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Zefla


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Posted Mon Feb 11th, 2008 11:34pm Post subject: Brief rant
Brief rant:

I go answer my door about 8pm this evening and there's a salesman outside who proceeds to tell me all about the virtues and cost savings of joining his electricity company. I interrupt, it must be said in a fairly Bertie Wooster style, and explain that my flat is rented and as such I can't change the posis. on anything. He says fair enough and just as I go to close the door Mr Salesman pipes up ' Are you having a baby?' I look at him. He then says ' Oh! You're not...oh erm...right...I'll er....go then'. I then ask him what on earth made him think I was pregnant. He said my glowing skin and that I was ...as he so nicely put it...chunky. I then very nicely explained that while I appreciated his comments, just because someone chooses to put on a baggy t-shirt when one has been in a tailored jacket all day and wants to veg out in front of Mr's Fry and Laurie when they get home and a tailored jacket is really not conducive to that, does not automatically assume that they are fat underneath and that if he says anything resembling that statement in the next 5 seconds he will be kicked summarily down the stairs. I got a blank face. It's nice to know that electricity companies let their idiots loose on the streets of the UK instead of just on the phones like other companies.

Anyway : resume regular broadcast. And to make this vaguely Fry related have a video of what I was watching before I answered the door and got annoyed....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsuBrrnDZcw

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ysabella


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Posted Tue Feb 12th, 2008 4:12am Post subject: Brief rant
I really dislike people coming to my door selling stuff of any kind. Here where I live we've had companies that make windows sending people out a whole bunch, like four times in six weeks, by giving away FREE! heat-efficiency checks. And a whole bunch of carpet-cleaning companies offering FREE! dry foam treatment on one room.

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Anonymous


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Posted Tue Feb 12th, 2008 4:22am Post subject: Brief rant
O.o What the hell?! How rude! Speaking as a member of the chunky brigade, that chap sucks!

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amyl_nitrate


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Posted Tue Feb 12th, 2008 10:13am Post subject: Brief rant
What a rude sod. Good I'm glad you set him straight. It wasn't necessary to ask such personal questions in the first place.

Assuming direct control...

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Gayalondiel


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Posted Tue Feb 12th, 2008 10:23am Post subject: Brief rant
*headdesk* what an idiot. If it's any consolation, he'd have been mortified... Similar thing happened to me once, (being reasonably curvy but with what I tend to feel is a reasonable hip/waist ratio), I got faint from the summer heat on the tube once and a little old lady sat down beside me and asked how far along I was...

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Zefla


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Posted Tue Feb 12th, 2008 6:08pm Post subject: Brief rant
*headdesk* what an idiot. If it's any consolation, he'd have been mortified... Similar thing happened to me once, (being reasonably curvy but with what I tend to feel is a reasonable hip/waist ratio), I got faint from the summer heat on the tube once and a little old lady sat down beside me and asked how far along I was...

eep! Thats worse than mine! I get the feeling now, thinking back, that he was trying to annoy me as I'd told him to bugger off. (hindsights wonderful isn't it?) and i'm only a UK 12(had to get measured for a bridesmaid dress the other week but thats a whole different story...er dress..yuck) so its not as if i'm classed as chunky anyway. I would have thought one of the doctors i work for would have mentioned it if it was that big a deal.

Ysabella: Free stuff's cool. People can give me free stuff all they want!

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