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DougS
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Room 101

#1 Postby DougS » November 7th, 2007, 9:05 pm

Here's the obligatory Room 101 thread. May I suggest we keep things like towns and countries out of it (I once saw the whole town of Portsmouth offered up on the TV programme). I also think religion and everything related to it would be pretty predictable for this forum - can we just take that as a given? There must be other things that wind us up!

For me it's McDonald's hamburgers. They are, frankly, disgusting. Actually the whole "restaurant" (for want of a better word) chain bearing the name McDonald is disgusting. The staff are idiots, the toilets are foul, the food, AFAIC, is inedible.

The worst thing about them is that they have taken over some fine old buildings.

Get rid of McDonalds!



:angry:

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#2 Postby Curtains » November 7th, 2007, 9:38 pm

I would like to put all the irritating radio DJs and their stupid phone-in competitions in Room 101.

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#3 Postby Noggin » November 7th, 2007, 10:07 pm

Idiotic TV game shows like the one I've just switched off in disgust.
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#4 Postby Zoe » November 8th, 2007, 11:52 am

Magazines that contain nothing but tittle tattle about so-called celebrities.

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#5 Postby Diane » November 8th, 2007, 5:23 pm

Machines that answer phones in place of human beings.

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#6 Postby Bryn » November 11th, 2007, 9:05 pm

Vacuous TV presenters who are employed for their looks

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#7 Postby Lifelinking » November 11th, 2007, 9:18 pm

The staff are idiots


I know this is not really a serious thread Doug, but is this fair? I might agreed with McDonalds going in to room 101, but this seems a bit harsh. :wink:
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#8 Postby Bubbles » November 11th, 2007, 11:17 pm

Those awful little plastic stirrers that you get instead of spoons - how cheap can you get? I'm sure they are the off-cuts from something else that is mass produced.

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#9 Postby Alan C. » November 11th, 2007, 11:27 pm

Milk cartons (can anybody get them open without spilling some of the contents?)
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#10 Postby jaywhat » November 12th, 2007, 10:06 am

All liars - but especially religious ones.

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#11 Postby Alan C. » November 12th, 2007, 12:25 pm

jaywhat wrote:All liars - but especially religious ones.
:hilarity:
That would solve overpopulation at a stroke.
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#12 Postby Nick » November 12th, 2007, 12:33 pm

I think we should concentrate on unreasonable choices, not rather than obvious ones, so I'm going to put Gordon brown's lower lip in room 101. He can't help it, but once you've noticed it, it can never fail to annoy. For no good reason.

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#13 Postby DougS » November 12th, 2007, 1:37 pm

Lifelinking wrote:
The staff are idiots


I know this is not really a serious thread Doug, but is this fair? I might agreed with McDonalds going in to room 101, but this seems a bit harsh. :wink:

Probably not - sorry for the sweeping generalisation. My own recent experiences of the staff there have been abysmal but that doesn't mean they're all idiots, only some of them.

Having been disturbed three times last night, another thing I'd sling in Room 101 is car alarms. Who invented them? And where does s/he live?

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#14 Postby Lifelinking » November 12th, 2007, 10:02 pm

I was being overly sensitive, :nod:




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#15 Postby Zoe » November 13th, 2007, 12:41 pm

Are you trying to tell us something, L?


*note to self: keep eyes peeled for Lifelinking behind counter at McDonalds*

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#16 Postby Lifelinking » November 13th, 2007, 10:57 pm

:laughter: No burger flipping for me Zoe. Maybe I should explain.

When I was a young chap still at the school, my first paying job involved doing weekend shifts at an industrial laundry. The job involved tasks such as cleaning the filters at the back of the machines. Dirty, hot work that occasionally involved getting burns from the pipes on the forearms if you weren't careful. Around the same time my old man was working long hours in a factory, and my mother was working as an auxilliary nurse and taking cleaning jobs.

(tell that to the young people today...... Image :grin: )

I really have no complaints. My home life was full of laughter, and love, and books. There were and are so many folk out there who have it much, much harder than I could even dream of. But when I see folk of all ages and from many different backgrounds taking often menial jobs at places like McDonalds and elsewhere, I am reminded that each one of them will have their own reasons for being there, their own stories to tell.



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#17 Postby Alan H » November 13th, 2007, 11:09 pm

DougS wrote:Having been disturbed three times last night, another thing I'd sling in Room 101 is car alarms. Who invented them? And where does s/he live?
I can assure that I DO NOT design car alarms...only house alarms. Of course, any that I have designed will NEVER go off in the middle of the night! :redface:

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#18 Postby Maria Mac » November 13th, 2007, 11:41 pm

Lifelinking wrote: But when I see folk of all ages and from many different backgrounds taking often menial jobs at places like McDonalds and elsewhere, I am reminded that each one of them will have their own reasons for being there, their own stories to tell.

L

Indeed. When I taught English to foreign students many of them found work at McDonalds. Most of those kids came from very comfortable backgrounds and had already graduated from university. They were just in London for a year or so to learn English fluently.

Alan H wrote:
DougS wrote:Having been disturbed three times last night, another thing I'd sling in Room 101 is car alarms. Who invented them? And where does s/he live?
I can assure that I DO NOT design car alarms...only house alarms. Of course, any that I have designed will NEVER go off in the middle of the night! :redface:


What about that one that was so sensitive it was set off by a fax machine, for pity's sake! :laughter:


I'd put all the video/audio cassette wrappers and other packaging that I can't open easily into Room 101

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#19 Postby Malcolm » November 14th, 2007, 2:05 pm

There are so many things I'd like to put in there but I'll confine myself to the three that have irritated me just today.

1. I had sausages and mash for lunch. I hereby nominate all sausages that taste like one of my knitted jumpers.

2. da da DA da. da DA da. da DA da. DA DA. Recognise it? It's the damn NOKIA ringtone!

3. People who don't dispose of their chewing gum in a clean and considerate manner!

:headbang:

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#20 Postby Heurismus » December 3rd, 2007, 12:12 pm

Ghost writers! They do posterity a terrible disservice. :sad:
The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. - J.S. Mill


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