a way of giving less to people with little money.