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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:47 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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.....to avoid a 'family day'.


I know it sounds nasty, but is anyone still pretending to work tomorrow to avoid visiting 'special' relatives? Great thing is that by pretending to work on Monday you have managed to avoid having to visit relatives from Saturday onwards - I know I did. I've even managed to get them to believe that I'll be leaving after a hard day at work tomorrow (actually spending the day on the bike in the middle of nowhere) and travelling up late night so that when I arrive they should expend effort cooking me dinner and treating me like the prodigal son for all the hard work that I expended to enable me to visit them.

Anyone, or just me?

Bah humbug

Pete


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:21 am 
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I'm pretending to work right now :D can knock off for real at 12.30 though


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:42 am 
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pete_mcc wrote:
.....to avoid a 'family day'.


I know it sounds nasty, but is anyone still pretending to work tomorrow to avoid visiting 'special' relatives? Great thing is that by pretending to work on Monday you have managed to avoid having to visit relatives from Saturday onwards - I know I did. I've even managed to get them to believe that I'll be leaving after a hard day at work tomorrow (actually spending the day on the bike in the middle of nowhere) and travelling up late night so that when I arrive they should expend effort cooking me dinner and treating me like the prodigal son for all the hard work that I expended to enable me to visit them.

Anyone, or just me?

Bah humbug

Pete


Christmas is great isnt it! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:19 am 
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orange71 wrote:
I'm pretending to work right now :D can knock off for real at 12.30 though


I heard that you're always pretending to work :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:21 am 
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:oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:12 am 
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not pointing this at you petemcc but some people really do hate christmas. i just cant figure them out this is my favourite time of the year! except for slade.....i hate that song so much. :x


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:39 pm 
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I hate xmas too .

10 years in catering trade and you ll hate xmas too .


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:01 pm 
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I'm always pretending to work. Some bosses notice some don't worry :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:51 pm 
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i'm not a bah humbug type but i do get a bit sick of it, was invited out last night by friends, told them i had family here and i couldn't, it wasn't that i didn't want to go out with them, it's just i usually drive us all coz i'm not a big drinker but we'd have gone out and they would pushed me into drinking lots and staying at one of their houses, just couldn't be arsed with the hassle of it all, you know, the getting drunk, the staggering back, the continued drinking, sofa, waking up feeling sh*t and then thinking am up too early/late? should i help with breakfast? when is it polite to leave?

tonight was the parents at a nice restaurant, good food, no hassle.

stil got new year yet, london, can i be arsed? £40 minimum to get there, god knows how much on beer/food, and bound to feel sh*t new years day. oh and the hassle of do i try to pull the girl i'm staying with and risk embarrasment bearing in mind i'm in the dreaded "friendzone"!! :(

i might beable to get out of it with work but they (and she) know my hours! BUGGER! :(


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:02 am 
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nuts to that matey! i went out in manchester last year on new years eve, every bar you go in it takes 30 mins to get to the bas**rd and then another half hour to get served. got home in the morning bladdered after having a row with the missus £200 lighter and then the taxi charged us £50! for a fifteen mile journey! needless to say im not going out this time, spending it with family at home. no hangover newyears day and a nice big meal and sleep.
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