The happy old man thread...

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Blackwhite » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:25 pm

Guy who runs one of my favourite neighbourhood curry places just swung by with a couple of cold beers and a card. Business struggling, I've not been in or had a delivery for many weeks, and still the gesture with a smile and a delayed catch up on the doorstep. (This is beyond just marketing, I've been to family parties, they're just nice folks.)

Xmas starting to beat work, covid and Brexit in what passes for my consciousness.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Bobbycollins » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:48 pm

The Old Peculier I ordered a few weeks ago arrived exactly on time on the 22nd. Since I placed the order, the Christmas gathering rules have changed, leaving me to drink all 36 pints and its in perfect condition. The sacrifices one has to make to keep the local economy intact. Happy Christmas all.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby AmarinderBedi » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:59 pm

Bobbycollins wrote:The Old Peculier I ordered a few weeks ago arrived exactly on time on the 22nd. Since I placed the order, the Christmas gathering rules have changed, leaving me to drink all 36 pints and its in perfect condition. The sacrifices one has to make to keep the local economy intact. Happy Christmas all.


A tremendous pint! Merry Christmas!!

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Ponte » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:47 am

Christmas, HOM or Bielsa thread? I got a Newell's Old Boys T-shirt for Christmas :cheers:

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Blackwhite » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:24 pm

For reasons lost to time I'm a dinosaur in that I like to have a paper diary along with online ones. Wife buys me one every year, knows the make and format etc.

2021 edition has been personalised with a Bielsa quote on the cover , and better still one relevant to the year :cheers:
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Devi » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:22 pm

You can keep your Newells paraphernalia and your quotes from God...

This is what Christmas is all about...

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:lol:
I like it. What is it?

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby the flying pig » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:18 pm

Sheesh, even a grinch like me has to admit that's magnificent.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Blackwhite » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:19 pm

Do they do pessaries in one per month blister packs? Cos if they do, Valentine's Day is a cinch next year.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby MightyWhite » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:29 pm

Ponte wrote:Christmas, HOM or Bielsa thread? I got a Newell's Old Boys T-shirt for Christmas :cheers:


Always said you should have Nob written across you

Merry Christmas :tongue:
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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Ponte » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:35 pm

MightyWhite wrote:
Ponte wrote:Christmas, HOM or Bielsa thread? I got a Newell's Old Boys T-shirt for Christmas :cheers:


Always said you should have Nob written across you

Merry Christmas :tongue:

:lol:

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby metalsmurf » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:37 pm

:D Derby :D
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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby FredFlintstone » Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:26 pm

After almost 12yrs of freezes and cuts my employer is giving out a pay rise. :cheers:

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby metalsmurf » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:53 pm

Leeds :D (see grumpy thread)
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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:05 pm

Ooh, I’ve been headhunted for summat I’d probably do.

Long way to go in that the person who’s been in touch isn’t the ultimate decision maker and there’s how I’d fit into their structure and multiple interviews and whatever. But hey, it’s a glimmer of light; less money, more joy.
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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Mustafaster » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:14 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:Ooh, I’ve been headhunted for summat I’d probably do.

Long way to go in that the person who’s been in touch isn’t the ultimate decision maker and there’s how I’d fit into their structure and multiple interviews and whatever. But hey, it’s a glimmer of light; less money, more joy.

Delighted for you, mate.
If you're set up for the future, go for the joy.
Covid effectively retired me, and I am so grateful.
I was totally stuck in a rut without realising it.
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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Ponte » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:14 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:Ooh, I’ve been headhunted for summat I’d probably do.

Long way to go in that the person who’s been in touch isn’t the ultimate decision maker and there’s how I’d fit into their structure and multiple interviews and whatever. But hey, it’s a glimmer of light; less money, more joy.

Fewer money?
Sounds good, though. With the kids gone/going there’s a lot to be said for a few quid less and more enjoyment in your work. I look forward to that day.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:16 pm

:lol:

I very nearly went straight in with fewer money. It should probably be a board rule.
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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:25 pm

Nice, Eric. You are going to follow up, right? I expect a full drama thread of its own, cunt counter on the visit etc
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Ponte » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:23 pm

My birthday is in a couple of weeks time so I have decided to treat myself and ordered the Manscaped that I keep hearing about on one of the podcasts (Phil Hay?).
I've gone for the 'Performance Package'.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Andymac-47 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:47 pm

eric olthwaite wrote::lol:

I very nearly went straight in with fewer money. It should probably be a board rule.

Eric I did it 10 years ago, the prevoius job entailed me flying to Liverpool or London at the drop of a hat at least once a week, never looked back. Good luck!
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