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Do You Act Responsibly?

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Rufus2 Mon 23-Dec-19 06:41:59

A recent article in my favourite UK mag. (The Oldie) tells me that "assaults by pensioners on people who have told them to act 'responsibly' have reached a peak.
Britain could be engulfed in a tsunami of ominous predictions.before the end of the 2030s, leading to a dangerous increase in levels of anxiety.
Experts at the Institute of Possible Outcomes estimate that 81% of today's primary school children will, in 20 years' time be employed in some form of foreboding activity.
Apparently. there are calls for the Govt. to appoint a Minister for Nonchalance to introduce measures to lower awareness. and limit the number of predictions issued.

Isn't that shocking!? What is the country coming to!?
Drink up and "drink responsibly"
OoRoo wine wine wine

Sparkling Mon 23-Dec-19 06:58:28


ladymuck Mon 23-Dec-19 07:00:30

April 1st already?

Rufus2 Tue 24-Dec-19 08:40:55

Sparkling Thank you for that extremely succinct message; it's very original! tchgrin, although "eh!" would be more succincter, but less posh.!
Reading between the lines I'd say that you really don't believe me, but it's true You are obviouly a sceptic so you might be interested in the following URL; my Christmas gift to you! Understanding what satire is is also a useful gift, wouldn't you agree? tchgrin › tag › melbourne-skeptics-in-the-pub

OoRoo and Merry Christmas, wine wine wine

Yehbutnobut Tue 24-Dec-19 09:02:34


Jane10 Tue 24-Dec-19 09:18:27

I'm another 'Oldie' reader and fan. That was a really good article. It's worth reading the whole thing. Hilarious yet scarily accurate prediction of the shape of things to come.

oldgimmer1 Tue 24-Dec-19 09:23:10

I haven't read the article, but relate to this.

DD is 17. I'm 60. I used to be able to enjoy a cigar or two on Christmas but no chance of that now!

Alcohol at Christmas? Bugger that! It isn't worth the judgemental stares.

Rufus2 Tue 24-Dec-19 11:35:27

Yehbutnobut What's that you're binning? Not my message, I hope. Apart from your name reminding me of Jim, (Vicar of Dibley), you appear to be in the wrong thread; or not!?tchhmm
Anyway, Merry Christmas! . wine wine wine

Rufus2 Tue 24-Dec-19 12:09:14

I'm another 'Oldie' reader and fan
Jane; Hi! It's a marvellous mag. and worth every cent. Our copy takes a month to arrive, but that's not a problem as it never dates. I never discard them; copies can be found every where, in and under armchairs etc.and I re-read them regularly. A clever one by Matthew Norman was (is) " Women are best at everything, except..." in front of me right now! tchgrin
You possibly agreed, depends!, but some of our Grannies took it seriously and went on the attack when I copied some of it here. An ideal holiday companion! wink
Merry Christmas. OoRoo wine wine wine

threexnanny Tue 24-Dec-19 16:37:38

Another 'Oldie' reader here, and yes I read that article too. Having just seen a warning notice online ' lipstick is not a food ' !!! Perhaps the prediction is more accurate than we think.

Rufus2 Wed 25-Dec-19 06:45:10

Perhaps the prediction is more accurate than we think
Does that mean that some women (and men hmm]) actually eat their lipstick? These warnings must be concocted by Public Servants with a sense of humour, otherwise what hope is there for womankind and for that matter mankind! confused
Cheers Have a relaxing Day regardless smile

Resurgam123 Wed 25-Dec-19 08:10:56

We ought to be worrying about the climate proplem.

Resurgam123 Wed 25-Dec-19 08:14:38

My "problem" is my "fat finger" typing.

Jane10 Wed 25-Dec-19 08:53:32

Rufus I devour the 'Oldie' on the day it arrives. Takes hours to read and every word is interesting and frequently funny. The cartoons are good too. I'm so glad I impulse bought it one day last year.

MawB Wed 25-Dec-19 17:55:31

Whatever you are on Rufus, I expect a few here woukd like what you are having.

Or is it April Fools’ Day already ?

Jane10 Wed 25-Dec-19 22:13:16

I wish everyone could read the article Rufus alluded to. It was very funny and clever.

BradfordLass72 Thu 26-Dec-19 02:17:36

leading to a dangerous increase in levels of anxiety

Ye gods! If people in the UK become even more anxious about trivial things, the whole of the UK is going to be confined in Homes for the Bewildered and Discomposed!

Are there no stoics left?
Where's the battling British Spirit of Determination?

Every time I log on here I see another complaint (or 4) about things which my parents and grandparents would have regarded as 'just life' and coped with sans comment.

I blame the American media for exporting their puerile predilection for airing personal issues in public.

I often feel the wind from my maternal ancestors whirlring in their graves.

Stiff upper lip UK, keep calm, quiet and soldier on!!

Rufus2 Thu 26-Dec-19 07:56:47

Whatever you are on Rufus, I expect a few here woukd like what you are having.
Maw; Are you sure? What have you got in mind? I was on Warfarin, but now on a new blood thinner called "Eliquis". Not sure of the contraindications yet, but maybe it enhances one's sense of humour. The "few" should try it sometime; only available on a doctor's prescription.! grin

Jane10 Thu 26-Dec-19 07:59:36

Bradfordlass the article referred to is a spoof one really taking the mick out of our current attitudes. It's not serious6

sunseeker Thu 26-Dec-19 08:17:31

I have been "responsible" all my life - if something went wrong I was responsible!

Rufus2 Thu 26-Dec-19 11:49:33

Came across this whilst looking for something else. Isn't it nice? Thought it might come in handy on Feb. 14th, if I can find some lass! blush

Our Day Will Come
Amy Winehouse
Our day will come (our day will come)
And we'll have everything
We'll share the joy (we'll share the joy)
Falling in love can bring
No one can tell me that I'm too young to know (young to know)
I love you so (love you so)
And you love me
Our day will come (our day will come)
If we just wait a while
No tears for us (no tears for us)
Think love and wear a smile
Our dreams have magic because we'll always stay in love this way
Our day will come (our day will come, our day will come)
Our dreams have magic because we'll always stay in love this way
Our day…

Buffybee Thu 26-Dec-19 12:04:33

Our Day will come was originally sang by Ruby and The Romantics (1962), had to find it on You tube music.
Amy Winehouse made the much better version. What a loss to music this young girl was. I still play her amazing Back to Black CD.

jannxxx Thu 26-Dec-19 12:07:01

i dont drink never have so no worries for me going off the rails, i dont drink coz
A i dont get anything out of it,
b, im on meds,
c, i drive everyday

Buffybee Thu 26-Dec-19 12:09:22

P.s. Lovely words in the song * Rufus* and you never know, you might bump into someone to sing it to on Feb 14th, you old romantic.😊

Rufus2 Thu 26-Dec-19 14:10:37

Or is it April Fools’ Day already ?
Maw don't rush it! "Your Day Will Come" too. grin
Ate you and Ladymuck family?
I've got to get past Valentine's Day and Leap Day yet! confused