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Overheard in the canteen
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Scot Chegg
Posted - 17 March 2017 09:32
Young woman: "I think I will have some porridge"
Leery old man: "Porridge is an ancient grain, now much underrated despite its flavour and nutritional value. I thoroughly recommend you have it for breakfast every morning."


I mean, creep, obviously, but also well played.
Scot Chegg
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:12
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nobody? ok then
saoirse99
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:13
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I was going to write "I cannot wait until we are your overlords and you are compelled to eat porridge every day" but then I thought about how foisting good health upon those one has subjugated probably isn't that controversial so I won't bother
Scot Chegg
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:44
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heh - my neg-rater is back! (not you clergs)

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ReggiePerrin
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:49
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Perrin's Third Law: Before saying it, always think through in your head how it might sound when read out across the cold dead air of an Employment Tribunal.
TDB
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:53
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How is that 'well played'?
bananaman returns
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:31
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Why were both participants speaking as if they were in a Learn English as a Second Language DVD?
Osama
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:43
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bit off to reveal customer conversations
Scot Chegg
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:05
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TDB it sounds like an obvious euphemism to me


ossie m7, peace my luvva. you're being really crabby of late and I'm so nice to you. yet you keep sticking the knife in and it's really really mean
TDB
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:14
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maybe, but 'porridge is an ancient grain'? Cheers for that bit of mansplaining granddad, better hurry up or you'll miss Time Team.
Scot Chegg
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:13
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I assumed he was referring to his ageing spunk...
Cymock Sion-Rief
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:26
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Would be better if he'd said, "I'd teach you to make it, but I make a point never to stir another's porridge"...

But well played nonetheless.
TDB
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:28
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I would call his comments 2/3 cringy to 1/3 creepy, a cocktail I call 'the Teclis'.
#ivankabehired
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:29
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Are you living in a Mind Your language rerun?
Scot Chegg
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:29
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heh

he certainly performed the Teclis