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    Well, I have only one thing to say tonight...

    Santé


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    Romantic meal, whens the date arriving?

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    Date night!! And no more from him, did he get so nervous that he drank himself into oblivion or did he get invited back to her hotel room? Enquiring minds want to know.
    Last edited by TheRealKW; 03-11-2020 at 02:21 PM.

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    She turned up late on account of queuing up for some hard grog so she can have her wicked way with him.

    She's on his bed in his student digs covered in Peas and Mendip is having his dinner.

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    What effort you have to go through in order to get a hotel breakfast!

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    He appears to be still MIA. I wonder if he made it to work today?

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    Bonjour

    I mean hello!

    Today is a big milestone for my work commute. I miscounted last week and have found out that today is work day 100! It would have been day 102 if I hadn't taken a weekend off to get chased by cows in Somerset. I'm finishing up a project today and have been given another that is maybe a week or so's work, then with a few other odds and ends that should be it.

    So what to do? It still looks as though I'll be heading back to Somerset for a while, but with England in full lockdown it's not very appealing. Much as I love me mum, a visit is one thing but being confined to the same house for a month could test things.

    These guys have indicated there may be another big project being sent off a boat... and if so, would I be interested? But, a manager has already said she thinks I should take time off... the Swedes aren't used to greedy British contractors and find it strange to do 100 days of almost back to back 12 hour shifts.

    All things considered, work through to Christmas would be great but my head is starting to throb... so maybe I'll take a local weekend off soon and then take on more work. Who knows what will happen next year?

    What to do for a weekend in Gothenburg?

    Another dilemma... Wednesdays have traditionally become fish and chips with petite pois I mean peas night at the Red Lion with my Italian mate, when we get half pissed and talk about how strange the locals are. But... he's taking some work colleagues along tomorrow. Maybe I should do the same?

    ... but one thing I have discovered... she can't half talk.

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    Depends what you are discussing/being bombarded with. A defensive mechanism for some, for others a way of controlling the immediate future.

    How does she see having a pet dog or three?

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    A big project being sent from boat to office or are they talking about being on a boat? Can they give you work and some weekends ?

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    ^ Its a project that will soon be started on a boat that's working just now, but they don't have the resources to tackle it so are thinking of sending all the data to the office.

    I think I could probably handle it if I took alternate weekends off, and that should keep the HR girl happy. I think she's worried I'm gonna have some kind of breakdown from overwork. The problem I'd have is that if I took a weekend off I'd probably just go down to The Red Lion all day Saturday and get hammered... and then feel more knackered than if I'd stayed working. I know myself.

    To be honest a couple of weeks off first would be good, but then I take the risk of the work going to someone else. I'll get the current work finished up first then think again next week. I'm trying to think of Covid as an opportunity to do a load of work as I'd never do a trip this long under normal circumstances.

    It's really strange in the office this week... there's been a new Covid directive for Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo advising people to work from home if possible due to a spike in cases. The office is now deserted apart from a handful of contractors. They don't keep issuing new laws here as with the UK, they just give out advice and people take heed.

    They also strongly advised against socialising and eating out, but bollox to that I'm still having my fish and chips tomorrow night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Depends what you are discussing...
    Must admit OhOh I'm not quite sure...

    I've spent so long in Asia that I seem to just filter out anything a female says... although I'm not proud to admit it.

    I'm a bit out of practice with 'conversations' and had to really concentrate, but I think I got away with it!

    All said and done, I think the French accent on a girl takes some beating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I've spent so long in Asia that I seem to just filter out anything a female says... although I'm not proud to admit it.
    I don't think you are alone with that on here.

    I actually enjoy working with Western females and the associated banter although it take some getting used too, just have to be careful sometimes.

    Very different to Thai women.
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    Luckily enough,whilst many are stopping work,my contract finished Monday,go back tomorrow,was convinced this contract would be cancelled,but got lucky.

    phew, long winter for many coming.

    Had a few weeks last time, that was enough.

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    Mendip,as always a very nice peaceful read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post

    I think I could probably handle it if I took alternate weekends off, and that should keep the HR girl happy. I think she's worried I'm gonna have some kind of breakdown from overwork. The problem I'd have is that if I took a weekend off I'd probably just go down to The Red Lion all day Saturday and get hammered... and then feel more knackered than if I'd stayed working. I know myself.

    Mendip
    Instead of going and getting hammered you should try exploring the city by learning to ride one of those scooter thingy's.
    Pass the time productively by learning a new skill, getting some fresh air and more importantly staying sober.

    Good luck

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    FFS give the guy a break!

    The fooker deserves a proper weekend bender and to be balls deep in a French lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    The fooker deserves a proper weekend bender and to be balls deep in a French lady.
    I think he's managed one of those goals already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    All said and done, I think the French ... girl takes some beating.
    Erm, okay, but make sure she gives explicit consent beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    All said and done, I think the French accent on a girl takes some beating.
    She is asking for a proper pork-sword pounding with that lush accent Mendip



    Blow your beans and spill your peas in the name of queen and empire sir


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    But, a manager has already said she thinks I should take time off..
    That is she telling you in a non-offensive way that she's aware of you hitting on the female contractors.

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    ^ And you instantly assume that it's not the female contractors hitting on me?

    We're very emancipated here in Göteborg Lom...

    Anyway, this thread has taken a strange turn, I don't know why.

    Wednesday night is my night at Le Red Lion.

    I had my usual...

    Fish an' chips, with dill and crispy fries... or French fries as I like to call 'em.



    Dill never turned up... but someone else did!

    Bon Appetit!



    And I get the peas for free, which is a result!

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    Today I looked out of my window and could scarcely believe my eyes...



    Yeah... had TeakDoor's very own Göteborgian come to visit?



    We've had 'Where's Coco?' and 'Where's Cyrille?' ...

    Where's Lom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post

    Anyway, this thread has taken a strange turn, I don't know why.
    200 straight days without any conjugal visits?



    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Dill never turned up... but someone else did!

    Bon Appetit!



    And I get the peas for free, which is a result!

    You bladdy tease, show us a bit more than a faint hint of a flash of white shirt ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Wednesday night is my night at Le Red Lion.
    and so is Friday night according to a post of yours a few days ago, or maybe that was The Red Lion

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Where's Lom?
    back in Samui after a short séjour in Bangkok to apply for a new passport. (Got BKK Airways cutlery)

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    That’s interesting


    now back to the French lass...

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