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    Major gripe.

    You're in the pub and need the facilities which are situated in the basement. Also, you require a brief sit-down in the cubicle. But all of a sudden the over zealous energy-saving light sensor kicks in and you are plunged into darkness - a tad embarrassing having to sit there until someone comes in and activates the sensor, which on one unfortunate occasion was quite a wait.

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    Aren't most PIR's within the cubicle so you just move....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcfczuluarmy View Post
    Aren't most PIR's within the cubicle so you just move....
    And if you can't move, try Exlax!
    On leaving the bar, I felt a strong blow to the back of my head. Turning round, I discovered it was the pavement

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    What number are we up to? Have we done birthday balloons? Adult birthday parties who have helium-filled balloons at their table, proclaiming the protagonist's age (anything from 21 upwards) which are often made from single-use plastic, adorned with single-use plastic ribbon and string, often in groups of 3, which serve no purpose, provide no amusement or aesthetic value, and are either emptied into someone's lungs to make a drunken postprandial rendition of 'I will survive' even more annoying before the balloon itself spends 500 years decaying in landfill, or it's released upwards to become litter (at best) or a choking hazard to wildlife and farm animals.
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    What number are we up to? Have we done birthday balloons? Adult birthday parties who have helium-filled balloons at their table, proclaiming the protagonist's age (anything from 21 upwards) which are often made from single-use plastic, adorned with single-use plastic ribbon and string, often in groups of 3, which serve no purpose, provide no amusement or aesthetic value, and are either emptied into someone's lungs to make a drunken postprandial rendition of 'I will survive' even more annoying before the balloon itself spends 500 years decaying in landfill, or it's released upwards to become litter (at best) or a choking hazard to wildlife and farm animals.
    ...not to mention the squandering of helium which is a valuable but diminishing resource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    What number are we up to? Have we done birthday balloons? released upwards to become litter (at best) or a choking hazard to wildlife and farm animals.
    Don't get me started on this.Pretty sure we've lost more than one cow to this nuisance.Unwilling to fork out for a Post Mortem though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    What number are we up to? Have we done birthday balloons? Adult birthday parties who have helium-filled balloons at their table, proclaiming the protagonist's age (anything from 21 upwards) which are often made from single-use plastic, adorned with single-use plastic ribbon and string, often in groups of 3, which serve no purpose, provide no amusement or aesthetic value, and are either emptied into someone's lungs to make a drunken postprandial rendition of 'I will survive' even more annoying before the balloon itself spends 500 years decaying in landfill, or it's released upwards to become litter (at best) or a choking hazard to wildlife and farm animals.
    Killjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Killjoy.
    I agree with him! These sort of dos are just like Xmas parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Killjoy.
    Sir, I take that as a compliment.
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Another pub con:

    You are sitting at the table enjoying your drink with friends and are nearly at the end of your pint. The barman comes over and asks "Can I get you the same again?" - what service and what service indeed when you get the bill with a 12.5% tip tacked on!

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