What to talk about on a longish journey??

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Biggles !

What to talk about on a longish journey??

Had a longish drive yesterday and spent the time musing; why to we British drive on the left in the UK and some other places but mainland Europe drives on the right ? I knew why we drive on the left, historic. But was amazed to learn today that it was Napoleon who laid down the law to drive on the right. He was left handed and wanted to keep his troops between him and the enemy :0) Also he apparently had a falling out with a Pope who had also decreed that traffic should drive on the left.

Now I just need an answer to the other musing of the day; why do water taps turn the other way and also screws. Nearly 2 years and I still turn the tap the wrong way and confuse myself with the scredriver :0(

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Liz from Cumbria

Taps and screws

Was probably Napoleon again to confuse the Brits ;o)
Does your OH look at you in wonderment at where your mind goes? Mine shakes his head at my musings when we're on a long journey and he wonders (aloud) where my thoughts come from - they just appear in my head!

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Biggles !

Oh dear me NO...

"Was probably Napoleon again to confuse the Brits ;o)

I wondered :0)

No, poor OH has a very high IQ, unlike me and tries to convince me I'm talking through my hat. I, on the other hand have some common sense and a love of history (we both share that, the love of history not the common sense). Sometimes I feel we have a sort of mentor / pupil relationship and then it all goes topsy turvey. He does somrtimes think he is superior... and than I tell him he should drive the car - can't do that :0)

I wouldn't change a thing though. Yes, I think I sometimes see him cringeing when I pull out some of these musings - I just want to know :0)

Would love to have a time travel machine, just to go have a look see and not interfere. Nowe, do you believe that :0)

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JAMES

Funny innit!

Marc is obviously far more clever than me, he is a Dr of Physics, but then I'd not call myself thick, I have a degree in History.

However, he has the common sense of a squished Knatt!!!!!!!!!! He cannot use a tin opener!!!! Simple little things completely stump him. When its time for a new pack of moist loo roll, (bet you really want to know this!) Marc calls me to open it and put it into the dispensing box as he just cannot do it!

Its like having a kid sometimes!

xxx

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SusanM

Funny innit

My late Aunt was a Maths Professor and dried the socks in the oven !!!! No common sense at all .

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Liz from Cumbria

Time Travel

I'd love to be able to do that too, it would be truly wonderful. Like you Biggs I wouldn't want to interfere, just observe.

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Biggles !

We are all different :0)

Very odd isn't it the intelligence thing and common sense, or lack of !

Now, what's wrong with drying socks in the oven then :0)

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Sue G

what to talk about on a long journey

I usually send my hubby to sleep when i start while out in the car, If at home i notice he has selective hearing and only hears what he wants to.

Bigs, nothing wrong drying your socks in the oven, my gran used to dry her knickers in the oven.

I used to work for a woman who has a really high IQ, could also speak, english/french/spanish/german & italian.
One day a lamp wouldn't work in her office, told her i would check the fuse, she asked ' don't we need to call someone out for that).

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Michele

chats on a long journey

OH and I talk about all sorts of things. Our football team, menu-planning, crosswords - I do them, he drives, what we're going to do when we get where we're going. If we're in France, we sometimes put our Michel Thomas CD on and have a bit of a giggle doing that. I love pointing out things along the route to him, but 9 times out of 10, he doesn't see them as he's concentrating on the road ahead. Sometimes, though, I fall asleep as soon as we get on the motorway!

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Jennifer W

Is this an English thing?`

Moist loo roll??? What on earth is that?

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Biggles !

Is this an English Thing?

"Moist loo roll??? What on earth is that?"

Don't think it is peculiar or specific to the UK. Just what it says it is, but probably not on a roll exactly as it would dry out :0)

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JAMES

You get it everwhere!

I've never been to a country that does not sell moist loo roll in one form or another. its just wet wipes that you use after dry paper to make yourself feel fresher and cleaner!!!


Just like baby wipes, except they havemade them sothey aresafe to flush down the loo, you can't flush baby wipes.

X

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Biggles !

And I was trying.....

to keep this thread away from things lavatorial :0)))))))

 
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