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Interview the person below you.

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lewist
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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1801 Post by lewist » March 26th, 2012, 11:45 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Nick wrote:
jaywhat wrote:Which TV personality annoys you most?
Most of them. I find it hard to single any out but the one is the Julia something who prevents me from watching Countryfile. She really is appalling.


What is your favourite sunny day activity?
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1802 Post by Ken H » March 26th, 2012, 6:20 pm

Here in Florida, during the summer, I would seek air conditioning!

Same question.
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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1803 Post by lewist » March 26th, 2012, 6:55 pm

In the evening drinking copious quantities of wine with the neighbours, which I have just been doing. Hic. :)

Same question. :)
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1804 Post by anarchic-teapot » March 27th, 2012, 12:00 am

Reading a book on the balcony, surrounded by flowers, with a cool drink to hand.

What is your least favourite summer activity?

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1805 Post by thundril » March 27th, 2012, 12:39 am

Trying to apply both sunscreen and insect repellent in sensible proportions.
Any travel plans in the foreseeable?

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1806 Post by jaywhat » March 27th, 2012, 6:53 am

Yes, at the end of April we go to Devon to help about 60 people celebrate my Mum's hundredth birthday. I would guess I will have had enough of this world before 2037 comes round. She says she has!



How would you like to celebrate your hundredth?

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#1807 Post by lewist » March 27th, 2012, 7:48 am

I would like a family party with all the gang, grandchildren, great grandchildren, a few cases of Cloudy Bay Pelorus, a few sides of baked salmon, salad, strawberries and cream, and also, on another day, a canoe trip down the Spey.

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Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1808 Post by Dave B » March 27th, 2012, 9:32 am

Poking my tongue out at the cardiologists!

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1809 Post by Sel » March 27th, 2012, 12:39 pm

Egads...another 35 years ...not sure I am looking forward to that. Of course ask me again in another 10! :laughter: :laughter:

Do you plan to take in any of the Olympics this summer? Maybe just watch on the telly?
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#1810 Post by thundril » March 27th, 2012, 1:13 pm

None whatsoever.
Mind you, I have a nephew who's shaping up to be a very good trampolinist, so maybe next Olympics I'll have a motive for watching.
Have you ever discovered an interest in a sport completely against your expectations?

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#1811 Post by Nick » March 30th, 2012, 3:21 pm

Not really, but the nearest answer would be greyhound racing. I've been to a couple of charity dog racing evenings (one hosted by Stephen Fry, IIRC) and had a much better evening than I was expecting.


If you wanted to raise money for charity, what challenge would you like to do? Either because it is easy, or because it would indeed be a memorable challenge for you.

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#1812 Post by thundril » March 30th, 2012, 3:33 pm

Solo skydiving (ie not the strapped-to-an-instructor kind.)
When did you last eat a Greggs pasty?

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#1813 Post by animist » March 30th, 2012, 3:55 pm

thundril wrote:Solo skydiving (ie not the strapped-to-an-instructor kind.)
When did you last eat a Greggs pasty?
possibly in a past(y) life
When are we going to get some good wet rain?

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#1814 Post by thundril » March 30th, 2012, 4:30 pm

Good Wet Friday should see the end of the New Summer.
What is the most common colour in your wardrobe?

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1815 Post by Dave B » March 30th, 2012, 4:54 pm

Blue

Are you a sweatshirt or jumper person, or both equally?

[I find myself moving more towards jumpers these days.]
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#1816 Post by Alan C. » April 1st, 2012, 6:42 pm

Both equally I would say.

Do you ever talk to telemarketers,, or just hang up like I do?


animist, if you want some "good" wet rain, you can have some of ours :)
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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1817 Post by Fia » April 1st, 2012, 8:34 pm

I don't get many UK ones, having signed up for the phone preference service. But if they call asking for me I generally apologise that Madam is currently unavailable but I could book them an appointment... One asked if they could talk to the previous owner (deceased) I told them they would have to be celestially connected, and topped it with a sad sniff :redface:

I do have respect for the phone bank folk who are making their living, and hopefully am never rude. Many moons ago I worked for Edinburgh Uni cold calling folk evenings and Saturday mornings about health issues. One section was on HIV/AIDS awareness, in the sad days when young folk were dying and society was shunning them. I had some wonderful conversations through that if I'd managed to get them talking...


What work have you done that made you see things from a different angle?

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1818 Post by stevenw888 » April 2nd, 2012, 10:58 am

I once had to manage a team all working in telemarketing and got to see what a horrible soul-destroying job it really was. Do firms really still need to do this?
Sorry, that was rhetorical, my real next question is - What band would you fork out £100 for to see live?
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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1819 Post by getreal » April 3rd, 2012, 11:15 pm

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Saw them in the 70s at Greens Playhouse (before it became the Apollo) in Glasgow. Ah! Memories. My friend jumped on his car bonnet as he drove away after the show. It ended rather embarrassingly as the convent girl looked in the window and was met with a dispproving glare. She mouthed "sorry" and jumped off.

Rock and Roll!!

Who (not necessarily music based) would you pay £100 to see?
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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1820 Post by Ken H » April 4th, 2012, 12:10 am

I don't think any band is worth that much money, but it's been a while since I went to a concert and the prices surely have gone up.
Well, maybe Yes or Steely Dan if they were still playing. And of course, the Stones!

I did see the Bee Gees in Tampa when they had changed gears and just come out with their disco album, "Main Course". That goes back a ways! :smile:

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This is one of the great social functions of science - to free people of superstition. - Steven Weinberg

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Re: Interview the person below you.

#1821 Post by Sel » April 4th, 2012, 3:40 pm

Ditto on the Stones.

Do you indulge in Easter Bunny chocolate treats?
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