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Killing time

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How do you prefer to kill time

Art gallery
1
5%
Museum
4
21%
Bookshop/library
3
16%
Window shopping/browsing
3
16%
Internet cafe
0
No votes
Wandering aimlessly around
2
11%
Find a bench and watch the world go by
2
11%
Go for a snack in cafe
1
5%
Lap dancing club or similar
0
No votes
Other - please explain
3
16%
 
Total votes: 19

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Firebrand
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Killing time

#1 Post by Firebrand » August 1st, 2008, 12:44 pm

You have exactly one hour to kill in a town or city you already know quite well and you're not hungry. How do you spend it? You can only pick one, so please pick your top preference.

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Re: Killing time

#2 Post by Beki » August 1st, 2008, 1:47 pm

I picked a museum. I love going round them and we were very lucky in Glasgow at having some superb ones - all of which are free to visit.

I was in holiday with my mates in Ibiza and they were appalled when I said that I wanted to visit the museum at the top of the hill in Ibiza Town. They actually stayed outside to wait whilst I went in for an hour. :shrug:

It was small, but very interesting if any of you are ever there!
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Alan C.
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Re: Killing time

#3 Post by Alan C. » August 1st, 2008, 3:16 pm

I ticked "other" I would spend the hour in the park (assuming there was one) if not, I would go to the museum.
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Re: Killing time

#4 Post by Nick » August 1st, 2008, 4:01 pm

I've never thought of going to a lap dancing bar to kill an hour! Most of the time there isn't a museum or art gallery handy, so I ticked bookshop. If I've ten minutes to wait for a train, I'll dive into Smith''s to have a quick look around. If a proper bookshop is available, so much the better!

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Re: Killing time

#5 Post by Maria Mac » August 1st, 2008, 5:50 pm

It does depend on lots of things like which city it is and how recently I've visited a particular museum. If it's central Glasgow and I've only an hour, I'd probably go to the gallery of modern art because it's free and accessible and exhibits change fairly frequently.

If it were Bath, I'd prioritise going for an Alice Lunn bun.

Generally, I like museums so that's what I ticked.

(Hubby would definitely go for a coffee and muffin if he wasn't hungry so don't let him tell you any different.)

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Re: Killing time

#6 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » August 1st, 2008, 8:02 pm

One hour's not enough for a museum, if you have to include getting there and back. I'd wander, but not quite aimlessly. I'd aim for water. The riverside, or esplanade, or harbour, or docks, or a lake, or even a park with a small pond. I don't know why. I'm not a water-lover. I can't even swim.

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Re: Killing time

#7 Post by kbell » August 1st, 2008, 8:46 pm

Maria wrote:It does depend on lots of things like which city it is and how recently I've visited a particular museum. If it's central Glasgow and I've only an hour, I'd probably go to the gallery of modern art because it's free and accessible and exhibits change fairly frequently).
If it's Glasgow it would have to be an indoor activity because it's always raining. I'd probably head for St. Mungo's Museum of Religious Life because I've never been. I don't know how much I'd get to see in the time available. Otherwise, like Maria, I'd go for the GoMA or the McLellan Galleries.
Emma Woolgatherer wrote:One hour's not enough for a museum, if you have to include getting there and back.
That would be true of large museums but there are plenty of tiny ones. The Provand's Lordship, which is the oldest house in Glasgow, doesn't require an hour to see it all. Recently, I visited the Old Bridge House Museum in Dumfries which is a gorgeous wee place but only needs about twenty minutes!
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Re: Killing time

#8 Post by lewist » August 1st, 2008, 9:02 pm

I decided to find a bench and watch the world go by. I might of course sit in a cafe with some coffee and do likewise or go to a bookshop or museum. It all depends on context. but discreet people watching can be fun.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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wizzy
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Re: Killing time

#9 Post by wizzy » August 3rd, 2008, 3:36 pm

I ticked window shopping, because I don't think I could spend an hour in a bookshop or library. I might go to a park, but would be more likely to explore a new park than one I was familiar with.

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Ninny
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Re: Killing time

#10 Post by Ninny » August 3rd, 2008, 4:35 pm

Museum option is very popular! I don't know that I want to kill time - there is so little of it left...

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Re: Killing time

#11 Post by Alan H » August 3rd, 2008, 9:18 pm

Ninny wrote:Museum option is very popular! I don't know that I want to kill time - there is so little of it left...
Speak for yourself! Or were you referring to your beloved hubby?
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Re: Killing time

#12 Post by Moonbeam » August 4th, 2008, 2:15 am

The idea of spending a whole hour browsing in a bookshop....sounds like heaven!

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Re: Killing time

#13 Post by jaywhat » August 4th, 2008, 5:58 am

I voted before I realised that I just had an hour in a specific place etc.
- like Nin, I do not like the phrase 'Killing Time'.

I would aimlessly wander about but it would not be aimless and I would sit watching the world and his wife go by with my pen and notebook not far away. I wish I was doing it now.

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Ninny
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Re: Killing time

#14 Post by Ninny » August 4th, 2008, 11:29 am

Alan H wrote:
Ninny wrote:Museum option is very popular! I don't know that I want to kill time - there is so little of it left...
Speak for yourself! Or were you referring to your beloved hubby?
Hi, Alan! It seems to me that there isn't enough time in one life to do all the exciting/clever/kind things. I have no hope now of walking the Pennine Way; and the things I can do will only be half done by the time I die. (Jaywhat has assured me, this morning, that he isn't going to die, so that's all right!)

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Re: Killing time

#15 Post by Zoe » August 4th, 2008, 11:44 am

If I was child-free I'd browse the shops because I so rarely get the chance to do that.

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Re: Killing time

#16 Post by Ninny » August 4th, 2008, 3:29 pm

Zoe wrote:If I was child-free I'd browse the shops because I so rarely get the chance to do that.
If I was husband-free I'd browse the shops because then I wouldn't hear "HOW much?" and have to endure the pity of shop-assistants.

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Re: Killing time

#17 Post by Maria Mac » August 5th, 2008, 12:21 am

Moonbeam wrote:The idea of spending a whole hour browsing in a bookshop....sounds like heaven!
Damn you, Oz-girl! I thought of your post when I found myself with a bit of time to kill before meeting Alan in Glasgow today so I wandered into Borders and came out half an hour later over £50 lighter. :angry:

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Re: Killing time

#18 Post by Val » August 9th, 2008, 4:18 pm

I love bookshops but spend far too much money and then find I haven't time to read them all. I lined up all my unread books and the total cost was over one hundred and fifty pounds. My way of killing time ought to be to carry one of those books and read it whilst I wait.

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Re: Killing time

#19 Post by Alan H » August 10th, 2008, 3:55 pm

Val wrote:I love bookshops but spend far too much money and then find I haven't time to read them all. I lined up all my unread books and the total cost was over one hundred and fifty pounds. My way of killing time ought to be to carry one of those books and read it whilst I wait.
What you should do is take one of your unread books with you to the bookshop and read it there instead of buying new ones...kills two birds with one stone.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Killing time

#20 Post by Nick » August 10th, 2008, 11:52 pm

....so long as you can get a decent cup of coffee while doing so. Sadly, the possibility of obtaining a decent cup of tea apparently disappeared with Empire...

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